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Should I Block My Ex? Signs You Need To Go No Contact

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After a breakup, your head is all over the place. Your heart is broken but maybe your mind is furious, relieved, or a million other emotions that just don’t seem to line up. This means it’s pretty hard to decide the best way to go about healing and moving on. It’s a lengthy affair for sure, but you can certainly help things along. Should you block your ex as part of the recovery process? If you relate to any of these things, you might be better going no contact, at least for a while.

He’s not the type to give up easily.

If you were the one who ended the relationship and your ex wanted to stay together, it might be better to block them, at least for a while. This is especially true if he’s very persistent and keeps bombarding you with texts or messages on social media in which he tries to convince you to come back to him. If you’ve asked him for space and made it clear that your decision is final and he’s still not taking the hint, you need to block him until he’s had a chance to process and accept that it’s over.

You feel weak when it comes to walking away.
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You ended the relationship because you knew it was the right thing to do and that you’re toxic together, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still care about him. The more you think about all the things you miss about him, the easier it is to forget all the reasons you left him in the first place. If you think you might reach out to him and reunite in a moment of weakness, block him and save yourself.

You’re spending all your time stalking him on social media.
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It’s natural to want to know what your ex is up to after you’re no longer in a relationship, but stalking them online won’t serve you in any way. In fact, it’ll only make it that much harder to move on. If you’re spending all your time online scrolling through his Instagram feed or reading through his status updates on Facebook trying to figure out what they mean and if they’re cryptic messages to you, it’s time to block him to restore your sanity.

You secretly hope you’ll get back together.
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He dumped you and was pretty frank about why he no longer wants to be with you. However, that hasn’t stopped you from holding out hope that one day he’ll realize the error of his ways and come back to you. In the meantime, you’ve thought about sending him a few texts, reminiscing about great times you had together and trying to pull at his heartstrings a bit. Girl, don’t do it. Block him and get a grip. You’re so much better than that.

You’re feeling a bit petty.
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So he screwed you over and you left him in the dust. Great job! However, this is not the time now to start posting sexy selfies on Instagram or trying to make your life look so fabulous on social media that he gets jealous and is absolutely desperate to win you back. First of all, you’re forcing the issue – he obviously didn’t value you enough when you were together, so don’t give him the satisfaction now. It’s tempting, I know, which is why if you block your ex, you’ll be doing yourself a big favor.

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Signs You’re Dealing With A Controlling Guy And What To Do About It

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When you’re in a relationship, you want to be dating your equal, not someone who thinks they can tell you what to do all the time. You’re a grown woman and are fully in control of your own life, after all. However, if you notice these signs, you’re dating a controlling guy and need to address this behavior now or get out of the relationship immediately because it’s seriously not healthy.

He always wants to know where you are and what you’re doing.

This is one of the biggest signs that the guy you’re dating is incredibly controlling. You’re an adult who had a life before he came along, so why does he suddenly think it’s right to know the breakdown of every single second of your day? You’re allowed to go places, do things, and talk to people without him knowing the ins and outs of it. If he doesn’t get that, that’s his problem.

He treats you more like his child than his partner.
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There is no parent in this relationship, or at least there shouldn’t be. A controlling guy will think it’s his place to talk down to you, tell you what to do, correct your “problematic” behaviors, and generally lord himself over you like someone who knows everything while you know nothing. That’s absolutely ridiculous and one of the biggest signs of a serious imbalance.

You can never text or talk to anyone without him knowing who it is.
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Not only does he expect to know where you are and what you’re doing all the time, but a controlling guy isn’t happy unless he signs off on exactly who you’re talking to and who you socialize with. He’s not above criticizing pretty much all of your friends and “forbidding” you from seeing certain ones of them because he doesn’t approve. Um, what?!

You’re starting to feel isolated from your friends and family.
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The victim of a controlling guy will often find themselves pulled away from other people in their lives who might point out what’s happening and try to get them out of the situation. If you find that he makes excuses or finds reason for why you can’t or shouldn’t be around the people you’re closest to, there’s a serious problem.

It’s always his way or the highway.
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A controlling guy gives himself away because he’s, well, controlling. He wants to call all the shots and dictate the details of every situation and if for some reason he can’t, he loses his cool. The word “compromise” isn’t part of his vocabulary and if you were ever to speak out against his plans, you’d never hear the end of it.

You hide innocent things from him because you’re afraid of how he’d react.
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This is one of the saddest and most troubling signs you’re dating a controlling guy and that you’re in an abusive relationship. If you feel like you can’t tell him about dumb things – like, for instance, an old high school classmate reaching out to you – because you worry about how he’d react, that should tell you all you need to know.

