If you've recently decided to give a former flame another shot, you're probably going to want to start off on the right foot. And sometimes, analyzing your motivations for getting back together with an ex, and making sure that those motivations align with your long-term goals, could set the stage for a successful reunion. The things to remember if you’re getting back together may vary depending on why you decided to call it quits, but they're helpful nonetheless.
To find out the most important things you should consider when giving a relationship with your ex another shot, I spoke to prominent LA-based couples' therapist Dr. Gary Brown. According to Dr. Brown, having a clear understanding of why things ended is key. "Even before you decide to get back to your ex, it will likely be helpful to ask yourself why you split up to begin with," Dr. Brown tells Elite Daily. "What were the reasons it ended before and, most importantly, are those reasons still potentially in play?" If you realize that the issues that led to the breakup haven't changed or improved, then it's definitely a good idea to make sure you're getting back together for the right reasons. Here are some other things to consider that might help you make the best decision for you.