Posts tagged "break ups"

Five Reasons He Dumped You, When You Just Don’t Want To Believe He Didn’t Like You

I have a little problem. I tend to obsess over why a guy suddenly pulls "the fade" or ends things just as they're, seemingly, getting good. It's one thing if the guy simply is not interested in pursuing anything further because of a lack of attraction, but what about the guy who does think I'm…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 9, 2009

Why My Ex…Rules?

After you've been dumped it's pretty easy to think up things that sucked about your ex. Why My Ex Sucks wants you to "condense your bitterness" into three reasons why your ex is the worst and submit them for public enjoyment. Some of the greatest include:"He had a twisted relationship with his twin sister. He…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 8, 2009

Dating Don’ts: How To Get Through A Friendship Breakup

Recently, I discovered that one of my best friends had ditched me after I logged on to Facebook and found her profile had disappeared from my page. We’d been having problems that had culminated in a huge argument the day before, but I figured we’d get through it. I figured wrong. Still, being given the…

By: Judy McGuire / June 4, 2009

Quick Pic: WTF Is A Smash Shack?

It's exactly what it sounds like. Businesswoman Sarah Lavely created Sarah's Smash Shack after she was dumped by her husband of 12 years. The Shack is a place for women -- and men -- to take out their love frustrations by smashing anything in sight. The breakable goods are provided, but jilted lovers are encouraged…

By: Annika Harris / June 3, 2009

Survive The 9 To 5 After A Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do especially when you have to go to work the next day. After spending an entire evening arguing with your, now ex-boyfriend, the last thing you want to do is deal with the idiots in accounting or the crazy client who can’t make up her mind. Unfortunately, business doesn’t cease…

By: DivineCaroline.com / May 31, 2009

Quickies!: Pals Forgive Chris Brown (Too Quickly)

Shaq, Lil' Bow Wow and Usher all took time to hang with Chris Brown this week, just three months after he allegedly beat up his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. [TMZ] --Evidently, forgiving and forgetting is easier for celebs than for most. Scarlett Johansson has released her latest single, "Relator." The full album, with the unoriginal title "Break…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / May 27, 2009

The Four Most Common Excuses for Staying Friends with Your Ex

At some point, nearly every woman will have to decide if a breakup means that ties are completely severed with her ex or if they are going to remain friends. Whether your ex is an ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, or somewhere in between, trying to remain friends with your ex is a recipe for disaster. Of course,…

By: DivineCaroline.com / May 14, 2009

Will You Watch “Hitched Or Ditched”?

"Hitched or Ditched" is a one-hour reality show in which couples in long-term relationships are challenged by a friend to set a wedding date in a week's time. The couples not only have to plan their wedding in seven days, but they also have to address whatever issues were keeping them from making the lea…

By: Annika Harris / May 14, 2009

When Life Gives You A Breakup, Make Art

Writers often turn their relationships -- failed and successful -- into stories and novels. But they're not the only creative types spinning exes into gold. Recently, a few visual and performance artists have used dating and breakups as a starting point for their work. At least some people are finding uses for their relationship failures.

By: Catherine Strawn / May 12, 2009

The Top 10 Things You Learn When You’re Heartbroken

While heartache pretty much sucks — especially the kind you can't seem to get over — it can be a great learning experience. After the jump, the top 10 things you learn when you're heartbroken.

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 29, 2009

How Do You Heal A Broken Heart?

Recently, a woman wrote to Salon columnist Cary Tennis seeking advice about a broken heart she'd been suffering for over 10 years. In 1997, the woman "set free a beautiful man to live the rest of his amazing life," three years after meeting him on an island in Hawaii, where she works and lives. He…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 29, 2009

Lindsay Lohan Teaches Us How Not To Break Up

Lindsay Lohan is messier than eating a burrito in the back of a school bus. She just can’t keep it together! She’s been chasing SamRo around town, allegedly stalking her beat makin’ bro Mark, tried to crash her twin sister Charlotte’s fashion party, and now the fam is considering filing a restraining order. Seriously, stick…

By: Simcha / April 8, 2009

Can Breaking Up Literally Break Our Hearts?

There’s a pivotal moment in an episode of "The Simpsons" that has always stood out in my memory. When Lisa tells Ralph Wiggum she doesn’t want to be his girlfriend, his face scrunches in agony and he clutches his heart as if it’s literally breaking. I remember giggling at the exaggeration and then years later…

By: DivineCaroline.com / April 3, 2009

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Help Heal A Broken Heart

While watching your buddy cry her eyes out over some unworthy jerk isn’t nearly as painful as getting the heave-ho yourself, it’s still difficult. Most of us want to help our BFFs through breakups, but what do you say? Or, more importantly, what shouldn’t you say?

By: Judy McGuire / March 26, 2009

Woman Cuffs Hubby To Bed For Talk, Not Sex

Yesterday, 37-year old Helen Sun handcuffed herself to her estranged husband to keep him from leaving. Sun told investigators that she just wanted to talk—don’t we all?—and the only way she could get hubby to listen was by tying him up....

By: Deborah Stein / March 25, 2009

My Facebook Breakup Was Humiliating — And Helpful

"So?" he asked me. "Is there anything else you want to say?"…

By: YourTango.com / March 24, 2009

Poll: Would You Take An Ex Back?

Marilyn Manson misses his ex-wife Dita Von Teese. Um, DUH! It took you two years and one Evan Rachel Wood to realize how good you had it?! According to Dita: “He’s been in touch a little. The apologies come, and he was like, 'I made a big mistake'. And I'm like, 'Yeah, yeah, I know.

By: Simcha / March 22, 2009

Girl Talk: Should You Remain Friends With Your Ex?

To cut or not to cut an ex from your life after a breakup, that is the question. Just last week, a dear friend of mine had her divorce finalized after a long, drawn-out three year separation. Upon hearing that her now ex-husband wants to cut off all communication with her for the foreseeable future,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 20, 2009

Who Gets The Dog After A Divorce?

Pet custody battles are becoming more and more common. When married pet owners divorce, the animal they shared often finds itself at the center of their split. Monthly support payments, visitation rights, restraining orders, custody battles, and legal fees: Sounds like the usual bitter divorce battle, right? Not so fast. This time Kramer v. Kramer…

By: DivineCaroline.com / March 20, 2009

The Lowdown On Where To Break Up

Breaking up is never a pleasant experience. The relationship moves from “You are awesome, let’s spend oodles of time together,” to “Actually, I’m not very fond of you, let’s never see each other again.” Tears fall, fists fly, hurtful things are said—and that’s when a breakup goes well. One of the most important things to…

By: DivineCaroline.com / March 18, 2009
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