If you still love your baby daddy and want him back, you should do everything in your power to win him back.
Not just for you and your relationship, but also for the benefit of the child you have together.
While I can’t make any promises, I can give you some tips on how to make your baby daddy regret leaving you:
10 Ways How to Make Your Baby Daddy Regret Leaving You
1. Don’t Chase Him
The first and most important rule is to not chase your baby daddy.
As hard as it is, it’s always better that you do not chase them and make them feel like they’re in control and that you want them back.
Let them come to you.
Make sure you’re always busy with friends, family, work, or hobbies so that you don’t think about or have time to chase after them.
This will also make you appear more desirable to them. If your baby daddy misses you, this is much more likely to make him reach out to you.
2. Become a Better Version of Yourself
Use this time apart to better yourself.
Start working out, take up a new hobby, meditate, join some clubs or groups, so whatever makes you happy and helps add some new skills and increase your social circle.
Another great way to better yourself is to set and achieve goals. The path to achieving goals is paved with discipline, hard work, and mental toughness. A great way to do that is using a manifestation journal.
Not only will this make you feel better about yourself, but it will also give you something to focus on other than your baby daddy.
And when he does see you again, he’ll be blown away by how great you look and how much fun you’re having without him.
This is much more likely to make him regret leaving you when he sees you’re flourishing without him.
3. Let Him See What He’s Missing
Make sure you let your baby daddy see what he’s missing out on.
If you’re posting pictures on social media, make sure to tag him in some of them so he can see how great you look and how much fun you’re having without him.
You can also talk to mutual friends and let them know how well you’re doing
Don’t go over the top and shove anything in his face, you don’t want to come across like you’re trying to impress him – because you’re not.
You’re working on yourself, and if he happens to notice and feel like he’s made the wrong choice leaving, well, that’s up to him.
4. Show Him You’re an Awesome Mother
Another tip is to make sure he sees that you’re an amazing mother and that you’re doing a great job raising your child when he’s not around.
This is especially important if he’s not as involved in your child’s life as he should be.
Let him see how well behaved and happy your child is (even though we all know there are stressful moments being a parent!) and how much fun you’re having.
If he still has feelings for you, there should also be the desire to create a perfect, happy home for your child, too.
5. Drop Subtle Hints that Your Child Needs Him
I want to be 100% clear that I’m not suggesting you use your kid as a tool or some kind of pawn in your relationship.
Not at all.
But the bottom line is that having both parents present in the home is much better for a child’s development and has significant social, psychological, and health benefits.
There is nothing wrong with adding this fact into the mix when letting him know that you want him back in your lives.
6. It’s Ok to Make Them Jealous!
One way to make your baby daddy regret leaving you is by making him jealous.
Jealousy is a powerful emotion and can be used to your advantage.
You can start by talking about other guys you’re interested in, or even better – start dating!
He may also feel jealous when he sees you having a great time and working on yourself.
Just make sure he hears about it from somebody else so that it’s not obvious that you’re doing it to make him feel jealous.
7. Start Seeing Other People
This might be the most effective way to make your baby daddy regret leaving you.
By dating other people, you’re not only making him jealous, but you’re also moving on with your life and showing him that you don’t need him.
Dating other people will also help take your mind off of your baby daddy and make you feel better, which isn’t a bad thing.
Your life could become complicated if you meet someone you like and your ex does try to come back into your life, but that’s something you’ll have to navigate if and when it happens!
8. Apologize or Forgive Them if Needed
If you have something in your past or haven’t moved past the reason why you split up, that’s something you should talk about with your baby daddy.
If you don’t do this, they may be holding a grudge or carrying some baggage and not be in the right mindset to miss you or regret leaving.
You should also apologize for anything you may have done wrong since the breakup, even if it wasn’t your fault.
This will help clear the air and give you a clean slate to start from. It might provoke him to think about some things, too, which isn’t a bad thing.
9. Keep in Contact with His Friends and Family
If you have mutual friends or he has family members that you’re still close with, make sure to keep in contact with them.
You can do this by talking to them about him and asking how he’s doing, or by sending them pictures of your child and updates on what’s going on in your life.
It might just make your baby daddy realize what he’s missing out on and make him regret leaving when he sees how awesome you’re doing.
10. Tell Him He Made a Mistake
You’ll know your baby daddy better than anyone and understand what it will take to get through to him.
Some guys need to have it spelled out to them to realize they made a mistake.
If your ex is one of those guys, don’t be afraid to tell him that he messed up, made the biggest mistake of his life, and broke up your family unit.
It might just be the awakening he needs to realize that he’s made a mistake and start regretting that he left you.
Just be sure not to come across as desperate or needy. Stay strong and let it hit him that he screwed up and wait for him to ask you back!
Will You Always Love the Father of Your Child?
It can be complicated trying to make your baby daddy regret leaving you, especially if you still have strong feelings for him.
You have to decide what’s best for you and your child, and sometimes that means moving on without the father of your child in your life.
It’s not an easy decision to make, but it’s one that you need to make for yourself and your child.
There is no denying that there is always a special bond with the father of your child – at least there is for most women.
Most women do have a special kind of love for their baby daddy’s, so you’re not alone if you still love him despite what’s happened.
It doesn’t mean you should turn your life upside down to get him back if he’s not going to be the father figure and supportive partner he needs to be.
You can always have some love for the father of your child without being in a relationship with him, it really comes down to what is right for you and your child
What to Do When Your Baby Daddy Ignores You?
If your baby daddy is ignoring you, it puts you in a difficult spot.
Not just because you need to have good communication with him for the sake of your child, but because he needs to be in your child’s life.
He might be trying to play hard to get or make you jealous by dating other people, but it’s important not to give in to his games.
The best thing you can do is ignore him right back and focus on moving forward with your life.
It’s not going to be easy, but it’s important to do what’s best for you and your child.
Sometimes that means cutting the dead weight out of your life, even if that dead weight is the father of your child!
Anyone with a decent level of maturity would not ignore or ghost their ex-partner and the mother of their child.
I don’t know what’s happened between the two of you, but it sounds like he needs some time to grow up and deal with whatever he’s going through!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.