When do guys start to miss you after a breakup? I’m sure all of us have wondered this at some point after a breakup. Here’s the answer.
Here’s when guys start to miss you after a breakup
Every guy is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of when guys start to miss you after a breakup. But generally speaking, there are a few scenarios where they might start missing the idea of you.
1. When they see you doing fine without them
Many guys usually start to miss you after they see that you’re doing just fine without them.
Why? Because now he feels that his absence didn’t really affect you, and that sort of hurts his ego. He’ll then try to come back into your life and attempt to heal his bruised ego.
Well, guess what? You’re better off without him. So don’t let him back into your life. He’s not worth your time or your heartache.
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2. When they start feeling lonely
It’s pretty funny how guys always seem to start missing you after a breakup once they realize they’re lonely without your presence.
Even though, a lot of the times, they were the ones who ended things!
They miss coming home to you at the end of a long day and watching cute puppy videos with you.
And even though they may never admit it, they also miss all of the little things you used to do, like leave little love notes around the house or surprise them with their favorite dessert.
In a way, it’s almost as if they need you more after the breakup than they did when you were actually together.
But of course, by that point, it’s usually too late, and you’ve already moved on.
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3. When they regret letting you go
Ah, the old story. Boy meets girl, boy dumps girl, boy realizes he made a huge mistake and starts regretting everything.
When this happens, your ex might attempt to salvage the damage he’s done to the relationship.
He starts texting you and calling you and trying to weasel his way back into your life. And he starts missing you like crazy because he realizes that he might not be able to get you back.
You’ve moved on, and you’re doing just fine without him.
How to make a man miss you after a breakup?
So, how do you make a guy miss you after a breakup? (Assuming you want to get back together with him)
Here are some tips that have always worked for me, and I think would work for you as well!
1. Follow the no contact rule
This means no texting, no calling, and no social media likes or comments. NADA! You need to cut off all communication.
I know this may seem impossible to do, especially when you’re still deeply in love with him. But remember, this is only temporary. The goal is to give your ex some time and space to miss you.
And though it might be tempting to check in on them from time to time, try to resist the urge!
If you want him to miss you and reach out first, you can’t make yourself available all the time. Because how can he miss you if you’re texting him every single day?
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2. Avoid staying friends
By staying friends, you’re literally still making yourself available to him all the time. That’s not going to make him miss you. In fact, it might even make him think he can still have you whenever he wants.
Plus, when you stay ‘friends’, there’s a super high possibility that you guys might still kiss and do the ‘other stuff.’ This will only make the both of you even more confused.
So cut off communication for a while and focus on moving on with your life.
3. Focus on yourself
The best way to make your ex miss you is to focus on yourself and live an awesome and fulfilling life without him. When he sees you doing good, he’ll start to miss you (Lol, I don’t know why guys are like this smh)
So go out there and have some fun! Join a new gym, take up a new hobby, and travel to new places.
Signs he misses you after breakup
Wondering if he misses you or not? Here are some telltale signs that he’s crying his eyes out and listening to heartbreak songs right now as he thinks about you. LOL
1. You start bumping into him a lot
If you start bumping into your ex a lot after a terrible breakup, it’s probably not a coincidence. He’s most definitely doing it on purpose.
He starts shopping at the same Trader Joe’s that you always go to, and he even enrolled in the same gym as you. I mean! How obvious is that? He wants to see you, and he misses you.
And if you’re not ok with this behavior, please let him know. We don’t want him stalking you now!
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2. He’s your biggest fan on social media
If he’s your biggest fan on Instagram, liking all of your posts and watching your 100 stories in a row, it’s a pretty good sign that he’s missing you.
Of course, it could also mean that he’s just a really big fan of your content. But if you combine this behavior with other signs that he misses you.
Like, texting you out of the blue or showing up at places you frequent, then you can be pretty sure that he’s not just trying to keep up with your content schedule.
3. He remembers important dates
He’s the first one to text you ‘happy birthday’ and the first one to wish you good luck on the important exam coming up.
If your ex is still keeping tabs on your important dates, it means they still care about you and want to stay connected.
I mean, why else would they contact you if they don’t care?
4. He’s not dating anyone else
If you’re wondering whether or not your ex misses you, there are a few signals you can look for. One of the most telling signs is whether or not he’s dating anyone else.
If he’s still single, it’s likely that he’s not over you yet. He might be trying to move on, but if he’s not seeing anyone else, it’s a good sign that he’s still hung up on you.
Does absence make a man miss you?
Yes, absence usually makes a guy miss you.
When you break up with a guy and cut off all contact, he suddenly loses everything that made him feel good: your attention, your approval, your time. And so he starts to panic.
He realizes that he took you for granted and that he might not be able to find anyone who makes him feel as good as you did. So he starts reaching out, hoping that you’ll give him another chance.
But unfortunately for him, by this point, you’re already over it. And so you ignore his texts and delete his calls and go on with your happy, single life. Sorry, dude – better luck next time!
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How to enjoy life without him and move on
- Delete all traces of him from your life. Unfriend him on social media, delete his phone number from your contacts, and get rid of any photos or mementos you have of him.
- Go on a girls’ trip or take a solo vacation. So that you’re not sitting at home pining away for him.
- Give yourself a makeover! A new haircut, wardrobe, or beauty regimen will help you feel confident and stylish.
- Take up a challenging new sport or activity. So that you won’t keep thinking about him
- Focus on taking care of yourself emotionally and mentally as well as physically.
- Pursue your dreams and goals with laser-like focus.
- Connect with nature by spending time outdoors hiking, camping, fishing, etc.
- Pick up a new hobby or interests like playing an instrument, painting, scrapbooking, etc.
- Live your life to the fullest and enjoy every moment!
Live your best life, girl!
Honestly, it doesn’t matter when do guys start to miss you after a breakup. The most important thing is that you take care of yourself and live your absolute BEST LIFE.
Oh, and don’t forget to post about all your fabulous adventures on social media so your ex can see just how happy you are without them. 😉 Okay, just kidding, no need to do that haha.
In all seriousness though, remember that you don’t need someone else to complete you. You’re whole and complete just as you are.