After a breakup, it's logical that you wonder about the following question: "How can I make my ex want me back?" If you play your cards right, you can make your ex fall for you all over again. The key is to keep your self pride, live your life and show him or her exactly what it is they're missing. All is not lost after a breakup; things are just a bit up in the air.
First of all, take some space from your ex. The age-old saying is true: Absence does make the heart grow fonder. Do not call the ex and try to avoid seeing them in public for at least a week. This way, you can work through some of your emotions, as can the ex, and you can give him or her a chance to miss you.
Do not retaliate or try to win the ex back right away. This is going to take some time. Instead, work on yourself. Keep yourself busy, read, take a hike and work on clearing your mind and being the best person you can possible be. Additionally, do not try and find out what your ex is doing. You do not want him or her to hear that you've been keeping tabs on them or stalking them on the Internet.
This is a chance to really figure out why and how the relationship went wrong. This way, when it comes time to talk to your ex, you can see the relationship for what it truly was versus what you wanted to see before. You want to know what to work on, especially if you have plans to get back together with your ex.
When you do see the ex, either in passing or to meet for drinks or to give one another your property back, be friendly but not too friendly. You want to seem as if you're doing well. Don't pretend as if the relationship didn't happen. Gradually bring up some of the best moments from the relationship. This will remind your ex of why you were together in the first place. Use the word "we" when you bring these moments up.
Maintaining a friendship with an ex requires setting clear boundaries and not crossing them. Neither of you should hold out hope that you'll get back together, and you should give each other the same distance you would give your other friends. If either of you can't follow the rules, you're better off staying apart.
If you're considering ending a relationship, these tips may help.