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reigniting a flame

(14 Posts)
invisiblecloak Tue 20-Sep-16 13:03:19

Has anyone ever finished it with a guy after a short time of dating, then got back with him successfully?
if so - after how long did you reach out to him?
what did you do/say to re-ignite?

I finished with a guy I thought wasn't right for me, we dated about a month, but as time has gone on I really miss having him in my life and I don't know whether to re-spark something, its only been two weeks since I broke it off, should I wait a while?

PotatoBread Tue 20-Sep-16 13:04:46

What's happened in the past two weeks that makes you think he may be right for you now when he wasn't before? Are you sure it's not just a case of you'd rather have him as a stop gap rather than no one?

invisiblecloak Tue 20-Sep-16 13:11:18

I think I expected too much from the 'relationship' at the time, when in actual fact I realise now it was only early days and I should have only expected something fairly casual at that point. Which is what he was giving me, in hindsight I think I was expecting too much too soon as I should have realised we were still at getting-to-know-you-stage.

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 20-Sep-16 13:13:31

Reach out, re ignite, re spark. And you wanted too much. You sound very err intense. Frankly you should just leave the poor bloke alone to find someone to have a normal relationship with. And work on your self esteem.

PotatoBread Tue 20-Sep-16 13:15:55

Do you know if he would like to reignite things OP? This could all be a bit pointless if he has no interest. Has there been any contact from him?

Invisiblecloak Tue 20-Sep-16 13:19:15

Thanks Tigger, you may be right, but I think I just got caught up in the whole thing because he too was quite intense. My self esteem is honestly fine. The fact is I really liked this one and that may have skewed things a bit, but I rarely get hung up over guys (when the XDH left I waved him bye bye and didn't shed a tear)

BreatheDeep Tue 20-Sep-16 13:20:54

I did! Married to him now... No one knows your situation so if you think you'll regret not reaching out to him, do it.

Invisiblecloak Tue 20-Sep-16 13:21:52

No Potato but he may be thinking that I broke it off so its me that doesn't want to go there again. He's also very stubborn/proud. Maybe I should leave it a while longer.

Invisiblecloak Tue 20-Sep-16 13:24:25

Really Breathe?? Wow I bet you are glad you reached out now! How long before you realised you needed to contact him? How did you reach out to him?

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 20-Sep-16 13:26:25

Why have you slightly name changed half way through the thread?

Invisiblecloak Tue 20-Sep-16 13:29:51

I have NC for this thread yes, I think thats allowed, isn't it? Namechanging is not caps sensitive.

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 20-Sep-16 13:39:56

Just wondered. It's showing as a different user as you're not highlighted in later posts and the only difference I can see is the capital letter.

Invisiblecloak Tue 20-Sep-16 13:47:32

I have no idea Tigger, the highlighting is the same for me throughout the thread, I have just put a capital letter at the front when I've typed in the name, that is all.

BreatheDeep Tue 20-Sep-16 13:50:44

It was only a couple of weeks. Slightly different situation as he ended it as he didn't want anything serious and I eventually got back in contact to say I never thought it was serious. So we started seeing each other again. It turns out it was meant to be serious after all!

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