Bec, didn't hear from you. Anyway, I'm glad you decided to write something on this topic. I hope it will help others deal with the pain of breaking up. After its past, you can't imagine having to go through it again, but that would be another topic to write about. Getting back with your x after a long breakup has its ups and downs, but only if you are willing to correct the past mistakes will it work out. One bottom line to relationships, you have to have lots of patience, even if the person is emotionally high maintenance or low. Love the person unconditionally for their flaws and treat them with all the respect you can. If you can do all that and you are a victim of a breakup, it will be a lot easier to get over it, you did your best to treat the person right. If you don't and regret the mistakes you made, then it will be a very difficult 6 to 12 months of emotional pain.
A breakup is a like a very bad cold. You will get over it with time.
Good luck to all.