The point of being apart is to better yourself so that when you do get back together, you’re more ready to be in a relationship with this person. You’ve got to figure out why it didn’t work the first time and go from there.
You’ve also got to forgive. You hurt each other. This isn’t like starting over with a fresh, unmarred person. This is someone with whom you have history and scar tissue. To get back together, you have to go into it without grudges or resentment.
It all seems very difficult. What if you’re just falling into an easy pattern? What if you need to break the cycle?
But also…what if they’re the person for you?
Is it worth the risk?