85 Songs About Reunited Love and Getting Back Together Again

Updated on October 14, 2018
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If you're getting back together again with an ex (or wanting to) make a Reunited Love Playlist. We've got a long list of pop, rock and country songs to get you started.
If you're getting back together again with an ex (or wanting to) make a Reunited Love Playlist. We've got a long list of pop, rock and country songs to get you started. | Source

Second Chances: The Relationship Do-Over

Never say "never" when it comes to second chances at love. You might believe love has fizzled. You might have gone your separate ways, putting time and distance and perhaps even other lovers between you.

But if you still have positive or longing memories about your ex, it's possible that love could reignite between you just when you thought the flame had nearly burned out. I've known people who divorced, married other partners for brief stints, then remarried each other. Stranger things have happened. It's amazing what forgiveness and second chances can do.

If you're thinking of getting back together with a past love, make a Reunited Love Playlist. We've got a long list of pop, rock, and country songs to get you started.

1. "Whatever It Takes" by Lifehouse

Although we can only guess what the man in this 2007 song did to disappoint his sweetheart, his apology is sincere and contrite. Committed to making their relationship his first priority, he asks for another chance:

I'll do whatever it takes
To turn this around
I know what's at stake
I know that I've let you down.
And if you give me a chance
Believe that I can change
I'll keep us together whatever it takes.

2. "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

The narrator in this classic 1972 song explains to his lover that she makes him feel brand new. Are they at a fork in the road in their relationship? He seeks to spend his life loving her, good times and bad, happy and sad. While other people get caught in a repeated cycle of breakups and makeups he just wants to tough it out together.

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3. "Picture" by Kid Rock (featuring Sheryl Crow)

The estranged couple in this country-crossover song from 2002 have cheated on one another. Evidently they didn't mean it, however, because thoughts about getting back together consume them. A photograph of happier times reminds them that they are better together than apart.

4. "Austin" by Blake Shelton

The woman in this touching 2001 country song left her lover without saying goodbye then waited a whole year before calling him. Although she left no forwarding information, the man assumed his honey went back to Austin because she had repeatedly talked about the city.

When she finally called his number, she heard an outgoing message on his answering machine that ended with, "And P.S. If this is Austin I still love you." It's a melt-your-heart beautiful song that shows that forgiveness and love can lead you back to where you were always supposed to be.

People who are meant to be together find their way back.  They may take a few detours, but they're never lost.
People who are meant to be together find their way back. They may take a few detours, but they're never lost. | Source

5. "Reunited by Peaches & Herb

Regret and longing are a recipe for reuniting with a sweetheart you still love deeply. In this 1978 ballad, a couple had a quarrel after he strayed. The breakup made them both realize that they needed one another and were willing to put their relationship above all else.

6. "Baby Come Back" by Player

This 1977 hit is a classic "please let's just work it out" song. The narrator spends all his time and money trying to forget the woman whom he is no longer dating.

He tries in vain to put on a brave face and wear a smile while his heart aches for her. The heartbroken man begs his ex for one more chance:

Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you.
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
I was wrong, and I just can't live without you.

7. "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago

Even lovers may need to take a break from one another, particularly when one of them has made a mistake that violates the other's trust. So says this 1982 song about one lover who is desperately trying to make up for past transgressions.

He promises to make it up to her and do right. Would you take him back?

"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect." - J.K. Rowling, English writer
"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect." - J.K. Rowling, English writer | Source

8. "Change My Mind" by One Direction

In this 2012 song, a couple has broken up, but they're spending time together at a party and there's still chemistry between them. As everyone else leaves, they find themselves laughing, dancing, taking photos, and wondering whether they should press rewind on their broken relationship.

9. "Un-break My Heart" by Toni Braxton

Released in 1996, this Grammy Award-winning song is a soul-searing request from a heartbroken woman to her former sweetheart. She begs him to come back into her life.

According to her, rekindling their love affair can undo the tears, pain and loneliness that set in when he left her. Does she seem too desperate, or is it just me?

10. "Love Won't Run" Steve Holy

The narrator in this touching 2011 country ballad senses that his beloved is about to tell him painful news that would tear apart most couples. He recognizes that she is scared about confessing what she's done.

He reassures her, however, that their love is stronger than any mistake she may have made. Urging her to lay it all on the line, he promises to stand beside her and help repair their relationship:

I won’t run, and I won’t hide.
I won’t turn away. I just wanna make things right.
Baby, I’m right here, and I ain't going anywhere.

11. "Let's Just Fall In Love Again" by Jason Castro

Wouldn't it be nice if lovers in turmoil could ask for a relationship do-over, going back to the very beginning of their courtship? That's what this 2010 is about: falling in love all over again, right from the moment they met. Imagine the things that you'd do differently knowing what you know now.

