It is (almost) never a good idea to get back together with an ex-partner. There was a reason the two of you broke it off, right? Bustle says there is one thing you should ask yourself before you consider getting back together with an ex.

Can you be with this person as they are now? If you can honestly answer yes to this question, and not as who they say they will become, but as who they are right now, then you may want to consider getting back together.

Many couples get back together because one or the other of them promise to change, but a promise to do something is not as solid as who the person is now. The only reason you should ever get back together with an ex is because you want to be with them exactly as they are now.

It's so hard not to want to think of what could be with someone who it never quite worked with, but there is a reason why it never worked. Hang in there, you'll find someone who works better with you and who is better for you than your ex soon enough!

(via Bustle)