Here's a breakdown of how your decision to block might influence their journey
through these stages: During the no-contact period, your ex embarks on a sequence of emotional shifts, which for clarity, I've classified into five stages
: Relief, Doubt, Anger, Nostalgia, and, eventually, Regret. These stages, although broad in their description, capture the essence of their emotional and psychological journey after the split. As you consistently stand by the no contact rule, your ex gradually shifts from one emotional territory to another, often resembling an emotional seesaw. Initially, they might bask in the Relief phase, appreciating the newfound space, free from the strains that might have burdened the relationship. But as the sands of time trickle, the feeling morphs into Regret, a stage where they might contemplate patching things up with you.When you maintain distance from your ex
, their thoughts inevitably drift back towards you. You both shared a deep connection, and such bonds never truly vanish. Whether in moments of joy or sorrow, their mind will wander to the times you shared. They will naturally grow curious about your life. Thoughts of you will magnify your perceived value in their mind.However, and this is a critical point
where many who attempt no contact for the first time, unfortunately, falter, these thoughts and memories must originate internally, from within your ex's mind. The act of blocking can hinder their natural progression through these stages. It might be perceived as a message, albeit indirect, that you're still nursing hurt feelings or holding onto anger.
This naturally brings up the next question: should you unblock them if you've already blocked them? Let's examine this question more closely.