One half to two thirds of people have been involved in a relationship where it is common to break up and reunite frequently. Although the desire to reunite with an ex-partner may be strong, it is usually a negative situation for the parties involved. Before reuniting with an ex-partner, one should evaluate four key areas before making a final decision. Examine the reason for the breakup and make sure you’re going back for the right reasons. Then, make sure each party is committed to making the relationship work and stay on the same page by communicating expectations.
- Research shows that anywhere between one-half to two-thirds of us will experience an on-again, off-again relationship.
- Partners in recurring relationships are less satisfied in their revisited relationship.
- Going back to a relationship because of extrinsic reasons will not make an intrinsically rewarding relationship.
“Though it may not always feel like it, breaking up to get out of a relationship which leaves you feeling devalued ultimately ensures that in the long-term you are healthier and happier single, or with another partner.”