17 Men Discuss What Makes Them Miss Their Ex After A Breakup

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1. “Sunday nights. I thought I wanted freedom, and I do 6 days a week. But Sunday nights, man. I miss her.” — Aaron, 39

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2. “We’re recently broken up, so what I miss probably has more to do with missing a relationship in general than missing her specifically. I miss having someone to text when something funny happens. I miss sleeping with someone. I miss making dinner with someone. I’ll get over her, but those things are hard.” — Kevin, 27

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3. “My ex was that rare girl who wanted sex more than I did. I swear it was all she thought about. She was always sending me dirty pictures while I was at work and basically up for doing it whenever I wanted. It’s been three years and two relationships later, and I still miss her when I’m horny.” — Mark, 33

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4. “I miss her when I miss someone touching me. I think girls hug and touch their friends and family pretty frequently, but for a single guy — I can go weeks without another human touching me in any kind of affectionate way. It makes me really sad to think about. I dated one girl in particular who always wanted to be touching when we were together, just little caresses to show her love. I really miss that.” — Andy, 22

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5. “I’ve dated other people since this one ex, but she is the only woman I’ve known who truly shared my sense of humor. I’ll crack a joke with my current girlfriend and sometimes she’ll look at me like I just kicked her dog. I get it, I can be crude and irreverent, but it’s who I am. I wouldn’t trade her for anything, but I miss the way my ex understood me in that way.” — Jason, 28

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6. “Is it going to make me ‘That Guy’ if I say blow jobs? My ex really knew what she was doing.” — Jonathan, 24

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7. “I make really good money at a professional job I have a degree in. But I wish I could give it up and teach English to underprivileged kids. I couldn’t do that to my wife, we want to have kids and we don’t want to do it on a teacher’s salary. But sometimes I think about my dream and I miss the girl I dated right before her. She was raised by hippie parents and kind of hated money. I know that if I was with her, she’s wholeheartedly support me and we’d make it work.” — Jim, 32

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8. “I miss her at night when I’m falling asleep. I wish I had someone to put their arms around me and make me feel loved.” — Morgan, 29

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9. “I miss her when I’m with my family. My mother is terminally ill and my ex was close with her. I know my mom is disappointed she won’t see me married when she dies.” — Peter, 20

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10. “I miss my ex because she was a cheerleader for my lifestyle. She’d come to the gym with me, do meal prep with me, generally be on the same page about fitness stuff. My current lady hates that I wake her up to go to the gym and complains about eating non-shitty food. I’m still happier with her, but it feels like there’s a little piece missing.” — Justin, 25

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11. “I miss her dog.” — Nate, 25

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12. “When I just got out of college I spent time traveling the world with barely any money. I came home and got a job and grew up. Recently I went on a business trip to a place a little more exotic than I’ve been in years. I found myself thinking about a girl I met while I was traveling and who I traveled with for awhile. I wonder what my life would be like if I married someone who was that adventurous.” — John, 35

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13. “I broke it off with the last girl because I could tell she was wanting things to get serious and I didn’t. I like my space, I like being a bachelor. But when I’m sick — that’s when I feel like I’ve made a mistake. No one is there to take care of me and I just feel like a loser in a pile of kleenex, miserable and alone.” — Sam, 29

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14. “I was recently broken up with by a girl I loved. So everything. All the time.” — Mike, 23

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15. “I miss the way she fit in my arms. When I’m watching TV alone I’ll think about how her head would be resting on my lap or on my shoulder. And then I’ll think about how she would be complaining about watching baseball and I immediately stop missing her.” — Ben, 27

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16. “I miss having a reason to get out of the house. Left to my own devices, I’m a total hermit slob. I’m in my sweatpants Friday evening to Monday morning. The same sweatpants. I’m a better person when I have a girlfriend.” — Stephen, 29

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17. “I miss coming home to her. I miss someone genuinely caring about how my day was. I miss that little bit of excitement about driving home and opening the door and feeling like everything was good.” — Mark, 30 TC mark

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