Learning From Breakups

Breakups. No doubt they suck. No doubt they are hard. No doubt they leave you miserable and confused.

But like everything else, they also have a purpose. You learn a lot about a person after you breakup with them. You learn a lot about yourself after a breakup. During a relationship, when both partners are too much obsessed about each other and about the relationship and about the problem; it’s kind of hard to understand and really realize what type of relationship you want and what type of person you want to spend your life with.

You know how they say, you don’t fall in love with someone when you are with them, but you fall in love with them when you are away from them. It’s because when you are away from someone, you actually get time to analyze them and think about them and you. And think about whether you are compatible together and whether they are the type of person you always wanted.

When you are in a relationship, it’s kind of hard to get that time to yourself. Unless you take off on a vacation all by yourself (which is rarely the case.)

After the breakup, however, people have that time to analyze what happened. Unfortunately, the surge of emotion is so much and so negative that it’s hard to think logically. Heck, most of the time it’s hard to think about anything but the breakup and what could have gone differently. (Oh and if you are thinking about what could have gone differently, STOP NOW. It’s no use and you are only getting yourself into a deep hole which is really hard to get out of.)

When the initially stages of the breakup are over. When the surge of emotions and all the negativity has vanished, you can actually have time to think about things. To think about your relationship and how good (or bad) it was.

Remember, if you are still thinking emotionally, then it is quite possible that your idea of the relationship is highly influenced by your desire to get back with your ex. At this time, my advice would be to keep emotions and desire aside (if you can’t then it’s best to wait for sometime before making a decision), and think logically about your relationship.

And if you are really thinking logically, you will realize that you’ve learned a lot about yourself and your ex. You can understand more about what you want in your relationships and what you don’t want. And based on this logical thinking (not desire, not emotions and not revenge) and logical thinking alone, you should decide whether or not you want to get back with your ex (if you do, then make sure you check out the 3 step plan to get your ex back). Even if you decide to get over them, remember that you learned a lot from this relationship and it was worth it.



The Abundance Mindset

Today, I want to talk about mindset. There are two types of mentality in general.

The abundance mentality and the scarcity mentality.

What it means is pretty obvious really. People with abundance mentality think that there is enough opportunities (related to money, love, business etc.) for everyone.

And on the other hand, people with scarcity mentality believe that there is only a limited number of opportunities. And you need to fight with other people and hold on to the things you have because you may never get it again.

Well, in many cases, after a breakup, people tend to shift towards the scarcity mentality when it comes to love. They think that if they don’t get their ex back, they will never find love again and therefore never find happiness.

The truth is my friend, there are endless opportunities out there. And you NEED to accept that.

You know why?

People with the scarcity mentality live in fear. They live in fear of losing everything they have. And because of that fear, they never truly enjoy their life.

On the other hand, people with abundance mentality, live their life to the fullest. They know that if they lose something, they will always find something else and something better.

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long  and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the  one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
My point is, when you go meet your ex, you should have the abundance mentality. Because if you don’t, (s)he will notice it. (S)he will notice that you are still trying to hold on to him/her. And you are still afraid of losing him/her forever.

You have to accept the possibility that you will never get him/her back. And you have to embrace the endless opportunities out there which you can use anytime to find new love and new happiness.

Only when you accept it, you will be ready to meet your ex.

– Kevin “Accept it and Embrace it” Thompson


Is It Too Late To Get Back Together?

What if your breakup happened over a year ago and you want to get back with them?

Is it still possible for you two to be together again?

It actually depends on a lot of factors. If your ex has been dating someone else for over a year, your chances are slim. If you two were together for only a brief period of time (less than a month), then your chances a slim. And if your breakup was terrible and you acted all crazy and stalky after the breakup, then again your chances are slim.

However, you do have an advantage in this situation. You two have been apart for over a year. It means that they have probably lost all the attraction they had for you in that time. But, and it’s a big but, this also means that they have also lost all the negative association they had towards you.