It's you.  It's always been you.
It's you. It's always been you. | Source

12. "Come A Little Closer" by Dierks Bentley

This sizzling country ballad from 2005 centers on an estranged couple. The man wants his former sweetheart to step a little closer — to bridge the distance that divides them — so they can touch. He hopes that there is still a chance that they might reunite and figures that mutual forgiveness might be found by "strippin' it down back to the basics" of sweet surrender.

If we loved again, I swear I'd love you right.
If we loved again, I swear I'd love you right. | Source

13. "Pillow Talk" by Zayn Malik

This hot 2016 song emphasizes that every couple has arguments that divide them. However, their shared physical and emotional intimacy can reunite them. The bed they share represents the microcosm of their relationship: both pure and raw, paradise and a war zone.

14. "Let's Be Us Again" by Lonestar

In this 2004 country song, the narrator messed up and said some things he now regrets. He implores his ex to please forgive him and take him back. He'll do anything if they could reconcile.

15. "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz

The narrator in this 2012 hit wants his partner to know that he'll give her the space she needs and will wait patiently while she soul searches. He won't give up on her or walk away because their differences have a lot to teach them. Sounds like he wants to be in it for the long haul, but does she?

16. "Glass" by Thompson Square

In trying to stay together, a couple must attempt to see through each other's flaws and pick up the pieces when their relationship threatens to shatter. This 2011 song highlights the emotional baggage that each person acquires along their life journey, making them fragile and sometimes sharp and edgy.

In reuniting, a partner must develop a deeper understanding of their lover's human vulnerability and imperfections:

I'll let you look inside me, through the stains and through the cracks,
And in the darkness of this moment,
You see the good and bad.

Sometimes what you’re searching for is right where you left it.
Sometimes what you’re searching for is right where you left it. | Source

17. "Crazy Girl" by Eli Young Band

The narrator in this 2011 song reminds his partner that he's committed to staying with her. She feels insecure in the relationship after a big fight and assumes their relationship is over because he literally walks away.

However, the narrator explains that arguing is just part of being a couple:

Crazy girl, don't you know that I love you?
And I wouldn't dream of goin' nowhere
Silly woman, come here, let me hold you
Have I told you lately?
I love you like crazy, girl

18. "It's Not Over" by Daughtry

The man in this 2006 rock hit just wants to start over with his ex. The breakup has taken everything away from him. Feeling depressed, he's having trouble finding positive meaning in life without his partner. If given the opportunity for a relationship do-over, he swears he'll do right by her this time.

19. "The Man I Want To Be" by Chris Young

When all else has failed, the brokenhearted fellow in this 2009 song asks for heavenly intervention in reuniting him with his ex and making him a better man. It'll take a miracle to reunite them, but he is committed to changing his ways:

I've spent my whole life
Gettin' it all wrong
And I sure could use your help
'Cause from now on
I want to be a good man
A do like I should man
I want to be the kind of man
The mirror likes to see.

If you give me a chance, I swear I will take care of you until my last breath.
If you give me a chance, I swear I will take care of you until my last breath. | Source

20. "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Serio Mendes

If you realize that you've made a mistake by letting the love of your life go, then you need to fix it if you can, right? This 1983 ballad is about the regret of letting an ex go and the goal of reconciliation.

The second time around, the narrator promises not to break his partner's heart or take her for granted. He swears that this time it's a forever thing, and their love will be much sweeter than before.

I'd give anything for us to go back to how things used to be.
I'd give anything for us to go back to how things used to be. | Source

