Whatever your reasons, you want to know the signs your ex still loves you. I get it. If it’s just for your ego, that’s one thing. But, if you’re wanting to know because you want to give the relationship another go, knowing the signs will help you decide whether or not you want to confront your ex.
Talking about this with your ex isn’t going to be easy, but if you see them exhibiting these signs, then it’ll be easier for you to have this conversation.
Just remember, even if they show these signs, you may not get the answer you want. There’s always a chance they’re going to say no. It’s something you need to accept beforehand. [Read: How to protect your heart and get back together with an ex]
15 subtle but clear signs your ex still loves you
Breakups suck. Whether you wanted to end the relationship or not, there’s always a small part of you that thinks about the “what if.” For some relationships, couples break up even if they didn’t want to. Maybe their families got involved, or someone moved for work. These things happen and break a loving couple up even though they want to be together.
Maybe you’re completely happy with the breakup, but your ego is dying to know if your ex still loves you. Everyone has their reasons. I’m not going to judge you.
Do they love me? Do they love me not?
#1 They keep photos of you on social media. When most people go through a breakup, they remove any images of their past relationship. They don’t want them around as a reminder. But your ex hasn’t deleted anything. They still have photos of you up on their social media, and it doesn’t look like they’re taking them down any time soon. [Read: The psychology behind deleting photos of your ex on social media]
#2 Your ex keeps in contact with you. Your ex isn’t afraid to give you a call and see how you’re doing. Usually, when someone is over the relationship, they avoid their ex completely, including phoning or texting them. But if your ex is still checking in with you, well, it is one of those clear signs your ex still loves you, or maybe still deeply cares about you.
#3 They tell you they miss you. If your ex is telling you they miss you, then most likely, they still have feelings for you. However, if they’re cheating on you or abusing you, these words are going to be used to win you back. They may not mean it. Look at the relationship and see if they’re genuine when they tell you this. [Read: Here’s why your ex still texts you and keeps in touch]
#4 They’re still close with your friends and family. Your friends and family are still in contact with your ex. It may seem a little odd, but if they’re still keeping in contact with your family and friends, they’re trying to keep one foot in the door. They still have feelings for you and are hoping things will work out.
#5 They rush into a new relationship. I know this may sound like a weird sign, but if you just broke up and they’re already seeing someone else, they’re not over you. This is an obvious rebound, and a clear sign they still love you. They just don’t want to handle the breakup process and think rebounding will help them get over you. [Read: 15 clear signs of a rebound relationship that can’t be hidden]
#6 Your ex becomes angry at you. When two people break up, there are a lot of emotions floating around. Though you may think anger is the opposite of love, it’s not. The opposite of love is indifference. If your ex is still showing emotions such as anger, they probably still have feelings for you. They simply don’t know how to express how they feel.
#7 You always bump into each other. It’s one thing if you both work in the same building, for example. But if you are bumping into each other in places you usually hang out in, the odds are they’re trying to get a chance to see you again. [Read: 14 things to keep in mind when you bump into your ex]
#8 They block and unblock you from social media. One day, you’re their friend on Facebook or following each other on Instagram. The next day, you’ve been blocked. Though it may seem like confusing behavior in your eyes, your ex is struggling with the breakup. When they block you, they’re trying to avoid contacting you.
#9 They ask your friends about you. Well, if your friends are getting texts and calls from your ex, asking them about you, that’s one of the clear signs your ex still loves you and misses you. It’s either that or they’re unable to move on and are becoming obsessive. I would keep an eye on this sign, especially if they’re showing “stalkerish” behavior. [Read: How to breakup with someone who loves you]
#10 They don’t want to give you your things back. Maybe you left some things over at their place. Usually, after a breakup, you’d pick up your things, and that would be the end of it. But your ex isn’t rushing to give you your things back. Once they give you your things, they know it’ll be the last time they see you. [Read: 15 revealing questions to know if you should even be talking to your ex]
#11 When they see you, they reminisce. When you two bump into each other or meet up for a coffee, your ex enjoys talking about the good times in your relationship. They probably miss you and are subtly trying to remind you of the good moments you shared, hoping you’ll give the relationship a second chance.
#12 Your ex is very touchy. When you see them, your ex has their hands all over you. Whether it’s holding your hand, hugging you, or touching your face. Your ex is very touchy. Well, they’re trying to stay close to you, and are either trying to get into your pants or want to be with you again. [Read: When someone touches you – The different body parts and what they mean]
#13 They insult your new partner. You’ve moved on and started to date someone else, which is completely fine. Your ex has found out about your new relationship, and they’re anything but supportive. Instead, they’re jealous and insult your new partner. Well, this just shows they’re not over you and want you to see your new partner isn’t anything in comparison to them.
#14 They contact you during the no-contact period. You decided not to contact each other for thirty days. That way, you both have time to cool down and slowly move on. But your ex is really struggling with the no-contact rule, and they’re breaking it every moment they get. [Read: How to help your ex move on from you for good and find peace]
#15 They tell you they love you. Well, this is a clear sign your ex still loves you. I mean, if they’re telling you to your face they love you, it can’t get any clearer than that. Though, this doesn’t mean you should get back together. Yes, they love you, but love doesn’t equate to a relationship.
[Read: What are the signs your ex has moved on from your relationship?]
Some relationships are hard to move on from. If you’re wondering about the signs your ex still loves you, hopefully, you have your answer.
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