Posts tagged "breakups"

Divorced Woman Charts The Pain Of A Breakup … Literally

Everyone has their own special way of trying to cope with a breakup. It's a long, fruitless process of trying to find some way, any way to break the pain into manageable bites until it's small enough to swallow. And naturally, each individual's method i…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2013

6 Bits Of Relationship Wisdom My Married Self Would Like To Tell My Single Self

I feel pretty good about my path toward a forever-partner. I dated a lot of guys, had numerous long- and longish-term relationships and a lot of premarital sex.  I don't believe that marriage is "the end" of your emotional or sexual growth as a woman, but I'm also glad I did everything I wanted…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2013

Dater X: Mourning Friends And Family After A Breakup

After a relationship ends, you prepare yourself for hard nights missing the other person. Your friends comfort you by telling you someone else out there is even better for you, and that happiness is just around the corner. But no one prepares you…
By: Dater X / November 13, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 6 Tips For Managing The First Ex Run-In

You're on your way to your local watering hole one evening and you spot something familiar in the gait, the walk, the hand gestures of a person heading your way on the street. You realize with sudden, sinking dread that it’s your ex who you…
By: Megan Reynolds / November 12, 2013

Girl Talk: Some Relationships Deserve Second Chances

So, I’m in love. This isn't exactly unique -- so many others would say the same. Love is an overused word, it’s commonplace, expected even. But to me, it couldn’t be a more novel, beautiful, fascinating thing. For most of my life, I wa…
By: Claire Hannum / November 7, 2013

True Story: My Boudoir Photo Shoot Helped Me Get Over My Breakup

As I stood in the small studio on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, attempting a sexy pout for the camera, I felt my fears and inhibitions melting away. Posing for boudoir photos was the most fun I’d had in months. The real me, who I’d been stifling for reasons I hadn't…
By: Claire Hannum / October 21, 2013

Scientific Proof That Heartbreak Really Does Hurt

Anyone who's ever had their heart broken can tell you that shit hurts way more deeply and intensely than a stubbed toe or sprained ankle. This video by AsapScience explains the various scientific factors (Brain activity! Evolution!) that come together to create the very real pain of heartbreak. Fascinating stuff. Next I'm looking forward to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 12, 2013

Face Tattoos & 13 Other Things That Seem Like A Great Idea After A Breakup, But Really Aren’t

See that red, squiggly thing on Sinead O'Connor's cheek that looks like a toddler doodled on her with a pen? That's her new face tattoo and it's not actually a squiggle. It's the initials BQ, which stands for Brendan Quinlan. Remember how Sinead started blogging about being single and considering having sex…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 12, 2013

Dating Don’ts: Maybe It Is You

"It's not you, it's me." How many times have you heard that? How many times have you comforted a heartbroken friend by telling them that there's nothing wrong with them, they just happen to have picked a poor partner? How many times have you thought that for yourself? Here's a hard truth to learn: Sometime…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2013

What’s The Deal With Guys Giving You The “Slow Fade”?

I remember reading a really thought provoking post on here a few months back about "ghosting". At the time I was like, "YES! YES! Mental hugs to this author because she is describing my life and the lives of my friends’ and even the life of my dog probably!" So basically the situation with ghosting…
By: College Candy / September 7, 2013

13 Ways Our Exes Got It Together After We Broke Up (In GIFs!)

Exes, right? They're all oozing out of the ground like primordial sludge when you date them, and then suddenly, after you break up, they become fully functioning human beings! How does that work? If you, like me, have a few exes that you met while they were clawing their way up into real-personhood, you're probably…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 14, 2013

Is A Failure To Communicate Leading To Your Breakup?

I have a client who broke up with a partner recently and is back on the dating market — yet again. This time, however, the former partner, whom I also knew, reached out to me to get advice on what to do, and to see if the relationship could be saved. The fact is, both…
By: YourTango.com / August 13, 2013

Dating Don’ts: The Breakup Phase You Didn’t See Coming

Even though I’m a cat lady by choice – minus the terrifying figurines and embroidered pillows – when my ex started dating someone new, my reaction was … let’s just say, unexpected. I’d like to foreshadow this tale of my psychotic break by mentioning our breakup was totally mutual. It…
By: Krissy Brady / July 23, 2013

Alexa Chung Knows That Haircuts Are Usually A Bad Post-Breakup Decision

Hair is so linked to how we feel and everyone goes for something radical after a break-up, but my advice if you've just suffered heartbreak or you've broken up with someone, is to not touch your hair. It's the first thing women do, but you're not in a fit state to make decisions that are…
By: Rachel Krause / July 14, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 5 Alternatives To Sending An Angry, Post-Breakup Email

Breakups are brutal, and we rarely end a relationship with all of our feelings, regrets and issues off our chest. Instead, we're left with a tornado of confusing emotions accumulating debris inside of us, potentially setting off some really bad decision-making. The post-breakup email would be at the top of that list. It’s totally…
By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / June 25, 2013

11 Annoying Things Our Ex-Boyfriends Have Said And How We Reacted (In GIFS!)

Ex-boyfriends, they say the darndest things!  Most of the time, they're blathering on is fairly harmless, but sometimes they can say things that are so egregiously clueless/insensitive/crappy that they really warrant special attention. Case in point, a couple of weeks ago, an ex of mine started telling me about his latest breakup. As he wa…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2013

So WTF Is Love Rehab, Anyway?

This morning, we told you about how Rihanna is reportedly headed to Recovery Ranch, a love and relationship rehab located in Tennessee. The reason? Rihanna is supposedly still not over her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The couple split up in 2009 after he beat her, and then got back together…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 18, 2013

Awesome Girlfriend Comes Up With “Fun” Scavenger Hunt For Cheating Boyfriend

Oh, hi Dave! It's been really fun dating you for the past couple of years! I'm so glad we moved in together, so that when I found out you were cheating on me with Kelsi, it was easier for me to find and hide all of your precious belongings. Here's this fun scavenger hunt I…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 3, 2013

30 Signs That You’re Definitely Not Over Him

You swear you've moved on from your ex, but then you find yourself stalking his Facebook page, drunk texting, and "coincidentally" ending up in his neighborhood — sound familiar? Accepting that you're not over him is the first step to actually getting over him, so to help you ditch the denial stage, we've rounded u…
By: Tres Sugar / May 15, 2013

Kim Gordon Generously Shares Her “Traumatized Good Times Tunes” Rap Playlist

In my experience, breakup music can go two ways: there's the soft, sad, slow, wallowing type, and then there's the upbeat and/or aggressive type that makes you feel like you've got the world by the balls, and fuck him, anyway. Personally, I usually begin with the former and progress to the latter over time, once…
By: Rachel Krause / April 26, 2013