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Breaking Up

Breaking Up: The Final Goodbye.

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 01.27.2017 | Divorce
Rebecca Lammersen

Class started at 5PM. I got there early, so I could sit outside and read. I have many half-read works on my shelves, because, I become distracted by t...

The 5 Steps Of A Successful Breakup

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2017 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

It's not unusual to lose interest and become fed up with a particular romantic entanglement--but it's just as common to find yourself at a loss for just how to end it.

The First Thing To Do After An Agonizing Breakup

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2016 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Whether it's on day one after a break up or if it's been six months or a year, here are four reasons to stop contact:

A Sweet, Relatable Comic For Anyone Who's Not Quite Over Their Ex

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.30.2016 | Divorce

It’s the most cliche breakup advice in the book: “Just forget about your ex. You have to move on.” But as an adorable new illustrated story fro...

Overcoming The Breakup Blindside

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

The pain of rejection in a romantic relationship is never as painful as when it comes as a surprise. One minute you believe everything is fine, in the...

The 7 Stages Of Going Through A Breakup, As Told In Comics

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 11.04.2016 | Divorce

Breakups are simply the worst. But when your heart feels like it’s been trampled, know that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. “Barely Fu...

10 Breakup Notes From Kids Who Want Nothing To Do With Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.26.2016 | Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do...unless you’re a kid. Then it’s as easy as ABC. Below, 10 breakup letters from young’uns who could teach us a thing ...

Kids Give Breakup Advice And It's Surprisingly Spot On

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.19.2016 | Divorce

You can always count on kids to tell it to you straight. In a new installment from the “Kids On” YouTube series, young’uns share their thoughts...

Do You Outsource Your Self-Esteem To Relationships?

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

It's a sad reality that people who haven't been loved adequately in childhood are often loved inadequately in adulthood. Children tune into the messages they receive from their parents. If parents are distracted, overwhelmed by life, emotionally or financially burdened, they can't give their children the kind of attentive love and care necessary to thrive.

A User's Guide To My Brain And Body

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Katie Tandy

Here at Katie Tandy™ we want to express our mutual excitement about your new relationship. The Katie Tandy™ Temporary User's Guide has been designed to assist you after your recent acquisition of exclusivity.

How To Move On After A Break-Up

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 08.22.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

The "honeymoon," that sweetest time during the relationship, has fizzled. You didn't see it coming. Now you feel as if nature tricked you and you struggle to hold on to it. But it has become a lost cause and nothing you do works. You're now left with having to deal with disappointment and heartache.

5 Myths About 'Healthy Grieving' When It Comes To Your Ex

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Here are five myths about what you should be doing to grieve the loss of your marriage or long-term relationship in a healthy way.

4 Expert Tips On Emotionally Preparing For Divorce

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2016 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

The hardest part about coming to terms with divorce is managing the painful rollercoaster of emotions that typically ensue. It can be so overwhelming, even when it is not a surprise, that a person may lose track with what's important.

Advice Not To Follow When It Comes To Getting Over Your Ex

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

One of the hardest aspects of ending a romantic relationship or marriage is the voiced opinions of other people about what you need to do. Many don't know what to say, or how to comfort, or they take on excessive responsibility to "fix" you and your situation.

Lady Gaga Remains Hopeful She'll Get Back Together With Taylor Kinney

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Lady Gaga confirmed her split from Taylor Kinney with photo she posted on Instagram on July 20. Though the couple have gone their separate wa...

Are You Angry Your Ex Appears Fine After Your Divorce or Break up?

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2016 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

If you are grieving the loss of a romantic partner or of a marriage, remind yourself that grieving eventually opens a door to new growth and happiness. I can't tell you how often I have seen divorce or romantic loss eventually, with healthy grieving, lead to healthier patterns and more fulfilling unions.

Letting Go Of Love With Love

Diana Lang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

The greatest act of love you can give your partner is to truly wish them well. See them happy. See yourself happy.

How Vilifying Or Idealizing Your Ex Keeps You Stuck

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

One way we avoid having to deal with the difficult and painful emotions that accompany the loss of a romantic relationship is through obsessing about ...

5 Ways To Determine If Your Relationship Is Over

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 06.27.2016 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

So often I talk to people who are riddled with angst over whether or not all is well and secure in their romantic partnership.

Through Thick And Thin

Diana Lang | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

WHAT MAKES A RELATIONSHIP WORK When you think of relationships that work, really, really work, whose do you think of? Not just the ones that manage t...

Warmer, Warmer

Diana Lang | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

HOW TO MOVE ON AFTER YOU HEART IS BROKEN and fall in love again... The first thing we are confronted with after a breakup is the plain old shock o...

I Like My Coworker Better Than My Boyfriend -- Should I Break Up?

Em & Lo | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Dear Em & Lo, I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years and we live together. In the beginning we were madly in love but then, as with most couples, th...

How To Get Unstuck And Move On...

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women
Rani St. Pucchi

It's a phrase that has been uttered by countless people who have experienced heartbreak and struggled to recover from broken relationships. I should know because I've been there. As have you, I believe? If so I feel your pain.

To Torch or Not to Torch? 5 Ways to Deal With Mementos Post-Break Up

Rhonda Milrad | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Milrad

Endings are complicated. It is difficult to deal with why something that once felt so good went south. But when you are faced with this circumstance, you will figure out what is the best way to handle all the mementos that you accumulated during the relationship.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Especially When It's Your Hairdresser

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Johnstone

Whether it's your hair, your teeth, your skin or your heart, you deserve to say what's true for you and to walk out the door if you need to.