PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: Love in the Time of COVID-19

Once a split is final, one or both ex-partners may be plagued with doubt and guilt —doubt that they might have been able to try harder to stay together and guilt that they likely hurt the person they once loved. That often leads people to the break-up-to-make-up question, should they try again?

With the current restrictions on daily life due to the pandemic, this question is especially pressing. The pull and desire to go back to an old connection, one in which you feel comfortable and truly known, along with the built-in dearth of intimacy, is likely to be stronger than ever.

Take the case of Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor, who who are now wondering again if they can make it work and are giving their relationship a third go. "I just want to say, happy third anniversary to Shayna," Seacrest said recently. "It is our third time together. So we've gotten together, broken up, gotten together, broken up. This is number three of being together." How does anyone know whether in fact a relationship is worth a second (or third) chance? Read Full Article Here.

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