The ReGrext

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We’ve all wondered if we ended a relationship too soon (or not soon enough), if it was just a case of bad timing and worth another shot – or not.  Texting makes it so easy (too easy?) to float a note to an ex during a moment of panic/loneliness/nostalgia/regret.  (Been there, done that!)

When it comes to the ReGrext, the big question on Jyst lately is what to do when you are on the receiving end. One Jyster posted: “He ended it by saying he didn’t see us going anywhere and a month later, he wants to get back together. Should I believe him?” (The majority voted No.) Some of the ReGrexts come from men who moved away and are lonely. Some from cheaters who regret their mistakes. (The Hive Mind says No!)  While some of the advice is clear-cut (The 3am drunk ReGrext? Not so much), it’s  often more complicated:  “We broke up after three years because he said he wasn’t ready to commit. Now he keeps texting me that he’s changed. I love him but he really hurt me before. Advice?” The opinions on this one were split down the middle.

F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” (Others beg to differ.) What about when it comes to relationships? Can the ReGrext offer one more chance to get it right – or do you press delete?



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