Second time's the charm?
October 10, 2007 2:16 AM Subscribe
Do relationships between the same people ever work a second time round, after a long period of time in between?
posted by Dillonlikescookies to Human Relations (30 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
So I was talking to a friend of mine who's recently moved back to the same town as her ex. They hadn't been together for over three years, but they both still had feelings for each other.
They got back together. It didn't work out.
I got to thinking - do these sorts of situations *ever* work out?
It seems to be even when the split up is mostly due to practical reasons (someone moving for a job, so on) that it won't work the second time, at least not in any lasting sense.
My experience, however, is with young couples, and a couple years is a lot of change. So, I thought I would do a little unscientific survey - do any of you know of relationships, working or otherwise, that fit this criteria? I'm not talking about "on-again-off-again" relationships, mind.
And if you do know ones that succeeded, why do you think that it was?