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Have You Ever Gone Back to an Ex?

After a much publicized and pretty embarrassing breakup, former fiancés Jude Law and Sienna Miller seem to be giving it another go. The British pair are celebrating Sienna's birthday down in Barbados.

But Jude and Sienna aren't the only celebrity exes spending quality time together over the holidays — after years of relationship ups and downs, Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli are currently soaking up some sun in Mexico. I guess time at the beach helps these couples forget all the problems of their pasts!

Have you ever reunited with an ex?

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Veka Veka 7 years
Yes, but it was when I was young and naive. I don't recommend it. If it doesn't work out the first time, chances are it won't work out the second time. Or third.
sanD13 sanD13 7 years
^that's a good tip anonymous, "don't make someone a priority in your life when you're only an option in theirs."
spanishgirl69 spanishgirl69 7 years
No but if i did it he would have to prove himself to me that he changed whatever caused us to break up, sometimes losing someone makes the partner realise how much they love/need them. My parents were separated for 12 years and they got back together, you never know.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Two posts, two exes, right? The second ex, it was bad. It got violent. So I dumped him. Then he came back to me, begging and crying and saying it would never happen again. But it did. And I took him back, every time. I used to wonder why a woman would ever choose to stay in an abusive relationship, but now that I've been there, I understand. It's not the hope that keeps you there, it's the fear. This one time, it was really bad. I'm not going to go into details. And I said to myself, "I will walk on eggshells until he either gets himself killed or goes to jail, and then I will leave him." And he did go to jail- for five counts of assault and stealing a car. And that was the end of it. I look at it now as a learning experience. I've always been so forgiving when it comes to relationships- now I know, the next time a man raises his voice or belittles me or makes me feel anything but good even for one minute, it's over- no second chances. I'm not unrealistic- in every relationship there are differences that need to be worked out, but there is a very clear line of where debate turns into argument, and I'm never going to let any man cross that line again.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
So my high school boyfriend, Mike, cheated on me, belittled me, etc etc and I finally smartened up (bitch slapped him at prom) and it was over. He tried apologizing a couple days later and I flipped him off and walked away. So a few years later he comes back into my life. We start hanging out again. We never slept together the second time around, but that's definitely what he had in mind. One night, we're with this friend of his, Steve. Steve was thinking about dating this girl with MS, and Mike said, "You have such low standards- you would fuck some freak with MS. I have high standards- I used to fuck her-" pointing at me. There was also this girl, Heather. He invites her over to my house, hits on her in front of me, and then tries to sleep with me. Some people never change. I got so mad at him, I called him up the next day, bitched him out and hung up on him. THEN, I was still mad, so I called him again and bitched him out even more and hung up. He showed up a few days later at my work, gave me this phony-heart-felt letter about how I was amazing and he was sorry and he was going to counseling. What a load of bullshit. I'm so glad some of you have gotten back together with your exes and it's worked out. If you just need time apart to figure out what you want and what you need to do differently, that's one thing. But if he treats you bad once, he'll do it again. Guaranteed.
trinitycc trinitycc 7 years
I did, back in high school; it didn't last long and 30 years later, if/when I break up I don't look back. I'm on my 2nd husband, been 2gether 21 years now ;).
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Yes - I dated a guy a second time briefly (the sex was incredible) but alas once an ass - always an ass. He broke up with me the first time but I had the pleasure of breaking up with him the second time.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Several times...with different exes...I always needed two break-ups ;)
bella21 bella21 7 years
not a good idea...I tried dating an ex who had been seeing other girls while we were dating and it happened again with the same girl...he hadn't changed and was still up to the same old games):
phibonacci phibonacci 7 years
Yes. He was just as manipulative and selfish the second time around. If anything, he was worse, because he held the card of potential embarrassment of breaking up AGAIN. But finally it got so bad i didn't care whether our friends and acquaintances thought i was a drama queen or not. (They, for the most part, have been great).
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Yep. Not the smartest move I ever made.
surfgirl surfgirl 7 years
There are exceptions to the rule...sometimes it works! In my experience if it ended once, it will end again...people don't change.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
Yes. We're still together, and we're about to celebrate our 3rd anniversary.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
My first boyfriend and I dated for 3 months. Then he broke up with me, and less than 2 weeks later he asked for another chance. We dated for 4 more months before I dumped him. Ah, well, lesson learned.
goldilocks0078 goldilocks0078 7 years wansn't any better the second time around. Cute story hypnoticmix and honeybrown19!
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
My first boyfriend.
bluestar bluestar 7 years
Yes. Not the best idea.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Yep, but I wouldn't recommend it.
lms lms 7 years
Yes, unfortunately.
biarose biarose 7 years
hypnoticmix- aw, that is such a sweet story! I think just because you broke up once, doesn't necessarily mean you can't get back together and make it work, so long as you can realize what mistakes you both made and what you need to work on! I got back together with an ex a couple times.. in a way.. lol. It was a sad case of me wanting to get back together properly, but him not really wanting to, so me taking whatever I could get!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Yes, after 2 1/2 years of not speaking because I told him to stay the F* out of my life and only two brief sightings. I made a wish once upon a Christmas Eve at midnight as I always do. I closed my eyes wished for something good opened them and he was standing in my face. He had these puppy dog eyes and I put my arms around him and wished him a Merry Christmas. For the next two hours he proceeded to apologize for being so mean to me and long story short there were days and weeks of talking that seemed to manifest it self into a second relationship. He never stopped thinking about me and to be honest there was never more than a day that went by that I didn't think about him either. Today he is still my sweet heart.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
Yes. Totally not worth it.
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