I remember having a chat with a friend many years ago who said never go back, under any circumstances. This issue was unexpectedly thrown onto my radar over the last few weeks in several different ways. He had really hurt her, broken up badly and never said sorry.
But then, I’ve met couples who did break-up but dated again, and now many years later are still happy together. I want to share three stories with you and draw out three questions we should ask if we find ourselves, or people we know, in this situation. While they were on this date, she explained how much he hurt her, and he eventually said sorry. Nothing had really changed, he really hurt her before and she didn’t think it would be different.
Famously off and (currently) on again couple Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are giving it another shot, and by the looks of the paparazzi pic of their double date with his parents, it seems like it's getting muy serioso. As always, there are two sides to every coin:__The good news__The firsts are over—first kiss, first sex, first "talk." Now you can really concentrate on getting to know the person sans the confusing hormones that make you want to dance to Hall and Oates like Joseph Gordon Levitt's character in .
Depending on why the relationship ended, sometimes it's worth taking another turn on the merry-go-round. With a clear(er) head, you can assess whether or not the chemistry has staying power and you actually really like the guy, not just want to tear his clothes off and ride the F train all night long.
Rapper Eminem may be known for his controversial lyrics, but he is equally known for his on-again, off-again relationship with his wife — they have been married and divorced several times to (and from) each other.Think this is a situation that only famous people get placed in? It happens all the time to people who are teachers, professionals, and average parents.Is it ever appropriate to get back together with an ex-spouse? “I can see all different kinds of circumstances why you might end up dating someone you’ve broken up with,” says Jessica Bollinger, a therapist in Lexington, Kentucky. If we want to try this, we can’t just have these little rendezvous.’ I guess I’d have to ask myself this. Why am I allowing myself to remain emotionally stuck, instead allowing myself to stay here?If he had the annoying habit of waiting last minute to ask you to dinner, or the tendency to "forget" to return your texts for a few days, then you can pretty much guarantee that he hasn't changed his ways.There's always a chance of getting hurt again too, but at least you'll have the added benefit of going into the second round with your eyes wide open.__Have you ever dated an ex? How long should you wait before revisiting a romance?