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Those Things You Hate About Your Ex

There’s a song by the Black Keys that goes something like this: "Oh, my next girl . . . won’t be anything like my ex-girl . . ." And I'm here to say, “Don’t be so sure.” Because I’ve been on this Ferris Wheel a couple (dozen) times myself. And I can tell you, if you don’t acknowledge the aspect of yourself that your ex mirrored back to you, you’re setting yourself up for another go on the ride. It won't matter how much you swear that things will be different. If you don't pause and look inward, then you'd better buckle up. As Oprah likes to say, “He (or she) is just gonna show up wearing a different pair of pants” And isn't that really good news? Relationships can be an arena for growth if