Posted by tiki33
If He hurt you once most likely he will hurt you again...
A few ways to determine if he's changed, make him mad, be late for a date, make him wait, that's one of the quickest way to see if he's changed, don't give into him right away, sort of drag your feet and stall about giving him a second chance and see how he handles that, usually his impatience and anger will surface, disagree with him about something that too will quickly show you if he's changed. Ask him if it's okay to speak with his ex-girlfriend, his family members and friends, that will set him off especially if he has something to hide.
IMO I wouldn't take his word for it, a lot of men come back around a few years later and say I changed because it's easy to do it especially if the woman he runs back to has deep affection and love still there for him and men like him know there is no way to prove if he's actually changed and inevitably they resort right back into there old bad toxic habits and abusive ways once your hooked back in.
Ask him how he's changed, has he got help via a counselor or therapist, is in some kind of anger management program and seeking help through therapy. 2 years is not enough time for me to believe he's changed but hey that's the risk you will take if you take him on and take his word that he's changed.