After a breakup, it's normal to wonder if letting go of the relationship was a mistake. So, if you've started having doubts about ending a relationship, should you try to get your ex back? Unfortunately, it can be really tough to figure out whether or not to give an old relationship another shot. Sometimes, it's important to remember that you and your ex broke up for a reason. As tempting as it may be to convince yourself out of the validity of that reason, it did lead to one (or both of you) deciding to walk away. However, there is no black and white when it comes to relationships, and there are plenty of examples of couples who reunite and can maintain a totally happy relationship moving forward. (Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend! Prince William and Kate Middleton!)
To better understand if getting back with an ex is ever a good idea, I spoke to Dr. Joshua Klapow, clinical psychologist and host of The Kurre and Klapow Show. "It is entirely possible to reunite with an ex," Dr. Klapow told Elite Daily "However, there are many variables that play into the likelihood of the reunion being a success." According to Dr. Klapow, the length of the relationship, whether or not there was infidelity, the commitment level, and the amount of time that's passed since the breakup are just a few of many factors that can impact the success of a reunion. But, before you decide if getting back together is what you really want, here are some questions to consider.