I frequently see situations where a guy does something stupid and now he wants to know how to win his ex girlfriend back. Let us look at a common situation that was recently admitted by an up and coming politician.

The first mistake is going out with the boys, minus your girlfriend, into what has been called a “target rich environment”; also known as a bar or a party.

When you add the influence of alcohol, doing something stupid is easy to do.

A guy named Duane heads out to a party with some guy friends on a night when Kathy, his girlfriend, cannot come along. Next thing you know, after a few drinks, Duane is dancing and then making out with one of Kathy’s friends.

Naturally, Kathy finds out about it and has a nasty confrontation with Duane.

“I never want to see you again,” she says. “I am so out of here.”

Here is where you do not want to compound the first mistake with a second. A lot of guys would be quick to call, email, text, and even run out for flowers and candy. Nope, do not do it.

What he should do is let her make the next move. She is the one in control here. If Duane goes out to score, he is going to lose her. But if he wants to know how to win ex girlfriend back, he needs to hold off doing anything on his part but be planning for the next step.

Do not focus on the present. Keep your eye on the long game here.

At some point, Kathy will cool off and initiate contact. You know she just cannot leave it alone.

There are many pretexts for her doing this. On the one hand, she may be mad and want a return exchange of all personal property. And, she could just be missing him and want to talk.

Here is where Duane needs to make his move. He needs to show her that he is the one for her.

Duane will want to put the incident behind him and only bring up the incident if she does first.

What he can and should talk about are the positive memories that the two have had together. He should bring up specific incidents that were special for both of them.

Maybe he could say, “I was walking around downtown and I saw the restaurant we went to on our first date and I thought of you.”

If the conversation remains casual, he can talk about missing her. “I miss the way you laugh at my stupid jokes, even if you have heard them before.” Do not under any circumstances mention that he cannot imagine life without her.

If Kathy is being receptive, and she probably will be (or else why is she calling?) Duane should suggest a casual get together, maybe coffee or ice cream, nothing big here. A brief half hour mini-date could be just what it takes to get things back on track for the relationship.

If Duane plays it right using the advice I have given here, he will have found the right solution to the how to win ex girlfriend back after doing something stupid.

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