If you haven't heard from your ex in a while, if he or she hasn't gone out of their way to contact you, if they haven't paid attention to anything you've done (both in real life and on social media), chances are they don't care about you. That being said, if your ex continues to text you, it is quite probable that they still have feelings for you.
In fact, according to a study conducted by Psych Central, around 80% of women will still feel some degree of love for their exes. The study also found that around 20% of men will still feel some degree of love for their former partners.
So yes, an ex can still feel something for you.
One obvious reason your ex may be contacting you is that he or she is lonely. Your ex may not have anybody else to talk to and may be contacting you to fill an emotional hole. Your ex might not want to see you again or may not have romantic feelings for you. Sometimes an ex contacts you just because they want to know where you're living and if you're happy.
If your ex has contacted you multiple times in a short period of time, he or she may be trying to hurt your feelings. This could be for several reasons. Maybe he or she doesn't like who you're dating now or wants you to feel guilty. Your ex might even be stalking you! If this happens to you, report your stalker to police immediately. An ex who tries to hurt your feelings this way deserves punishment.
If you contact your ex repeatedly or if he or she contacts you repeatedly, it's important to understand why this is happening. It's possible you might not agree on how things ended between you and would rather not speak, but that's okay. If your ex isn't willing to work through his or her issues with you, then there's no point in continuing the conversation.
If you run into your ex and they engage in conversation with you passionately, they may still have feelings for you. Remaining in touch with family and friends: When your ex maintains contact with your loved ones after you have separated, this is one of the more prevalent subtle indicators that they still have affections for you.
They may not want to appear needy by asking for space but rather want your friends and family to know that they are okay and not alone during this difficult time in their lives. If your ex keeps in touch with others, particularly those who have been close to you before you broke up, there's a good chance that they still care about them too!
In fact, research has shown that people who break up with someone expect them to feel some type of pain or suffering because it makes sense that they would want their ex to be as comfortable as possible during this difficult time. So if your ex seems upset or shows other signs of discomfort when you talk about your breakup, don't assume that they aren't feeling the same way about you as well.
They may not say anything but keeping in touch with their old friends and family shows that they are trying to keep certain parts of their life intact even though they are with someone new. This is important to remember if you want to get back together with an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend.
If your ex is attempting to contact you, or even speaking to you at odd hours, it might be an indication that they still care about you. Another significant indicator is social media. If they didn't get rid of you, whether by an unfriend or a direct block, it might signify they miss you.
The only way to know for sure is if they act upon it in some way. But if they do, this means the pain you both went through is still there and neither of you have been able to move on. This situation can also cause problems for any new relationships you might have because there's always going to be an issue there since this past relationship isn't over.
It's best to just let go and move on with your life. Forget what they did and don't ever contact them again. That's all that matters now.
If your ex comes up to you or texts you to let you know they still care, they most likely do. It's up to you to decide if you still care about them enough to give them another chance or whether you want to let them go altogether. If you still care about him or her, you should tell him or her. If not, be truthful so that both of you can move on once and for all. 2. Tell them how you feel about them.
Never assume that just because they aren't contacting you that they don't care anymore. Sometimes we forget how important others are to us until they show their feelings by not contacting us. If you really want to make sure they know how you feel, then send them a message saying that you still care about them and would like to see what's happening in their life. This will help them to understand that you are willing to change your mind if/when they get back together with you.
Finally, remember that you alone are responsible for telling your ex that you no longer care. Don't expect them to get the message and don't take it personally if they don't. Only you can decide if you want to keep seeing an individual and if they come up to you or send you messages then it means that they still care.