My Ex Texted Me Out Of Nowhere And Now I’m Really Confused

Question: My ex texted me out of nowhere and now I’m really confused. After the breakup, she asked for space and I gave her the space she asked for. A month later she I texted just “hi”. I replied and asked if we were okay and she said we were okay. But when I texted her later she did not respond. I tried to reach out a few times but she had blocked me, so I left her alone. I wasn’t doing no contact, I just assumed she didn’t want me to contact her anymore. She said before that she can’t imagine a life without me. I was both surprised and hurt that she just stopped communicating without explanation.

Last night, A year later, she texted me out of the blue. I didn’t know what to say to her so I just sent a polite response. She replied saying she made a mistake texting me; and that she was very sorry for having bothered me and that she’d not be bothering me anymore.

I know I should have been more enthusiastic but I was confused. We hadn’t spoken in a year, I didn’t know why she contacted me after not responding to my texts. I also didn’t want to ask her because I didn’t want her to think I was angry with her; I was for a while but got over it. What do you think she wanted and where did I go wrong? Should I contact her and ask her what’s going on?

Yangki’s Answer: Confused it the right emotion when an ex texts you out of nowhere; especially after a year of no communication. It’s even more confusing when they say they made a mistake texting you.

I can’t say with any certainty what she wanted or expected. Maybe she expected you to be excited that she reached out; or expected you to be angry and not text back. I don’t know. Frankly, I do not think you should worry too much about what her expectations were/are. If someone can’t act like an adult, you’re probably better off without her in your life.

I don’t think you did anything wrong at all. Acting cautiously was the best you could have done under the circumstances.

Whether to contact her or not is really your call. If you decide to contact her and she does respond (she might not, so don’t be too disappointed); you’ll do yourself a favour bringing everything out in the open. Let the cards fall where they fall. You really have nothing to lose at this point.

I don’t know what caused your breakup, but being firm, assertive, positive and forward looking; lets her know that if she wants to be in your life, she can’t come in and out at will.

I really do hope you can deal with this once and for all and move forward — whichever direction. Best!

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  1. says: Mandy

    My ex said he didn’t want me to contact him and wanted me to leave him alone. But just one month later he contacts me via text. I told him I was surprised to hear from him. He said he missed me and has been thinking about me. We talked every day for a week, and decided to meet up. The first date went great. We laughed and talked like in the old days. He texted me to wish me good night. I replied that I had an amazing time and would like to go out again. He didn’t reply and I haven’t heard from him since, today will be day 4. I’m confused, do I contact him and ask him what’s going on or wait for him t contact me?

    1. He probably got scared when you said you wanted to go out again immediately after a date. Give him a week, and if you still haven’t heard from him, contact him to find out what’s going on. If he still doesn’t reply, then you know he has no intentions of pursing things further.

  2. says: Krista

    I sent him a text “Hey there. Have you seen this? Hilarious!” he never replied. I sent him one two days later “If you do not want to talk to me, I’ll understand”, he replied within five minutes “THANK YOU”. I told him I still loved him and want him back but he never responded. What do you think he meant by “THANK YOU”. I don’t know if I should send him another ext after 2 weeks, and what should I say?

  3. says: Drew

    I’ve used NC and it worked the first time. She came back after 5 weeks apart. It was great for 4 months them she broke up with me again. I completely pulled away, and after a couple of weeks she called. I didn’t return the call and two days later she called again. After two more calls I finally took the call. She asked me why I wasn’t returning her calls and I said that it seemed like she wasn’t interested and I was moving on. She was upset and told me she cared about me very much. We talked for about 23 minutes and I told her I had to go. I have not heard from her again and it’s like 2 months. Any advice?

    1. My advice… Grow up and stop playing mind games.

      Engaging and pulling away — as in no contact then contact, then pulling away, then contact, then not returning calls etc — is destructive for any relationship.

      One of you has to step up and be the adult, if not, it’s going to be like this until the feeling of love and liking is completely gone — for good!

  4. says: silverdust

    She has always been bad about keeping in touch but specifically told me that she appreciates that I continue to make the effort because she values my friendship. Just wondering how much effort I should continue putting into keeping the friendship.

    1. There are limits to how much effort anyone can put into maintaining a friendship. Just saying “I value your friendship” when one is not doing anything to stalk the fires that keep a friendship alive means nothing.

      My advice is always SPEAK UP, sometimes people don’t even realize they’re “hurting you” and if you don’t speak up, you can assume they’re intentionally doing what they’re doing. If she really values you as a friend she’ll understand how you feel and make effort to be a friend.

  5. says: Mosso

    Okay after 2.5 months of no contact, I contact her and no reply. I tried to call her and she has changed her mob number! I think I lost her, is time now to forget it and move on?