Sometimes, a breakup can be the healthy shakeup that will take your relationship to the next level.
It sounds cheesy, but after a breakup, you focus more on your needs and what you require to be happy.
That's a huge plus, since women often put their priorities aside in relationships.
This time around, you'll have a better idea of what you want…and the crap you won't put up with.
According to new research, almost 50 percent of couples break up, and then get back together again.
Yeah, that's a little messy, but there are upsides to splitting up before settling down for the long haul, according to Sheri Meyers, Psy D, author of After a breakup, you don't owe your ex anything and you certainly don't have to get back together.
But, if you choose to try again, you both know that your hearts are really in the right place.And that's a great foundation from which to build a new relationship.The first time around, you and your guy were likely trying to show each other only your best selves, but this level of politeness tends to go out the window during a breakup.So, if you decide to reconcile with your guy, it will be after you've seen him at his worst—and you've shown him your true colors, too.Because you've probably rehashed your relationship's demise with each other many times, ideally you and your guy will be prepared for whatever issues broke you up in the first place.Having a plan of action about how you're going to handle problems might make your relationship even stronger.