Prepare the Haagen Daaz. “Last Song” couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are no more. Yesterday, Liam’s rep confirmed that the couple has broken up. A few months back, Perez Hilton tried to drum up some drama by insinuating that Miley was cheating. His proof: a photo of (maybe?) her with another guy’s arm casually around her. But we don’t believe that. Liam is clearly Miley’s first intense love. “I’m not really a big lovey person,” she said when they were together. “I’m not, like, mushy. Liam is the first person that made me want to be in a real relationship.” So we’re betting she’s pretty down about the breakup. [People]
After the jump, a few ways Miley can cheer herself up. Keep reading »
Ending a relationship is never fun, but it’s definitely worse when you are the one getting your heart broken. After being scorned, many find that the road to recovery involves a lot of sobbing, Facebook stalking, and limited contact with the outside world. Why is it that withdrawal from a relationship can cause such extreme emotions and actions? Well, researchers think it may be because we are actually addicted to love. A recent study published in the Journal of Neurophysiology shows that the same part of the brain is activated when someone feels rejected romantically as when someone is craving cocaine. Keep reading »
Most of us have an awful ex (or maybe a few) that we’d never be friends with. In fact, we may even wish we’d never crossed paths with them … except for that invaluable lesson we took away from the relationship. I finally figured out that alcoholics make bad boyfriends. Duh. It’s so simple you’d think it wouldn’t have taken me two, OK, three times to get it. Learning tough life lessons from a bad relationship brings meaning to our suffering. Well … kind of. After the jump, good wisdom that Frisky staffers have learned from bad exes. Share your lessons in the comments. Keep reading »
“The Bachelor” franchise has shot two wedding episodes and a zillion “After the Final Rose” specials. But they’ve never done a special exclusively on a couple’s breakup. Until now. On Wednesday night, ABC let the cameras roll as they got together Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi for the first time since their breakup on Monday, for a special that will air on July 5th. As rumor has it, the situation on set was seriously tense. Radar reported that at one point during the filming, Jake pulled back his arm as if he were about to throw a punch. A few minutes later, he supposedly told Vienna to “shut up” on repeat. Keep reading »
The Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka he-said-she-said battle has gone from 0 to 60 in the past 24 hours. The couple managed to grace the covers of 3 of 5 major tabloids this week. First Vienna went to Star, who supposedly paid her a whopping $90,000 for her side of the story—that their engagement was a sham, that Jake was cruel, and that he wouldn’t have sex with her—as she was packing her bags to leave him. In retaliation, Jake spoke to People, refuting her claims and saying that the real reason for the breakup was A) her hookup with Gregory Michael of “Greek” and B) her talking to Star behind his back. But what has me the most interested here is that $90K price tag. Is it ethical for tabloids to pay people of note for their breakup stories, especially before the breakup has even happened? This seems to add a whole new dimension to already tenuous Hollywood relationships—that your significant other could be broke and decide to dump you for a big pay day. Keep reading »
Of course I’ve never been through a breakup that left me feeling like a woman scorned. And I’ve definitely never been so desperate for revenge that I signed my ex up for an extreme kitten lovers email listserv when he hated cats. OK, maybe I did. I’m sorry, I know it’s awful. It was just that it brought me so much joy imagining all the kitten SPAM he would receive at work. Sigh, if only I had the 30-Day Breakup Guide to help me through the hard times. After the jump, some more embarrassing tales of post-breakup revenge. See, I’m not alone. Fess up in the comments, if you dare.
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Sure, we may cry more to our friends, eat more ice cream straight out of the tin, or need to follow a 30-Day Breakup Guide when we end a relationship, but a new study shows that men take breakups harder than women do. Of the 1,000 singles between the ages of 18 and 23 surveyed, it was found that although men appear tougher during a breakup, that they are actually more emotionally vulnerable than women. They just happen to express it differently. Yeah, like by pretending that we no longer exist, which just drives us to be more depressed and eat more ice cream. Why do they do that? Keep reading »
Chris brought me flowers every week. Chris wined and dined me and took me on spontaneous romantic getaways. Chris called when he said he would, made plans in advance, opened doors, and held hands. But when he wasn’t doing all of those things, Chris was also kind of an a**hole.
There is a moment in every doomed-to-fail union when your relationship jumps the shark, whether you know it or not. Maybe he forgets to calls one time too many or cancels again. Maybe you just wake up one day and realize you’re tired of his face. For me, that moment with Chris came when I told him that my work schedule would make it impossible to hang out for a couple of days. On the brink of a giant promotion, I was coming in early and staying late, and I warned him I would be too busy to grab dinner in the coming 72 hours.
It is a nice feeling when your boyfriend expresses interest in seeing you often and is disappointed when you can’t get together. It’s most certainly not a nice feeling to sit and watch in horror as a grown 36-year-old man gets red in the face, curls his lips into an exaggerated pout, stamps his feet, and makes whining sounds. Keep reading »
A friend of mine broke up with her live-in boyfriend last week, and while she’s doing fine, her cat isn’t.
Ever since my friend’s boyfriend moved out of the apartment they shared, her cat has been acting up. The feline has been relieving himself on the ex’s side of the bed every change it gets, and when she closed the bedroom door to prevent this from happening, the cat peed on the couch.
It’s pretty normal for kids whose parents are splitting up to go through a period of rebellion, and of course there’s often the question of who gets to keep dog, but I’d never heard of pets being upset when a relationship ended. Have your pets ever acted out after a breakup? Keep reading »
When an engagement ends, where the diamond ring goes is a longstanding, complicated question. We had two experts weigh in earlier, and now a broken engagement in New York has forced a judge to rule on the issue.
Danielle Cavalieri and John Gunther got engaged in March 2008 with plans to marry on Oct. 2, 2009. But they split and supposedly agreed that she would return the ring, and he would reimburse her father for their engagement party and hand over the $9,000 in their joint bank account. But then Cavalieri refused to return the 2.2-carat white gold ring. The issue was taken to court; Gunther filed a suit last year to get the ring back, and Cavalieri filed a counterclaim in December that she was entitled to the jewelry because Gunther was allegedly unfaithful, demanding $100,000 for the emotional distress she suffered. Keep reading »