Even More Songs About Reunited Love and Getting Back Together

Year Released
21. I Surrender
Celine Dion
22. Get Back
Demi Lovato
23. Not A Day Goes By
24. Back To December
Taylor Swift
25. We Belong Together
Mariah Carey
26. Up Where We Belong
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
27. Fall Again
Glenn Lewis
28. Can't We Talk It Over in Bed
Olivia Newton-John
29. Always on My Mind
Willie Nelson
30. Old Flame
31. If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time
R. Kelly
32. Open Arms
33. I Remember
Kenny Chesney
34. Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Rupert Holmes
35. In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel
36. All Cried Out
37. If I Could Turn Back Time
38. Right Here Waiting
Richard Marx
39. Don't Cry
Guns N' Roses
40. Second Chance
This Century
41. Still The One
42. Together Again
Emmylou Harris
43. Love Will Keep Us Together
Captain and Tenile
44. Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do by
Neil Sedaka
45. I Want You Back
The Jackson 5
46. Before You Walk Out of My Life
47. I Can't Help Myself
Four Tops
48. Amie
Pure Prairie League
49. Waterloo
50. Over You
Lane Brody
51. P.S. (I'm Still Not Over You)
52. Don't Give Up On Me
Jason Aldean
53. I Lost It
Kenny Chesney
54. I Can't Sleep
Clay Walker
55. Lost
Michael Bublé
56. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again
Taylor Swift
57. After All
Peter Cetera (featuring Cher)
58. Come Back To Me
Vanessa Hudgens
59. Good Old Days (Are Here Again)
Buck Owens & Susan Raye
60. I May Hate Myself In the Morning
Lee Ann Womack
61. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Elvis Presley
62. Feels Like Home
Martha Marlow
63. If Ever You're in My Arms Again
Peabo Bryson
64. I Want Us Back
Craig Morgan
65. Want You Back
66. Angels Cry
Mariah Carey (featuring Ne-Yo)
67. Closer
The Chainsmokers (featuring Halsey)
68. Life After You
69. Working My Way Back to You
The Four Seasons
70. Payphone
Maroon 5
71. The Reason
72. Walking After You
Foo Fighters
73. Back for Good
Take That
74. We Were in Love
Toby Keith
75. I Go Crazy
Paul Davis
76. Stuck on You
Lionel Richie
77. If You're Gone
Matchbox Twenty
78. Run
Lewis Watson
79. Bringing Back the Sunshine
Blake Shelton
80. Greatest Love Story
81. Stand Up and Run
Billy Talent
82. Hello Again
83. Come Home
84. On Bended Knee
Boyz II Men
85. Meet Me in the Middle
Jessie Ware
Got a song suggestion for our Reunited Love Playlist? Leave us a suggestion in the Comments Section below!
It's like we're two halves of the same person or something.  And when we're apart, we just aren't happy.
It's like we're two halves of the same person or something. And when we're apart, we just aren't happy. | Source

Questions & Answers

  • I'm in love with my boyfriend, but another boy claims to love me more than my boyfriend does. This gets my boyfriend mad at me, and he says we are done. I don't want to lose him. What can I do to win his love again?

    You indicate that another boy interferes with your relationship. Simply tell him "no," and if he truly respects you and cares for you, then he will leave you alone.

    As far as loving your boyfriend who seems to blame you for attracting the attention of another male, I question whether it's actually love or instead something inferior. Love is not as angry or possessive as this. Rather than try to win his love back, ask yourself whether this relationship is in your best interest.

  • My first girlfriend broke up with me because she thought that our relationship wasn't going to work out. Now, several years later, she's trying to get back with me. However, she has a boyfriend. What do I do to win her back?

    Are you sure this relationship is what is best for you? I'm concerned that it may not be very healthy from a mental health standpoint.

    First, she already rejected you once by giving up on you when you were first together instead of trying to work it out. Granted, people can make mistakes and come to realize what they lost. However, you must ask yourself what changed between then and now. Try to recall your relationship objectively. Was it mutually rewarding? Did it validate you as a person, or were there toxic elements?

    Second, she is currently dating another guy, and you indicate that she's trying to get back with you. There's a saying, "If they cheat WITH you, they'll cheat ON you."

    Remember that there's physical cheating and emotional cheating, so just because you haven't had physical relations recently doesn't mean she hasn't violated the trust of her current partner. If she's truly serious about rekindling your romance, she would break up with her current boyfriend to pursue a possible relationship with you. She'd at least be candid with him that there's some unfinished business with you and acknowledge that she's been talking with you. (Why hasn't she broken up with him already if she's that interested in you? What would the trust be like in your relationship with her if you were to get back together? Very shaky, I'm guessing.)

    Third, if she is trying to get back with you, then why do YOU need to do anything to win her back? Seems like she's already plenty motivated. You might want to set some ground rules that you'll only date her when she becomes single -- free and clear. You don't want to sneak around with someone else's girlfriend, do you? Don't you deserve to date someone out in the open rather than share someone else's lover?

    First romances often have a very sentimental quality to them in our long-term memories, especially if they were also the first sexual relationship. Don't confuse nostalgia or sexual chemistry for true love, however. Even people who are of middle age do so.

  • My ex-husband from 29 years ago wants to meet up. Should I meet him?

    That's a loaded question. Apparently, he hasn't shared with you his exact purpose for wanting this meetup, and you believe it could be for the purpose of rekindling your relationship.

    However, you did divorce him for good reasons, I assume, and you've been apart for almost three decades. Thus, he is largely the same person you divorced many years ago, and you may or may not have anything in common anymore. Proceed with care by considering a number of factors:

    1) the length and quality of your marriage - Have you ever regretted divorcing him? Would you want to possibly rekindle the romance with him if that is his purpose? Was there ANY abuse in the prior relationship? If so, consider your safety and well-being and leave the past behind you.

    2) the reason for the divorce and whether it was amicable - If the divorce was bitter, why would either of you want to reconnect? If it was amicable, I assume you can just ask him what's up with his request, so you know his intentions after all this time.

