Cute, I am *SO* glad you haven’t called him back! You definitely should feel good about that. That means you have at least 2 days of strength. Keep striving for more. Each and every second, minute, hour, day, you are getting your power back. Is there a way you could block his number? And YES block him from facebook.
I once had a FB obsession with FI’s ex (curiosity), then it was MY ex (who cheated), then it was a girl that I had a falling out with, etc. I was unemployed and BORED. When I would see them doing well, or looking pretty I would get super down on myself and compare, and obsess etc. (FB IS THE DEVIL) And I would stalk and try to find things and it was just silly.
You know what I did to stop FB stalking? I BLOCKED them. I blocked them and then eventually I would forget that I blocked them and when I would search for them it would come up blank. Then I would forget about it. Now? I don’t even care about these people lol!
I believe you should go as far as blocking his phone number. Call your carrier and have his number blocked. It will drive you nuts at first but it works. Then you should filter out his emails (like Carrie did to Big’s in Sex and the City 1 “isn’t there a place to send them to a place where I never have to see them again?”)
You are very lucky to have a daughter to distract you. Imagine if you lived alone? When you feel the urge to call him, keep doing what you are doing now. Start a convo with her, play a game, etc.
Even if this guy DOES come around with a ring, I’m not so sure if he deserves you. It should not take all this. I’ve read your past posts and he just seems to like playing with you like a fiddle. This goes beyond the typical “waiting girl”. Most guys wouldn’t KEEP bringing up ring shopping on their OWN and then backing out. C’mon.
I can see if you’re the one pushing and pushing but if he’s the one bringing up ring shopping, and then shooting it down and getting mad at you for wanting a ring? He likes the drama. He likes seeing you cry over him and still take all his crap. You are an ego booster for him. Don’t be anymore. I would not take this guy back. If you DO I hope it’s way after a like a year of him showing you he is worth it and making it up. This guy needs to grow up.
I wanted to add that the reason why you are longing for that call or email, it’s because when he does that, he’s validating something with in you. You need to get to a point where you can validate YOU, be happy with YOU so even if he calls or not, it will just be “oh that’s interesting.” It sounds like your world revolves around this man. It happens to ALL OF US.