Relationship coach and dating expert Brad Browning teaches you how to get your ex to forgive you in this video.
How long it will take your ex to forgive you depends on several factors. One is the manner of your breakup – if the relationship ended on a very bitter note, chances are, you might have to wait longer for your ex to forgive you. Some people also forgive faster, while for some, forgiveness is not quite so easy.
Regardless of these factors, it should be noted that there’s no magic formula to make your ex forgive you faster. But here are a few key pointers that can guide you in seeking forgiveness from your ex:
1. Apologize and put your heart and soul into it
When you apologize, you don’t want your ex to think that you’re just apologizing to get him back. So don’t rush it. Sit down with him and look him in the eye when you are saying sorry.
2. Don’t apologize TOO much
As you may have hurt your ex for him to break up with you, the last thing he wants to hear is you saying you’re sorry over and over again. Apologize just once or twice but let him see that you really mean it.
3. Allow your ex to ask you questions
When you apologize, your ex will probably want to know why you did what you did. You owe him that at least. So with all honesty, tell him what he wants to know – help him to understand – but make sure also that he knows how much you regret it.
4. Don’t just say things…DO things
Talk is cheap, they say – and that actions speak louder than words. While these may sound cliché, they are also only too true. Saying you are sorry is not enough; show him you are. Be his emotional support at this difficult time if that’s what he needs.
5. Give your ex some space if he needs it
After apologizing and telling him what he needed to know, he might tell you to get out. You do just that. Leave him alone to process the information. He may still be very angry at you and you don’t want to be around him when he is in that frame of mind. You’ve said what you needed to and it’s time to give him some space to mull it over.
6. Promise it won't ever happen again
Once he forgives you, it’s expected that you shouldn’t make the same mistake twice. It does need to be said. And you need to keep that promise.
About Brad Browning
Brad Browning is a relationship coach and breakup expert from Vancouver, Canada. For the past decade, Brad has worked with thousands of men and women around the world, helping to reverse breakups and mend broken relationships.
Brad is author of the best-selling Ex Factor Guide program, which teaches readers how to get their ex back. He also offers personal coaching to a limited number of clients, guiding them through the process of winning back an ex or recovering from a difficult breakup.