I suspect that when your ex realizes he no longer has a hold on you, either he will rethink his decision or he will let you go so that you can move on with your life and find someone who actually wants a long-term commitment with you.
If that new kitten you think you're in love with has a sign that is strongly incompatible with your established house cat, it might be better to rethink your decision before bringing the kitten home.
After all, giving him something that is too expensive, or too cheap, might result in hurt feelings; and giving one of the worst Christmas gifts ever might make him rethink your entire relationship.
Sometimes placing the cursor in the right spot to build walls is frustrating on the second and third stories and floor tiles will suddenly be impossible to place forcing you to rethink your design.
She might just want to rethink that idea given that no talent show has ever been able to compete with or achieve the massive success of the Goliath of all singing competition shows, American Idol.