Rebuilding attraction isn’t really that difficult if you just stick to the basics. And in your case, it will be even easier because they were attracted to you at one point of time. However, this doesn’t mean you can dress like a bum and they will still fall head over heels for you.  You will still have to go through the basic dating etiquette to attract them.

Another advantage that you may have in this situation is that if you two broke up because of something you did or how you acted in the relationship, you can easily use the “I’ve changed” routine to assure them that this time it will be different. Please note that I am not advising you to lie just to get back together. I want you to actually change yourself for the better before even trying to get back with them (of course, this only implies if you think you can change for the better and not JUST for your ex).

Even if your ex is dating someone else, you can still give it a try. I wouldn’t recommend you calling them all of a sudden and asking them to get back together. Just take it slow. One small step at a time. Don’t look desperate. Be cool and ask them out as friends. Then slowly make your way into their life.



How To Infiltrate Your Ex’s Thoughts?

Last time, we talked about what will make your ex attracted to you again. Today, we are going to talk about how you actually go about doing it.

The easiest and the most effective way to do this would be to stop all communications for a while as suggested in Step 2. But I know you’ve heard that advice a lot of time. Well, the reason why everyone gives you that advice is because it actually works. When you stop communication, you give them nothing. If you keep contact with them, and you tell them what you are doing and what you are going through, you don’t leave much to their imagination, do you? On the other hand, when you stop contact, you give them nothing. You leave everything to their imagination.

Since you two have been together for a long while, it will be impossible for them to not think about you. I know it will be the same at your end. But you are doing this on purpose, and whenever you feel the need to know what your ex is doing, here is your answer. “THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU”.

This obsession goes on for a while. During this phase, your ex might contact you or might not contact you. But you shall not contact them again, until you are actually ready to do so. And whenever you meet them again, you should never be completely open and talk about everything in your life. You keep the meeting short and sweet. You make it like a trailer of the next blockbuster. You give them enough to get excited, but always leave them hanging for more. This way, you infiltrate their thoughts for the next couple of days.

The key is to keep them thinking about you and whenever your thoughts in their head start to fade away, you again give them something to think about.


make your ex attracted to youIf you want your ex to be attracted to you again, you have got to understand the mindset which will make this happen. We all know that begging and pleading is unattractive, and so is telling them how much you love them over and over again. There is a certain type of mindset that you need to achieve which will make your ex attracted to you again.

To achieve this mindset, you have to understand one of the psychological factors that are embedded in every human brain. No, it’s not about how “We want what we can’t have”. It’s about mystery. People are attracted to things that they don’t understand. The more mysterious you look to someone, the more they will think about you and the more they think about you, the more they will fantasize about you, and the more they fantasize about you, the more they will hopelessly fall in love with you.

Let’s take a step back and look at an average person who has just been dumped by their ex. Let’s call him Mike. Mike’s ex gave him some lame cliché reason for the breakup. Now Mike is trying to find out the real reason for the breakup and he keeps on thinking about what happened and why did his ex break up with him. The more he thinks about his ex, the more he finds himself hopelessly in love with her. His ex is like a mystery to him at the moment and he just can’t stop obsessing over her.

Mike’s case is pretty normal after a breakup. The fact is that the more we think about something, the more we find ourselves attracted to it. Of course, you have to have a reason to think about someone.

So how do you make your ex think about you all the time?

It’s not that difficult. I’ll talk about that in my next blog post. Watch out. 🙂


Facebook has become an important part of everyone’s life. It’s a great way of keeping in touch with friends, and meeting old friends again.  Facebook is also used to learn about someone and what they like and what they don’t like. What you do on facebook is now actually a part of your social life. How you interact with people and how you respond to status updates, comments etc.

After a breakup, what you do on facebook is actually extremely important because you can bet that your ex and their friends are keeping an eye on your facebook profile. So let’s look at a few things that you can do on facebook that will destroy your chances of getting back together.

