Today Casey was kind enough to join us on the air to discuss her problem. She has been dating a really great guy named Dan, and they’ve been together for about four years. He’s so great they’ve even kicked around the idea of marriage. Problem is, her first love, the one that got away, the ex-fiancé Zach, has come back into town. She was out at a bar with a couple of girlfriends when she spotted him. She did not expect him to be there but they ended up talking forever, like they were in this bubble. They went to the same high school, but went to separate colleges. It was a really good long distance relationship for a while because he did propose during their college years, but eventually it just fizzled out and they ended their relationship. After seeing Zach she is freaking out. All these feelings came rushing back for him. She does love Dan, but she’s always loved Zach, so she’s wondering if it’s worth throwing away everything she has with Dan for another chance to try things out with Zach?
Slacker thinks if she really loved Dan, she wouldn’t even be considering Zach. He needed to ask two questions though… Who is better at relations and who would be a better dad?
Casey said relations was much better with Zach, but Dan would be the better father only because she has been with Dan for the most part of her adult life.
Steve thinks all women are pining for that one that got away. In Casey’s situation, she is with Dan, the nice steady rock, but it’s boring and safe, so she’s looking to bring that excitement and passion back into her relationship.
Just last year, the one that got away for me had come back into my life. It was unexpected, yet exciting. At least I thought it was at first. It had been something like seven years since we had seen each other and although I will always have a place for him in my heart, I didn’t have those same feelings that were there before. We both grew up in different directions, so I don’t think Casey going back to Zach is such a great idea. I don’t think it’s worth risking everything she has with Dan.