Why Is My Ex-Boyfriend Blocking And Unblocking Me?

Nowadays, it is common for individuals to have multiple social media accounts across various platforms. When dating, if both parties are active on the same platforms, it's likely that they will become friends on those platforms.

Having the same social media accounts as a romantic partner can have its benefits, such as increased interaction and the ability to share your relationship with friends. However, when the relationship ends, it may be necessary to remove them from your social media accounts if you do not wish to maintain a friendship.

Maintaining a friendship on social media after a breakup can be challenging. One issue that may arise is when your ex-boyfriend alternates between blocking and unblocking you.

There can be various reasons why your ex-boyfriend is blocking and unblocking you on social media. It's important to understand the reasons behind his actions and determine the appropriate course of action.


Before discussing potential reasons for the blocking and unblocking behavior, it's important to confirm that it is actually happening. Here are some ways to determine if your ex-boyfriend is alternating between blocking and unblocking you on social media.

It is typically easy to identify when someone has blocked you on social media. You can check your ex-boyfriend's profile periodically, if he has blocked you, you will not be able to see it.

Another way to confirm if you have been blocked by your ex-boyfriend is to check your message history with him. Many social media platforms will display a message indicating that you cannot send him a message if he has blocked you.

If you are unable to see his profile or message him and later on you are able to, it means he has unblocked you.


He's trying to motivate you to reach out to him

It's common for individuals to use subtle methods to get someone's attention without directly reaching out to them. For example, positioning oneself in a certain way, such as in proximity to an attractive stranger at a bar, in hopes of catching their attention.

Blocking and unblocking you on social media could be a way for your ex to get your attention. When he unblocks you, he may be gauging your reaction, and hoping that you will initiate a conversation with him.

It can be challenging to determine if this is the reason for his behavior. You don't want to push him away by initiating a conversation when he's not ready, but it's also hard to know if he's waiting for you to reach out.

Without directly messaging him, it is difficult to be certain that he wants to talk. It is often better to be cautious, rather than taking the bait and reaching out to him, as it could be misinterpreted.

His feelings for you are conflicted

The period after a breakup can be emotionally turbulent. Your feelings can fluctuate greatly, sometimes feeling deeply in love with your ex, and other times feeling repulsed. It's important to remember that these feelings are normal and it's a part of the healing process.

It's likely that your ex is also experiencing a range of emotions after the breakup. The blocking and unblocking behavior on social media may be an indication of his own conflicting feelings.

His social media behavior can be seen as a virtual indicator of his emotions. When he blocks you, it's a clear indication that he doesn't want to communicate with you. Alternating between blocking and unblocking you may indicate that he's struggling to process his own feelings post-breakup.

He accidentally blocked you

It's possible that the blocking was accidental, as it can happen easily when navigating through settings on a phone. Accidentally touching the screen while scrolling through options could cause an unintended action to take place.

In this scenario, it's possible that he may have been considering blocking you but unintentionally did so while navigating settings on his phone. Upon realizing the mistake, he may have quickly unblocked you.

If this is the case, it's likely that the blocking and unblocking would only occur once, and he would not repeat the action. After that initial incident, you would remain unblocked.

He gave into impulse by unblocking you

It's possible that he blocked you because he felt that seeing you online was causing him emotional pain and needed time away to focus on his own emotional recovery. Blocking you was a way for him to create distance and avoid any reminders of the relationship.

So, he unblocks you, just to check in on your life, but then quickly blocks you again once the reality of the breakup hits him. This pattern of blocking and unblocking could continue for a while as he struggles with his emotions. It's important to remember that this is a sign of his own emotional turmoil and not a reflection of how he feels about you. It's important to give him the space he needs to heal and not take it personally.

This cycle of blocking and unblocking may continue as he tries to navigate his feelings and emotions post-breakup. It's important to keep in mind that everyone deals with breakups differently and it's possible that his actions on social media are a reflection of his own emotional journey. It's also important to remember that ultimately, your own emotional well-being is the most important thing, and if his actions are causing you distress, it may be best to take a step back and focus on yourself.

