breaking up

Emily Postmodern: How To Break Up With Someone Without Being A Jerk

Breakups are already a special hell, but breaking up in the internet age is much, much worse. More »


5 Ways To Have The Worst Breakup In History

Think your breakup is bad? Look, if I learned anything from writing It Ended  Badly: 13 of The Worst Breakups in History it’s that no matter how bad your breakup feels, it’s probably a five out of 10 on the horrible scale. But don’t despair! You can make it worse! In fact, you can make your relationship’s implosion one that goes down… More »


You Can Now Hire A “Social Media Breakup Coordinator” To Help You Move On Post Split

Technology has changed not only the way we date but also the way we break up. Luckily, there’s someone who can help you declutter your social media when the romance goes south.

Caroline Sinders is offering up her services as a “Social Media Break Up Coordinator” for just $10 a day. Sinders is a researcher, photographer, and digital… More »


Top 10 Signs It’s Over

It’s always uncomfortable to face the fact that your relationship may be coming to an end. No one likes to think about growing apart from someone you’ve cared about a great deal, but it’s better to face the truth than to dig your head in the sand while your relationship crumbles. Here are 10 signs… More »


Make It Stop: “My Ex Wants To Get Back Together — But How Can I Tell If He’s Changed?”

He promises that he’s cleaned up his act, but how can she really be sure before giving their relationship another show? More »


Make It Stop: “My Ex Isn’t Remorseful For Treating Me Badly”

How can you get over being treated badly when the person isn’t even sorry? More »


Make It Stop: “I Feel Guilty For Ruining A Great Relationship”

Ughhhh, the regret! More »


Dater X: Bruised & Confused

There are definitely some times when I wish I had a still had a boyfriend… More »


Dater X: [ne]X[t]

This past Wednesday found me crying at 1 a.m. outside of The Big Easy’s place of employment.

Relax; it’s not what you think.

For one thing, I wasn’t there because it was The Big Easy’s place of employment.  He just happens to work in a massive landmark located across the street… More »


Dater X: Free Fall

I’ve been thinking a lot about falling, and not just because I’m absurdly accident prone.

For one thing, fall is here and there’s no denying it; it’s dark by 7 p.m. and there are already a surprising number of crackly leaves underfoot in the parks. But I’ve also been thinking about the act… More »


Dater X: Life Support

It’s been a hell of a week. More »


Make It Stop: “My Just-Dumped Friend Needs More Of My Time Than I Can Give”

Ah, the recently dumped. Yes, they need lots of love. Yes, they need lots of attention. No, the heartbroken person can’t dominate your schedule for the foreseeable future. More »


Girl On Girl: Why Are Lesbians Always Friends With Their Exes?

A few months ago, I was trying to find something to do on a Saturday night after my initial plans fell through. I scrolled through my recent texts to search for someone who lived in New York and didn’t work on weekends. On an average day, I text anywhere between 20 to 30 people. This… More »


Make It Stop: “Why’d He End Things So Abruptly?”

Things were going great! Until… More »


Make It Stop: “Should I Dump My Boyfriend Before Or After His Friend’s Wedding?”

Is there ever a right time to stomp on someone’s heart? More »


True Story: He Cheated, I Stayed

I knew exactly what I’d do if I found out my partner had cheated. At least, I thought I did. The truth of the matter is, no one knows how they will react in that situation until they are faced with the agonizing truth. Your mind will be flooded with questions like “Why did this… More »


9 Tips For Getting Over Your Ex

Getting over your ex is one of the great dilemmas of manhood. It’s rarely a quick and easy process, and it’s often complicated by all the things that the two of you still have in common, like friends, favorite hangouts and even living quarters.

Maybe the most frustrating thing about the whole process is… More »


Girl Talk: My Ex, Who Didn’t Want Kids, Is Having A Baby And My Feelings Are Complicated

Every relationship has its milestones: first kiss, first fuck, finally saying “I love you,” moving in together, meeting the parents, going on vacation, etc. But every major breakup has its milestones too, often full of either sadness or relief. Moving out of the place you once shared; unfollowing/unfriending on social media; realizing that his birthday passed and for once, you didn’t think about… More »


Dealbreaker: He Told Me I Needed To “Be Happier”

On our last date, we sat next to each other on the floor of an Afghan restaurant, sharing a plate of kaddo bourani and a bottle of wine. He looked at me for long stretches of time without speaking, then he looked at the waitress, at the carpet, at the other diners. We came to the… More »


Make It Stop: “My Ex Won’t Stop Liking Every Thing I Post On Social Media”

My ex, who I’ll call Tom, favorites all my posts, tweets, and Instagrams and it’s driving me crazy! I don’t know if he’s doing it to get my attention or what. I told him we could be friends when we broke up six months ago, but I didn’t mean, “Feel free to inundate my… More »


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