    3) whether you share children

    4) whether either or both of you are currently in relationships - If you have a partner, what does your partner think of your ex's request? If your ex has a partner, does that person know?

    Your ex's purpose for requesting a meeting with you could be any of the following:

    1) simple curiosity/wanting to know how your life turned out

    2) wanting to maybe get back together again

    3) introducing you to someone

    4) wanting something from you (money, forgiveness, etc.)

    5) letting you know he's ill or dying.

    You don't really know for sure, right?

    Take the following example: I knew someone whose ex made such a request, and his purpose was threefold: to apologize for cheating on her when they were together, to beg her to stop dating the man she was living with -- a no good loser by all accounts -- and to let her know he was dying of cancer. She refused to see him, so he sent word through someone else. Again, my point is you just don't know what his intent is unless he states it clearly, so be ready for any possibility.

    Just because the two of you were young and unable to make it work then doesn't mean that you can't have a do-over, with decades of life lessons learned.

    Whatever your choice, practice good emotional self-care. Never be guilted into doing something you don't want to do, no matter your past relationship. You can simply decline if it's not in your best interest or wait to decide while you interact via phone, text, FaceTime, and other social media. If and when you do meet in person, you may want to do so for lunch. Expectations are lower that way.

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      5 weeks ago from USA

      Poppy - What a wonderful story! Sometimes lovers need a time out to get their priorities straight. My husband and I had a similar story many, many years ago! May the best years of your lives be ahead of you!

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      5 weeks ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I broke up with my partner for a bit because I was scared of commitment. Then a few weeks later I asked to get back together and he said yes, that he was waiting for me. We got married a few weeks ago and I’ve never been happier, I love him more every day. I’ll give these songs a listen.

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      6 months ago

      FlourishAway yes she was the first to see it.

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      6 months ago from USA

      TOM - I hope you provide this and many more beautiful poems to her for decades to come. Wishing you all the best!

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      6 months ago

      My story in the form of a poem I wrote shortly after we reconnected.

      36 More

      Hand in hand

      With the wind at our back,

      We were young and in love

      With a life to unpack.

      Blurry lines

      Between day and night.

      We made our dreams,

      Our story we’d write.

      A summer of love,

      One to transcend.

      But a long goodbye

      Was the start to the end.

      We lived our lives for 36 years.

      Never to see. Never to hear.

      We lived our lives for 36 years.

      An occasional thought, “I wonder where?”

      True flames don’t die.

      Add wind to a spark

      A fire you’ll get,

      To light up that dark.

      The love of my life

      Came back as that flame.

      She lit up my life.

      No darkness remains.

      We’ll start once again

      And go back to that time,

      The wind at our back

      Her hand in mine.

      I won’t let her go

      After 36 years.

      I’ll hold her tight

      Through laughter & tears.

      36 more

      To make up lost time.

      36 more,

      She’ll always be mine.

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from USA

      Sarah - Thanks for sharing your story! It encourages others by letting them know that sometimes there is a "happily ever after." All the best to you both on a happy life together.

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      6 months ago

      I was friends with this girl since kindergarten, okay? We start dating around eighth grade, as things are going really well. We competed against each other in this martial arts competition, though. Whoever won got entry into a prep school we were both aiming for. She won, and even though I was happy for her, she told me we were never friends, and that she just used me to win the contest.

      I didn't see her again until my senior year, where we were once again competing in a martial arts competition. I beat her, but then one of my new friends helped me to realize that there was literally no way she could of been using me from the start. Not only is eight years an ungodly amount of time to fake a friendship, especially one where you spend over half of each day together, but we found out about the contest together, and signed up together as well! After we became friends.

      A few months later, this girl i'm friends with invited me to investigate one of those supposedly haunted houses with her, her best friend, and a girl I didn't know. I agreed, and when I showed up, the last girl was none other than my childhood bestie/middle-school girlfriend.

      The house wasn't actually haunted, but since it was old and abandoned, at one point the wood gave way under my ex, and I saved her from falling two stories down. I realized how much I needed her, and she apologized, so we got back together after four years. We're now married with three children!

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      6 months ago from USA

      Jim - Gosh, a week into the relationship and she needs a break to fix her problems? It sounds like she may have some serious issues to contend with or some unresolved feeling from a past relationship. This is more about her than you so let her concentrate on herself and just wish her well. Perhaps send her a card of support but concentrate on being a whole and happy person yourself. That's just my two cents. All you can do is "you."

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      6 months ago

      I’m currently waiting on my girl to come back. She said she wanted a break, then just stopped talking to me, and is avoiding me like the plague. I don’t even know if I did anything wrong, or what I did to deserve it. The most she told me is that she needs time to ‘fix her problems’, but I’m getting tired of waiting. We were literally a week into the relationship. Im sorry for bothering you, I’m sure you won’t even care about my life, or what is going on in it, but I just wanted to put this out there...

