The lingering signs your ex wants you back are often hard to ignore. A breakup that didn’t exactly come to a proper conclusion can sometimes leave one or both parties wondering whether the relationship actually achieved some closure or perhaps there’s still a chance for the romantic flame to be rekindled one way or another. Anyone that has ever grappled with the perplexing thought that their ex might still be interested in reviving and repairing a dilapidated relationship has to keep in mind that they are trudging either a potentially perilous or possible rewarding path back into the arms of their estranged lover. Here are clues that can mean the difference between reigniting a previous relationship and moving on to new romantic ventures.
1. The relics of the relationship are still pretty much alive
When it’s over, it’s really over; which is why fully severing ties with an ex also involves disposing what used to be meaningful and sentimental tokens and keepsakes of a love that was once full-fledged and flourishing. The same goes for memorable experiences and residual feelings; it’s absolutely imperative for the newly single to get over their past lover so that they can heal and eventually move on with their life and even take another chance at finding love. If the complete opposite is the case then an ex lover is probably not yet over their ex partner and the relationship. To a person that desires to win back the affection of their ex these tangible and non-tangible reminders are likely not a source of pain but inspiration.
2. An ex that finds ways to keep in touch
A constant stream of SMS, instant messages and social networking posts that make it seem as if the relationship never ended in the first place are obvious signs your ex wants you back. If the feeling is mutual then there’s cause for celebration; otherwise, it’s best to steer clear even if it means being unresponsive to an ex’s romantic innuendos. There is probably more to an ex phoning for no apparent reason too. A person that wants to maintain a connection in spite of an obsolete romantic link might just be waiting quietly to make their move or sizing up their chances of a relationship reincarnation.
3. A former lover that’s still around
Men and women are wired to forge advantageous unions in order to survive; and in Evolutionary Anthropology there’s a concept called ‘mate guarding’ that ensures lovers are not led astray by wandering eyes (and hands) and stay focused on their primary partners. If an ex is still hanging around and keeping their erstwhile partner company, chances are they might still be keeping their hands on their former flame and letting the rest of the world know that they’re off limits to other potential prospects. Of all the signs your ex wants you back this is the most obvious and aggressive, so if these feelings are shared it’s a chance for former lovers to pick up where they left off and perhaps start all over again.