This isn’t what you want to hear, says Annalisa Barbieri, but to give yourself a chance at a meaningful relationship, you need to do some work on yourself
I met my ex when I was 16. We fell madly in love, but she ended the relationship four years later; I’d lied to her about the drugs I was taking to numb myself from the pain of my mother leaving me when I was 17.
Fast forward four years, to last year: I’m in a new relationship after a couple of failed ones. This new lady is amazing and fulfils my needs. But then I met my ex at the end of last year and realised that I still had feelings for her. We didn’t see each other for some time, but eventually met again this summer. It was a magical night.