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      7 months ago from USA

      kel - As a fractured couple with children between you, you have a decision to make regarding whether you can realistically coexist under the same roof when your relationship has changed in such a way. The immigration issue is a big one if it requires her participation in making you a Canadian citizen. People do all kinds of things in the name of changing their citizenship.

      That aside, it seems like she has fallen out of love with you. This often happens slowly as a result of a lack of open and honest communication and affection. If you've poured your heart out and she still isn't feeling it, then you have to take her at her word. In the meantime, you both can concentrate on positively parenting your children together. You can also focus on becoming a better person and thus a better potential partner to her or someone else. Investment in making yourself a more connected, empathic, and loving person is never wasted. Age 31 is very young to say you're done looking for love. Best of luck to you.

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      7 months ago

      me and my beautiful partner been together 10 years and have 4 children together 3 boys 1 baby girl, recently we had a small disagreement that sent us from not talking to one another for a week. untill after she was out and about came in me laying on the floor in the living room watching tv asked if we can talk. which we did and at the end of it said that its something she wants to tell me but didnt want to hurt me with what she was thinking about.. in a nutshell she asked if we should just be friends with me still under the same roof to take care of my kids and work.. (im living in Canada and is currently working on my citizenship). in that week i learned things about myself and me not having a male role model to guide me i learned things on my own, im 31 she is 29 we talked more withing the last couple days after she told me how she was feeling and did say she loved me but wasnt in love with me anymore! that crushed me, at the same time it was my fault for not being more affectionate and caring and our fault for not doing more as far as communication go's, the simple things, with involving just talking and cuddles. she dreaded me from touching her at all and havent kissed her in a week. with that being said i asked was it anyone else she said no but there is someone who pays attention to her and flirts with her and she does the same she told me at her job site. also told me what ever i do to try in win her over wont work im a better man now and is and been willing to do more but im not getting the same back. what should i do? should i continue to make it work on my end to show i've learned or it too late? there is no one after her for me, and i havent cheated on her which she told i was when i go out with friends. ugh idk what to do or how to feel

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      9 months ago from USA

      Rene - What a story! Thank you for sharing it with us. I'm sure that it gives hope to everyone who married the wrong person and is miserable in their relationship, still stuck on that person in their past. Best of luck to you both!

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      9 months ago

      I dated my highschool sweetheart for 9 years in highschool and a little while after. There were a few on and off periods. When we were 24 (her) and 26 (me) I called it off, so I thought, for good. I went off and dated three different people in the 8 years we were apart. Her, being the sweetheart she always was, met a guy and got married. Knowing the type of girl she is I knew that if she got married that it was for good. So I gave up hope and came to the heart wrenching realization that the best thing to ever happen to me was gone for good because of the mind of a stupid and young 26 year old me.

      After splitting up with my last of the 3 girlfriends I had honestly given up on this love thing. I had tried to make good on all of the wrongs that I had done while with (let’s call my sweetheart E)

      I worked relentlessly to correct the faults in myself on the girls I was with after her. Only to have my efforts knocked down as karma looked me in the eye and smiled.

      2 weeks ago I got a message from her best friend J. J told me that E had left her husband and was getting divorced. She went on to say that I was part of the reason she was leaving him. Turns out that the entire time I was changing myself for the wrong I did by her, she was thinking about me and the good side (though I thought there was t much of a good side) of me.

      A couple days later E called me, she still remembered my number. We are currently back together and I have no intention of letting her down again. i waited through 9 years of dating and 8 years apart. This time I’m not wasting another minute. I’m going to buy the ring and have it ready for the second her divorce is finalized... I may not even wait till it’s done! I won’t let her go again.

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      10 months ago from USA

      Lonnie - Congratulations to you both. Thanks for sharing that story of reunited love. I'm sure that gives other people hope. All the best, Flourish

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      10 months ago

      So me and my ex dated for a year and broke up. I told her I was sorry and asked forgiveness but she didn’t want to hear it. She ended up marrying someone else. She was married for a couple years and sepperated. She then reached out to me 4 yrs after we broke up. We have now been back together for a year

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      12 months ago from USA

      Sherry - What a wonderful story of reunited love! So happy for your family that you were able to come together finally and make it work. Thank you for sharing your story.

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      12 months ago

      My husband and I dated 26 years ago. We had a son together(my only child). My husband wasn't ready to commit. We were so brilliant together back then. We ended the relationship and moved on. 17 years after we split our son insisted I find his father. We hadn't seen each other or had any contact in 17 years. I found him for the sake of our son. Our meeting again was God sent. All of us connected as a unit that can never be broken. We are married and have been happy now for over 8 years. Some things are just meant to be.

