We’ve all considered getting back with an ex for one reason or another. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it leads to an unhealthy yo-yo-like relationship that just makes you nauseous. Sometimes it even drags on in a strange flirtation that never really goes anywhere but is still not quite platonic.

In some cases, getting back with an ex make sense — time and distance and maturation have set the stage for a successful relationship. In others, well, slamming that book shut is the least you can do to start the healing process. For some there’s even a happy medium — a friendship, even.

So should you get back together with your ex, or are you exes for a reason?

Dr. Adam Sheck, a clinical psychologist, and Marni Battista, a dating expert, discuss the possibilities of getting back together with an ex in a video produced by Your Tango, a website dedicated to all-things-relationships. Check out the video, then let me know what you think of their advice. Do they have it right, or are they way off the mark?

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