So you got dumped. Don't feel bad; it happens to the best of us. While most breakups are usually a good idea and lead to better things down the road, there are some breakups that are not destined to be permanent. Do you find yourself still pining for your ex? Do you feel that the breakup was a mistake? It's possible that your ex will regret the breakup and want to reunite. If you feel that this is the case, your ex might need some encouragement to see the light and realize that dumping you was a huge mistake.
Here are six things to do that will make your ex regret dumping you:
1. Cut Off Contact
The first thing you want to do after a breakup is cut off all contact. This will give your ex an opportunity to see what life is like without you. Once they haven't heard from you in a while, they'll begin missing you. If you continue to contact them after the break up, you'll only annoy them and confirm that they made the right choice. Do not text them, call them, or engage with them in any way. This will show them what a world without you in it looks like, and they'll quickly regret dumping you.
2. Delete Their Number
This step will help you to cut off contact with your ex. Delete their number from your phone. Delete them off your social media. Remove any temptation to contact them. This will also help you to heal from the breakup because you will not see constant reminders of them in your contacts or on your social media. It will help to put a “nail in the coffin” so to speak. While you are erasing traces of your ex, they will begin remembering your relationship.
3. Have Fun
After the breakup, you will need to fill your life with fun things to do. Go out with friends. Spend time with family. Find a new hobby. Go on that vacation you always wanted to go on. Not only will fun activities distract you from thinking about the breakup, it will show your ex that you are fine without them. Whether they see pictures of you having fun online, or they hear about it from mutual friends, your ex will see that you are doing okay. This will only make them desire you more and have serious doubts about breaking up with you.
4. Make Them Jealous
Making your ex jealous is a foolproof way of filling them with regret. Let them see you having fun with other people. Let them see you talking to other potential love interests. The thought that someone else is enjoying your company will drive them crazy. They will hate the idea of you making new memories with someone else and forgetting all about your life with them. Before you know it, they will seriously regret dumping you.
5. Make Big Changes
Whether it be physical or emotional, you're going to want to make some changes. Show your ex that you can move forward with your life. It could be a new haircut that boosts your confidence, or a new job that challenges your skills. A major life change will not only make you feel better, but it will also show your ex all that you are capable of. They'll be amazed seeing a new side of you and it will only make them want you more.
6. Communicate Again…Eventually
While you want to cut off all contact initially, you'll want to start talking to your ex again eventually. After taking the appropriate time to move on (typically a few months, depending on how long the relationship was), initiate contact with your ex again. Keep it short and simple, and definitely do not let on that you want them back. Keep things friendly at first and see where they stand. Maybe meet up for coffee or go for a walk. Let your ex see how much they missed spending time with you. After hanging out as friends a few times, your ex will see how much you mean to them and they will regret dumping you.
Obviously before you begin doing any of these things, you need to consider if you really want to get back together with your ex. Some breakups are for the best. It's possible that the sadness you are feeling is just loneliness, not actually missing your ex. However, if you truly feel like your breakup was a mistake, then by all means do what it takes to make your ex regret dumping you!