For whatever reason, relationships don't always work out the first time around. Thankfully, that doesn't always mean that love wasn't real or that the two of you weren't meant to be together. Many different factors can play into why a relationship doesn't work the first time around. You may have ended the relationship, but maybe it isn't time to completely let go yet. Here are five reasons to give love another chance.
1. There was no bad blood when the relationship ended.
If there was no physical or emotional abuse or infidelity, there's no harm, no foul. Not every breakup ends horribly. I know it's nearly unheard of, but sometimes couples actually make a peaceful split. These are the best types of breakups because they are usually less stressful and no one has a severe disdain for the other person. It also leaves the door open for things to potentially rekindle in the future.
2. Enough time has passed.
Time heals all wounds, and with enough of it, people have the ability to get over some pretty rough heartbreaks. It also gives you time to learn more about yourself and what role you may have played in the breakup.
3. You are still in love.
If you've been separated from a person for an extended period of time and you're still in love, that may just be the person you're meant to be with. Give it another chance and that love will compel you to put in the necessary work to keep your relationship headed in the right direction.
4. Your problems were fixable.
Every relationship has problems, but you always have to consider how big the issues are. In this day and age, many people have a tendency to call it quits at the first sign of trouble instead of working through complications. Over time you may have realized that the problems you thought were irreconcilable weren't so bad after all.
5. You've both grown as individuals.
Maturity plays a big role in relationships and experience teaches us a lot about life and ourselves. If your ex-lover has learned from what went wrong the first time and from other previous relationships, it may be worth giving your love a second chance. You'd be surprised at how much better a relationship can be when a certain maturity level is achieved by both partners.