Ignoring a Cancer man is probably one of the worst things you can do to him. With some guys, the “no contact” rule works, but if you are planning on working things out with your Cancer man, I wouldn’t advise it!
A Cancer man is a bit of an attention whore. This means that he thrives on adoration, compliments, and attention. If he doesn’t get it; he gets to be his true “crabby” self. So, if you give your Cancer man a silent treatment, it will drive him crazy.
Though Cancer man is quite nurturing and helps others through trials and tribulations, he can sometimes be quite selfish or narcissistic. I know that sounds odd but Cancer men are needy when it comes to personal time with their partners.
So, if you’re thinking about ignoring a Cancer man, then think again. Don’t know what to expect when you ignore a Cancer man? Well, keep on reading to find out, because this is what happens when you ignore a Cancer man…
No Contact Rule With A Cancer Man — Does It Work?
While it’s healthy to blow your Cancer off a little bit in order to show him that it’s not alright that he does it to you, it could backfire if you do it a little too much or too harshly.
You never want to be mean or blow him off entirely. If you do, he could very well decide that you’re just not that into him and walk away. When he really loves someone, he’ll fight for them first.
However, if it’s early on in the relationship and he’s not 100% invested yet, he’ll have no trouble figuring out that the person he’s seeing isn’t for him, and he’ll keep walking on to find someone else.
Be very careful of how you proceed when it comes to ignoring your Cancer guy. It takes a delicate approach to handle him in a way that will get his attention without giving him the impression you’re done with him.
If it’s been a short-term relationship so far, you may just want to hold off on texting back right away, but don’t go several hours or days; otherwise, he will get the impression he’s not important to you.
In the case that you’ve been with him for awhile and know him well, you can easily put him off longer, knowing he’ll be back around or desperately trying to show you he loves you.
Naturally, if you’re in a long-term committed relationship with your Cancer guy and he’s being a turd, by all means, blow him off and let him work for your time or attention.
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What Happens When You Ignore A Cancer Man
Due to the fact that a Cancer man doesn’t like being ignored, if he feels you’re doing that to him, he may retaliate by ignoring you when you feel ready to talk to him again.
If not, he may do other things to get your attention, including flirting with other women in front of your face, on social media, or via text message, just to ensure you know that he can move on at any time.
The Cancer man takes being ignored very seriously. This isn’t something you really want to test unless you’re willing to lose him. Of course, if you’re only ignoring him for a very short time, then revenge may not be a factor.
Typically, he will react this way if you’ve been holding out on him, not talking to him, or blowing him off for days or weeks. Hours are short-term and not normally something that would send him off the deep end.
It’s actually better for you to just tell him you’re upset with him, why, and what you intend to do. That way, if you intend on taking a week off for yourself, he knows why and what you’re doing.
The last thing you want to do is go totally cold. He’ll definitely take that to mean that you’re done with him, which will cause him to be dramatic, and he’s really good at being dramatic when he’s upset.
Watch this video and learn how Cancer men react to being ignored:
Should I Ignore A Cancer Man If He Ignores Me?
The truth of the matter is that a Cancer man is a bit of an attention whore. This means that he thrives on adoration, compliments, and attention. If he doesn’t get it, he gets to be his true “crabby” self.
When a Cancer man doesn’t get the attention of his woman, he really becomes a mess. If he’s been acting up or not responding well to you, ignoring him could make him take notice.
Sometimes it’s all about him, and he’ll live life as though everything is all right with you. He may not even realize how much he’s been ignoring you or not giving you the attention you deserve.
When this happens, a little bit of giving him some of his own medicine could be what he needs to give him a “wake-up call”. I cannot guarantee this will work with every Cancer man, but most of them will respond to being ignored.
Try going days without texting him the next time he starts shrugging you off and see what happens. He’ll likely frantically call or text you as though he’s already lost you, even if he’s not.
He’s not good at chasing at the beginning of the relationship, but if he really cares about you and your adoration, especially if you’ve been really good to him, he’ll be absolutely terrified of losing you.
Struggling to understand his signals or not sure what to tell him so your relationship can go to the next stage? Then don’t miss out on my Cancer Love Language guide… As soon as you start to speak his language, everything else will fall right into place.
Will A Cancer Man Come Back If You Ignore Him?
If he doesn’t break it off, then he’ll keep doing things behind your back until you finally have enough and do the breaking up yourself. Either way, it started with you ignoring him thinking you’d get more of his affection.
When you want more attention or affection from your Cancer man, you need to be totally honest about it and ask him for more. You also need to be showing him the same type of emotion otherwise he’ll feel it’s one-sided.
A Cancer man will always appreciate vulnerability and honesty. He doesn’t like being lied to or being tricked into a certain behavior. If you want something from a Cancer man, just come out and ask him directly.
He’ll do anything for the woman he loves, so there really isn’t any point in you acting shady in the first place. Just say what you need from him and I promise he’ll be all too happy to oblige. Playing mind games with a Cancer man is not the way to do it.
