Getting Back Together With Your Ex Wife Or Ex Husband – Good Idea? Bad Idea?

October 12, 2016 at 3:47 am

Over The Shoulder Hug From A SpouseIf your marriage has hit the skids and you and your spouse are now separated or divorced, it poses some additional challenges to getting back together. It’s not uncommon for wives and husbands to split, only to realize later that breaking up wasn’t the best idea. After all, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

It’s not that much different than getting back together with an ex girlfriend or ex boyfriend. It’s just a little more complicated because of legal issues and because there are often children involved. Keeping a few things in mind can help you determine if getting back together with your spouse is both plausible and a good idea.

Why Did You Break Up?

The first thing to consider is why you broke up in the first place. Why did the marriage fail? Was it infidelity? Was it stress over children, finances, or something else? Was it poor communication or flat out stubbornness? Did you just drift apart over the years?

If the reason for splitting up is something that can be resolved, then getting back together is worth considering. However, if the cause of the break up is irreversible or likely to linger for years to come, then it may be time to accept it for what it is and move on.

What Do You Hope To Achieve By Getting Back Together?

Why do you want to get back together? Do you still love and miss your ex? Did you realize after the split just how much they mean to you? Do you only want back together for financial support, help with the children, or because you don’t want to start dating all over again?

It’s important to determine if the reason you want to get back together is a legitimate reason to work things out or if it simply comes from a place of selfishness or fear.

Are Children Involved?

Breakups between spouses are typically more complicated because they often involve children. Do you get back together for the sake of the children, even with the possibility that neither of you will be truly happy in the marriage? Do you simply “go through the motions” for their sake? There are a lot of factors at play and it’s important to understand when you have a family, the decisions you make not only affect your life, but their lives as well.

Can You Communicate Effectively With Your Ex Spouse?

If you want to get back together with your ex wife or ex husband, are you able to communicate effectively? Are your conversations civil and constructive or do you always end up fighting and yelling at each other? Are both people willing to work on the marriage?

If your ex currently harbors negative feelings toward you, it will be necessary to build up positive rapport before getting back together. When you aren’t currently seeing each other, text messaging can be an effective way to communicate. I encourage you to read the Text Your Ex Back review posted at for a texting strategy that can help you stop fighting and start loving the hell out of each other again.

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