Dating an old flame again

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“If they hadn’t had that breakup, I really don’t think they’d be here today,” my buddy says to me as we ride a shuttle to the wedding of our mutual friends, Shanna and Amy.

“It really made them realize what they had together and what they wanted in life.” Years ago, Amy had been hesitant about commitment: cold but rational in reaction to bad previous experiences.

The other day a friend I hadn’t seen in quite a long time told me a sweet story about the man she married two years ago.

Turns out he was her old boyfriend, circa 1969, and they connected again at a high school reunion.

Shanna had grown increasingly frustrated that, although they’d been together for a long time, the possibility of a family seemed no closer.

Convinced the clock was running out on her lifelong dream, she ended the relationship in hopes of finding someone else who was ready to commit. It’s never a good idea.” And: “Time apart, followed by lots of hard work, is sometimes the exact thing a relationship needs.” The first response is often made by people who rekindled a defunct romance and found the problems that led to the split still existed. They had apparently assumed that separation alone would be enough to get perspective, to learn how to prioritize differently, maybe even to be a better partner.

It is easier than ever to find your old crush, but before you do - you should know if it’s worth it.want my car to drive, but that doesn’t automatically mean I can replace a spark plug.If there’s 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.I love these stories of reconnection, but I often wonder why it takes a school reunion to motivate single men and women to look up people they remember with affection — and sometimes a lot more than that. Why did my boyfriend say he's lost interest but then change his mind?

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