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How to Make Someone Miss You and Regret Ever Leaving Your Side

Sometimes people take others for granted without realizing it. Overcome that by learning how to make someone miss you. No more being taken for granted!

how to make someone miss you

People make mistakes. They get caught up in the heat of a moment and leave their partner without ever looking back. But what would happen if they did look back? Knowing how to make someone miss you can help you show them the errors of their ways.

Of course, that’s only if you want them back. Even if you just want them to see what they’re missing, you have to do it in a way that’s not obvious. If you’re blatant about it, they’ll pick up on what you’re doing and it’ll lose its effectiveness.

It’s true that you might also want to make someone miss you a little while you’re still in a relationship. It’s very easy to take your partner for granted sometimes. You might not realize you’re doing it.

If that’s happening to you, giving your partner a nudge by making them miss you might be all it takes to make them see the error of their ways. [Read: How to make a guy miss you and want you, even after screwing up]

Remember that some things are better left in the past

If you’re trying to learn how to make them miss you, then you obviously want them back in your life. Either that, or you just want them to feel bad. But really think about if you’re ready to have them crawling their way back to you.

What did your relationship look like before you split? Was it healthy and fun? Or, were they mean and toxicity was prevalent? You have to be sure you want to mend your relationship before trying to make them see what they let go of. [Read: Signs you should get back with your ex]

It’s important to know that sometimes you just have to let things stay in the past. Some relationships aren’t as good the second time around, and it could be that you can’t really forgive what you actually split over.

If you’re still together and you’re trying to get them to stop taking you for granted, you also have to question why they’re doing it. Remember to communicate and talk about how you feel. It might be that they’ve just been distracted with work lately.

However, if it’s a constant problem that never changes, you should seriously start to reconsider whether you want to be with this person at all. [Read: How to stand up for yourself – get what you want and deserve]

How to make someone miss you

No matter what your goal is for making them miss you, you’ll have to do it in a very specific way. These are the best ways to make sure they miss you without throwing it in their face in an overly obvious way.

1. Post photos of you having fun

And don’t just stage them. You really have to be genuinely happy and have a great time. Get people together to take pictures and then have others tag you in it on social media.

The more they see how great your life is, the more they’ll regret leaving it. They’ll want to be a part of it again. When you are seen having fun, they’ll think about all the fun times you two used to have and it’ll make them miss you endlessly. [Read: Fun things to do with your best friend and create lasting memories]

2. Post reminders of the good times

Depending on how well you two left each other, you can post pictures of things you’ve done in the past. Facebook has handy yearly reminders that pop up of things you did in the past.

Feel free to share those! Just because you two aren’t together doesn’t mean you didn’t have a great time. Showing those pictures to everyone – including the person you want to make miss you – will have them thinking back on those days, which is exactly what you want. [Read: Should you keep or delete all those old memories?]

3. Apologize for any wrongdoings on your end

We all make mistakes and we all have to own up to them. You really have to make sure that person knows how much you regret some of the things you did.

It’ll make them picture a life where the two of you don’t have to deal with the things you did. You’ll seem more mature and like you can handle issues a lot better. That’ll definitely make them miss you.

4. Wish them well in life

It’s all about maturity. When we see someone who we really want to miss us, we usually get bitter and even upset. But if you can approach them or even just send a text wishing them well in life, they’ll miss you.

Not only will you be bringing yourself to the forefront of their mind, but you’ll be putting yourself there in a positive light. When that’s the last thought they have of you, they’ll miss you. [Read: How to be happy and live life to the fullest]

5. Go about your life as normal

If you’re wondering how to make someone miss you, sometimes all you really have to do is go about life. Do your thing and let them watch as you move on without them. It’s enough for them to see that they still want to be a part of that life.

You can post and talk about the things going on in your job and personal life. Letting them see your life from an outsider’s perspective will make them want to know more from an insider’s view.

