As a strong and beautiful woman, you've probably blocked a guy or two for being too insistent. Or perhaps they were not very polite in their approach. It could even be that they're simply too toxic, and you want to care for your mental health.
The truth is, for your own peace of mind, you should learn how to block some guys from your life. However, it would also be a good idea for you to have a proper reason for blocking them. They have feelings too, and they will probably feel awful about being blocked by someone they really like.
In this article, we will talk about the different emotions that guys may feel when you block them. Your understanding should help you empathize with them better and perhaps improve your mental health in the process.
He Will Feel Hurt When You Block Him
No matter the reason, a guy is bound to feel hurt if you block him. Especially if he has deep feelings for you. In fact, he will most likely feel various negative emotions, including shock, hurt, unhappiness, sadness, and an overall sense of loss about the whole affair.
He Will Overthink It
Women are not the only ones who overthink- men are capable of this, too. Especially when they get blocked, and they don't understand why. If you block a guy, he will probably be tossing and turning for a couple of days at least, trying to think about what happened leading up to such an abrupt cutoff. He is also liable to want to meet with you to clear the air.
It Will Get Him Angry
After he's gone over everything in his head, and he's still unable to find a proper reason for being blocked, he will probably get angry. His aggression will stem from what he perceives to be an irrational decision on your part. If he's incredibly stubborn, he will probably refuse to see his mistakes or accept responsibility for the whole thing.
It Will Make Him Feel Guilty
If the guy feels that you're right in blocking him, this means that he knows he did something wrong. He probably feels guilty about hurting you or offending you. If he has feelings for you, he will likely do his best to try and apologize. If he's sweet on you, even if he's not sure what he did wrong, he will most likely still try his best to get back into your good graces.
He Will Feel Like It Is The End Of Your Relationship
This is one of the reasons why you should be too hasty in blocking someone. If you do it in the heat of the moment, chances are that once you cool down, you will regret it. However, for the guy, he will feel like it's really the end of your relationship and that there's no more hope. He will be driven away, hurt and confused, and he probably won't want to come back anymore.
He Will Feel Cut Off When You Block Him
Blocking the guy on social media means that he no longer can see your pictures and other updates. This often leaves him wondering what you are doing in your life.
He Will Think That There's A Way To Get You Back
If he believes that you blocked him because he's stopped giving you love and attention, he will probably attempt to get you back by calling you a lot and even contacting your friends. He will do the exact opposite of taking you for granted. He will realize your importance once you've blocked him.
It May Make Him Hate You
Even if he really loved you before, he will probably hate you for it once you block him. Relationships are complicated enough in the real world, and being blocked brings out a swirl of negative emotions in a man. Once the dust settles, he will probably not want to see your face again.
He Will Still Have Feelings For You
If he's genuinely in love with you, he will not allow this move to make him forget it. Blocking him may hurt his feelings, but it will also strengthen his resolve to wait you out. He will likely understand what you're going through, as well as your motivations. He will also hold out hope that you can get back together in the future.
He Will Remember You
Even after you blocked him, if he was really into you before, it won't be easy for him to forget you and everything you've been through. He will feel stuck and unable to move on. Even if he understands the futility of your relationship, he will still miss your companionship and friendship, as well as your memories.
He Will Lose Feelings For You
Even if you were thinking about blocking him temporarily to make him miss you, it doesn't always work out that way. There's a distinct possibility that he will lose his feelings and interest in you because of the time out you gave him. This means that there's a risk involved in playing with someone's feelings by blocking him.
He Will Feel Like A Dummy When You Block Him
Sometimes, our reason for blocking someone has something to do with strengthening our resolve. This means that you probably blocked the guy so that you won't see his pictures anymore. You're thinking, "Out of sight, out of mind." But while you're thinking this, he could be feeling terribly unimportant in your life. He will misjudge your intentions and believe it was effortless for you to block him from your life.
It Might Make Him Understand You
If he is a remarkably understanding guy, he will probably know why you did what you did and accept your reasons. He will not mind waiting for a bit until you're ready. Take note, though, that even the most understanding guy gets hurt and tired, too. So if it's an issue that can be resolved without blocking each other, you should probably settle it or compromise.
It Will Make Him Feel Cheated
A lot of guys are jealous and possessive. This is why, sometimes, instead of trying to understand where you're coming from, he will rather believe that you blocked him because of another guy. Even if he knows deep down that he was the one who did something wrong, at times, some men have difficulty admitting their mistakes. They will attack you instead by claiming that you're cheating.
It Will Make Him Feel Negatively About You
Blocking tends to raise an unholy mess of emotions in people. Some guys, even guys who love you, will probably be so angry instead of understanding. Some even allow their anger to manifest by insulting you and calling you names. He will likely blame you for everything that went wrong. He may also try to manipulate your friends and his friends into thinking that he is the victim. In his mind, since you were the one who blocked him, you're the aggressor.
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Nicole Graham is a relationship expert at Womenio.com. She is helping women grow into their best selves so they can be confident and bring more love, passion, and purpose to their lives. Nicole enjoys studying the psychology of love and is passionate about writing on them. She offers helpful tips and advice to help overcome any relationship issue, whether you’re single or already in a relationship.