So you’ve split with a girl and want her back.
Can you ignore her and she will come back, or will it only make her more distant from you?
It’s hard to answer as everyone reacts differently to being ignored and given space.
But generally speaking, if she still likes you, ignoring her will make her want you more and she should come back!
Can You Ignore Her and She Will Come Back?
If you’ve broken up with a girl – or even just become distant from a close friend – and want her back, ignoring her is one way to do so.
Ignoring a girl may or may not work, but a lot of people see it as a win-win anyway.
They say this because if a girl likes you and misses you when you ignore her, there is a very good chance she’ll come back.
That’s great, right?!
However, if ignoring her doesn’t make her reach out to you or come back it’s still not as bad as it seems.
This typically means that she’s not missing you, at least not enough to the point where she feels compelled to contact you.
So, one way of looking at it is that if she doesn’t come back it was never meant to be anyway!
Related – Here is how your ex will feel when you ignore them.
What Are the Signs that She Will Come Back?
If she does want to come back, she might not come out and say it or make it obvious so you need to look for the signs that ignoring her is working.
Some of the most obvious signs that a girl will come back or wants to come back when you’re ignoring her are:
- She contacts you, even if it’s just to talk about something mundane like the weather!
- She starts to like or comment on your social media posts and is clearly following you.
- She starts to talk to you more when or if you do see each other in person.
- Her friends are telling you that she’s been asking about you and misses you.
These are just a few examples, but they’re some of the most common signs that a girl wants you back or is at least thinking about you when you’re ignoring her.
Of course, the best way to find out if she wants you back is to just ask her, but that’s difficult when you’re trying to ignore her!
Why Is Ignoring an Ex so Effective?
It’s important to understand why ignoring an ex is so effective if you want to try this strategy.
Basically, when you ignore someone it creates a sense of loss for them.
This is because you’re no longer giving them the attention they want or need and they’ll start to wonder why.
This can cause a whole range of emotions, from anger and frustration to sadness and insecurity.
All of these feelings will make her want you back because she’ll start to realize how much she values your attention.
It’s a very difficult thing to do when you don’t want to lose someone, but if you can stick to ignoring her it will pay off in the end if she likes you!
How Long Does It Take for A Girl to Miss You?
Ignoring a girl can work very quickly, sometimes even instantly!
However, it usually takes a few days or even a few weeks for the girl to really start missing you and wanting you back.
If you want to make sure that she’ll come back, it’s important to give her the time she needs to start missing you.
If you try to contact her too soon she might not be ready and you could end up pushing her away.
It’s a tough line to walk as you’re effectively playing with her emotions, but as long as you’re doing it for the right reasons it should work out for the best.
As long as you’re honest with her about your feelings and give her the space she needs, she will come back if it’s meant to be.
How Do You Ignore a Girl and Make Her Miss You?
Now that you know why ignoring a girl can make her miss you, it’s time to learn how to do it the right way.
Because if you just freeze her out or go complete radio silence, it might be too much and push her away.
Instead, you need to find a balance between ignoring her and giving her the attention she needs.
I wouldn’t recommend blocking her on social media or telling her you don’t want to speak to her again.
Those are two examples of going too far and potentially offending her and pushing her away.
Instead, let her know how much she means to you and that you’re there for her, but don’t text her every day and don’t respond to superficial messages.
Make sure you’re only talking to her when she’s ready to talk to you and be understanding if she needs some space.
If you can do all of those things, you’re well on your way to making her miss you and want you back!
What if She Doesn’t Come Back?
If you’ve tried everything and she still doesn’t want to come back, it might be time to accept that it’s not meant to be.
It’s never easy to lose someone you care about, but sometimes it’s for the best if she doesn’t feel the same way about you as you do about her.
If she’s truly happy without you then it’s best to let her go and move on with your life.
It might be painful at first, but eventually, you’ll find someone who loves you for who you are and that will be the best feeling in the world.
On the bright side, it’s a better result than you chasing her and getting your hopes up only to find that she’s over you!
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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.