Examine the expectations you've placed on yourself.Are you expecting to neutralize all positive feelings you have towards your ex?In giving yourself a six-month cushion, you greatly increase your chances of getting over your ex.In the throes of post-breakup angst, you may not like the sound of that. Rather than fight what you know is right for you, give yourself permission to put the six-month rule into practice.
Months later, after one of these prolonged hang outs, we finally addressed the elephant in the room and started dating again. If you are considering seriously dating an ex, here are some things to keep in mind. Dating an ex has its perks: you know what side of the bed they prefer, their favorite pump up music, and all of the little quirks and habits that made you fall for them in the first place.
Do you still love him and are beating yourself up for it? While society may have us believe that we should "just get over it", and "he was no good for you", it's just not that simple.
Who made it "bad" to love another just because you're not in a relationship anymore?
What would happen if you just accept that you feel love for him, AND that the relationship has run its course?
Can you find peace in acknowledging both sides simultaneously?