6. Talk about your accomplishments

There’s nothing that’ll make someone miss you like your own achievements. It’s a big deal to them. This is especially true if you accomplish something you always wanted to do while they were still in your life.

Because chances are, you told them about it. They’ll think back to all those times and will miss you and miss talking about your goals and dreams. [Read: How to get your life back on track after a major change]

7. Look incredible

This one speaks for itself really. When you look really good – better than you did when they were in your life – they’ll miss you. They’ll miss telling you how good you look and be upset that they can no longer see you up close and personal.

So work on looking amazing. Better yet, wear stuff you know they really loved to see you in. That is more powerful than you think. They’ll think about how much they liked seeing you in it back then and it’ll bring all those feelings rushing back.

8. Pull back a little or keep your distance

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, after all. The more you try to talk to them and show them how much they miss you, the clingier you’ll look and feel to them.

If you’re wondering how to make someone miss you, remember this. You have to distance yourself. Cut yourself out of their life basically.

The more accessible you are to them, the less time they have to miss you. How can they miss someone who won’t leave them alone? [Read: Reasons why the no contact rule always works]

9. Don’t fully engage if they reach out

If these tactics have been working for you, they might end up reaching out. But, you can’t just melt back into their arms and tell them what they want to know. Hold some stuff back.

Don’t let them feel as though they’re back in your life completely. Talk to them as if they’re someone you barely know. Give them the smallest amount of details so they keep asking for more and more. They’ll definitely show you how much they miss you when you do this.

10. Be someone you know they would miss

Think about your life and who you are. Now, who do you want to be? If you are someone you know they’ll miss and want back in their life, it’s more likely that they’ll miss you. [Read: How to focus on yourself – 27 ways to create your own sunshine]

Work on bettering yourself and being a great person. Be a role model. Show them that you can be successful and confident without them and they’ll want to come crawling right back.

11. Enjoy your life, and do it for you

By focusing on yourself and enjoying spending time with friends and the hobbies that bring you joy, you’re sure to get the attention of the person who isn’t giving you the attention you deserve. The most important thing here is to do it for you.

Make sure that you’re really enjoying what you do, or else they’ll notice if you’re being fake and posting photos just for the sake of it. That way, you’ll be so busy enjoying your life that you don’t notice whether they miss you or not!

12. Leave your scent lying around

If you’re living with someone or you’re regularly close to someone who you’re trying to work your magic on, leave your scent lying around. Our sense of smell is extremely powerful and is linked to our memory bank.

When they sniff that special scent that you always wear, or always used to wear, it will remind them of you and will probably lead them to start thinking back to the good times. [Read: How to smell good and attract almost anyone you deeply desire]

13. Try to make them jealous

This one should be approached with caution. It probably will work though, so we’ve added it to the list! Trying to make someone jealous so they’ll miss you is a risky business but it will evoke emotion, that’s for sure. The problem is, it might be the wrong type of emotion, especially if they see through what you’re trying to do.

The key is not to overdo it. Tread carefully and watch their reactions to see whether you’re being successful or whether you need to quit while you’re ahead. [Read: How to make a guy jealous – 20 wicked ways to win his attention]

Trying to make someone miss you really isn’t that hard, but they need to be open to missing you for it to work. For instance, if they’re happily loved up with someone else, they probably won’t be in the right headspace to start thinking back fondly. In that case, you’ll just have to accept that your relationship is in the past and move on.

Similarly, if you’re with someone who’s not really giving you much attention, making them miss you is a good way to turn their gaze back your way. However, it could also be that there’s a deeper issue that’s causing them to act that way. Communication is key here, especially if you want to save your relationship.

[Read: 17 ways to know if someone really misses you]

It’s not easy to stay away when you miss someone. But if you really want to know how to make someone miss you, you have to go about your normal life and show the great time you’re having.

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Preeti Tewari Serai
Preeti Serai
Preeti, the founder of LovePanky, is an eternal optimist and believer in the beauty of love and life. With an exhaustive experience in love, relationships, and ...