Posts tagged "breakups"

Relive Your Messy Past At The Museum Of Broken Relationships

Want all the objects that remind your of a tumultuous past relationship preserved for all to see? It's not like you want to keep that stuff around to torture you, right? The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia will gladly take it off your hands for you. Founded by two exes, artists Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, the museum encourages viewer…

By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2015

Carrie Bradshaw’s Worst Boyfriend Berger Recreates His Lame Breakup Post-It

My favorite moment in "Sex And The City" is when shit-head writer Berger dumps Carrie via Post-It Note. This is not because anyone deserves that ending, but rather because Carrie is legitimately the worst. Anyway! Cosmo found actor Ron Livingston at Sundance this weekend, promoting his new movie "The End Of The Tour," in which…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 27, 2015

Gift Guide: For The Recently Dumped

Break-ups are tough enough as it is, but a heartbreak during the holiday season is particularly excruciating. Nobody wants to be surrounded by gushy holiday cheer bullshit when their heart is torn in two. Here's what to buy for that fantastic, talented, loving, newly single friend of yours who deserves way better than her ex…

By: Claire Hannum / December 10, 2014

Nothing Says “Bye Bye Bye” Like A Singing And Dancing Flash Mob

Flash mobs -- aka huge gatherings of people singing and dancing in unison with the purpose of expressing some intimate sentiment in a public, attention-grabbing way -- pretty much jumped the shark when one appeared at the end of that Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis movie, "Friends With Benefits." But flash mob breakups? Now that'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2014

Woman Gets Dumped, Spends An Entire Week In KFC To Cope

Everybody needs a little KFC, am I right? A lovesick 26-year-old woman sought comfort in fried food at KFC after breaking up with her boyfriend (we've all been there, girl!). The next step of the grieving process usually involves ice cream, sad movies, and sometimes a bottle or two of wine, but Tan Shen, from…

By: Tres Sugar / October 23, 2014

Life After Dating: Moving On From The Past

Yesterday, while I was getting ready to go to CostCo with my boyfriend, Michael, I told him a story a friend had told me about how much her dad hated her grandfather. I said, “I wonder what it’s like to have parents who you really deep-down hate.” Then I paused and thought about it, and…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Girl Talk: On Dating Down

The first man I ever fell in love with was eight years older than me. He was on probation for stealing a video game, and his fingertips smelled like cigarettes and shellfish, having spent most evenings washing dishes at a seafood restaurant. At one point, he kept going to work even though his boss had…

By: Jessica Machado / September 19, 2014

The Best Way To Get Over Your Ex Is By Photoshopping Beyonce Over His Face

Cassandra, a 19-year-old from Toronto whose relationship recently ended, is dealing with her post-breakup reverie by photoshopping Beyonce's face over her ex in old pictures. Her Tumblr page, Beyoncify My Boyfriend, is an ode to lost love and, most importantly, Beyonce's badassery. It's a gallery of her greatest times with her former man made a…

By: Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

There’s a perverse pleasure in keeping tabs on your ex-paramours on social media. Perhaps you monitor their Twitter feed before you to go bed to see if you can gauge whether there was a more salacious reason behind their sudden decision to end things. Maybe after a couple glasses of wine and watching half of…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 22, 2014

The Downside To Breaking Up In Public: Some Eavesdropper Will Live Tweet The Whole Damn Thing

It’s bad enough to live through your own breakup without having to endure the live-Tweeted version of it. Unfortunately for Daniel and Serena, Tweet-happy, Toronto-based writer Dave Bidini happened to by sitting next to them in the cafe during the whole thing. Fortunately for us, he recorded the blow-by-blow in 140 character increments. …

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 9, 2014

Life After Dating: Bitter, Party Of One

A few years ago, I had a Big, Terrible Breakup. I'd been living with a guy, whom I loved, wanted to marry and raise kids with. He wanted those things, too, until he didn't. I hadn't seen the split coming and felt completely gobsmacked. I turned around, reactivated my OKCupid profile, and began dating immediately. That…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2014

12 Tips For “Consciously Uncoupling” Like Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin

Since learning about Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's decision to "consciously uncouple," we've been trying to unpack the term in all its PC glory. It seems that similar to other areas of her life, Gwyneth will be superior when it comes to divorce. So, far we haven't seen one inkling of sadness, ire or admissio…

Dater X: Adventures In Ghostbusting

On my fourth, excruciating day of not hearing from GQ, I was still racking my brain for possible reasons he could have ghosted. But I knew it was time to accept the fact that things were over between us. I knew I needed to reactivate my OKCupid profile— the one he suggested I take dow…

By: Dater X / March 26, 2014

Girl Talk: Finding Closure After A Non-Breakup

It’s really difficult to talk about the end of a relationship when you haven’t exactly had a breakup. “Well, how did it end?” someone inevitably asks. "Umm … I left him a heart-wrenching voicemail," seems too embarrassing an answer. I dated someone for more than eight months until he completely ghosted. I honestly thought this only…

By: AnnMarie Carson / March 10, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Suggested Mourning Timelines For 3 Different Kinds Breakups

Breakups suck, whether you’re the dumper or the dumpee. No matter which end of the fray you're on, there follows a mourning period, a delicate time in which you probably lash out at friends, obsess over details of the way things ended, and make ill-advised decisions about ice cream for dinner and browsing on Tinder.

By: Megan Reynolds / February 25, 2014

Dater X: Missing Him Or Missing The Idea Of Him?

Well, I successfully made it through Valentine's Day without needing Xanax or calling an ex-boyfriend, so I'd say it was a great success. But before I headed out on February 14th for a singles' feast and game night with some of my favorite ladies, I heard from Officer Handsoming. Shocked to see his name appear…

By: Dater X / February 19, 2014

Dater X: Another One Bites The Dust

Officer Handsoming arrived at my apartment with a carton of chicken noodle soup in one hand and a greasy bag of french fries in the other, unsure which I preferred when nursing a hangover. How thoughtful, I said to myself while we plopped down on my couch to watch "Silver Linings Playbook." I cracked ope…

By: Dater X / February 12, 2014

Date-Ade Episode #8: On Jackhammering & Jackasses

Hello again. After an extra long hiatus, Date-Ade, the advice series for all your existential dating dilemmas, is back! Today, I share my thoughts on Vickie's delusional boyfriend … well, ex-boyfriend. If you have a sex, dating or relationship quandary that you’d like for me to try to unravel (no promises), send your questions to

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 30, 2014

Guys, Please Don’t Quote “Batman” In Your Breakup Text

In case you needed a reminder, it's widely considered poor etiquette to plagiarize a breakup text message. Especially from a scene in "The Dark Knight Rises." Especially if the woman you're dumping has seen the movie. In fact, just don't send a breakup text at all. There are other ways to get the job done.

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 4, 2014

Katy Perry Has Some Breakup Advice For You & It Involves Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

They say experience is the greatest teacher, and Katy Perry has sure had a lot of it so far. As Marie Claire's January cover girl, Katy shared the wealth of lessons she learned through her highly public divorce from Russell Brand. When she was asked for a divorce via text message (did anyone else watch the marriage's

By: Claire Hannum / December 10, 2013
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