A year ago I wrote about what would happen if “the one that got away” came back and all the possible scenarios you could be faced with upon their return. Now, a year later, I have learned that the real reason why we cling to the idea of “the one that got away” is because they give us the opportunity to project everything we would want from a significant other onto them. But real life, more often than not, falls short when compared to our fantasies and reality has very little interest in our plans. So whenever you find yourself dwelling on “the one that got away” note that anything you would aspire from their comeback is actually the outcome you would want from your ideal relationship, which has very little to do with the person who got away.
And besides, if you and that person were actually meant to be, would they get away to begin with?
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