Break-ups are never easy.
You remember their hugs and smiles, the way they fit your hand into his, and the way they used to kiss you. Things aren’t the same without them in your life.
You find yourself asking, “Does my ex still have feelings for me?” or “Are we still in love with each other?”. Maybe you’re also searching for signs and hints that you should get back together.
If this is you, I’m here to help. In this article, I’ll share with you:
- The 20 signs your ex still loves you
- The 17 signs you still love your ex
- What you can do about it
We have a lot to cover so let’s get started.
20 surprising signs your ex still loves you
“Does my ex still love me?”
Find out if your ex still has feelings, and not just over you yet with these hidden signs.
1) Your ex frequently keeps in touch
While there’s no reason to talk to each other, your ex is chatting with you about anything.
Your ex is coming up with excuses to open a conversation and talk to you. From sending those funny memes to asking random information like, “Hey, do you know any good spaghetti recipes?”
While it’s possible that they haven’t accepted the idea that the two of you broke up, it’s also possible that they’re using this as an attempt to reconnect with you.
2) Your ex crosses paths with you most of the time
Your ex happens to be where you are and you see this person everywhere.
Probably your former flame knows where you hang out with friends, what your favorite place to go to, and where you work, and you keep on seeing them there.
Your ex even goes to the same gym you are at and at the local grocery store — even though they never used to shop there before.
If you bump into each other in the same spots and in places where it’s not unusual for you to be, that definitely couldn’t be a coincidence. It means more.
You’ll know your former partner still loves you when you can feel them everywhere and encounter them too often. It means your ex is not over you and wants to see you.
3) Your ex keeps in touch with your friends and family
Unless all your friends are mutual, your ex won’t have reasons to stay in touch with them.
It’s polite to say “hi” when your ex sees your family and friends or greets them on occasions. But when this person hangs out with your best friends and family members, then it’s a different thing.
This person is using every possible opportunity to be in touch with everything that is going on in your life.
If your ex remains in contact with your family and friends, it’s a sign that they want to have a pipeline to you. Your former significant other wants to stay in your life because love is still there.
4) Your ex asks people about you
While your ex won’t reach out to you directly, your ex uses people to get the information they want.
This person is interested in your life — and you’re still a part of it. Your ex wants to know how you are and what you’re up to.
If your ex makes sure your family and friends that you’re on his mind, then it could mean that your former partner still loves you — and even wants you back.
5) Your ex is curious about your love life
Your former flame is worried. Thus, they’ll do everything to find out whether there is someone special in your life.
Your ex wants to know about the person you’re dating, or if you’re still single.
If this person knows you’re seeing a special someone, they could tell you not to date this one — so they can prevent you from finding someone new. It’s certain that your ex hasn’t stopped loving you and wants you back.
6) Your ex stalks you on social media
Thanks to social media; your ex has a way of knowing what’s happening in your life or what you’re into.
If your ex hasn’t unfollowed or unfriended you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok, it means that they don’t want to delete you from their life too soon.
More than that, your former partner is paying attention to everything you’re posting and sharing. They’re actively liking, commenting, and sharing everything you’re posting.
If you catch those accidental “like” on something you posted months ago, then it’s clear that your ex is not over you — even if he’s pretending to be.
7) Your ex is jealous — and you know it
Strangely, your former flame shows signs of jealousy even if you broke up already.
It’s understandable; as there are several reasons why people feel jealous at some point.
It’s also possible that your ex has ego problems and can’t accept that you’re dating someone else. It could also mean that they still love you.
8) Your ex is trying to make you jealous too
To hide the pain or fill the void you left behind, your ex goes on a rebound.
Suddenly, your ex starts sharing photos of a hot woman they met on a beach or dates around. This person could be trying to get your attention and wants to know if you’re getting jealous about it.
This kind of behavior stems because of the love that this person has.
9) Your ex hasn’t dated anyone since you broke up
It’s been a while since your ex goes out on a date or gets in a relationship. There could be several reasons for this.
