Understanding what comes next puts you back in control of your own reactions.
As soon as the shift happens, we feel it instantly.
It can be something as simple as a change in behaviour or they may stop communicating altogether.
The best way to handle a hot/cold tug of war is to proceed to honest questioning. If so, then you may have stumbled upon a highly sensitive and fearful individual. These are easy questions to ask when you know what you want and what you deserve. For those who are straightforward, there's little interest in anyone who plays games.
But knowing of their existence and recognizing their predictable patterns will allow your dating to be a rewarding, rather than confusing, experience.
Whether initiated by a cold-shoulder, avoidance, or lack of communication... This phase activates loss, making you yearn for them and wait with bated breath for their call or text. These are the basic dance steps to this type of behavior. This formula is predictable and consistent even when your partner's reactions are not.