He gets mad when you have fun without him.
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If he can’t handle the fact that you find happiness and have fun outside of your relationship, he obviously doesn’t care about you, regardless of what he says to the contrary. You’re dating a controlling guy who will never allow you to be your wonderfully vibrant self and it’s time to get out while you still can.

While it’s possible to work things out with a controlling guy if he’s legitimately unaware of his behavior and willing to change once it’s pointed out, it doesn’t bode well that he felt his behavior was appropriate in the first place. It would take serious couples and individual therapy in order to work through such a major problem, and only you know whether that’s worth it for yourself.

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Meeting The Parents? How To Make Your Partner’s Family Fall In Love With You

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The holidays are upon us, and for many couples, it’s the time we all look forward to and dread at the same time: meeting the parents. If your partner is ready to take you home to meet their family for the first time and you’re basically crapping your pants with anxiety about the situation, relax. You’re amazing! That alone should be enough to make your partner’s family love you, but if it’s not, here are a few extra tips.

Bring a little gift.

While you shouldn’t have to butter anyone up to make them like you, bringing along a little gift when you meet your partner’s loved ones for the first time goes a long way. You can either think up something yourself if you’re creative in that way, or even ask your partner for tips. Do his parents like a certain kind of wine? Are they lovers of fancy chocolates? It doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) anything extravagant or over-the-top, just a little token to show you appreciate them hosting you.

Show an interest in them.
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You’re dating your partner, not his parents, but if you want to make his family love you, you need to show some interest in them as people too. That shouldn’t be too hard, particularly if they do something cool as a profession or have some great life experiences they like to share around the dinner table. Show them that you care about getting to know them as well and you’ll be golden.

Keep the PDA to the bare minimum.
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It’s great that you and your partner are so in love, but your first time meeting the parents isn’t the time to be hanging all over each other, kissing and holding hands and generally doing things that are better left for when you’re alone. Be respectful. You’re in mixed company.

Don’t criticize your partner in front of them.
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Your partner’s parents are always going to consider your partner to be the apple of their eye, so they won’t take kindly to you talking them down or criticizing them in any way. Sure, they should know your partner isn’t perfect, but you’ll never make your partner’s family love you if you’re tearing them down. Why would you want to do that anyway?

Offer to help out.
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If they’ve made dinner or hosted you for another social event, there’s no better way to endear yourself to them than by offering to help clean up. Whether that’s doing dishes, taking the trash out, or wiping down surfaces, pitching in as if you’re part of the family is way more likely to make you part of the family, if you know what I mean.

Be your normal charming self.
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At the end of the day, your partner fell for you for a reason, so you already have that going for you. Be yourself and show off all the wonderful qualities that drew your partner to you in the first place and you’re sure to be in with their family as well.

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Unexpected Things That Make A Guy Fall In Love With You

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While there’s no magic spell that can make a guy fall in love with you, there are certain things you do that could win him over without even realizing it. If you find that he’s suddenly head over heels and you haven’t really done anything to precipitate that, it may just be because you offer him these important things.

Allowing him to be himself

One of the easiest ways to make a guy fall in love with you is simply by letting him be who he is. Don’t try to change him, push him to be someone or do something he doesn’t want to, or criticize him for the man he is now. If you’re with him, it should be because you like him as-is, not because you want to take on a pet project.

Giving him plenty of space
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Being in a relationship necessarily means spending a fair bit of time together, but you can’t or shouldn’t be together 24/7. Giving a guy space to do his own thing, whether it’s playing video games, hanging out with his friends, or going to the gym, is a surefire way to make him fall in love with you because it shows you respect his individuality and don’t feel the need to smother him.

Wanting him rather than needing him
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Is there anything sexier than a woman who’s with a man because she actually wants to be, not because she needs to be? He won’t be able to resist you knowing that you’re a whole, complete person on your own and can totally take care of yourself. Not only that, but this makes your relationship much more likely to succeed – and if it ends, you’ll be in a much better place to pick yourself back up again.

Not taking yourself too seriously
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You have to be able to laugh at yourself, especially when life gets tough. Along with a good sense of humor, the ability to laugh when you embarrass yourself or do something dumb is completely endearing. No one wants to be with someone who’s so up their own butt that they can’t relax and let their hair down sometimes, right?

Liking and knowing about sports
It seems silly to claim that liking sports can make a guy fall in love with you, and on its own, it’s probably not enough. However, it’ll certainly work in your favor if you happen to be into football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or any combination of the above. He’ll love that he can connect with you on something he’s passionate about, and it will also give you both some extra options for dates!

Having a positive attitude
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At the end of the day, attitude is everything. You want to be with someone who’s upbeat, who sees the silver lining, and who never gives up when times get tough. Guys want the same! Keep things in perspective and always look on the bright side and you’ll be even more irresistible.

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