In this scenario, you may notice that the blocking and unblocking happens frequently, but it's usually only for a short period of time. It's important to keep in mind that this behavior may be a sign that your ex is still struggling with the breakup and may not be ready to talk or reconnect with you yet. It's best to give him the space he needs to process his emotions and focus on your own healing.

He's messing with your head

Although it may not be the most significant reason, it's worth considering that he may still be playing mind games with you even after the relationship has ended.

Repeatedly unblocking and blocking someone can be used as a manipulation tactic, causing confusion for the person being blocked and unblocked. You may be reading this because you are feeling confused as a result of this behavior.

This behavior is effective as a tactic, as it is causing confusion and getting inside your head. Whether or not the person is aware of this impact, the act of repeatedly blocking and unblocking is having a psychological effect. This shows that even a simple action like pressing the block button can be used as a tool for manipulation.

As we've discussed, there could be various reasons why your ex is blocking and unblocking you, and understanding male psychology can be complex. It may be helpful to seek additional guidance to gain a better understanding of the situation.

Consider utilizing the steps outlined in Text Chemistry to gain a clear understanding of the best course of action.

Ignore it and take some time away from him

If you have noticed that your ex is blocking and unblocking you, it could be a sign that he is doing it frequently or it could be an indication that you are spending too much time checking his profile.

Regardless of the reason, it's advisable to take a break from this behavior. If you find it difficult to stop yourself from checking his profile, it may be beneficial to take a break from social media for a period of time.

By taking a break from social media, you can prevent yourself from taking any actions that you may later regret. Once you feel more in control of your emotions and the urge to check your ex's profile subsides, you can return to social media.

Focus on you and being your absolute best

Moving forward, your main focus should be on yourself. Take the time to focus on your well-being and engage in activities that make you feel good, as long as they are healthy and positive.

Spend time with friends and family, plan a vacation or staycation, and consider picking up a new hobby that you've been interested in. These are all great ways to focus on yourself and improve your overall well-being.

The ultimate goal should be to strive for your own happiness. When you feel good, it will reflect in your social media posts, as they will exude positivity and genuineness.

Not only will your ex potentially be drawn to the positive energy you exude, but your loved ones will also appreciate seeing you doing well.

Avoid attacking him for blocking you

If you notice your ex blocking you again, it's important not to immediately reach out to him as soon as he unblocks you. It can be hurtful to feel that someone wants to cut you out of their life, and it may be even more distressing if you suspect that they are trying to manipulate you.

However, lashing out at him in response will not have any positive outcome for you in the long term. Although it may provide temporary relief, it can ultimately leave you feeling guilty or ashamed for the outburst.

It's important to maintain a level of maturity and to be the bigger person in this situation. Keep in mind that your main objective is to focus on yourself and your own well-being, rather than fixating on your ex.

When he unblocks you for a long period, use that time to show him your best side

It may be easier than it seems to follow this advice. If you have taken the time to focus on yourself and actively work on your well-being, it will come naturally and you won't have to force it.

He will see that you have been living your best life and may also feel the temptation to check up on you. When he does, he will see the positive changes and happiness in your life.

This sends a clear message to him without you having to say anything directly: he will have to put in the effort and make a real effort if he wants to be a part of your life again. Your happiness and well-being demonstrate that you don't need him and can thrive independently, so he should be aware that he needs to make it worth your while if he wishes to be in your life again.

Remember: you can't force him to unblock you, and blocking you doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you

If he blocks you again, don't worry about it. It's easy to say, but hard to do. Remember, there is nothing you can do to make him unblock you.

Worrying about his actions will not bring any results. You can't do anything to make him open up, it is a decision he will make when he is ready.

His decision to block you doesn't necessarily mean he has something against you. It may reflect his own feelings and struggles, as he is likely saying that he is hurting and unable to face you at the moment.

It's alright, give him the space he needs, it will show how mature you are.


If you're trying to reconnect with your ex or start a relationship with someone new, you will need to make an effort to catch their attention. It is normal to feel uncertain about dating after a breakup.

We suggest following the steps outlined in this video to ensure that you are in control of your next relationship.