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Why does my ex keep watching my snapchat stories when he was the one that broke up with me?

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Last Updated: 02/15/2021 at 7:07pm
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Christie Belle, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy


I am a U.S. Air Force veteran and a ex-Army spouse. I am a divorced mother of two teenage boys, my youngest son has a diagnosis of autism, which I am very passionate about.

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September 20th, 2019 2:24am
Omg I have the exact Same issue that I want to ask.. can anyone help me? So he broke up with me 3months ago. Right after our breakup he jumped into a new relationship I was so devastated due to how much I loved him. He always checks my Snapchat stories but I never check his. Why does he check it? And should I check his stories if I want him back or not to. I was told that he got into a new relationship because he thought I was in one but again I’m not sure what’s true and what not. When he thought that I was he was the first to keep looking at my snap but once he knew that I wasn’t he takes his take to see my stories. But why does he keep looking at my stories and should I start looking at his as well?
January 4th, 2017 4:52am
He may still have feelings for you and he wants to get your attention without seeming too needy. Maybe he regrets his decision but is too embarrassed to ask for you back. I think you should strike a friendly conversation with him next time and see how he responds.
January 17th, 2017 8:20am
This might be hard to swallow, but just because an ex is checking out social media, it doesn't mean he wants to get back together, or that he misses you. A lot of what social media is, is a means of temporary entertainment. The only sure proof you should put your personal concern in is if he is pining at your door in real-life talking with you in person and communicating that he is feeling more. If you don't want to see him, or are still annoyed by the notifications, you can block him, just to take a break from seeing his name, I've done this, it isn't the weak road at all. Best of Wishes, good luck!
April 24th, 2017 2:40pm
Because that's a social norm. I mean, if he has not blocked you, or unadded you, then your story will still show up on his feed. It does not necessarily mean that he is stalking, or still interested, just that he does not care to block your feed.
April 24th, 2018 7:10pm
He might miss you. If you aren't sure why he broke up with you then he still might like you. Or he cares about you. Or he could want to be friends. Maybe ask him or one of his friends about it if it is really bothering you.
August 21st, 2018 8:57pm
Your ex is keeping tabs on you, may be he’s concerned for your wellbeing, maybe he doubts his decision to break up. But it could just simply be to see if your life is going better than his since your breakup. Don’t let it concern you and carrying on living life. Whether it’s regrets or concern show him that your a strong independent woman that has got over her breakup and is once again enjoying life. You were after all once friends so don’t let a breakup ruin that, it’s still ok to care for someone in your past. As time goes on he will watch you less
February 15th, 2021 7:07pm
Sometimes Exes will keep watching or trying to reach you because they just want to know what you're up to, and everything. Like a weird addiction, it's what most do after a breakup is that they will just lurk on your page to keep tabs on you and see how the breakup affected you. Just know he wants to see you being sad over him, so do the opposite of what he wants. He seems like a jerk for that so I wish you the best of luck and ignore him. Don´t stress over a guy who isn´t worth your time. You got this! ~ Waves