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Ever craved the opportunity to sit down with your ex and talk? To get the truth, once and for all? Once time had passed and wounds had (perhaps) healed, and you’d both moved on? What if you had the chance to ask those burning questions you never got answers to… and perhaps walk away with a lighter heart?
Well, if you’re in the UK, you have an ex you keep in touch with and you’re BOTH game for a potentially heart-pounding experience, a new Channel 4 reality show is casting for ex-couples to take part.
It’s an intriguing idea. I’ve had a gazillion conversations with exes in my head, over the years – as anyone who’s suffered a broken heart probably has. Of course, we all move on in time; new lives and lovers and spouses and kids and fresh memories take over, but I reckon some experiences – particularly those in love – will always haunt us. Usually, I think it’s because we just don’t know why. Why someone fell out of love. Whether they regret their actions. How they could’ve told you they wanted to work on it but were really planning to leave. Whether they ever played hide the sausage with that slightly skanky barmaid at your local, despite hotly denying it. Or whether – gulp – they still think about you. Cue brain explosion.
And it begs the question: do we all need closure to truly put something to bed, or should some questions just remain unanswered at the end of a relationship? Is closure even a THING? Maybe – just maybe – doing something like this when you’ve healed and moved on is the best way to get it rather than at the toxic, traumatic breakdown stage. What do you guys think? Is it something you’d ever do?
If you’d like to find out more or see what’s involved, there are several ways to contact the producers and submit details / questions at www.truenorth.tv/letstalk. Or check out the show’s Facebook or Twitter pages for updates. They’re seeking ex couples, as well as current couples and potential partners as well.
Over to you, letter-writers… What’s the one question you’d ask your ex if you had the chance?