04 Nov, 2008
Getting Back Together with your Ex Involves Communication
Posted by: admin In: How To Get Ex Back
Anyone who’s been in a relationship can tell you, breaking up is hard. However, it can pale in comparison to the difficult and often awkward scenario of getting back together with your ex. It’s not uncommon for a lot of the feelings that were prevalent during the breakup to exist in some form or another during the initial phases of getting back together. However, this doesn’t have to be an awkward experience and when approached with the correct attitude, can be a great experience where two people’s love for each other is re-ignited in constructive way that can hopefully prevent another breakup down the line. Here are a few tips to help you out in getting back together with your ex.
Take it slow. If you were in a relationship with the other person for any extended period of time, you have the luxury of a head start in understanding that person for who they are This isn’t a situation where you’re completely new to the other person. Instead, you’ve (hopefully) got a solid understanding of what the other person’s hopes, dreams, fears and so on. Keeping that in mind, there’s no reason to rush back to full-on relationship mode when getting back together with your ex. Take things slow at first and don’t put too much pressure on your ex. This can be especially true if the relationship failed in the beginning because thing were moving too quickly, such as your suggesting to move in together after only knowing the girl for a month.
Respect the other person’s personal space. This is crucial, as nobody likes feeling like they’re being suffocated by another person. If your ex turns you down or suggests another night to get together, don’t sweat it! At least he/she is still willing to give it another go with you and go out at all! Besides, if your relationship had serious problems before that ended up in a bad breakup, spending time apart can be as healthy for the relationship as spending time together. Everyone needs their own personal space and time to themselves once in a while. This isn’t a bad thing at all and can actually help out tremendously while getting back together with your ex.
Finally, (and I can’t stress this enough) communicate with each other. I would venture to say that 90% of relationships fail on account of a lack of or mis-communication. If you broke up with your ex because he wasn’t spending enough time for you, did you explain this to him? I don’t mean in passing saying, “We should spend time together.” either, I’m talking about something more personal and direct. If you and your ex are going to take the time to try and make it work again, then you owe it to yourselves to devote some serious discussion time into why the relationship failed in the beginning. Don’t dance around the hard issues and don’t try to appease the other person to make things seem okay. It might be hard, but in the end if you want to be successful in getting back together with your ex, it’s imperative that you get the major concerns out in the open, otherwise you’re just wasting your time and heading back toward the inevitable breakup.
Hopefully, reading this article has given you some insight into what to expect when getting back together with your ex. Take things slow, respect each other’s space, communicate openly and effectively and you’ll be on a solid path to re-kindling what you had before.
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