6. The breakup ended on good and/or civil terms.
More often than not, breakups do not end in the best of terms. When this happens, people normally part ways for good. But, there are the rare occasions where exes are still friendly and civil – especially when they know they are going to see each other again (in public, with friends, etc). If your breakup didn’t end in flames, it could be because of you both, deep down, wanting to give it another go in the future.
7. You still have a level of respect for your ex.
This is still important. When you end things with someone, you sometimes lose respect for them. They could have done something to you that made you lose respect for them. Maybe the way that things ended made you uncomfortable and you don’t look at them the same. But, if things ended civilly and the way that they handled it was mature – you could easily still have respect for a person. Respect is important, just as important as love in a relationship. You don’t want to be with someone you have no respect for.
8. You have a new perspective on what it means to be in a relationship.
A breakup should be a time for growing experience. It is where you get to find out more about yourself and what your wants are in a relationship. While you work on yourself, you learn new things about yourself. This means that you learn more about what you want and what you need. Once you have that figured out you are good to go in any relationship seriously. Having a new outlook on being in a relationship means that you will probably be better in the next one you are in.
9. You never questioned the love you two had.
Sometimes, we know that someone loves us, but we end it anyway. Whatever the reason things end, you know that the love between you both was real. If you never questioned it, you never lacked the respect and trust – maybe you just needed to both work on yourselves individually and whatever problems you each had. If the love is there, it will always be there.
10. You still love them.
Love is something that never goes away. When you truly love someone, a part of you will always love them. At the end of the day, you want to be with someone you truly love and not someone you force yourself to love. After all the time apart, if you still know for a simple fact you are in love with this person, try again.