Posts tagged "break ups"

“Bachelor” Ben Fiiiiinally Realizes Courtney Was A Batcrackers Crazy Woman

If you're like us -- well, except Amelia -- you watched this latest season of "The Bachelor" cringing and hoping that bachelor Ben Flajnik wouldn't pick resident sociopath/model Courtney Robertson. Ben's flagrant disregard of the crazytown facts regarding "winning"-obsessed Courtney was mindblowing, but nonetheless, the couple seemed pretty happy after the show. But alas, their…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 14, 2012

Ladies, Skrillex Is On The Market Again, I Repeat, Skrillex Is Single

Love is dead. Wee dubstep moppet Skrillex and girlfriend Ellie Goulding have split, their love apparently a casualty of Hurricane Sandy, or STDs or whatever, who cares? Actually, according to Us, it was the travails of a long distance relationship. It's over," said a "source" who is frayuns with Goulding told the mag. "There's no bad…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

11 Things You Can Say If You Definitely Want To Get In A Fight

Relationships: so great when they start out, but if you're not careful, they can quickly devolve into a maniacal battle of wills with hurt feelings and damaged egos. All couples fight (okay, most all couples fight), but it's how you fight that can really define whether or not your relationship is going to work. And…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 11, 2012

Do You Want To Know When Your Friends Run Into Your Ex?

This weekend, I received a text from my good friend Cara, letting me know she'd run into my ex-boyfriend out front of a local bar. (The ex that broke up with me over IM and then moved four blocks away, because he's a really cool guy.) Apparently the first thing he said to my…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2011

Girl Talk: I Broke Up With My Parents

My parents are still married. They just celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. But when I saw them again it was separately, first one then the other. It had to be this way. Seeing both of them for the first time in over two years would have just been too much. See, I broke up with…
By: Rachel White / March 9, 2011

The Terrible (But True) Reality Of Facebook Relationship Schadenfreude

I'm not going to lie: I'm in post-breakup emotional triage mode. This means I notice more than ever when other people are wearing wedding rings, and whether or not their Facebook status says "single" or "in a relationship." I guess it's because my heart is feeling so raw and scarred that I am especially attune…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 8, 2010

A Lot Of You Guys Break Up Over IM

Seeing as the first Monday in December is the most likely day to be dumped, we thought we'd provide a handy infographic for you on how you might get your heart broken. The most surprising thing? Vast numbers of couples break up with each other over IM -- especially in the under-25 set.
By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Can Ex-Lovers Be Roomies?”

I am currently sharing my apartment with my ex-boyfriend. Initially, this wasn't the plan, but he gave a good argument about why it would be beneficial to the both of us — namely financially. I told him we could try it out and see. Well, it's been a month and something has come to my…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 15, 2010

Jillian Harris Reveals The Real Reason She Dumped Ed Swiderski

"It's terrible to leave because the other person doesn't know what they want ... He's not a bad guy, he's just not quite ready to grow up." —"Bachelorette" Jillian Harris on why she split with fiance Ed Swiderski. A very diplomatic way of saying he's an immature douche. Duh. We could have told…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 3, 2010

Frisky Readers Share Their Most Over-The-Top Breakup Moments

Earlier this week, when we ran a story about a woman who caught her boyfriend having sex with someone else in broad daylight in a public park, we asked you for your worst breakup moments. And boy did we get them! We laughed, cried and gasped in horror at some of the terrible things you…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 20, 2010

The Best Memories Of Our Exes

Your ex is your ex for a reason (or many reasons), but there was something redeeming and attractive about this person at one time. After the jump, some women reminisce and share their favorite moments with their exes. Whether from a mountaintop hike, a tropical island getaway or a local romantic occasion, these memories deserve…
By: Pam Gaulin / July 21, 2010

Should She Return Her Engagement Ring?

It's one of those age-old debates—when an engagement is called off, should the woman return the ring or can she keep it? Last month, a New York judge ordered a woman to return her rock to her fiance, which she thought was totally unfair because he had cheated and caused her "emotional distress"…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 12, 2010

The Kiss Of Death: 15 Signs Your Relationship Is Doomed

Our own "Mind of Man" columnist has argued that couples moving in together is the kiss of death for a relationship. I think he's crazy -- always, always, always move in together before you commit to marriage, trust me! -- but there are other real kiss of death moments for couples. Check out…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 2, 2010

Girl Talk: Meeting Up With My Ex Was Therapeutic

I was in Brooklyn exactly one block from David’s* apartment with about one hour to spare. I knew what I had to do. I sent a text before I had too much time to think about it: “I’m in your hood. Have an hour to kill. Drink?” I got a queasy feeling in my stomach.
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 18, 2010

How Do You Get Over A Guy?

Every week, the gentlemen over at GuySpeak answer women's relationship questions in guy style. Then they handpick some of their favorites and send them over to us to answer (read: fix) them in girl style. We call it GuySpeak/GirlSpeak. This week -- is hooking up the best way to get over someone? I've been told…
By: Lemondrop / February 7, 2010

6 Lessons From My Last Breakup That Are Getting Me Through This One

Amazing! Getting your heart broken does not have to be the worst thing in the world. After ending my most recent relationship last week, I've found myself bouncing back in rather good shape, due in no small part to the lessons I learned from having my heart broken once before. The breakup with my fiance…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2010

Dealbreaker: He Hated My Clothes

I am newly single (again). After a fun, but exhausting, up-and-down five months, my boyfriend-ish-person and I broke up this week. I'm sad about it -- I really did fall for him and had so much fun with him. But I'm also a little relieved. The drama was wearing thin. Plus, he hated my clothes.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 29, 2010

Discuss: Should You “Schedule” Your Breakup?

Consider, if you will, two breakups: Bachelor #1, a summer romance, invited me on to his parents' motor boat. It was the day after we'd slept together for the first time and I thought we were having a lovely date. But this jerk puttered into the middle of Long Island Sound, stopped the boat'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2009

The Top 10 Reasons She Dumped You

So, she dumped you. Sorry! Sometimes women do that sort of thing. Now, you want to know why? Your buddies say: "Who cares!" You want to know anyway. There are many reasons she may have thrown your heart out with the trash, but more likely than not it's one of the top 10 most commo…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 11, 2009

Girl Talk: Cleo, The Breakup Kitten

Jesse was too attention-starved. Brendan was too spacey. Darrick was too needy, not to mention a big-time conservative. But for the first few years of my relationship with Chuck, he didn’t seem to have a fatal flaw. Sure, he was allergic to cats, but that hardly seemed like a dealbreaker. It wasn’t until the…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 9, 2009
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