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13 Signs Your Ex Will Eventually Come Back

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Are there signs your ex will eventually come back? Maybe is about two, three, or five months since you broke up with your ex and you are wondering if they will return. Let’s figure out some of the signs that mean an ex is thinking about coming back to you.

There’s no denying it, breakups are hard. No matter who did the dumping, being without your significant other can be really tough. If you’re pining for your ex and wondering if there’s any hope of getting back together, you’re not alone. There are signs that your ex just might be missing you as much as you’re missing them.

Most times, you don’t really need to wait for your ex to come back. If you want to reunite with them, why don’t you make the first move? He or she may be waiting for you to break the ice before they could return. So, figure out what you can do to make your ex come back quickly. Here is our previous post on how to get back to your ex as soon as possible.

Signs your ex will eventually come back

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How do you know if your ex will return eventually?

There are certain signs you will receive from your ex that suggest they want to come back. Those signs can be them calling you to know how you are doing, trying to remain friends after the breakup, or apologizing over the breakup and making attempts to meet you again. These are ways to predict the return of your ex.

Will ex ever come back after no contact?

It all depends on them to decide if they will come back or not. But if you know that your relationship didn’t end well and your ex still makes effort to be friends with you, then they will return even after not calling you for a while.

Whether you are looking for spiritual signs or realistic signs your ex will eventually come back, here are a few signals to look out for.

Signs Your Ex Will Eventually Come Back

1. They keep up with your life

One of the signs that tell your ex will eventually come back is that they keep up with your life. Even though they’re not in it, they still want to know what’s going on with you. They may stalk your social media, ask mutual friends about you, or even run into you accidentally on purpose.

Related: Signs your ex is testing you

2. They talk about you to other people

When they do, it’s always in a positive light. They miss the good times they had with you and want others to know what a great catch you are.

Related: How to reunite with your ex-boyfriend

3. They call or text you sometimes

They know they shouldn’t, but they can’t help themselves. They just want to hear your voice or see your name pop up on their screen. This shows they are really missing you and will come back at the end of the day.

Related: What to text your ex after no contact rule

4. They talk about the relationship

Whether they are discussing the relationship with you or with others, it is a sign they still have interest in you. They may try to act like they’re over it, but they still can’t help but bring up old memories you shared together.

Related: Signs your ex regrets dumping you

5. They tell you they’re missing you

If your ex still gets in touch with you, they may have said this several times. This suggests they still have feelings for you and will surely return. It may be that they are scared of telling you they want you back, as a result of their ego.

Related: Signs your ex is thinking about you

6. You’re still connected on social media

If your ex is still keeping tabs on your social media, it’s a good sign they will come back in no distant time. If they’re liking all your posts, that means they’re really paying attention to what you’re up to. This is a sign they have not moved on.

Related: Signs your ex is pretending to be over you

7. They ended the relationship out of anger

Another thing to consider while determining if your ex will return or not is how the relationship ended. If your ex decided to leave you out of anger without thinking about the consequences of their action, first, they will come back after realizing they made great mistakes by dumping you.

Related: How to take revenge on your ex

8. They feel nervous when they stumble across you

If you often notice a sign of nervousness in your ex each time they accidentally meet you on the road, it is a sign they are unhappy and wants you to come back. They are being nervous because they are scared of being rejected if they ask you to come back.

Related: How to make your ex jealous

9. You feel they are still in love with you

Sometimes, the quickest way to know if your ex will have a relationship with you again is if they still show affection towards you. For example, they help you when you need their help, they try to flirt with you to see if you still have feelings for them, and they respect you.

Related: Signs your ex never loved you?

10. They want you to meet in person

Another major sign your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend will eventually come back is if they always look for a way to meet you again.

If they ask you questions like ” Where are you now? Are you less busy? Do you mind if we go out on a date? etc.”

These questions are signs they are looking for an opportunity to come back. They are trying to know if you will accept them again. All they want from you is a second chance.

A guy giving a birthday cake to a girl showing signs your ex will eventually come back

11. They still remember your Birthday

If your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend still remembers your birthday and even wishes you a happy birthday, they still love you and want to reunite with you.