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      12 months ago from USA

      40 years - Wow! What a story! Thank you for sharing it! Many happy years ahead await ...

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      40 years and finally together 

      12 months ago

      He still says, “You were fourteen and it was “just a crush.” I say, “I knew! I always knew! I still know. It’s you and it’s always been you. You are the one!! You are my true love. It’s you. It’s always been you.

      It was 1976. I was 14 and he was 19. I can see him in my mind as if it’s happening right now, right before my eyes. It was love at first site. In February of 1976, when I first walked into the bowling alley and he was working at the cash register. He had long curly hair encircling his perfect face, tall and thin with perfect posture. There he stood, dark eyes and wavy brown hair with a twisty curl that hung to the right of his forehead. I was mesmerized. How do I explain it? I can’t! It’s a feeling that I got and that I still get every time I see him. It doesn’t matter if I awaken in his arms or we meet up a few days later, it’s an indescribable feeling that overwhelms me, takes my breath away, makes my whole body tingle. A feeling that words barely begin to describe. It’s love true love. The kind of feeling that will cause you to do whatever pleases him, whatever makes him smile, whatever makes him happy. The fear of hurting him makes my heart ache. It’s like, I say to myself... I can never punish you. I can never hurt you. What can I do to make you happy? What can I do to make you want to be with me? I will fix everything for you. I will make you happy. In fact, making you happy it’s more important than anything else. It’s more important than my own happiness.

      We’ve been reunited for 16 months and I am still thrilled to hear his voice or see his name pop up on my cell phone with a text.

      My mom said, I was too young for him. She was wrong. We've missed so much. We have children that should have been ours. We have only been robbed of time and memories.

      We are blessed to be together and I can’t allow myself to think beyond that.

      When you know...you know!!

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      13 months ago from USA

      Lauren - Sorry to hear about your on again/off again romance. It sounds like Owen cannot be trusted much. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lauren Loker 

      13 months ago

      So my ex Owen and me thought it was love and we were a on off relationship.I found today which is my birthday that maybe I should move on because at lunch today we got together and then as soon as I got home he called and said" hey Lauren my parents are making me break up with you because of me getting a miner" and he has got a miner before so I seriously doubt that his parents are making him.

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      16 months ago from USA

      Tanya - Thanks for sharing your story. I really hope you find a way to work it out, whether it's a long distance relationship or involves one or both of you moving to a new location. Thanks for the suggestion of the Peabo Bryson song which I used to replace the duplicate Cher/Peter Cetera song. Guess I really liked that one. Welcome to HubPages!

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      16 months ago

      I'm new here, so first of all-Hello. :-) I found you by searching for songs about rekindling an old flame from years past. Excellent hub! I've bookmarked you for future reading!

      Also, I have a song for you to add, as well as one that I noticed you've duplicated in your list-that being 'After All' by Peter Cetera & Cher. I probably only noticed it because that's the song I walked down the aisle to at my wedding in 2001 (we were an on again/off again couple for nearly 9 years...ended up divorcing after just 2yrs of marriage. Ugh.). The song that I think would be a good one to add is one of my favorites: 'If Ever You're In My Arms Again' by Peabo Bryson. I've been listening to it almost nonstop for weeks, as it's looking/feeling like an old flame from when I was just 15yrs old (I'm now 43) and I are working our way back to each other's arms. It's a REALLY scary thought for me as I've been single for 10.5yrs & up until now have had ZERO intention or desire to get romantically involved ever again, however, I have said at times (before even having ANY clue he felt the same way) to a couple people that if I ever were to entertain the idea again it would be with this man. Sure enough it seems we're both on the same page. BUT (there's always a but, isn't there? Lol) there is one issue that's weighing heavily on both our minds & is keeping us both from letting our guards down completely....we live 2500 miles apart-he is in Cali & I am in Mich, & while he does WANT to move back here, he has a young son there he simply can't move away from, which I completely understand. And my 3 (grown) sons are here as will be my future grandbabies that I cannot be that far away from either....so yea, we're kinda stuck in an almost impossible position as far as any relationship might be concerned so both trying to stop ourselves from falling too hard too fast right now. Hence why I'm making a sappy playlist of these such songs, LOL!

      Anyway-thank you for this great list! :-)


    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      16 months ago from USA

      Tynese - Thank you for sharing your story about reuniting with your first love! Best of luck to you youngsters.

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      16 months ago

      My first boyfriend and I reunited after 30+ we both married others had families but connected like we never lost communication .its almost like we're kids again it may be true if u love someone set them free if it's in Gods will it will be.

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      17 months ago from USA

      Juan Rodriquez - Thank you for sharing your story. I hope the best thing happens for you both. I hope that you continue to lead a clean and sober life and that she can find her way. Best of luck in your journey.

