Will a Cancer Man Come Back After a Breakup?
Breakups are tough—especially if they involve separation from a Cancer man. Sensitive, nurturing, and hopelessly devoted, Cancer men are among the most romantic of the zodiac signs. If you want a Cancer man back, however, it may take some work on your part. These shy and emotionally vulnerable men aren’t quick to jump back into relationships, though it’s possible to rekindle the flames if the original fire were strong enough.
In this guide, I’ll go over what Cancer men are like post-breakup and review the best strategies you can employ to help get back together with that special Cancer man. Keep reading to find out!
Also Read: How to get a Cancer man back
Cancer Men Post-Breakup
The first thing to consider is how a Cancer man reacts after a breakup occurs. Generally, how he reacts depends on how the breakup occurred and how real the relationship was between the two of you. If you cheated, you can bet he won’t be able to let it go (in fact, he’ll likely brood over it for some time to come).
If your separation occurred on more amicable terms, you have a higher chance of getting a Cancer man back. Still, you’ll need to watch out for these common scenarios when you try:
Cancer men are naturally shy and find it difficult to open up to new people. After your breakup, you may find that he’s unwilling to share more information about himself. He’ll simply draw back into his protective bubble. If this is the case, you can know that the separation hurt him pretty badly, and it may take a while for things to settle down again. He could simply start spending more time with his family, as well, but it’s likely he’ll start seeing someone else as long as the breakup wasn’t too bad.
There’s a good chance, as well, that your Cancer ex may easily get moody. These men love living in the past, and they’ll still replay what happened between the two of you over and over again in their minds. On the bright side, this is a sign that he does love you and may be willing to try and get back together (again, as long as he wasn’t hurt too badly during the breakup).
How to Get a Cancer Man Back after a Breakup
Want a Cancer man to come back to you? You’ll have to play your cards just right. Before committing to this emotional journey, then, you’ll want to make sure you have all the steps right. For this reason, be sure to review these steps in order to get back together with your Cancer ex.
1. Show Him You Can Be Trusted
One thing is for sure: you will never get a Cancer man back if he doesn’t trust you. Unfortunately, it may be hard to get a Cancer man to trust you again post breakup, even if the two of you were together for a long time. As you re-establish your relationship with him, it’s important that you don’t break any promises or spend too much time away from him if he’s showing signs of wanting to be back together. His trust doesn’t come easily, and you don’t want to hurt him again.
Definitely, you don’t want to talk behind his back, even if you’re just venting your frustrations with your girlfriends. If someone decides to tell him you’ve been upset with him (no matter how justified you are), this could make your Cancer man feel ostracized and targeted again, which may end any chance for relationship recuperation. Therefore, you always want to stay on his good side and let him begin to miss you.
2. Be There When He Needs You
On a similar note, you’ll need to be there when he needs you. While you really don’t want to be clingy (let him have time with his friends, and don’t respond immediately to every text), you certainly still need to try and show your support. Whether he’s having a rough time or a major positive event occurs in his life, make sure you’re there next to him to help him through the hard times or to share in his joy.
Not only will this help to re-establish the trust you need between the two of you, but it will also remind him why the two of you were so close in the first place. This will rekindle those emotional bonds that tied you together before and put you on the fast track to dating again.
3. Treat Him Special
Even more so than other men, Cancer men love being nurtured and pampered by the most important person in their life. This means that one of the quickest ways to a Cancer man’s heart is to do special things for him (and especially take care of his needs). Whether that means you tell him something sweet at random points throughout the day, give him gifts, or surprise him with the best dates, you’ll need to think ahead and try and make him feel special once again. Consider his feelings and play to what you know he likes. Perhaps even get his family involved. Over time, this can help you get back on his good side and even win over his heart (again). Certainly, this will make things easier as he starts to remember the good times you shared.
4. Be His Best Friend
The road to your new relationship may be paved with friendship. Because Cancer men can become so walled off when hurt, it’s not uncommon that Cancer guys who reunite with their exes often do so only after a long period of friendship, even if they miss being in a relationship. Unfortunately, getting a Cancer man to go back to you may take a lot of time—in most cases, it definitely doesn’t come easily. This period of being friends will give him time to trust you (and you could even need it for the same reason), as well as get to know you more intimately again.
It’s crucial that you don’t do anything to wrong him during this intermediary period if you really want to get back together again. Even if you really don’t like the idea of being friends, it’s crucial that you give him time to adjust and warm up to the idea of a relationship again. Depending on how close the two of you were before, this period could be longer or shorter than you expect.
The Bottom Line
If you miss and want to get a Cancer man back, you must first know his feelings. Using this guide, you can get a good grasp of what your Cancer ex may be going through, as well as start to employ strategies that could help a Cancer man come back to you. Know that it may take some time for the two of you to get back to the way you used to be. With the right emotional strategies and a bit of patience, however, you can steal his heart again and have a fresh start and improved relationship.
Make sure you take the advice in this guide to increase your chances of getting back together with your Cancer ex!
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