He’s Back: How To Deal With Your High School Ex Over the Summer

Published: July 8, 2012 | Last Updated: October 29, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

July 7, 2012

By Lauren Kaplan

To do this, remind yourself why it didn’t work the first time.

Remember how prom became a disaster because you spent the entire night fighting? Remember how much it hurt when he said he wanted to break up so he could have his “freedom” in college? Right.

There were (good) reasons your relationship ended the first time – not to mention that you’ve grown a lot since then. Love expert and Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine Irene S. Levine, Ph.D, advises, “If you start having feelings for him again, remind yourself why you broke up with him, and the advantages of leaving yourself open to a new start at college. You also don’t want to hurt this person you once cared for by acting ambivalently.” 

The ending of that relationship propelled you and transformed you into the collegiette that you are. Accept that ending, and move past the “what if” sentiment…

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