How are people able to like someone that they hated before?
Our moods change regarding how we feel about certain people. Since we are not always 100% correct on our opinion of another person we can make mistakes. Perhaps the person wasn't mature enough at the time and now is and you can relate more. I generally believe (unless the person is abusive) that people that are angry all the time, jittery, don't seem to be the brightest bulb in the box, have a rye sense of humor that grates on your nerves or someone that may swear too much or "talk dirty" usually have good reasons for it and it's not for any of us to label them. We have a choice of moving on or accepting the person for who they are. I have a girlfriend who is an "burn out" from the 60s and is slow on the uptake, but I love her dearly and find her child-like way of looking at life refreshing and I often have her over to brighten up a bad day for me. She's funny, entertaining, and I love her for it. In fact, she's getting married this weekend (I'm buying the wedding cake as my gift to her) and because of her child-like demeanor I am just cracking up laughing so hard. I'm not laughing at her, but with her. She's like a 14 year old getting married for the first time at a shot-gun wedding. LOL