1. Sad status updates: It’s quite normal. Someone breaks up after a long relationship; they feel heartbroken; and they feel the need to share their pain with the world. And the next thing you know is a depressing sad status message which shows that you are not able to handle yourself after the breakup. Well guess what, your ex saw that, and so did all their friends. But that’s understandable since you were so much in love with them, right? No it’s not, like I said in the first step of the 3 step plan, begging and pleading and telling them how much you love them is just going to drive them away. And sad status updates are just a way of telling them how much you love them. So, do yourself a favor and stay away from sad status updates.

2. Commenting on your ex’s status and posting on their wall: You’ve got to give your ex their space after the breakup. Commenting all the time on their status and posting on their walls is almost the same as following them around all the time. It’s downright stalking. So, just staying away from your ex’s profile is a good idea.

3. Relationship status: What should you do of your relationship status? If you change it from “In a relationship” to “single” you will find that people commenting on the change. Comments like “I am so sorry dude”, or “Welcome to the single life” are like pouring salt on an open wound. Instead of changing your relationship status, you can just remove the relationship status option from your facebook profile. To do that, just go to your relationship status and select the empty box on top. It will remove the relationship status option from your profile.

4. Blocking Your Ex Completely: Well, if you are mad at your ex and you decide to completely block your ex, in an attempt to show that you don’t care anymore, you might actually be hurting your chances. Showing too much hostility only shows how much you were hurt from the breakup and how unstable you are.

5. Obsessing over your ex’s profile: This is the biggest mistake that you can do. After a breakup, it is normal to go check your ex’s profile and see what they have posted and what they are talking about with their friends. But if you find yourself doing it all the time and obsessing over every little status update that your ex makes, then you need to stop. There is no hidden meaning in their status updates, and no, they didn’t really mean it when they said “I feel awesome”. They are as devastated as you are from the breakup and they are just keeping their poise and trying to look sane on facebook. If you can’t stop obsessing over their profile, then it will be a good idea to unfriend your ex on facebook. I know that this is contrary to mistake no. 4, but you need to understand that you have to put yourself before your ex. That is the key to winning back your love. If you always put your ex before yourself, you will have a hard time getting them back.


Anatomy of a Dumper – Which One Is Your Ex

Breaking up with someone is a hard thing to do. Even if it is you who wants to end the relationship, you will always find it difficult to convey to your partner that you no longer want them in your life. If you are the one who broke up with your ex, then you know it’s not easy giving them the bad news. On the other hand, if you were the one who was dumped, you need to realize that your ex said what they said because they thought that was the best way to give you the news.

The last sentence might be a little confusing. So let me clarify it. Everyone is different in the way they see the world. Even though what your ex said to you while breaking up might have left you in tears and heartbroken and sad, your ex did try their best to give you the news in the least hurtful way they could. The clichés like “It’s not you, it’s me” were made because they tend to reduce pain of the breakup. Or at least, people think that they reduce the pain of the breakup. Even though most of the time, they just leave the person confused and disoriented.

Let us examine different types of dumpers and the way they tend to breakup with someone.

The Coward

The coward is someone who will go to any extent to avoid confrontation and conflict during breaking up. They might piggy back on some incident for breaking up. They will try to get it over as soon as possible. In some cases, they might even do it over a phone or an email. The reason why these people do this is simple because they are too afraid to face the consequence of directly facing their partner.

The Serious Talker

A person who will actually talk about how they feel about the relationship and why they want to end it, a serious talker is a responsible person who actually cares about the other person’s feelings and wants to give them a good reason for breaking up. The breakup usually starts with something like “We need to talk” and goes on to talk about why they want to end the relationship. Some of the serious talkers might use some old clichés in an attempt to minimize the pain of the breakup. But their intentions are good and they want to make the experience as less hurtful as possible for the dumpee.

The Indifferent

This is the person who really doesn’t care about the other person’s feelings at all. All they care about is ending the relationship and moving on with their life. This is the coldest type of dumper and in my opinion, they are not worth pursuing. In some cases, they will just suddenly end all contact and cut all communications and move on with their lives.