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      juan rodriguez 

      17 months ago

      Interesting enough, my ex and I broke up 8 years ago. There's been a lot of bad that happened but it's strange how the heart forgives. Right now she is on her way to prison for a year and I'm the only person who has put in the time and effort to show her support. And we are definitely falling in love again. Though we were drug addicts in the past I've been sober for over 7 years and she is learning to live sober. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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      17 months ago from USA

      JiErQuMa - Have you considered reaching out to her and telling her how you feel?

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      17 months ago

      I'm still waiting for my girl to come back, It's been six months and I'm still waiting.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Christina - Thank you for sharing your personal story of reunited love. We wish you the best as you move forward happily ever after together.

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      18 months ago

      I was in love with a man all through my high school years. It was on again off again and well he was the bad boy who just wasn't growing up but I loved him. Towards the end I was bigger then the whole situation and moved away and went to college and we remained friends. I always had him in my thoughts but met someone in college and moved on and we moved back to my home town. They became friends who would have thought. I eventually got married and well my exbf was suppose to be in the wedding and yet still he had not grown up and we kicked him out. All the while I was glad because I wouldn't have been saying I do to my husband I would have been looking at my exbf a groomsmen. Now we have always been friends but I just had that feeling I couldn't let go of. My marriage failed not on my part but because my husband couldn't be faithful. He even went running to my exbf and my exbf at this point I knew had finally grown. He said man...Ive been friends with her for way longer then you and I know her probably better then you and whatever you say she had to of had a good reason to end it so i don't want to here your pitty story. I later had saw my exbf and he told me of my ex husband I laughed as my unfaithful husband was just that and I am a very strong woman and don't deserve it. I even told my exbf I walked away from you which was the hardest choice in my life...walking away from my unfaithful husband was easy. We were friends we always talked and kept in touch. ANYHOW 2 years ago my exbf asked me out and we have been together since and getting married in august! He said I don't know why I never saw you the way you saw me but when I saw you that one day it was like it was the first time I ever saw you. I said well honestly I had to find myself and be happy with myself and you had to grow up and it took you a while but Im glad you finally did cause i have always and will always love you.

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      19 months ago from USA

      SC - My heart goes out to you, particularly given that you have 3 3/4 kids together. I urge you to talk with a therapist or counselor, either together or apart. If he won't go, then you can pursue counseling for yourself as it provides an opportunity to gain understanding and personal insight as well as make wise choices regarding where to go from here. You're at a very vulnerable time in your life with your delivery so close at hand, and I recommend seeking such support and understanding.

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      19 months ago

      Thank you for giving me back some hope. My husband of 10 years just told me about 2 months ago he is no longer in love with me. He has met someone new and doesn't know what he wants to do about it. She is unavailable but he is still trying to pursue her I believe. We have 3 kids together and 1 due May 22. I have been unable to function as he is my 1st everything and this came out of nowhere. So thank you for giving me back some hope in my darkness and when I felt like giving up.

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      20 months ago from USA

      Lisa - Thanks for sharing your story of long lost and FOUND love. May you both find happiness.

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      20 months ago

      My first love and I broke up 31 years ago. I married another guy and had 2 children. He had never married. I am in process of getting divorced and I have rekindled a love with my first love. It's better than it was 31 years ago. I was never happily married and thought of my first love all of the time. He has been waiting for me. We are together and stronger and more in love than ever. I WILL marry my first love.

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      21 months ago from USA

      F - That would be "Other." Thanks.

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      21 months ago

      How is "No - I wanted to get back together but they didn't want to" not an option? I feel like that's the case for a lot of people. Like most people go through that at least once. Especially in our younger years

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      21 months ago from USA

      Chad - Sometimes life has a way of coming back full circle. Thank you for your inspiring love story. I wish you both the best in love and happiness.

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      22 months ago

      18 years ago, I had a beautiful girlfriend and we loved each other dearly. I was in the military and had to serve a tour overseas. I made a choice to disappear from her life rather than ask her to give up everything (family, job, house etc) to follow me wherever the military sent me. Now Im retired, divorced and we both have kids. I reached out to her to if nothing more say hello and see if we could be friends. The feelings that we had then were still there and once we started talking it was like we picked up right where we left off. I never believed that second chances could happen (at least for me anyway), but its happening and our love for one another is growing everyday and I know that I have found my soulmate because we both truly belief that the way we feel about each other that we were truly meant to be together. I am truly blessed to have this beautiful woman in my life and I will never let go. I have truly met the ONE and I never thought I could feel this way ever!

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Christina - A beautiful story. Much success and forever love to you both. Thank you for sharing your story of reunited love.