On your birthday, they may even be the first to wish you a happy birthday, and may even go the extra mile to send you some birthday gifts. They may even have taken out time to draft a very nice birthday message, waiting for that special day (your birthday).

This indicates that your relationship still has a chance. Perhaps, your ex is trying to make you forget the past so you can both live together again.

Related: What to do after a breakup

12. They chose to remain single

If your ex has moved into a new relationship, it simply means that they are done with you. But if he or she is still single by now, it may be that they can’t just abandon you for another person.

If your relationship was really over, they would have moved into a new relationship by now. But as he or she is still single, it means your relationship is not yet over. Your ex will eventually come back after the breakup.

Related: Heart-touching breakup quotes to help you heal

A gril holding a flower

13. They still have your belongings

If your ex still has and makes use of the gifts you bought for them, it is a sign they still like you, and your relationship is not yet over.

If they still wear the dress you bought for them when you were together, they still have the photographs you snapped together or any other gifts you bought for them, it means they still love you and will make up their mind to reunite with you someday.

Related: How to get your ex to like you again

Signs Your Ex is never coming Back

Couple standing together showing signs your ex is never coming back

It is very unfortunate that some ex-boyfriends or girlfriends won’t even think of coming back after a breakup. To them, the relationship is over. Therefore, there are no two ways about it.

In case you are trying to figure out the signs your ex is never coming back, the following signs will help you figure out if your relationship is over and your ex doesn’t want you anymore.

1. They don’t care about you anymore

A girl walking away from a guy showing the signs your ex is never coming back

The first sign your ex is not ready to come back is that they don’t care about you anymore. Ever since you broke up with them, they have never called you again or texted you. It is a sign your relationship is over and your ex isn’t interested in dating you anymore.

When an ex has finally decided to move on, they cease all forms of communication with you. They try their best to distance themselves from you, your friends, and your family members.

Related: Signs your ex never loved you

2. They have been in a new relationship for a long time now

If your ex has moved into a new relationship, it means they are never coming back to you.

They have started dating someone else and are never ready to return to you. You have no option but to move on with your life.

3. They’re no more making use of your belongs

When an ex decides to return everything you bought for them, it is a sign that he or she is never coming back to you. The relationship is over and they’re not ready to come back.

Although, some exes don’t return what you bought for them. Rather, they will stop using them. It clearly shows they’re no longer interested.

Related: How to recover from a breakup

4. You are no more friends on social media

If your ex decides to block or unfriend you on social media, it is a sign they’re done with you. They are not coming back to you.

5. They say ill things about you

If your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend criticizes or says bad things about you, it shows they’re no longer interested in you. They’re not going to come back.

They publicly criticize or embarrass you just to hurt you.

Why does your ex not want to come back?

1. Fear

Your ex may be afraid of being rejected, or criticized if they decide to return back to you. They are not sure of how you feel about them or how you will react if you discover they can’t do without you. This may be the major thing that has been holding your ex from coming back.

2. Pride

Your ex may be a proud person and their ego might be holding them from reuniting with you. They are not willing to swallow up their pride and return to you.

Here are the signs of pride in a relationship and how to deal with a proud partner.

3. Discouragement from friends

Most times, some ex refuses to come back as a result of the advice they received from their friends. Their friends may tell them not to return in order not to look ‘weak’ or ‘desperate’ in your sight.

What to consider and do if your Ex refuses to come back

It pains so much when an ex refuses to come back, especially if you still have feelings for them.

It reduces one’s self-esteem. In fact, your heart breaks the more you see him or her. But they are certain things you should consider if your ex refuses to return.

1. Know that you’re not meant to be with them

You are not meant to stay with your ex. One who is meant for you will never abandon you, no matter what. Remember that love is not by force. You don’t have to force yourself on someone who doesn’t love you anymore. All you have to do is to move on with your life.

When your ex doesn’t want you anymore, don’t kill yourself. Just know that he or she is not the right person for you. They’re not your soul mate.

