One Night With Your Ex

I haven’t watched it, but there’s a show Channel 5 called One Night With My Ex.  There’s only one show on Channel 5 for me and that’s Neighbours.  Hopefully be admitting that, you’ll believe me when I say that I haven’t watched the former mentioned show!

I’m guessing from the trailers that the premise is as the name suggests – an estranged couple get to spend a night together with the producers hoping that, one way or another, there’ll be fireworks.  They’ll either be wanting arguments and insults and mud slinging, or things to happen where the cameras shouldn’t go.

Buzzfeed has kindly summarised some of the highlights.

So, without the cameras, would you spend one night with your ex?  This is a simpler question to answer than the one I’m going to ask next.  You would answer the affirmative if you still needed closure or if you felt that there was still somewhere to go, or if you were happy trying to help the other person.  You’d probably say no if you were happy with your decision and lack the empathy to help out someone who isn’t.  I’m not sure that saying “no” because it will be hard is being fair on anyone.

If you would meet, how would you approach it?  Would you be open or closed? Would you go in all guns blazing or would you be calm and composed?  Would you seek to get closure, or would you want to rekindle things? Would you go pursue something a bit bigger (I found a picture of an engagement ring the other day that someone once sent me for reference!)?

I don’t have many exes.  I count 1 and a half.  The whole one is married with two kids and it took her a while to realise it was me when we bumped in to each other a few years ago in Superdrug.  I should imagine that that conversation would either be stupidly hard or stupidly easy because it wouldn’t be about us.

I count the half because of the ending rather than the start and the middle.  I don’t know how that night would go.  Part of me thinks that we would sit down and just carry on from where we left off minus two months, and part of me would want to ask how much of what she said at the end she meant rather than it just being convenient.

Either way, I don’t think either one would make great TV.

Way down
I’ve been way down
Underneath this skin
Waiting to hear my name again

I’m sorry
Nothing can hold me
I adore you still
If I hear them calling
And nothing can hold me

Way down
(Do you really want me?)
All the way down
(Do you really want me?)
I will hear your voice
(Do you really want me?)
But I’ll no longer understand
(No one’s really loved me)

I’m sorry
Nothing can hold me
I adore you still
But I hear them calling

I was looking to the sky
When I knew I’d be swimming home
And I cannot betray my kind
They are here – it’s my time

I’m sorry
Nothing can hold me
(Do you really want me?)
I adore you still
But I hear them calling – (calling)
And nothing can hold me

Swimming Home by Evanescence

(This post is a kind of appendix to yesterday’s.)

 

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