By Chris Seiter

Published on April 25th, 2024

After a breakup and during a period of no contact you will likely at times ponder whether your ex-girlfriend still thinks about you.

This silence can be deafening, filled with questions that circle endlessly in your mind.

As someone who feels rejected, even betrayed, you will likely find yourself seeking not just answers but understanding—why would she think about you, or conversely, why wouldn’t she?

Let’s delve into the complexities of these silent stretches and uncover some possible truths hidden within.

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Reasons Why Your Ex Might Think About You During No Contact

1. Shared Memories

The power of shared memories can often bring you to mind. Whether it’s a song that comes on the radio, a scene from a favorite movie, or the smell of a shared favorite meal, these sensory triggers can evoke vivid memories, making her reminisce about the times you shared.

Example Thought: “Remember when we got caught in the rain after that concert? He always made me laugh so hard.”

2. Unresolved Feelings

If the relationship ended abruptly or issues remained unresolved, she might frequently think about what went wrong or what could have been said differently.

Example Thought: “Did I give up too soon? Maybe we should have tried harder to work things out.

3. Dates and Anniversaries

Significant dates, like anniversaries or birthdays, can trigger thoughts about past celebrations and the role you played in those happy moments.

Example Thought: “It’s my birthday next week; last year we went to that amazing little bistro.”

4. Seeing Mutual Friends

Interactions with mutual friends who mention your name or share news about you can lead her to wonder how you are doing.

Example Thought: “I wonder if he ever mentions me when he talks to Mark.”

5. Places With Emotional Attachments

Visiting places you once went to together can be poignant reminders of your past relationship.

Example Thought: “This park was our first date spot. He was so nervous; it was adorable.”

6. Personal Growth

As she reflects on her personal growth post-breakup, she might think about how the relationship with you contributed to her current self.

Example Thought: “I’ve come so far since we split. I guess some of those challenges made me stronger.”

7. Loneliness

During moments of loneliness, the comfort and familiarity that the relationship provided might lead her to think about you.

Example Thought: “I miss having someone to talk about my day with. He always knew what to say.”

8. Curiosity

Curiosity about how you are coping with the breakup might also lead her to think about you.

Example Thought: “Is he handling this better than I am? Does he miss me too?”

9. Seeing Your Social Media

If she stumbles upon your social media updates, it might prompt thoughts about your current life without her.

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Example Thought: “He looks happy in his new job. I always knew he’d do well.”

10. Reevaluating the Relationship

Time apart can sometimes soften past grievances, making her reevaluate the breakup and the reasons behind it.

Example Thought: “Were things really as bad as I thought, or was I too harsh?”

11. Feeling Nostalgic

Nostalgia about the relationship can make her reminisce about the ‘good old days’.

Example Thought: “We had such a great time on that road trip to the coast. It was an adventure.”

12. Dreams

She might dream about you, which can bring a flood of thoughts and feelings to the surface upon waking.

Example Thought: “I dreamt about him last night; it felt so real. Why can’t I shake this feeling?”

13. Comparing New Relationships

If she starts dating again, comparisons might be inevitable, leading her to think about how things were different or similar with you.

Example Thought: “He’s nice, but he doesn’t make me laugh the way he used to.”

14. Holidays and Traditions

Holidays and traditions that you celebrated together can trigger thoughts of past festivities spent as a couple.

Example Thought: “Christmas was always our favorite holiday. I miss decorating the tree together.”

15. Growth from the Relationship

Thinking about lessons learned from the relationship can lead her to appreciate the times you shared, even if they ended in heartbreak.

Example Thought: “He taught me so much about trust and commitment. I hope he’s found happiness.”

Reasons Why She Might Not Be Thinking About You

1. Complete Closure

If she felt the relationship was conclusively resolved, she might seldom find herself thinking about you, focusing instead on new beginnings.

2. Overwhelming Busy Life

A busy personal and professional life can crowd out the mental and emotional space she might otherwise have to think about past relationships.

