If your boyfriend started acting distant and then walked in and said he needed space, you are probably in a high emotional state. When he walked out on you, your ex boyfriend took all of your dreams of a future with him away.However, if you want to get your ex back, you have to settle down and get a grip on yourself. That is why you need this special advice to make him regret hurting you.
The first thing you have to do is stop having any contact with your ex. This will be hard to do, but you will never get your ex boyfriend to be sorry he hurt you and want you back unless you make him see how much he misses you. You have to make him as confused as you are by showing him you don't need him in your life. Right now he thinks you can't live without him and that makes him feel in control.
You have to stop thinking of him day and night and the way to do that is occupy yourself with other things. This might be taking some night classes to help you advance in your job. There might be something you always planned to do as a hobby, now is the time to do it. Another good way to forget your ex boyfriend is by helping others and doing volunteer work.
Doing these things will not only help keep your mind off your ex but, it will put you on his mind. First he will be surprised that you are not running after him and then he will wonder how you can ignore him. But, something else will be happening in his mind. He will gain a mew respect for you and be proud of you. This will start things turning in your favor and the control swinging over to you.
When a breakup occurs, it all come down to who needs the other one most. As long as you are telling him you can't live without him, you are showing that you need him the most. However, by showing him you are fine with the breakup and making a new life for yourself, he will realize how much he needs you. That is when he will regret hurting you and be sorry he let you go.
Since he sees how much he wants you back and you are not doing anything to get him back, the work of patching up your relationship is in his hands. He is the one that will have to admit he made a mistake and he will have to swallow his pride and beg you to take him back. This won't be easy for him to do and he will be sneaky about it. He won't just come to you on bended knee and tell you he regrets hurting you.
The way your ex boyfriend will try to get you back is by sending you a text and ask how you are. This will be to see how fast you answer him. If you are too anxious, he will know you have been playing a game and go back into his shell. If you don't answer it, he will think you are serious about moving on and he will come begging you to take him back.