The two of you tried the relationship thing before and it didn’t work out so well for either of you. Maybe you broke his heart; maybe he broke your heart. Maybe you broke each other’s hearts without realizing the other person was hurting as much as you were.
There was nothing to do but grieve. You probably grieved to the point where you wondered how you were possibly to going to recover from it all.
And then you realized that the world wasn’t going to end just because your relationship ended. And you moved on.
You let it go - even if you didn’t want to, even if he didn’t want to - because it was the right thing to do at the time. You kept him in your heart, but brushed him from your daily thoughts.
Now he’s managed to find his way back into your life and you’re wondering: Do you really want to try this again? There are risks, and you have to know this before you embark on the road back to romance.
You might end up just as fucked up and broken as you were when your first relationship with him ended. You might have to grieve the loss of this relationship a second time. You might lose him, and it might be for good this time.
There are also benefits, and you need to know that these will always outweigh the risks, especially when it comes to him.
You try again because you don’t want to push those thoughts aside anymore. You try again because you really haven’t stopped thinking about him, even though you broke up awhile ago.
All of this you do because in spite of it all, you’d give anything to be the first person he thinks of when something good happens and the one he wants to go to when something bad happens.
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