Maybe your ex is still in emotional and physical pain, or can’t find someone similar to you. Maybe, your former flame thinks this will ruin the chances of getting back together.
Whatever the reason could be, one thing is sure — if you broke up years ago and your former partner hasn’t dated anyone else — they’re still holding onto his feelings for you.
10) Your ex still takes care of you
It’s not the duty of your ex to take care of you and your needs since you’re not together anymore.
But if your ex makes an effort to look after you and even goes the extra mile just to please you, this person certainly cares for you a lot.
Even if your former partner doesn’t want to say it, you can feel that your ex is doing everything to make your life more comfortable and see you happy. One thing is certain, the love this someone still has for you is so intense.
11) Your ex wants to get your attention
You know that your ex is doing all those things to get your attention.
It could be a post on social media having a blast with their buddies or partying with someone else. There may also be sad, sappy, or love quotes that hint at what they’re feeling or going through.
This means your ex cares what you think. This person wants to feel some kind of connection with you and hopes you’ll reach out.
12) Your ex still shares their life with you
If your ex achieved something or got some good news, you’ll be the first one to know it.
Your ex seeks you out and asks for advice on simple things. Your ex reaches out to you for a shoulder to lean on. See, you’re still his person.
Your ex trusts you so much and doesn’t want to let go of that. Trust is the best foundation of a relationship.
And if your former significant other still trusts you enough to open up to you — then you have something to build on.
13) Your ex talks about your beautiful memories
Instead of the negative things that happened in your relationship, your ex makes you remember the wonderful ones.
Your ex shares with you all those happy memories with you — from the places you’ve visited together to the last time you made love. This person could even show pictures of you and play songs that remind you of those times.
Maybe your ex wants you to feel the nostalgia in hopes that you’ll realize that this means something.
14) Your ex tells you how much you are missed
While you might feel that it’s time to get back together, don’t jump right in.
Maybe your former flame misses spending time with you or being in a relationship. Or your ex misses having someone to talk to or having sex with. Just watch out for the latter one.
15) Your ex asks friends to contact you
If a friend of your ex tells you something like, “He has moved on”, or “She seemed happy right now”, chances are they’re trying to send those messages through their friends.
The truth is, what your former flame wants to know is how you would react to this.
Since this person isn’t over you yet and has feelings for you, your past wants to know if you’re both on the same page.
16) Your ex calls you when drunk
There’s a saying that “alcohol goes in, and the truth comes out.”
If your ex drunk dials you, it means you are in his mind in those emotional moments.
So if your ex makes emotional confessions to you after a few cocktails or tequila shots show that your ex is being honest. The feelings are real, and it’s there.
If your former partner frequently reaches out to you when drunk, this person probably regrets losing you.
17) Your ex gets touchy and feely with you
If you happen to see your past flame at one point, your ex can’t help but touch you lovingly.
Maybe your ex gives your hand a gentle squeeze or puts their hand over your shoulders. This person is drawn to you and tries to get closer.
If your ex touches you warmly and makes you feel loved, then it means that this person wants you back. But if your ex angles for a booty call, then it’s a different thing.
18) Your ex reaches out during the “No Contact” rule
The post-breakup period is an emotionally confusing time.
Having a “No Contact” rule is important to give each other enough time and space.
No contact means no contact of any kind. This helps you to understand things clearly and move on. It’s also a time when you can realize if the relationship is worth another shot or not.
In my experience, if this happens to you, it could mean two things:
- Your ex wants to talk about the breakup.
- Your ex wants to get back together.
But this is a solid signal that your ex still loves you.
19) Your ex tells you “I still love you”
Okay, there it is! Your ex comes right out, tells you this, and wants you back.
If you’ve broken up recently, your former flame is being honest about it. But if this is how your former partner truly feels, sooner or later, you’ll know about it.
20) Your ex is dating someone similar to you
Is your ex doing this on purpose?
You see sometimes, a person tries to replace someone they lost with someone similar.