Therefore, move on with your life and forget him or her. Wait patiently for the right person. He/she will surely come at the appointed time.

2. Get into a new relationship

If your ex refuses to return, find for yourself a new boyfriend or girlfriend.

Don’t allow their absence to depress you. He or she is not the only person in the world. Move into a new relationship and live happily with your new partner.

3. Build Yourself

Be the best of who you are. Don’t be emotionally depressed nor allow your breakup to affect your future or joy.

After all, if your ex was meant for you, he or she would have stayed. But they left because they are not meant for you.

Work on becoming a better person in your society. Never forget to start practicing self-love. Start learning how to love yourself and be happy again.

What You shouldn’t do if your ex refuses to return

Don’t do the following, if your ex refuses to come back.

1. Don’t call him or her again

If your ex has concluded that he or she is not going to return, then, it’s time to stop calling or texting them. Show them that you can live without them. Cheer up and move on with your life!

2. Don’t block them on social media if possible

One major reason why you shouldn’t block your ex on social media is for him/her to see how happy and sound you are without them.

Post nice pictures and if possible tag them. It will only make them regret dumping you. It can even make him or her jealous.

So, don’t block your ex if he or she refuses to come back to you.

3. Don’t pity yourself

Self-pity or low self-esteem shouldn’t be seen in your life, simply because your ex abandoned you. See yourself like a queen or a king that deserves the honor.

Your ex wasn’t the best for you that is why they left. So, don’t feel ashamed of yourself or depressed. Just be happy and forget your ex.

Related: How to improve your self-confidence

Signs You and Your Ex Are Meant To Be

How do you know you and your ex are meant to be?

Now you have known the signs your ex will eventually come back, they are signs that show you and your ex are meant to be.

1. You are still close friends

Signs you and your ex are meant to be

Although he or she is now your ex, your friendship is still tight. You have broken up with him or her, but the friendship has not ended. It clearly shows you are meant to be.

2. You still love each other

Two lovers sitting on a swing showing signs you and your ex are meant to be

Do you still love each other? If ‘YES’, then, you are meant to be. Maybe as friends.

There is no how you will continue loving each other if your relationship or friendship is over. So, if you still have feelings for each other, it means, you are meant to be together.

3. You can’t stop thinking about Him or Her

Your ex is always in your mind. You think about him/her always. It may be a sign that you are meant to be with your ex.

Inside of you, you have these feelings that you cannot do without them (your ex).

You have tried all your best to stop thinking about them but can’t. Maybe you’re meant to be together, maybe as friends or lovers.

How to know if your ex is unhappy?

They are many ways you can figure out if your ex is unhappy or not.

Breakup pain as I have stated earlier. Everyone who has experienced it will tell you how tough it is to lose a loved one. Below are some of the signs your ex is unhappy about your breakup with them.

1. He or she does not pick up nor return your calls

If you have ever called your ex after breaking up with him or her and you noticed that he/she refused to pick up or return your calls, it simply means he/she is not happy with you.

When you text them on social media, they don’t reply. It shows they are not happy about how you broke up with them.

2. They stuck you on social media

If after breaking up with your ex, he/she started acting awkwardly, then, they are not happy.

3. Ask their Friends

Another way to know your ex is not happy is to ask his or her friends. They will be in a better position to tell you how your ex feels about you. Whether he or she is comfortable being single or not.


Know that your ex will eventually come back if you start noticing the signs discussed above.

Although it may take time for him or her to return. But how long does it take an ex to come back?

You can’t predict how long an ex will stay before deciding to come back. You are not in their mind. Therefore, they will come back, anytime they wish to return.

Your ex may be having a sleepless night because of you. They may even be expecting to see you return. But with time, everything will happen as you expected.

It may be now or later that your ex will come back. It doesn’t matter how long it will take so far as you’re seeing the signs mentioned above. All you need to do is to exercise patience if you still love them. He or she will eventually come back.

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I am Onwe Damian Chukwuemeka, the brain behind this blog. I'm a passionate writer who loves everything about relationships, quotes, and self-improvement tips for personal growth.


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