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Don’t ever take a Cancer man’s loyalty and love for granted. Ignoring him makes him feel that exact thing and he won’t think twice before finding someone else who will give him what he craves.
Cancer men can be rather temperamental and emotional. It’s not a wise idea to ignore him at any point in time. Talk to him, tell him the deal, and do what you have to do but don’t ever go cold.
He’ll think the worst and he won’t want to invest any more in you. He can move on very quickly and fall in love just as quickly with someone else. Unless you want to lose him, you had better open up rather than pull back.
Will Ignoring A Cancer Man Make Him Chase You?
To get a Cancer man to chase you, you’ve got to be sweet, caring, stable, give him his space when he wants it, and not always be available. I touched on that before but it’s really important that you understand this or else this Cancer man is just going to play hard to get.
A Cancer man once committed will want to spend more time WITH you than WITHOUT you. However, in the beginning, he’s going to want to still be his own man and let things evolve over time.
It typically doesn’t take too long for a Cancer man to start chasing the woman whom he thinks is “the one.” As soon as he realizes you’re everything he could ever dream of, he’ll be sprinting after you so there is no point in you ignoring a Cancer man.
Show him your generous nature and how amazing you are. That’s all that’s really required here. Be your normal self and show him who you are on the inside. He wants a woman who is everything.
By everything I mean empathetic, sweet, caring, and secure. He wants someone he can trust to always be honest with him and yet someone who knows how to speak to his heart.
When he doesn’t speak up, respond quickly enough, or seems to disappear for a day or two, be patient. Don’t think the worst. Just send a text that lets him know you’re thinking of him and he should come running!
So, Why Ignoring A Cancer Man Is a Bad Idea?
The thing about the Cancer man is that he needs to feel loved, adored, cared for, or desired. If he’s not feeling that way, then he starts to feel less than worthy, insecure, and unsure about himself.
He relies on his partner to provide him with a stream of attention. If he isn’t getting it, then he won’t react well. Think about why you would even ignore a Cancer man in the first place. Is it going to be worth it to pull back from him?
The Cancer guy sometimes pulls the hot and cold routine in which he himself may go cold or not want to talk when he’s upset or in a bad mood. The thing is, he doesn’t like it if his partner retaliates or does something similar.
He has to know that no matter what, he has you and you won’t leave him. He has to have that sense of security that you’re going to stick with him through whatever you two go through.
Even if he really ticks you off, he expects that you will still talk to him and find a way to work through it. He doesn’t like giving space but if you tell him that you need it for peace of mind, he may agree to a short-term space.
Ignoring a Cancer man would not be a good idea. This will certainly trigger his insecurity.
Now you may be wondering, “What do I do with my Cancer man ignoring me?” I’ll cover that for you in the next section, so you can get to know what will work best for you.
What To Do When A Cancer Man Ignores You
I mentioned what Cancer man does when you ignore him. Now let’s flip the coin and see what you should be doing if he’s the one giving you the silent treatment.
Withdrawing is very normal for a Cancer man when he feels hurt, sad, or is on emotional overload. If you’ve done something that upset him and he’s gone into radio silence mode, you’ve got to ramp things up!
What I mean by that is, don’t give him the silent treatment in return or you two will end up being a distant memory. Instead, you need to apologize to him even if you don’t know what you did wrong.
In that case, you actually should ask him what you did wrong so that you can work on it and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Give him attention, love, and adoration, and remind him why he got together with you in the first place.
He may play hard to get for a short time but it won’t last. He really does love to have all that you can offer him and prefers that over silence and not touching each other. Give it a try and see if you can’t break him out of his shell!
This is absolutely what to do when a Cancer man ignores you. Show him you’re not willing to give up on his love! Will Cancer man come back when you ignore him?
He won’t do it if you ignore him long but if it’s short term and not out of malice then yes, he will return to the warmth of your kind heart and loving arms.
Stop Worrying About Your Cancer Man…
Over the years, I’ve had a lot of my clients send me advice they got from dating coaches. They wanted to know if it would work with their Cancer man.
And I literally wanted to scream with frustration.
Because most dating advice definitely will NOT work if you use it with a Cancer.
You see, Cancer men are VERY different than men of other signs. And if you use standard dating advice with a Cancer, it can backfire. He might disappear forever and you’ll never hear from him again.
I don’t want that to happen to you.
Especially when it is SO easy to draw him to you and get him to connect deeply with your heart.
You just need to know the specific phrases to tell him <<
So he’ll NEVER want to lose you. He’ll be wrapped around your finger… And it won’t take him long to put a ring on that finger either.
These phrases are the EXACT thing you need to turn everything around with him.
So… for heaven’s sake… DON’T listen to normal dating coaches! They give out the same advice for ALL men… which is absolutely insane.
Because your wonderful Cancer is NOT like other men… at ALL.
Wishing you so much love and happiness.
Your friend and Relationship Astrologer,