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The 18 Worst Ways To Break Up With Someone

The Huffington Post | Voices Editors | Posted 05.21.2015 | Divorce

They say that breaking up is hard to do, but if the stories below are any indication, it's clearly a lot harder for some people than others....

The 10 Best Things About Getting Divorced

Divorced Moms | Posted 05.18.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

If you look closely enough, I'll bet you can find many great things that emerged from your divorce.

What is a 'Clean' Breakup? (and How to Achieve One)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Holding compassion as a higher value than revenge, spite or fear may take some getting used to, but it is ultimately the one emotion that can see you safely through troubled waters.

Starting Over At 35

Melissa Hughes | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Melissa Hughes

On the outside, my life at 35 looked great -- a promising career, a doting partner, an elegant home, things, vacations, a big engagement ring, money in the bank.There was just one problem: I wasn't happy.

What These Students Have Learned About Dating After 4 Years Of College

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.04.2015 | College

For David Matteson, a sex columnist and graduating senior at Rollins College, four years of college has given him a new perspective on dating. "I'...

The No. 1 Thing To Do If You Want To Move On Post-Split

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.01.2015 | Divorce

A wise, leather-and-lace-clad sage once said, "I've been afraid of changing 'cause I've built my life around you." (Yes, that sage was Stevie Nicks. W...

6 Breakup Texts You Should Never Send

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.28.2015 | Divorce

Breakup pro-tip: Don't dump someone via text. If you're relying on emojis to end a relationship, you're doing it all wrong. In the video above, Buz...

3 Ways To Pull Yourself Together After A Split

Wendy Keller | Posted 04.23.2015 | Divorce
Wendy Keller

Life can be rich, full and delightful -- with or without that partner. But you have to put in the effort. After the initial roiling emotions subside a little, try the following three steps to help you get your self back together.

The No-Nonsense Quote That Helped Me Get Through Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.15.2015 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package se...

5 Steps To Finally Forgiving Your Ex

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.09.2015 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

As a marriage and family therapist, many of the clients who come to see me have remained single for years after a breakup, unhappy and bitterly convinced that there were "no good people" out there.

Why Are Emotionally Unavailable Men So Damn Desirable? 5 Reasons

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

No matter how shiny a new prospect appears, the only way to discover men who will feel comfortable, kind, funny and warm toward you is through real-to-life interactions with those who consistently show they actually want to get to know you.

Let This Breakup Flowchart Tell You How To Get Over Your Ex

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.07.2015 | Comedy

"It just wasn't meant to be." Thanks ... that's helpful. Use all the flowery sayings and uplifting expressions you want, but getting over an ex isn...

Should You Break Up With Your High School SO Before College?

| Posted 04.06.2015 | Teen

To LDR or to not LDR? That is the question. And it’s one that many soon-to-be collegiettes in relationships have to start asking themselves as high ...

5 Ironclad Rules For Getting Through Your Breakup

Phoebe Fox | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Even if we're not in love, it can be hard to walk away from something, however imperfect, when loneliness is the other option. If you're beginning to realize the relationship you're in is headed for a dead end, here are a few tips to help get you through the worst of it.

What We Learn From Break-Ups

Barrett Pall | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

While break-ups are one of the hardest times in our lives, they're also a time to realize who you really are, so keep your head up, buttercup.

Breaking Up And Moving On Is As Natural To Us As Falling In Love

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science

We know that humans are wired to fall in love, but are we also built to break up? Love is what evolutionary psychologists call a human universal -...

Repeat This To Yourself When You're Feeling Down About Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.25.2015 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package se...

A Pragmatist's Guide To Coming Out Stronger After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.12.2015 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package se...

How to Deal With Heartbreak

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

Heartbreak is so terribly unnatural. Therefore, I imagine, there's no real cure or real trick to pull yourself out of it. I think the only way to get over it is to first simply sulk in it.

An Open Letter To Any Woman Who Thinks She Stayed In A Bad Relationship For Too Long

Akirah Robinson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Akirah Robinson

You may have stayed because you loved him, but you eventually got out because you love yourself. It doesn't matter if it took a little longer than you wish. Better late than never, my friend.

Lessons Learned From a Broken Heart

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

My heart broke when my father died; it broke again when I got divorced -- not by my ex, but by my own self-criticism about my failed marriage; and here I am again. Third time's the charm and with this broken heart I feel as though I've learned more than I did from the first two.

Drug-Addict Couple Breaks Up To Save Themselves

Posted 02.04.2015 | Dr. Phil

Paige and Brandon are both addicted to heroin and living in a motel where they shoot up up to six times a day. Watch their story here. Paige's pare...

WATCH: How To Know When To Move On From Your Relationship

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-02-03-ScreenShot20150203at4.00.04AMsmall.jpgIn my latest video on relationships, I speak about how to effectively figure out when it's time to move on from a relationship and how to do it in the name of love. I describe how we can know where our stuff ends and our partner's begins, as well as the unique challenges that can come up for gay men when it comes to drawing the distinction.

How to Get Over Abandonment -- a Fast Track

Susan Anderson | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

When something triggers our primal abandonment pain -- like a breakup, getting fired or rejected by school admissions, or dissed by a friend -- it can...

When Life Is Better Without The Person You Loved

Lexi Herrick | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

It's not that you stop missing them all together. It's not that you don't ever long for the sound of their laugh. It's not that you forget what it felt like to love them. It's just that you remember what it feels like to love yourself.