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      Christina Horrell 

      2 years ago

      I fell in love with this beautiful brown eyed long curly brown haired girl when we were teenagers and have always been drawn back to each other the last 20 years, 8 years ago it became more than our usual back and forth and we spent 5 years together before I pissed away my dream in 2013. Well last new years eve I realized my life wasn't right without her, after all the pain I caused her it took time and being cautious with trusting me but we are finally on our way to making our dreams come true

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      2 years ago from USA

      Frank, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your visit. Have a terrific weekend.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago

      wow flourish thank you for the memories.. still loving these types of hubs :)

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      2 years ago from USA

      Larry - Covered. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Larry Rankin 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Songs that come to mind which I saw on the list:,reunited and I put your picture away.

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      BlossomSB - Thank you for the kind comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the images. I work hard on them but the editors like to snip 'em out. Frustrating! Have a great week!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Heidi - That's what I immediately went to as well. I think it shows my age, but it's a classic for a reason. Totally awesome! Hope you have a fabulous week ahead. Can't believe it's September already.

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      2 years ago from USA

      MsDora - Those are lovely words to summarize a reunited partnership. Thank you for stopping by. Have a beautiful week.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Devika - I like your perspective. Thanks for taking a look. I hope you are doing well.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Wow! You've done a lot of research for this - and with all those interesting images, too - an interesting hub.

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      Heidi Thorne 

      2 years ago from Chicago Area

      As soon as I saw this hub's title in my alerts, I immediately thought of Peaches & Herb's "Reunited." Glad to see you included that 70s classic. Hope you're having a relaxing, labor-less Labor Day Weekend! Cheers!

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      After all the stories and the lyrics, I choose to remember: "better together than apart." Fantastic!

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I don't look back. I move forward. I like your hub.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Al - Thank you for your lovely endorsement. May you have a terrific week ahead!

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      Al Wordlaw 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      This is a great lineup of songs about getting back together. Great job Flourish.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Linda - Thanks for the enthusiastic feedback! I appreciate you! Have a great week ahead!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Your music hubs are so awesome!! So much country!! I voted for 'once I am done, I am done."

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      2 years ago from USA

      FaithReaper - Those two songs might be my favorites as well. I wanted to put "Baby Come Back" in the first slot, but the video was not the best quality. An old boyfriend used to jokingly sing that to me because he knew we were on the outs. And the song "Austin" makes me wonder what the backstory was. Your relationship is such a model for others, marrying your high school sweetheart and being happy after all these years. I'm glad you know nothing about the getting back together thing. May you forever stay that way!

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Linda - Thank you for your kind endorsement. I liked her quote as well. Sometimes I wonder why people obsess over one person when there are so many options in the world -- 7 billion and counting. If it was meant to be the person will come back. Mine did and I married him!

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      2 years ago from USA

      Bill - Your mind is in novel writing, my talented and very productive friend! Keep up that writing!

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I saw the title and I couldn't think of any. LOL I'm not sure what that says about me, but I loved the list...especially the one by Jason Mraz. :)

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is yet another informative and interesting mix of music, quotations and facts. The effort that you put into your playlist hubs always produces a great result. I love the quote by J.K. Rowling.

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      Faith Reaper 

      2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Flourish,

      Another fantastic list here! Well, I can't say I've ever had a redo because I'm still with the original LOL ...that would be a difficult thing in my mind because for one to "break up", it had to have been pretty bad. But I've never been in that situation, so I really can't say.

      I love your descriptions of what the songs entail, as they are what really makes these hubs ...your writing.

      I love that Austin one by Blake Shelton for one of the more recent ones and Baby Come Back, but so many are great blasts from the past.

      Well done once again!

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Shyron - Thank you for always being such a loyal reader. I appreciate you! I've added your song to the list! Have a terrific holiday weekend, dear friend.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Kyriaki - Thank you for being such a loyal reader! I enjoy thinking up themes then researching songs to fit the theme. I get to rediscover a lot of songs that have been pushed to the back of my memory. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Kyriaki Chatzi 

      2 years ago

      Hi, Flourish. I will be honest. It's a delight to see you post new articles because I look forward to hearing your music suggestions! Another great piece!! Congratulations!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      You don't know how much I look forward to these and hearing the wonderful songs and to be able to add to this list if I can. I looked for one of my favorites and it was not here, Susan Raye & Buck Owens

      'Good Old Days'

      "Good Old Days Are Here Again"

      The good old days are here again,

      My baby's coming home

      She'll soon be back within my arms

      Yes, back where she belongs.

      The lonely nights are gone for good,

      Like castles in the air

      The good old days are here again

      God answered all my prayers.

      The train is stoppin' at the station

      I can hardly stand this waitin' here she comes

      Watch her as she runs to meet me

      Trembling lips that strain to greet me.

      God she's warm.

      The lonely nights are gone for good,

      Like castles in the air

      The good old days are here again

      God answered all my prayers.

      The lonely nights are gone...



      Blessings my friend


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