10 worst reasons to get back together
Text: Denise Ngo
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It’s always easier to judge other people’s poor relationship decisions more harshly than our own. We’ve lambasted Rihanna for reportedly making amends with Chris Brown, and we laugh at the terrible couples on Facebook who change their relationship status every other week, but when you’re the one in the midst of a breakup, letting go is easier said than done.
Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of legitimate reasons to take back an ex. For instance, if he broke up because of long distance but he’s moved back in town, by all means, give it another shot. Or if you were too much of a workaholic to commit before, but have settled into a more laid-back job, then you can reconsider because at least now the time is right.
But if he cheated you, doesn’t believe in marriage (even though you do), or is abusive, then to hell with that. As Jon Stewart told Robert Pattinson during the star’s first post-breakup interview, “Boy, you are better off, kick her to the curb.”
Repairing a broken relationship is hard work (often much harder than finding someone new), so if you figure the person’s worth another shot, ask yourself why you even want reconcile in the first place. If it’s for one of these reasons, we’d encourage you to think again: