Strategy for getting your ex back | Three Things to Avoid When Contacting Your Ex
Strategy for Getting Your Ex Back
Ok, so you are finished with the “no contact” period or the “limited contact” period and you want to know the best strategy to contact your ex .
Well first, there are three key things you want to avoid when contacting your ex if you are looking for sound emotional strategy.
1) Avoid any negative emotional topic- don’t emerge from the no contact period with immediate references to the past breakup or past arguments. This is a psychological trap because you may want to start out with another apology or you think it is ok since time has gone by to bring up something you may have done “wrong”. Do not do this. Do not bring up negative emotional topics, ie: past arguments, past issues, or any past issue with a hint of negativity.
2) Do not expect an immediate return from your ex and do not react when a return does not come your way.
Yes. Setting emotional expectations is a part of strategy.
Your ex will not always act the way you want him or her to act. If you react adversely, you will trigger a horrible result and will put yourself right back into a no contact period potentially. (the topic of how to handle a “no response” is covered on other posts). Do not ask for a response from your ex either. This is a good time to see where you really are in the reconciliation process.
3) Do NOT contact your ex, regardless of how much time has passed, if you are NOT emotionally prepared to be calm, cool and collected. Your ex is tired of the drama and is unattracted to the drama. Have a plan and a purpose and make sure you are emotionally capable to execute your plan. Do not text your ex, “i have missed you all this time…how are you..?” Showing your “hand” like this is not good strategy because we need to utilize the element of surprise. First of all it is too emotionally filled and not light enough. Secondly, it does not carry any psychological punch that is impactful. When you contact your ex, avoid non impactful texts that are really a waste of ammunition.
Emotional Strategy is important and can be the difference between getting your ex back or not.
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