Returning to the arms of an ex is strongly advised against -- by experts, drinking buddies, random people on the street, all your friends, and everyone in your family... even your Aunt Nedda, because she just cares about you, that’s all. But doing so isn't really that complicated. Getting back with an ex just requires a set of stipulations and one carefully executed strategy.
Unofficially, I'm an expert at getting back together with former flames -- and usually at their behest. So whether it sounds pathetic or romantic, I’m into second chances. And third, and fourth... I know, I know. A woman who goes back to her exes?! Sounds ridiculous.
The truth is, it’s absolutely painful to watch someone walk out of your life. And I've got a penchant for overlooking painfully obvious flaws when I’m balls-to-the-wall in love. My current boyfriend cheated on me, I on him, said he wasn’t in love with me, then recanted, and now I’ve stopped counting the number of times we’ve broken up and gotten back together. So yes, in a way, I’m an expert at this game. Of course, he's not the first to play breakup-get-back-together tag with me; so I have devised a system of getting what I want from a revived relationship. It’s not a perfect science, but I’d bet it's about 90% effective. Those are excellent dating odds! You just have to tread lightly.