If they see your ex-turned-partner making your life brighter, odds are they'll eventually come around and drop the whole "THIS IS A HUGE MISTAKE" shtick. They want to be there for you, so them be—even when you're going against their advice, and even if it means swallowing a little pride.
Who knew a former flame just might be the perfect person for you?
If they hurt you badly in the past or are the one who ended the relationship, finding a way to move past resentment over it is probably the only way to find happiness in your new relationship.
Starting a relationship with one person "owing" the other or with grudges just isn't going to work.
For better or for worse, real life is so much more nuanced and messy than a few simple dating do's and don'ts.
The period between then and now is the most awkward to breach.
It’s a struggle between wanting to know everything he did when you weren’t together and not wanting to know anything at all.
You’ve already talked so much sh*t about him to mom. Everything feels so perfect and so different from the last time. You have to make the conscious effort to start over and treat this like something new. When you were breaking up, you both said a lot of awful, hurtful, terrible things to each other. The only way is to let go and never try to use those moments as ammo in future arguments.
You’re now known as the “unstable,” “crazy” ex-girlfriend.