According to a new study made by social psychologists from the University of Toronto, most of us date people who are almost similar to our exes. So take a look at who they’re seeing at the moment.
Does the person they’re dating remind you of yourself or look like you in almost every way? Can you see a resemblance?
So if your ex is doing most of this stuff and showing those signs, then this person hasn’t moved on, and still feels something for you.
You’ll know your ex loves you from all that they do – from those eyes, those words, to the attention they give you.
Why do you feel that your ex still loves you?
The fact that you’re reading this article means you’re wondering if your ex still loves you. If you feel that your former flame still loves you, then you might be right.
After all, the love that we feel doesn’t just disappear the moment the relationship ends. The reason the relationship ended isn’t just because the love you have for each other is gone.
Maybe you’re hoping for another chance.
And that’s okay.
After a breakup, there’s some sort of “I want to get back together.”
Even if you know you have to continue with your life and move on, you’re still not ready for closure. Certain thoughts of hope remain at the back of your mind.
If your ex wants you back, it could also be because you’re seeing those signs yourself.
Or are you just imagining things?
17 signs you still love your ex
“Do I still love my ex?”
Given that you’re looking for signs, I suppose that you still have those feelings for your ex too.
Here’s are signs that you’re still into your former significant other:
1) You think about your ex a lot
Your ex is always on your mind, and everything reminds you of them.
Your ex is the first person you think about when you wake up and before you sleep.
You find yourself yearning to talk to them, share your day with them, send them something you know they’ll like, or ask what they think about something.
2) You get emotionally triggered
A tinge of pain or sadness envelops you when you’re around something that reminds you of your former partner.
You find yourself avoiding certain songs, movies, places, or even conversations about them and you have to fight back those tears from falling.
3) No other guy measures up
When someone approaches you or if you’ve started to date already, you can’t help but make comparisons.
You think that no other person could feel the void that your former significant flame had left.
4) You idealize the relationship
You still see the relationship you have as something perfect.
You’re hanging onto a fantasy that what you had with your ex was something so real.
5) You stalk your ex on social media
You’re intense about knowing what your ex is up to and what they’re feeling.
You want to know if your former partner is online. You check their family and friends’ accounts to search for new pictures of them.
You even get jealous when you know that your ex is dating someone new.
6) You can’t let go of keepsakes
You still keep every memento of your time together.
Since that’s what you have left, you’re not deleting those messages and pictures on your phone.
7) You post on social media to get his attention
You’re hoping that your ex is checking you out on social media.
So you post things to make them aware of what’s going on in your life.
8) You’re not ready to date someone new
You can’t let go of the love that you have for your former partner.
This is one reason you don’t want to go out with someone else and start a new relationship.
9) You want to share everything with your past partner
Your ex is the person you want to talk to when you’re having a bad day or when you need advice. You want to lean on this person when you need support.
See, you’re not ready to give up what you had with your ex before.
10) You react so strongly when you see your ex
When you see your ex around, you can see your knees getting weak, and your heart racing.
You can’t help it, but your body signals can’t lie.
11) You’re finding ways to see your ex
Do you try to hang out in places where you know your ex is?
You go to places where you’ll likely run into them. You also make sure you look amazing — and hope that they’ll notice you.
12) You question why you broke up
You’re wondering what happened to your relationship along the way.
Did you or your ex lose the feelings — or was it something else?
13) You long for the days when your ex was still yours
You’re staying in the past and daydream about those days when you’re still together.
You keep replaying those happy times together.
14) You miss everything about this person
You’re longing for the spark that you felt every time your lips met.
You can’t stop your heart from feeling how safe you feel when you hug and kiss.
15) You wonder if you still have a future together
Thoughts are powerful. If you constantly think about your ex, the more valuable this person becomes to you.
If you spend most of your time and energy fantasizing about getting back together, then you’re not over your ex yet.
16) You can’t imagine life without this person
There’s that feeling of emptiness without this person around.