The Blamer

If your ex used to be argumentative and blaming you near the end of relationship, chances are that they fall into this category. The blamer usually feels the need to blame the failure of the relationship on the other person and refuses to accept their responsibility. Since it is the other person’s fault that the relationship didn’t work, their conscience is clear and they don’t have to accept the responsibility of breaking up with the other person. They can go around telling their friends how it was your fault that the breakup happened and they didn’t have an option. In reality, the blamer is just trying their best to NOT face the reality and just skip ahead quickly to the next relationship. But unless they do face the truth and realize what exactly went wrong in the relationship, chances are their next relationship will fail exactly like this one.

In reality, there is no good way to end a relationship. No matter how much you try, things do get ugly. However, for your own sake, you need to stop concentrating on what and how they broke up with you and start planning on the future. Trying to find out what they meant when they saidwe need to spend some time alone and maybe we will get back together in the future” or “you need to be happy with yourself first and my feelings could change again” or “I just don’t love you anymore, these things happen”; will only drive you crazy. Almost everything they said during the breakup was meant to make the breakup less hurtful for you. What you need to do at this moment is try to stop thinking about what they said, and start concentrating on yourself as explained in step 2 of the 3 step plan to get ex back.


Ex Recovery System by Ashley Kay


How To Be Sure If You Want Your Ex Back?

Wanting to get an ex back is like a knee jerk reaction after a breakup, especially if you were the one who was dumped. However, you have to understand that in this emotional state of mind, you aren’t really in control of your emotions to actually make a good decision about your life.

First of all, you need to think why you want them back. Just generic responses like “I love them’ or “I can’t live without them” or “We were really good together” will not do you much good. We often use these statements to avoid the specifics. You have to be more specific. What was so different about your ex that you can’t find in anyone else? Sometimes, it is better and much easier to just move on than trying to hold on to someone who isn’t really that great of a person. Most people fall under the illusion that they are in a deep meaningful relationship even if the relationship is just a couple of months old. If you went out with your ex for less than 3 months, then you really need to rethink about getting back together. Of course, if your relationship with your ex was toxic, then you should definitely stay away from them at all cost.

On the other hand, if you think that you two had a great relationship and had been together for a long period of time, it will be different for you. If you two had been married and had children together, then maybe it will be different for you. It is in these situations that you should put in the effort to recuperate the relationship because it will be worth it.

In essence, you should know it deep inside if your decision of wanting your ex back is really worth it or is it just a knee reaction to a bad breakup. Remember, there is no one who knows your story better than you, so it will be best to decide yourself.

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The last thing on your mind after a breakup may be dating someone else. Just the thought of making another relationship work makes you sick at your stomach. But, there doesn’t have to be a “relationship” if you merely date someone else that you’re somewhat attracted to.

Getting back out into the world of dating is extremely important at this time of your life. It will give you a more panoramic view of what your life can be and let you know that you can be happy again.

If you’ve been out of commission for quite a while, you may have lost contact with other single friends who could lead you back to the places where you can meet new people and have a life outside of home and work. You may have friends who know singles or you may decide to go to one of the online dating sites to meet someone.

When you do meet another that you’re attracted to, ask yourself if you could grow, emotionally, spiritually and every other way with this person. Is he or she able to provide that? If not, don’t waste your time. There are too many fishes in the ocean for you to waste your time on one you’d have to throw back anyway.

It’s normal to compare the new person in your life to your ex. In fact, you should make a comparison. You should be able to find out how your ex stacks up in no time at all if you’ve done your groundwork and know why yours and your ex’s relationship failed and what you’re really looking for in one that will last.

When you compare and find something you don’t like about the other person, don’t think you can change the behavior or personality – it just doesn’t work without causing resentment.

Eventually, you’ll meet someone that you believe you could care about and make a life with. Don’t rush in to a live-in relationship or marriage. As time goes by, you’ll find out more details and will be able to picture your life together.

