Posts tagged "breakups"

No, Selena Gomez Is Not “To Blame For Justin Bieber’s Behavior”

Celebrity gossip is not the place to look for nuance or thoughtfulness. A lot of it is downright sexist. Take, for example, today's headline on New York Post gossip page's Page Six column, "Selena Gomez 'To Blame For Justin Bieber's Behavior'." You're probably aware that pop stars Gomez and Bieber were, for a time, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do During Your Dating Hiatus

In case you missed it, the guy and I split right after Thanksgiving. That means that the weeks leading up to my birthday and Christmas have been kind of lame. Actually, that's not true. They weren't half bad, just kind of meh emotionally. You could say I haven't been brimming over with holiday spirit. But…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 26, 2012

15 Shameful Post-Breakup Confessions

I just admitted to the ladies here that my way of dealing with my recent breakup is to have out loud, imaginary conversations with him. Not like angry conversations, just very casual conversations. Example: Me: Did you see the latest episode of "Kitchen Nightmares"? It's ridiculous. SILENCE Me: Yeah, I knew you'd enjoy it. Do you…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 24, 2012

Dating Don’ts: The 9 Kinds Of Breakups That Suck The Most

Breakups always suck, no matter what, for both dumper and dumpee, or even if it's mutual. But there are certain kinds of breakups that suck worse than others. That's just true, the same way that certain ways of dying suck worse than others, in your sleep versus slowly and painfully of cancer. God, this i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 4, 2012

Dating Don’ts: The Power Of Next

Breakups suck. Despite all the lessons and advice our parents teach us, nothing really prepares us to fall in love with someone and then have that person choose not to be with us anymore. With a broken heart and a shattered ego, our brain demands explanations.We crave resolution and closure. But we rarely get what…

By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / November 27, 2012

14 More Original (And Honest) Breakup Lines

We were so thoroughly uninspired by the top ten breakup lines for men and women that we felt like we needed to take action. We're starting the Brutal Honesty Breakup Movement. It's not a real movement yet, but we think it has serious potential. Consider this our contribution. After the jump, some suggested lines to…

By: The Frisky / November 19, 2012

Get Over Your Ex With These 5 Breakup Anthems

Other than good friends and a big pint of chocolate ice cream, nothing can help you get through a really rough breakup better than music. Really emotional and honest songs can make you feel like you want to scream or cry, but grieving the end of a relationship is healthy. Some of the greatest breaku…

By: YourTango.com / November 17, 2012

The Top 10 Ways Men And Women Dump Each Other

A survey done at through a UK dating site found the top ten breakup lines men and women use. Dating pros, I'm sure you've either heard these all or used them yourself. I feel the world's longest eye roll coming on. And P.S. This is a wake-up call, we need to start coming up with…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 16, 2012

Girl Talk: How I Staged A Pinterest Stalking Intervention

We don’t always talk about it, but we certainly all do it. For better or worse, cyber-stalking has become part of the DNA of a breakup. If you thought a breakup was bad in 2002 when you had to run into the ex at school or work the next day and maybe bump into them with…

By: Jo Piazza / October 22, 2012

We’re Breaking Up: Woman Finds Ex-Boyfriend Living In Her Attic 12 Years After Their Breakup

The title of this post is somewhat of a misnomer because the South Carolina woman who discovered her ex-boyfriend had been living in her attic had already broken up with him 12 years ago. So maybe it would be more accurate to have titled it "You're Getting Evicted From My Crawlspace"?

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2012

Hitched: Getting Through The Rough Patches

I woke up last Sunday morning — well, I don’t know that I was truly awake, but at least I wasn’t in bed any more — and stumbled to the kitchen for a giant glass of water with which to defuzz my thoroughly whiskey-fied mouth. In my hangover haze, I glanced across the living room…

By: Andrea Grimes / September 11, 2012

6 Lame Excuses For Not Unfriending Your Ex On Facebook

A couple of years after my fiancé and I broke up, I received a friend request from him on Facebook. I guess it made sense. While I'd decided that being real world friends didn't quite work for me, I wasn't exactly hating him either. So when I saw the friend request, I momentarily thought about accepting…

By: The Stir / August 14, 2012

Girl Talk: If You’re Going To Dump Me, Do It Over The Phone

We’d like to believe that the best way to break up with a person is to sit down with them face-to-face and have an honest, open discussion about why you feel the relationship should no longer continue. After a calm, mature discussion, you will both come to the amicable conclusion that the relationship isn’t working…

By: Kate Richlin-Zack / August 13, 2012

Guy Talk: Why I’ll Act Like A Jerk If I Break Up With You

In the 2007 remake of "3:10 to Yuma," Christian Bale’s character loses his leg while fighting in the Civil War. As compensation, the government gives him a sum of money, which he uses to attempt to forge a new life. After he fails miserably, he realizes that the government never actually cared about helping him.

By: Dennis Hong / August 7, 2012

Girl Talk: All My Bad Relationships Went On Too Long

I dated my first boyfriend for about two years. Our relationship started when I was 15. Over the course of those two years, I saw him for ... like five days. Total. We were long-distance. We used to write these very, very dramatic love letters to one another. He couldn't spell, but he clearly conveyed…

By: Kate Fridkis / July 2, 2012

Post-Breakup Rebound? Why Men Move On So Fast

When I use the words "men" and "rebound" in the same sentence, male minds might quickly conjure up thoughts of their favorite NBA teams. Women, however, understand that I am addressing the phenomenon of rushing into a new relationship after the dissolution of an old one. And while men aren't the only ones guilty of…

By: YourTango.com / June 4, 2012

10 Signs You Might Be Suffering From Post-Breakup Insanity

After a particularly bad breakup, most of us would admit to some crazy behavior. Of course, crazy is in the eye of the beholder … or the receiver. It may start innocently enough with drunken texts, Facebook stalking or obsessing over your need for closure. Unfortunately, every once and a while, a breakup sends eve…

By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / May 21, 2012

6 Tips For Moving On After You’ve Been Blindsided By A Breakup

“This isn’t working for me anymore,” he says abruptly one night on the phone, and you’re stunned. Everything had been going great. You’d even been thinking about places to go on a summer vacation together, but unfortunately, he had other plans. And you did not see this coming. Breakups are hard enough when you know…

By: Jennifer Garam / April 19, 2012

Girl Talk: How My Friend’s Crazy Boyfriend Made Me Hang Onto Mine

Josh and I were together for a year and a half. We had a relationship built upon the stuff the Under Twos so often are: You both like the same book, you both like Christopher Guest, you do the horizontal mambo and it’s not, like, awful, and the next thing you know you’ve met a…

By: Shoshanna Beren / February 22, 2012

Ex Sex Helped Me Get Over My Ex

A while back I was dating a guy that I was really into. In hindsight, the relationship was ridiculous… but I was transported by what seemed like some of the best between-the-sheets I've ever had, and I besotted myself into some idea that we had a future. So I was devastated when I was dumped,…

By: YourTango.com / February 12, 2012