He will become a bit jealous and afraid that other guys might take his place, and win your heart.
If you are giving him space without breaking up, it would do your relationship good if he sees that while he is taking time to have some space, other men are showing interest in you.
9) You could spice up the relationship now that you are giving him space
Sometimes a relationship can get to the stage where it is somewhat boring and more routine than what it used to be.
In a relationship, it is always necessary to work on it and invest time and attention in it.
So it would be nice that while you are giving him space, you can still show him that you care about him, otherwise it could just end in any case.
After all, you haven’t broken up.
Maybe after some time has passed, you could organize a romantic trip, like a weekend getaway.
You let him see the fun, romantic you again.
It spices up the relationship again as you try out new things and explore new things together.
10) Happiness and positivity are attractive to a guy
You have both agreed that he needs to have some space which means that you can’t get all negative and disappointed about it.
That will surely make your partner pull away from you.
This is a great time for you to start doing nice things for yourself like starting a new hobby, joining a gym to get that body slick and sexy again, or volunteering and giving yourself to service.
There are heaps of things to keep you busy and it makes you a happier person.
As you build your self-confidence, a very attractive attribute to a guy, you are doing a good job of winning him back.
11) Make him laugh instead of making him frustrated
We always remember those people we shared unforgettable moments with.
It usually means that you have got under someone’s skin because of your sparkling personality.
He probably fell in love with you once because you made him laugh and you had fun.
Life is not a joke so there is plenty of time for seriousness.
But that doesn’t have to mean you sport a frowning countenance with negativity.
Not only your boyfriend, but most people don’t want to be around such a person because people generally want to go where the sunshine is!
12) Let him go if he wants time away with his friends
Your guy needs time out with his friends and this should not harm your relationship.
It is sometimes good for partners to spend some time away separately.
Going away with your own girlfriends and him going away with his boyfriends gives you a great chance to miss each other and be eager to see each other again, refreshing the relationship and giving it a new direction.
13) Send him a photo of you two
You probably have plenty of pictures of you two together, smiling away.
Find a great pic of the two of you two together.
Send it to him with a nice greeting, something like, ‘Look what I found – remember this?’
When he looks at it, happy, fun memories will cause him to miss those wonderful times and maybe long for them again.
14) Don’t interrogate him
Now that you have decided to give him space, don’t interrogate him about when you can’t get hold of him, kind of checking up on him; where he has been, and who he was with.
Let the conversation always just flow naturally so he gives out information freely in a relaxed fashion.
Interrogation just pulls a partner away.
15) Play hard to get
It might never have been your style, but it does work.
We are not talking about being cold and uncaring, just not available at the exact time he calls or texts you.
Playing hard to get makes you more desirable.
The goal here is to be busy but not totally off-limits.
You don’t want him to give up because you are sooo unavailable.
After all, you do want to lure him back.
16) Make him feel like he’s the hero
The new concept in relationship psychology that is causing quite a bit of fuss at the moment is called hero instinct.
Men want to be the hero’s; they want to provide for and protect the woman they love.
That means if you can trigger that hero instinct in a man it will make him miss you.
He was the first one to coin the term, hero instinct.
Ok, it can be quite an art to make your guy feel more like a hero, but things you say, texts you send, etc. – can all trigger his hero instinct.
17) Being the first to end a conversation
When he is chatting with you, you can be the one to end the conversation.
This can apply to texting as well – don’t be the last one to send the last text.
18) Organize a group get-together with your mutual friends
You could organize a catch-up meeting with your group of friends, turning yourself into a social butterfly.
Your guy sees you aren’t clinging to his side, but you are around all your friends, laughing, and taking photos, but not with him.
Eventually, he will approach you for your attention!
19) Get into his head
If you really want your guy to miss you when you are apart, it will be wise to get inside his head and understand what makes him tick.
Most times, women don’t understand or know what men are thinking.
They don’t understand that what men crave in a relationship is different from what women crave in a relationship.
That’s the thing; men’s and women’s brains are different.
Women are more in touch with their emotions whilst guys often struggle to work their feelings. Michael Fiore is a relationship guru, a leading expert on male psychology.
He offers this video to show you how you can deal with men who won’t open up to women.
20) Chasing after him is a big turn-off for him
The best thing is to give him space, period.
You can discuss this desire of his with him if you have been really close.
But when he gives you his answer, you have to accept it without flaring up.
If you show him that you are someone who can be open and honest with him, even when telling you something you don’t want to hear, then he will be honest with you.
Right here, many women make a big mistake of turning this ‘rejection’ and resentment into a game, a game where they want to punish their guy for hurting them.
They will start emotionally withdrawing from a guy in order to try and hurt him the way he has hurt her.
That’s what toxic relationships are all about, and in the end, the relationship just becomes destroyed.
21) Don’t try and control him
Trying to control him is a successful way of driving your boyfriend further and further away.
If you don’t nip it in the bud immediately, you could be hearing the death knell of your relationship.
If you really want to avoid the sad loss of your boyfriend through your actions, it is imperative for you to realize that it is, in fact, completely normal for a guy to want space.
It’s also perfectly normal that you should give him space.
Guys want the space in order to get their thoughts in order about the relationship.
They long for some time by themselves, or certainly from a woman who is constantly on their case.
Guys often seek out their mates where they can breathe again and feel free to have fun and chat, and also get some advice.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
What must I do after I have given him space?
Whether it is a permanent break or just a temporary timeout, but you are still in a relationship, use the time positively and beneficially by working on yourself and becoming a person he can’t resist and can’t do without.
How do I give my boyfriend space?
A good start would be not to overcrowd him, no questioning and interrogating him – let him be the one to wonder what you are getting up.
But won’t I lose him in the process?
You cannot badger him all the time – he wants space to breathe and not to be overwhelmed by you.
Yes, you stand a chance of losing him if even after giving him space you relentlessly continue with texting, calling, social media input, and even passive aggression. Don’t be angry about him asking for some space.
How do I give a guy space if we are living together?
Get out more so you are more like two friends living together and not a couple in a relationship. Go out with your own friends and start building your life away from him. It is possible.
Sometimes relationships can hit a low and a guy or gal wants a temporary separation or some space so they can work through the relationship issues.
If you both agree, the relationship continues without actually breaking up.
Many times couples need a pause in the relationship to make it easier for them to figure out if their relationship has a future.
It’s a better solution than always constantly quarreling and then eventually breaking up.
But while you are separated and may be nervous that it could eventually be leading to a proper breakup, we have offered you some very helpful tips above that might turn things around again and get things back on track again.
In fact, your guy might want to continue in the relationship!
Be the girl who is worth missing, not one who believes you need someone to make you happy.
Be happy and positive and someone will certainly miss you when you are not around because ‘that little bit of space, time, and distance can often be just what a relationship needs to bloom at its best!