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Dating: The returning ex

There always seems to be one constant in our dating lives: the ex that won’t stay gone. It’s almost as if they have some kind of silent alarm that rings the moment we are completely over them. They show up and say the right things and suddenly we make a bad decision in a weak moment.

What is it about the one that resurfaces and makes us forget the reason we broke up with them? Is it ever a good idea to reunite with a former flame?

What would you do if your “one that got away” came back and seems to have changed? Do you give it another try or find a way to keep your distance?

Have you ever reunited with an ex and things turned out great? What do you think made the difference the second (third?) time around?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

236 comments Add your comment

Bluzgirl

August 14th, 2012
3:20 pm

Since working at a credit union for so long, I would never work or bank at a bank! Credit unions look at people as people and not just money…

HST

August 14th, 2012
3:20 pm

Well then, one of my favorite rally sayings is “Shhhhh just let it happen.” MOAR POEMS!

Here ya go ITL, SSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDEEEEEE……………

HST

August 14th, 2012
3:22 pm

Shet Disco, we’re here, let it go…

SSSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDEEEEEE………..

SlimUno

August 14th, 2012
3:24 pm

HST – I didn’t think they need explaining….you can try the poetry 101 room down the hall. lol

ITL – Thanks chica, that was funny by the way.

I think i’ll go for a henny on the rocks

disco

August 14th, 2012
3:24 pm

just making sure man. I know you are all Pollyanna right now and all that but I don’t want anything coming between me and an open bar.

HST

August 14th, 2012
3:31 pm

Ahhh, nice reference and use with Pollyanna.

Into the Light

August 14th, 2012
3:32 pm

LOL@disco. Like I always say, the only thing I like better than likka is FREE likka. You know I might kid with HST, but I’m not about to derail our gravy train. LOLOL :lol:

@Slim: Girl, take a bow. :)

HST

August 14th, 2012
3:33 pm

WTF happened to everybody?

disco

August 14th, 2012
3:38 pm

see? y’all got me drinking imaginary drinks but sitting at my desk with real life hiccups. how that happen?

Comon Cents

August 14th, 2012
3:41 pm

I had to meet a client and grab some food. I’m back. Bartender! Hit me again!

Bluzgirl

August 14th, 2012
3:45 pm

I’m popping in and out…

SlimUno

August 14th, 2012
3:46 pm

disco – There is a thin line between blogsville and reality. ;-)

Slim now taking a cute little curtsey

SlimUno

August 14th, 2012
3:46 pm

I’m popping in and out

And so does Magnum Man lol

Poppa Grande

August 14th, 2012
3:47 pm

BF & HST

I met him by accident. I was in NYC for some business, and he happened to be in the same building.

I admit that I’d like to be that cool at 73 and not needing a cup for my teeth or an adult diaper for my booty. :grin:

I love the commercials, though. They keep me entertained.

HST

August 14th, 2012
3:50 pm

Coincidentally, I was just advising a good buddy about getting married. He showed me the ring last night – he stopped by after the liquor store – it was certainly nice. I by pushed him to try harder, and he did, the setting was off the rails. Medium stone, but the setting… Anyhoo, I asked when just now, and he said by the the of the week.

Reposado CC?

HST

August 14th, 2012
3:52 pm

PG, cool.

SU @ 1536 hahaaa!

Bluzgirl

August 14th, 2012
3:55 pm

LOL Slim! That’s the truth! Sure can’t wait for him to get back home!!!

HST

August 14th, 2012
3:57 pm

Alright I’m throwing drinks for all, and I’m out.

I going to do what I know I shouldn’t – ride my 4-wheeler buzzed on my own property. I will be wearing a helmet, and toting a shotgun (there’s actually a gun holster on the bike). It’s the “Merican” way…

This day is almost done.

Into the Light

August 14th, 2012
4:12 pm

@HST: Well praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! :)

@disco: Did you try holding your breath?

@Slim: womp womp womp…..

Comon Cents

August 14th, 2012
4:12 pm

HST~ Yes, sir!

disco

August 14th, 2012
4:16 pm

ITL – I immediately held my breath. the hiccups are gone. still that first one literally bounced me up in my seat. can’t be sitting here like a jack in the box. I talk about people too much to be the “special” one.

Into the Light

August 14th, 2012
4:30 pm

Made me think about, “You’re in a SPECIAL class”

disco

August 14th, 2012
4:33 pm

ITL – just last night I talked to one of my cousins and she said last year one of her daughters was in a remedial math class. she said she used to tease her daughter and call her slow and that her daughter took much offense to it. had the nerve to say she wasn’t slow and all of her friends were in their too. my cousin just went on to say that her daughter had a bunch of slow A friends. I was cracking up.

Bluzgirl

August 14th, 2012
4:35 pm

Well…since things have slowed down to a crawl, I guess I’m gonna log off. Have a good night!

Into the Light

August 14th, 2012
4:51 pm

@disco: smh. I’m not condoning teasing a kid, but “I’m not slow…all my friends are in there, too.” Um, okay.

Into the Light

August 14th, 2012
4:57 pm

Night, Bluz!

Comon Cents

August 14th, 2012
5:08 pm

Sadly, if she thinks her slow friends are smarter than she is, she might need some help…

Single and Happy (still can't believe I'm the only one that didn't know what a CT was, I really need to get out more)

August 14th, 2012
5:15 pm

Evening folks

Comon Cents

August 14th, 2012
5:16 pm

Hey Single. What up?

Single and Happy (still can't believe I'm the only one that didn't know what a CT was, I really need to get out more)

August 14th, 2012
5:18 pm

comon this thing called life, living and enjoying every minute

Single and Happy (still can't believe I'm the only one that didn't know what a CT was, I really need to get out more)

August 14th, 2012
5:19 pm

Disco, you should be ashamed of yourself laughing at the chillun

Comon Cents

August 14th, 2012
5:26 pm

I’ll be better suited to that when I get out of this office with the virtual drinks and can go home and have some real ones! LOL!

Single and Happy (still can't believe I'm the only one that didn't know what a CT was, I really need to get out more)

August 14th, 2012
5:29 pm

it’s been so long since I had a drink, it’s been a about a month, can’t wait to get to Ja and have a few

Comon Cents

August 14th, 2012
5:51 pm

It hasn’t been that long for me. (Last night, in fact) but with the day I have had, I need one (or two or three. :lol: )

Single and Happy (still can't believe I'm the only one that didn't know what a CT was, I really need to get out more)

August 14th, 2012
6:01 pm

I only drink on vacations, don’t know why, I have pantry full of liquor (LOL)

Eboni

August 14th, 2012
11:22 pm

People do change for the better, they grow up. I have an ex that I really have chemistry with and would not mind getting back with him. I think he has really grown since our breakup, but I have a son now and I can’t risk it. It sucks but I would rather be safe than sorry. However, if I did not have my son, it would be on and popping – I would surely give it a second try. http://singleplusdating.com