At the time, ending it seemed like the right decision for at least one of you. Ask yourself what's happened in your life since your break-up. The reason you broke up may not be relevant any more.
Fast forward to sometime in the future – months or years later – and a friend's great idea for you happens to be the person you used to date. Both of you may be wiser, more mature, more flexible, or more ready for marriage than you were when you dated the first time.
There is almost a societal obsession with the idea of falling in love for the first time.
In the movies, girl meets boy, they fall in love, and they live happily ever after. Your first love may be, well, your first, but there is something to be said about being in love the second time around.
Looking back, Cheryl realizes that this was the wrong reason to end something with so much potential, and has asked a friend to approach Danny about the possibility of resuming their dating.Because people's outlooks, values and sense of who they are can change as they mature, a relationship that seems improbable at one point can look very different some time later. It could be that the passage of time has colored the way you remember your first go-round, so that you recall more of the good times and less of the negative ones. Character traits you disliked and couldn't ultimately accept?If you're dating for marriage and are thinking about starting a relationship with someone from the past, first ask yourself these questions: Do we have compatible values and goals? Does he/she have several personal qualities that are important to me? What have I found out about the other person that tells me he or she may have changed? Behaviors or other issues (like fear of commitment, an addiction, emotional instability) your dating partner needed to work through?There are other situations in which it is worthwhile to consider dating someone a second time: Jake dated many women when he was in his twenties, but was never really anxious to get married.Now that he is 32, Jake has decided that he is finally ready to build a life with someone.