Dating sites on the Internet let people get to know each other before a physical relationship begins – if both are honest in their communication. It’s a good way to meet lots of people in your area and pick and choose which ones you think there might be a connection with.

You can be a little more confident and daring when you’re talking to someone over the Internet and may find out more about the other person than you could if you were physically together.

Other ways to meet new people are in your church or synagogue, friends who know you and may know another who would fit in your life, work (be sure to check out the rules your company has for dating in the workplace), play (do you like to participate in a sport or perhaps a community theater?), or simply getting involved in things you like to do. Many successful relationships have begun by meeting while walking dogs!

Keep a positive attitude about dating – and keep in mind your absolute requirements for another person to enter your life. Don’t settle for less – you don’t have to.


The Different Types Of Breakup

The underlying causes of the breakup aren’t the only determining factor as to whether or not this reconciliation is going to happen. The effort you have to put into this relationship repair quest will depend on how bad the breakup was.

For example, if the cops were called – it was bad.

If you caused him to lose his job because you phoned his boss and shared some secrets with his employer – it was bad.

Those kinds of breakups are at one end of the spectrum – the dirty, nasty end where the breakup was so explosive it might take years for the parties to forgive and forget.

On the other end of the spectrum you have the amicable splits.

These are the, “It’s not you, it’s me” dialogues you and your ex had, where one person is trying to spare the feelings of another.

It’s also one of the more rare situations.

Most breakups are caused when two people get on each other’s nerves so bad that they argue verbally.

They say mean things they regret later. They end it all in the middle of a fight, and later wish they’d kept their mouths shut.

The Rollercoaster Breakup

Were you and your ex broken up and back together – every other day? I’ve seen millions of these types of couples. You stay in this honeymoon phase for a few months and then the grievances set in and you blurt out, “It’s over” only to say, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it,” 10 minutes later.

A rollercoaster breakup (also known as the Yo Yo relationship) eventually ends for good and when that happens, one of you is going to be shocked. You’ll expect to be able to get back together and the other person will be ready to get off the up and down emotional ride they’ve been on with you.

This type of breakup is easily repairable but you have to make a commitment to stop the breakups that are remnants of a 7th grade romance once and for all.

Either you’re in or you’re out – which is it going to be?

The Cold Shoulder Breakup

With this type of breakup, communication slowly dries up until you’re to the “not speaking” stage. Suddenly, there are no more return phone calls, no replies to your text messages, and no emails for you to wake up to.

With this type of breakup, if you gave the cold shoulder, it’ll be easy to get back together – because they were left with no closure. Even if they gave you the cold shoulder, it’s not going to be too difficult to reconcile because they’re going to be somewhat plagued with guilt over shutting you out.

You’ll just need to carefully weasel your way back into their life – and I’ll show you how.

The Physical Breakup

Unless you’re a masochist, you’ll want to leave this relationship behind and not look back. Physical breakups are those where the woman slaps, or the guy punches (either his girlfriend or a hole in the wall).

You don’t need this kind of drama in your life and personally I don’t feel like it’s ethical to help someone learn how to get back in an abusive relationship. And by the way, it’s not just guys who abuse.

Ever seen Jon and Kate + 8? She smacks him around quite a bit on camera – and that’s very tame. There are many women who know their boyfriend won’t hit back, so they toss around the slaps and abuse with reckless abandon.

Could you be back with them? Probably, but I’m not going to help you!

The Not Really Broken Up Breakup

“Friends with benefits” is really what this is. I had a friend once whose “boyfriend” was only officially coupled up with her when he wanted sex. He would conveniently pick a fight with her the next day and be single, free to date again.

Then when he wanted her again, he’d make up with her – and she’d be all doe-eyed about his return with roses, let him in her bed again, and repeat the cycle over and over. It was ridiculous, but she couldn’t (or didn’t want to) admit that she was being used.

Take a good look – are one or both of you using each other? If a casual fling is what you want, then don’t slap a label like “relationship” on it – because it’s not a traditional coupling.