Question: Does dating an ex ever work?

Is it a bad idea to date an ex?

Nope. Its never a good idea. And: Time apart, followed by lots of hard work, is sometimes the exact thing a relationship needs. If theres no effort invested in learning and practicing these skills, a person may never be able to find a consistent, healthy relationship, regardless of whom they date.

Can exes ever get back together?

Relationships break for several reasons. However, the average percentage of partners go back into a relationship even after a breakup. 29% of people go back to their exes. Some people win their exes back while others get back into the relationship to break up again.

Should you ever talk to an ex again?

The rule of thumb is to wait 30 days before you speak to your ex once again. If you were together for a very long time and you break up, you may need to extend this to six weeks. At the most, 2-2.5 months is how long the no-contact phase should go.

Should I tell my ex Im dating again?

In the end, its totally up to you to decide what the best move is. If you think it would be less upsetting for them to hear it from you, or if youre sure that youve both moved on and just want to let them know whats going on in your life as you would with any other close friend, then go for it.

Why you shouldnt talk to your ex?

Even if you know your ex isnt right for you, talking to your ex can cause serious problems. After the past relationship ends, you are going to feel vulnerable and will be susceptible to getting into an emotional or sexual situation with your ex to self-medicate and make you feel better.

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