Your ex had a huge part in your life, but now you can feel the huge hole this person had left. Even if you get too busy or talk with your friends, you know that nothing can lessen the emptiness that you feel.
17) You want your ex back in your life
You still believe that this person is “the one” for you.
This alone makes it clear that you’re not over your former partner. You want your former flame to have a significant role in your world.
Look at these obvious signs that you still your ex as a way to learn from what went wrong and help you move on.
Why do I still love my ex?
It’s pretty normal to feel that you still love your ex.
Personally, I believe that love never goes away, it will just transform over time. And it stays underneath everything.
That love — or part of it — will always remain. It has shaped you, and it has become a part of you.
It’s normal to still love for someone to whom you’ve developed an emotional attachment. But even if you feel that you still love your past flame, don’t stay in a rut too long.
Sometimes loving someone has nothing to do with being with them forever. It’s just that you love the feelings you had when you were “in love”. All that matters is that you love them.
Eventually, you will learn how to move on from that past love. You can love the person, but not get back together anymore. And sometimes, this is necessary so you can love completely when the real one comes along.
What you’re feeling right now will lead you on the road to recovery — it just means you’re still healing — and that’s a good thing.
You and your ex are still in love: what to do about it
Do you want another chance at creating a relationship you know you can have with your former significant other?
Remember, you can give love a second chance. Only you can know if you should get back together. If there’s still love, trust, and respect, chances are things can be worked out.
Be honest with yourself. If you feel you haven’t fallen out of love, likely, you haven’t. Figure out where you’re at and where you want to be.
If your ex still loves you, ask yourself:
- Do these feelings still matter to me?
- What kind of relationship do I want to have?
- Do I still want to get back to my ex?
But just because you and your past flame want to get back together means that you’ll stay happily ever after.
Even if there are signs that you still love each other, see what’s going on.
Is getting back a good thing?
Sometimes, when you think you’re ready to move on, you get spun in a whirlwind of emotions.
According to this study, over a third of couples who break up get back and stay together.
We all know how losing someone you love can be difficult. Most of the time, we want to give the relationship a second chance. So depending on the situation you are in the possibility of getting back together after a break-up runs from 10% to 65%.
When you get back together, there has to be love, honesty, acceptance, open communication, compassion, and loyalty in your relationship.
Build your relationship on a solid foundation.
What to do if you want to get back together?
Getting back after a break-up is possible, but it’s not a walk in the park. Also, don’t let your emotions take the best of you.
Here are steps you can take if you want to give the relationship another chance.
- Make forgiveness your key. It doesn’t matter whose mistake it was. The best thing to do now is to accept what happened and say sorry.
- Figure what went wrong in the first place. If you want your relationship to work this time around, go in and dig deep so you can both fix the problem or issues you once had.
- See each other once in a while. Keep things low-key. This will help you figure out if you still have the chemistry to make things work.
- Give yourself time and space. You don’t have to rush things out. Even if you both love each other, give yourself time and space — for at least a couple of months to be certain that this is exactly what you want.
- Steer clear of your old relationship. What you initially had was broken and gone. Start anew and build something stronger. Should you decide to get back together, make things better this time around. Avoid falling back into old habits. The best thing to do is to work on ways to make this new relationship thrive and grow.
What else do you need to know?
If you don’t want to be together again, say the truth respectfully.
You don’t have to mention the negative or the other person’s flaws, just tell your ex that you don’t share the same goals anymore and things won’t work this time. This way, you can give your relationship the closure it needs.
You can get over someone you love deeply especially if you make an effort to move on. Sooner or later, you’ll be able to laugh and smile without thinking of your past relationship.
See this as life’s way of helping you grow as a person. Sooner or later, you’ll be a stronger and a better person because of it.
Think about what’s best for you. Turn your energy into something more positive. This is the most important thing you can do right now.
Feel that life is giving you so many reasons to love. Someone is out there who will connect, bond, and love you in so many ways.
Finding the right one for you is beautiful, but loving yourself is life-changing. So, get yourself together, heal, and move on.
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