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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A "love lock" is viewed on the Brooklyn Bridge, one of thousands that have been placed along the bridge recently on February 13, 2013 in New York City. The phenomenon has gained followers in recent years as couples seek to publicly mark weddings, engagements, and anniversaries in a permanent way. Besides New York, "love locks" can be found on public monuments and bridges in Venice, St. Petersburg and Paris amongst other cities. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Now that you’ve reconnected and started speaking on friendly terms again, you might be thinking it’s time to give it another shot with an old flame. But should you?

Before you go down the path of getting back together with an ex, some experts have a few points for you to consider.

According to Jordan Madison, a licensed therapist, fear and loneliness are terrible reasons to reunite, with Toni Coleman adding that missing each other is a “trap”.

If time apart has caused you both to mature and realize where you need to be accountable, then having a “candid conversation” is where you should start.

Have you gotten back with an ex? How did it work out in the “new” relationship?