Once you decide that you truly want your ex back, you should tactfully figure out ways to make it work. First and foremost, try to figure out the reason that made your ex fall in love with you at the initial stage. What are the changes in you now? Have you developed any habits that may be disliked by your ex partner? Have you committed any critical mistakes or were you too unappreciative, insecure or demanding. If you think that you have changed drastically, you need to work on yourself before you even decide to figure out how to get your ex back.
Try to feel good about yourself so as to work through all kinds of issues that may have ruined your relationship in the past. If you want to get back to your ex, you need to be prepared to ensure that there’s no looking back. If you have been good friends, you can easily initiate contact. However, if you have not been in touch for some time after the breakup, you need to put in some effort. Avoid texting or leaving a message on the Facebook wall as face to face contact is the best. Investigate the whereabouts of your ex without making it seem like you are stalking him and making plans of being there coincidentally at the same time and talk to him.