I have recycled and reused the biggest love I have ever known so many times, I can't even remember how many times we broke up and got back together. Probably as many times as you change your oil.
That sounds like a bad thing, but honestly if we tried to stay together all those years we wouldn't have evolved into the people we are today. People that maybe now we can truly appreciate and understand.
I tell other people I know, who don't like second chances, that when you are considering one you should really think about why you're going back. Why is this chance worth it? Have things changed between you that will help the relationship now instead of break it?
Think about these things:
1. If one or the other cheated, can you honestly trust them now? If you haven't forgiven them then how are you going to move forward?
2. The problems you had before, are they still there? Have you accepted them and are willing to work on them if they are still there?
3. Are you willing to change your old habits for new ones? Like staying in with the bf/gf instead of partying all the time?
4. Is this person worth risking your heart again? Do they make you happy enough that when they might fall short, you can live with that?
5. Don't just give someone a second chance if you aren't ready. If I learned that a long time ago maybe we would have had only one break up, instead of 20.
Second chances are hard to give and receive. If you can't both understand and work on things that used to be problems, things will most likely just die. Both of you have to commit to giving 100% in the relationship. Some of the best marriages were people who took a leap of faith and braved that second chance and look what became of them. Miracles do happen an sometimes a break up is what you needed. Sometimes space and distance helps you realize what you were missing.
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never meant to be."
Here is to all the second chances in the world that worked out.
live your life,