Posts tagged "breakups"

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

8 Tips For Landing A Job Or A Man This Valentine’s Day

Normally, the onslaught of Valentine’s Day ephemera inspires a mere eyeball roll from me, but this year I find myself sprinting past heart décor window installations back to my apartment, a zone void of pink and red reminders of the guy who decided to end our story — the same week I got laid off…

By: Anna Sofia Martin / February 8, 2012

6 Playlists For Every Relationship Stage

We all know that music can powerfully affect emotions, changing how you feel completely or intensifying the mood you’re already in. We also know that relationships can powerfully affect emotions, making you want to dance in the streets or hide out under the covers. Listening to the right song at the right moment will am…

By: Jennifer Garam / February 3, 2012

How To Dump Someone Without Being An Ass

I hate getting dumped. But I hate doing the dumping even more. I’ll take a breakup text any day of the week over having to send one. Not that I would EVER dump someone via text, even though I’ve been dumped that way. LAME. But I digress. I know how to deal with getting dumped.

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 20, 2012

Debate This: Are Men Worse At Being Single?

In Dominique Browning’s New York Times piece “Alone Again, Naturally“, she explores why being alone after a divorce or breakup seems to be more unbearable for men than it is for women:
“Judging by statistics, to say nothing of the glaring evidence around me, men do not have any problem remarrying. In fact, most…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 10, 2012

Louis Dowler Says Kate Winslet Broke His Heart

“I don’t think Kate behaved well and it is still very raw for me … I was in love with her and you can’t switch that off overnight … I’m not sure Kate treated me well … Kate came home with me to Cornwall and we just hung out together. She met my parents and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 12, 2011

Win This! Adele’s “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” DVD

Adele was a star at 19, but at 21, she’s become one of the most sought after performers in the world. Now you can watch her perform her deeply personal collection of songs inspired by heartbreak on her new DVD, “Live At The Royal Albert Hall.” The DVD, due out November 29, features a 90-minute…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 22, 2011

Girl Talk: Assorted Notes On The Dreaded Ex Run-In

I am going to refrain from going into too much detail and say that I, like most women, have one awful ex. I’ve dated lots of dudes in my years on the scene and there is no other man that compares to him in the badness department.  I’ve lived with a low-level and persistent fear…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 29, 2011

Getting Dumped Is Expensive, New Study Says

Getting dumped costs a woman more than her dignity, a new study revealed. Of the 2,000 recent dumpees polled, more than half admitted to managing their misery post-breakup by treating themselves to new ‘dos, wardrobes, makeup, gym memberships, and pampering procedures like spray tans or mani/pedis. “Being dumped, whether it was on the cards or…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2011

Girl Talk: Finding The Good In Goodbye

About a month ago I was standing in a sandwich shop near my office and my mind went to the place it usually does, which is wondering what I would do if Ex-Mr. Jessica walked in. His office is only 10 blocks away from my own, so there is a very real possibility we may…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2011

Mrs. Crystal Hefner Graces The Cover Of Playboy

I have a feeling that the July cover of Playboy will not go down in history as one of Hugh Hefner’s favorites. It obviously went to print before Crystal Harris called off their wedding, and features Crystal sitting in a leather chair, puffing on a pipe, wearing in a sailor’s cap, alongside the couple’s dog,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 16, 2011

Blake Lively Thinks Breakups Are No Big Deal

“Every relationship you have, you’re learning and growing and taking something from that. So for me, it’s never been too dramatic of a thing when something ends. I have a strong sense of myself. That gives me a sense of security, you know?”
Blake Lively pontificates on relationships in Glamour. I don’t really have…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 2, 2011

Girl Talk: Do Your Parents Have To Break Up With Your Exes, Too?

This story begins with an answering machine. Which means that, yes, it happened a long time ago—I believe in 2003. I was at home in North Carolina visiting my parents, and on the second day of my stay, I plunged my key in the lock of the front door, dropped my bag on the table…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 19, 2011

Who Should Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Date Next?

After four years together—through breakup rumors and whispers of Justin flirting with, oh, everyone—Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have called it quits. Reps for the couple released a statement saying, “They mutually have decided to part ways. The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.”…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 11, 2011

15 Real Reasons We Dumped Him

Blogger Shmitten Kitten asked the question, “What’s the REAL reason you dumped him?” We’d love to pretend like it was always for noble reasons — like our lives were headed in different directions, there was some fundamental chemistry missing, or he didn’t want to have kids. Sometimes those were the real reasons. But then sometime…

By: The Frisky / March 7, 2011

Girl Talk: I May Be Single, But I Am Not Alone

I’ve always been kind of a loner. While I’m silly and funny and irreverent with one or two people, I clam up in social settings and in groups. I think this is why I’m a good interviewer: I focus very intently and intensely on one person. More specifically, I need a lot of time i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 11, 2011

Jake And Taylor Are No More

It appears that Hollywood’s most puzzling pair has called it quits. The Jake Gyllenhaal/Taylor Swift relationship is dunzo. Gyllenswift, as we like to call them, apparently called it quits last month, even after Jake purchased Taylor an exorbitantly expensive guitar for her birthday. Maybe Gyllenhaal got sick of staring into Swift’s squinty eyes. Or sick…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 5, 2011

He Left Me And Now He’s With Someone Else — Why?

Why do men move on so fast after a breakup? I had a recent breakup from a seven-year relationship, and my ex was in a new one just two months later and was married within two years while I was still mourning. Why didn’t he take time to get to know himself as a single…

By: The Stir / January 1, 2011

Who Loves Who More In Your Relationship?

If you believe in romantic comedies, the ideal outcome of any romantic relationship is that both partners love each other equally. But is that always true in real life? Sure, it may be the case some of the time, but the fact of the matter is that relationships are often uneven or unequal when it…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 29, 2010

Leighton Meester Has Only Had One Crushing Breakup

“I’ve never really liked anybody before. Even when I would date guys, it would sort of be on the surface and it was always a relief when we broke up. … I’ve only had one experience where it was really hard and I was really sad when it ended, but that’s what taught me a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 29, 2010