Gabrielle Union gives relationship advice

    DON’T write off (or get back with) an ex without some serious thought

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    Getting back with your ex usually doesn’t make sense, but sometimes it does. And Gabrielle should know. After her brief split from Dwyane, during which he fathered a child, they reunited and now they’re getting married. While their story is more the exception than the rule, Gabrielle didn’t go back blindly.

    “When you’re debating whether to go backward or forward, you have to look at the original issue. [When Dwyane and I broke up briefly in 2013], it was because of distance and scheduling,” she stated. “I finished filming the show, then I flew to Vegas right away to start shooting Think Like a Man Too. I couldn’t take time off, and I missed some quality togetherness we desperately needed.”

    The time apart allowed her to think about what it is that she really wanted and how her choices were affecting her personal and professional life. She found that having it all required some balance.

    “Over the summer, I reassessed priorities. I’d always wanted an awesome career with back-to-back projects, but I realized I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my relationship for it,” she asserted. “Moving forward, I decided my work schedule has to make sense for our family. Bottom line: If an issue’s a deal breaker, it’s a deal breaker. If your relationship isn’t something you’re willing to give up and you can compromise, do so.”

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