Cupid's Pulse Article: Back On! Celebrity Couple: Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Are Back Together After SplitCupid's Pulse Article: Back On! Celebrity Couple: Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Are Back Together After Split

By Mara Miller

In the latest celebrity couple and celebrity dating news, Ben Affleck and Lindsey Shookus are back together after a six-month split. The two called it quits around the same time that Affleck began a brief fling with Playboy model Shauna Sexton and later entered (and completed) a 40-day rehabilitation program for alcohol abuse. Now, Shookus and Affleck have picked up right where they left off, according to a source from It’s great to see that these two have decided to give their romance a second chance.

This celebrity couple wasn’t ready to call it quits altogether. What are some reasons to give your ex another chance?

Cupid’s Advice:

A split from your partner is a heartbreaking process, especially when neither one of you wanted one in the first place. Cupid has some solid reasons to give your ex a second chance:

1. You both want the same things: Splitting for a couple can be a good thing. It allows you some time away to reconsider what you really want–like kids and marriage. If you take some time apart and still want the same things after, then you should think about giving your ex a second chance.

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2. You believe their apologies: It can be easy to give someone a shallow, “sorry!” to try to move on with your day. But if your ex has apologized to you and truly seem like they mean it, then it might be okay to give them a second chance. Take it slow and get some coffee, and hear them out if you’re ready to.

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3. You’re willing to put the past behind you:  It’s not healthy to keep bringing up things that hurt you once, so you don’t plan on ever talking about what happened again once you’ve both already talked things out to decide if you’re ready to be back together.

What are some other reasons you might consider giving your partner a second chance? Let us know in the comments below!