I can’t believe I actually have a chance of getting him back.
Of course, this is a pretty common occurrence at Ex Boyfriend Recovery. It really doesn’t matter what the exact words are.
The first instinct for you, the girlfriend/boyfriend or wife/husband is to try to convince him that he’s made the wrong decision.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad plan. It’s the usual way the plan is implemented that’s the problem.