Humans have an instinctive desire to be connected, be a part of something, to help and to love and to want to be accepted, appreciated and be loved in return. If anything in my life the experience I have had has proven to me one thing that I feel everyone should hold as a fundamental belief within their core personal outlook and philosophy, and that’s the fact that Love is Indestructible. Once the love of a pet, a hobby or vocation, or a sibling or spouse/significant other enters your heart it will never leave. We nurture that love out of desire and instinct and it grows with us as the relationship evolves and grows. When the unfortunate but sometimes necessary time comes that the relationship is spent, for whatever reason, that love stays with us for the rest of our lives. I have learned this because I learned that when the relationship ended, no matter how it ended, and no matter how mad I was (or how mad the other person was at me) love remained, and that love heals our hearts as it changes. Over time that love may change form or take on a different meaning for us, but don’t fool yourself it’s always there. So, when you come back, face to face with an “ex” it is simply a normal reaction to that love that never died. Cherish it and share it. Talk to your “ex” and ask how they are doing? Care about them, tell them the time you spent together was worth the pain you have dealt with and healed from and that you are grateful for having had that time with them in your life. Take a few moments to show your very much alive love, in it’s new form as expressed by the person you are now (and not the person you were then) is still there by performing a kind act, speaking a kind word, asking about their family and their current situation in life. You never know, this may lead to a wonderful, new friendship or even rekindle the spark that bonded both of you the first time, but now as the new people you are. When you and this “ex” part company you will both feel energized, happy because you will remember not only how great it was then, but also being reminded of what you have now and how appreciative and lucky you are to have another day, like today to be alive so that you had the chance to see this special person from your past, one more time.