“Without a doubt the no contact rule is essential to getting an ex back.”. My page on “the no contact rule” on Ex Boyfriend Recovery is very outdated. 5 Can You Ever Break The No Contact Rule? Will The No Contact Rule Work? · The Male Mind AFTER The No. The no contact rule is exactly what it sounds like. After a breakup, you resolve to not contact your ex for a determined amount of time. Easy in theory, not always. Flairs are now active! After posting, you may select a flair to flag the type of post yours is! Why no contact? Important reads: Fuck Yes or No.