3. New Romantic Interests

Being deeply involved with someone new can shift her focus entirely away from the past to her current relationship.

4. Painful Memories

If the relationship ended on a particularly painful note, she might intentionally avoid thinking about you to spare herself the emotional turmoil.

5. Different Processing Styles

Some people process breakups quickly and do not dwell on the past, turning their attention to the future without looking back.

6. No Emotional Dependency

If she was not emotionally dependent on you, she might not feel a significant void during no contact, reducing the likelihood of her thoughts wandering to you.

7. Relief After Breakup

Feeling relieved after the breakup, perhaps due to a tumultuous relationship, can lead to minimal thoughts about the past as she enjoys her newfound peace.


The Expert’s Corner – Insights From Chris Seiter

FAQ 1: Is it normal to wonder if my ex-girlfriend thinks about me during no contact?

Answer: Absolutely. It’s completely natural to wonder about this as you both adjust to life without each other’s constant presence. This period of no contact can stir up a range of emotions and curiosities about what the other person is feeling or thinking.

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FAQ 2: How can I tell if my ex-girlfriend misses me during no contact?

Answer: Direct signs can be hard to discern during no contact. Indirect clues might include her reaching out to mutual friends to ask about you, or perhaps changes in her social media behavior that suggest she might be reflecting on your past relationship (like liking old photos).

FAQ 3: Does no contact make my ex-girlfriend think about me more?

Answer: No contact can indeed make someone think about you more, at least initially. The sudden absence of someone who was once a significant part of daily life can create a psychological void, making thoughts of the person more frequent as she processes the change.

FAQ 4: What if my ex-girlfriend is using no contact to move on?

Answer: No contact is often used as a healing strategy and might indeed be her way of moving on. This can be a healthy approach for both parties, allowing emotional wounds to heal more thoroughly without the complications of ongoing interaction.

FAQ 5: How long does it usually take for an ex-girlfriend to stop thinking about me during no contact?

Answer: The time varies widely among individuals and depends on the depth of the relationship, the circumstances of the breakup, and each person’s emotional processing style. There is no set period—some might take weeks, others months or even longer.

FAQ 6: Should I break no contact if I believe she thinks about me?

Answer: Breaking no contact should be considered carefully. If you feel that reconnecting is healthy and potentially wanted by both sides, and significant time has passed, it might be appropriate to reach out. However, ensure you respect her space and are prepared for any response.

FAQ 7: What should I do if she contacts me during no contact?

Answer: If she reaches out during no contact, assess what she says. If it’s a sign she wants to talk or revisit the relationship’s issues, decide if you’re emotionally ready to engage and how far along you are in your no contact period. Always respond in a way that is respectful to both her feelings and your own.  Contact your Breakup Coach if you need some guidance.

FAQ 8: How can I use no contact to make my ex-girlfriend miss me?

Answer: No contact should not be used as a manipulation tool to make someone miss you. Instead, use this time for self-improvement and reflection. Ironically, focusing on your growth rather than on making her miss you can sometimes have the very effect you desire.

FAQ 9: What are signs that no contact is not affecting my ex-girlfriend?

Answer: Signs might include her seeming happy and content in social media updates, her making no attempts to inquire or talk about you with mutual friends, or her starting a new relationship. These signs can indicate she is moving on with her life.

FAQ 10: How can I stop obsessing over whether my ex thinks about me?

Answer: Redirect your focus towards personal growth, hobbies, friendships, and new experiences. Engaging in therapy or counseling can also provide strategies to manage obsessive thoughts and help you shift your focus to more productive areas.

FAQ 11: What are healthy expectations to have during no contact?

Answer: Healthy expectations include using the time to heal, reflect, and grow from the relationship experience. Don’t expect specific outcomes from no contact, like reconciliation or changes in your ex-girlfriend. Instead, focus on what you can control: your own emotional and personal development.

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Signed By Yours Truly, Chris Seiter, Founder of Ex Boyfriend & Ex Girlfriend Recovery.	

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