It’s OK to break up and get back together.
In this cycle, the teen will dump the person they are with, then go back to them, say it was a big mistake and seek reconciliation. Far too many teens crawl back to these relationships when they should be walking (or running) away. Once the relationship is rekindled, things between the couple will be better, but only for awhile. The flood of emotions in the restored relationship will eventually dry up, and a couple will soon be right back to where they were before the breakup. Thankfully, the break-up-and-get-back-together relationship is the exception and not the rule. But for someone who is mired in this relationship, there are additional dangers as well. Sometimes, these relationships can turn pretty ugly. If things don’t work, they should know that’s OK. Breaking up comes with the territory. It’s not the end of the world.