According to Dua Lipa, you really shouldn’t get back with your ex. I do understand that, since relationships are hard and breakups can be messy. But I have to admit: there are a few circumstances where getting back with your ex might not be the worst idea in the world. Sure, on again/off again couples can be frustrating, but sometimes, time apart can really help you learn that you two are meant to be together. Or you, uh, romanticize the relationship too much and think it was a lot better than it was. We’ll get to that one in a minute.
Considering that one of the most notorious on again/off again celebrity couples, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, might just be “on” again, you might be thinking about hitting up your ex too. No shame! I get it! That should, this is something you should put a lot of thought into In order to do that, you should reflect on your relationship and your life since you broke up, and check out these reasons why that you and your ex SHOULD get back together. If everything seems to fit, then you should try and get your bae back!
It Wasn't A Messy BreakupIf your breakup was messy and terrible, it could be a sign that your relationship itself was messy and terrible. But maybe you and your BF just grew apart, or one of you went off to college. This is a good reason to take a break. If your breakup was a mutual thing, it was and "adult" thing that shows that you were mature enough to end it, and might be mature enough to go back to it. Image Source: Getty
You Both Want To Get Back TogetherIf it's just one of you who is initiating getting back together, that's not a good sign. If you have been mutually open and honest about your relationship, and getting back together, then you can consider doing it. If it's just one of you trying to get the other one back, it might not work out. Image Source: Getty
A Lot Of Time Has PassedIf you and your BF broke up, like, two days ago, then it's not time for you to get back together. If you broke a couple of months ago and you've thought about it a lot, then maybe you can get back together. If you've had all this time to reconsider your relationship and still want to date them, that's a good sign that you're ready. Image Source: Getty
You've Both Dated Other PeopleIf you and your ex-boyfriend have both dated other people since each other, but are now single again, maybe you can give it another shot. This way, you've both gotten a chance to experience other relationships, which can put your past relationship in perspective. Image Source: Getty
You Were Good TogetherIf your ex made you happy, it's okay if you want to get back with them! If your ex DIDN'T make you happy, and just made everything worse, you shouldn't take them back. Only get back into something if you really think it can work. Image Source: Getty
You Haven't Stopped Thinking About ThemDo you have your ex on your mind all the time? It's okay, it happens. It probably means you really do miss them and want to try again. It's okay to admit that! Try reaching out and seeing if you can meet up, then see if your ~feelings~ are still there. Image Source: Getty
You Are Better At Taking Care Of YourselfNo matter what caused the breakup, it was probably hard on you. You want to make sure that you know how to take care of yourself on your own, and be single, before jumping back into something serious. You don't have to rely on someone to make yourself happy! If you feel like you are only going back to your ex because you're bored, that's not a good reason to date them again. Image Source: Getty
You Remained FriendsIf you didn't have any hard feelings and remained "friendly" then maybe you can have another shot at a real relationship. I'm not saying it will be perfect, but the fact that you could stay friends is a good sign! Image Source: Getty