Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris have exchanged their fair share of unkind words and have given TMI a new meaning, but they’ve overcome it all. After a tumultuous break up in 2011 just days before their intended wedding, they are officially back together. UsMagazine.com reports that the duo took to twitter to confirm the news. Harris wrote “Yes, Hugh Hefner and I are back together. Yes I am his #1 girl again. Yes we are happy. Hope that clears up any confusion! XO.” Hefner shared that the couple reunited after Harris wrote to him expressing her miserable feelings.

How do you know whether to give your ex a second chance?

Cupid’s Advice:

Break ups are often messy, but even a clean getaway leaves unresolved feelings. Some exes should stay exes, while other may deserve another shot if they follow these guidelines:

1. Standing the test of time: If a good amount of time has passed and your former partner still wants you, it’s a good sign. The week after a break up can be the most vulnerable time, so let at least a couple of months pass. If your ex still wants to be with you when you’ve both cleared your minds, it’s time for a second chance.

2. Expression of genuine sorrow: No one is happy after a break up. But, if the sorrow continues into the months after the split and you are receiving an abundance of ‘I miss you’ and ‘I’m sorry’ voicemail, letters and texts, it may be time to reevaluate your relationship.

3. Over-the-top gestures: If your ex repeatedly tries to win you back, chances are they mean it. When flowers are constantly sent to your office or a singing band appears at your door, these humorous yet heartfelt acts prove you should consider getting back together.

Under what circumstances would you give your ex a second chance? Tell us below.