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Breaking Up

Mr. Right Or Mr. Right Now?

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Knowing about a man's past should not be used as an accurate barometer of his present or future relationship because the dynamics of those unions were very different.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

Michael Cheshire | Posted 10.01.2014 | Divorce
Michael Cheshire

Well today, our 20 year marriage ended in courtroom 2-D. When we came to this decision months ago, I felt like the world had ended. In truth, I was afraid of what life would look like now without you. But now, standing here, it seems much more survivable.

This 4-Year-Old's First Heartbreak Is So Adorably Intense

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents

Heartbreak is never easy, but experiencing it for the very first time can be like having your whole world fall apart. When 4-year-old Milo found o...

Insanity Pain

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

Don't take your love away from me, Don't you leave my heart in misery, If you go, then I'll be blue, 'Cause breaking up is hard to do... -- Neil Sedak...

5 Things To Do When Your Daughter Is Heartbroken

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

The one thing she wanted was for him to change his mind and that was the one thing I could not give her, or make him do, or fix for her.

How to Break Up With A Guy, According To Guys

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.11.2014 | Divorce

Are you in the unfortunate position of having to break up with your dude? We're sorry to hear that. But if you have to do it, you better do it rig...

12 Small But Powerful Pieces Of Advice For Anyone Going Through Divorce

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Divorce

Going through a divorce is no walk in the park -- in fact, at times it can feel more like a hellish marathon with no finish line in sight. That's ...

The Feng Shui of Breakups

Annabel Acton | Posted 09.08.2014 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

I can tell you a story about most objects in my house. Some are positive stories and reflections of who I am and where I am headed. Others are more binding, restricting and reflect a time in my life I'm happy to have moved on from. Yet they remain in my house. And therefore in my psyche.

How To Tell If You Have A Healthy Relationship

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

Knowing whether you're in a pattern of entanglement is key to resolving it once and for all. Otherwise, there's a "blind spot" that keeps you from moving forward, and you're doomed to keep repeating the pain and struggle.

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Friend Who Just Got Dumped

Posted 08.16.2014 | Divorce

By The Romance Code for Breakups are the worst. And even when it's our friends who've had their hearts broken, we can't help but feel...

5 Signs Your Relationship Has Reached Its Expiration Date

Posted 08.12.2014 | Divorce

By Marina Margulis for As a relationship coach, I sometimes have to advise couples to do something they hate to hear: break up. It is...

Why Losing My Friends Meant Losing Myself

Jen Simon | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

The ghosts of my friendships past still haunt me to varying degrees. The losses all hurt in some way or another, but the most hurtful time I've lost friends was after I became a mother.

How Do You Let Go Of Something That Never Was?

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

Maybe some people could remove themselves from that situation, flip an on-off switch. I am not one of those people. When I let people in, I inevitably begin to care. It is both a blessing and a burden.

8 Signs You're Headed For A Split

Julie Spira | Posted 09.30.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

Acknowledge how affectionate you used to be, and let your partner know that you miss those times and would love to get back on track. Take the time to listen to your partner's concerns. If you truly think this is a relationship worth fighting for, let your partner know

6 Things That Reminded Me Life Goes On After Divorce

Posted 07.30.2014 | 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...

8 Things That Reminded Me Life Goes On After Divorce

Posted 07.22.2014 | 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 Signs That You Should End Your Relationship

GalTime | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women

It's right out of a Sandra Bullock movie. Two completely opposite people meet and, in spite of their polar opposite personalities, they fall in love. Opposites attract! Well... sort of.

8 Kids Who Could Teach Us A Thing Or Two About Breaking Up

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.11.2014 | Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do... except for these kids. The eight wee wordsmiths below made us realize we missed a valuable lesson back in school: the...

What I Learned When I Broke Up With My Hair Stylist

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

Once again I had done what I had promised myself before I would never do again in so many areas of my life -- whether it was a relationship that was no longer working or a job.

Why You Can't Be Friends With Your Ex

Phoebe Fox | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Breaking off a relationship is a giant suck sandwich with a nightmare filling of pain, guilt, fear, rejection, remorse, pity and self-loathing.

Why You Must Surrender and Let Him Go

David Wygant | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
David Wygant

The moment you learn to surrender and let go, is the second you start to feel more in tune with who you are. The moment you learn to surrender and let go, is the moment you free your energy from a negative relationship.

This Teen's Breakup Letter Is So '90s It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.07.2014 | Divorce

Move over, all you teens with your pithy breakup texts. This is how we used to do breaking up back in the '90s: "Well, chow, babe!"? You ca...

18 Hard-Won Lessons From Having Your Heart Broken

Posted 07.07.2014 | Divorce

They say experience is the greatest teacher, and that's never more true than after a breakup. Take it from us: getting through all those sleepless nig...

9 Things Celebs Can Teach Us About Heartbreak

Posted 07.01.2014 | Divorce

When it comes to dealing with a breakup, celebs are just like us. Sure, they're rich and beloved by millions of Twitter followers, but at the end of t...

Bathroom Graffiti Will Restore Your Faith In The Kindness Of Strangers

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.30.2014 | Divorce

Inspirational is probably not a word you'd use to describe bathroom stall graffiti. Vulgar? Probably. Grammatically challenged? Oh, most definitely. B...