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Breaking Up

Why 'I Miss You' Doesn't Mean 'I Want You'

Unwritten | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women

I don't want you to kiss me or hold my hand, or tell me that you love me. I don't want to date you or even have sex with you. I simply don't want you. I miss you, that's all. I miss how you used to make me feel.

10 Bad Reasons To Break Up With Someone

Sheila Blagg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

There are many circumstances where breaking up can be a good thing for both people involved, but there are also many bad excuses that can lead to a breakup. Make sure you consider your situation carefully, and avoid breaking up for these 10 reasons.

Designing Your Way Out of a Breakup

Annabel Acton | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

I sat down with the unstoppable Leura Spielman - a designer and brains behind the amazing operation to get some inspiration on how to freshen up your space after a breakup, and why it's so important.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

Throughout the years, we created the most beautiful memories. We climbed all the way to the top together, only to slip and fall as soon as we got there. And though I may have contributed to that fall, I tried so hard to hold on to you. Our relationship wasn't perfect, but I loved you so much.

10 Ways To Survive The Holiday Season With A Broken Heart

Lesley Robins | Posted 02.28.2015 | Divorce
Lesley Robins

Data-journalist David McCandless found after observing 10,000 Facebook statuses, which included the words "breakup" and "broken up," that the biggest breakup time of the year is two weeks before Christmas.

5 Healing Strategies I Discovered After My Boyfriend Tried Cheating On Me

Alec Fischer | Posted 02.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Alec Fischer

Just days before my 21st birthday I discovered that my boyfriend had tried cheating on me for the fourth time that year. I was heartbroken and exhausted from trying to share my love with someone who couldn't stay dedicated to me. Due to a promise I'd made to myself after catching him the third time, I ended it.

This Woman Took The 'Sh*t Her Ex Left Behind' And Turned It Into Art

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.04.2015 | Divorce

There's nothing quite as soul-crushing after a split than having to sort through all the stuff your ex left behind. When New York City photographe...

5 Reasons To Consider Divorce

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2015 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

A good reason to keep working on your marriage is when both you and your partner are invested and committed. Otherwise if you find yourself stuck in the same old depressing patterns, you may wish to tackle your fear of change.

Why Letting Go Is Hard To Do

Laurie Lesser | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Lesser

I've been happy living on my own. As Scrooge-like as it may sound, I like coming home to an empty apartment, with no one to cook for, or tell me what to cook, and no need to talk about my day when I don't feel like talking. But there's something about the holidays that brings out the nesting instinct.

5 Ways To Have Fun -- Yes, Fun -- While Divorcing

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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...

12 Love Lessons Men And Women Learned The Hard Way

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.09.2014 | Divorce

No relationship from your past is without its worth. Regardless of how things ended with your ex, being together undoubtedly taught you something abou...

Why I'm No Longer A Hopeless Romantic

Madeline Wahl | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Something changes when your parents get divorced, when you console your friends after devastating breakups, when an argument changes the course of a relationship and no matter how many apologies happen it's still heading due South.

The Worst Part About Going For A Drive After You Break Up With Someone

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.02.2014 | Comedy

It never fails (unlike relationships). You've just broken up with the love of your life, your soulmate. You'll never find anyone like that again, a...

When Friendship Is Lost

Kathy Radigan | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

Something about the way Dave had said she was doing well let me know that all my unreturned phone calls, the quick greetings and the explanations that she had to run but would call me right back had nothing to do with her increased hours at work, her dad or anything else. It was me.

The Art Of Breaking Up Online

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Technology has created what relationship researcher Scott Stanley dubs the "soft breakup." This is a breakup that is known to only one member of the two-person relationship. The other member is left in a quasi-state of communication, something like a flawed Skype connection, in which one party sees the other, who only sees a black box.

6 Ways To Turn A Fairy Tale Into True Love

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

It is important to create a world full of more than just your romantic relationships. If you do not invest in other areas of your life -- your work, friends, outside interests -- you will lose perspective. It can begin to feel as if you will have nothing if you do not stick with your partner.

The Four-Word Mantra That Changed My Life After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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...

How To Break Up With Someone In Three Words

Akirah Robinson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Akirah Robinson

I just want you to know that if your mind is constantly thinking about whether you should stay or go, your heart probably isn't 100% in it. And if your heart isn't in your relationship, where is it?

When To Stay And When To Walk Away From Your Relationship

Julia Ford-Carther | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Julia Ford-Carther

Choose what you truly want and need in order to achieve the loving, caring, committed, passionate, fulfilling relationship that you truly desire -- and not just for the sake of making a point.

Why I Never Want To Fall In Love Again

Katie Tandy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

I had just gotten my head above water. Why, oh why, did he have to appear? Why, oh why, was I forged as an all-or-nothing human? Couldn't I just have dinner and some casual sex like normal people? Did I have to want to rip everyone's face off and subsume myself?

5 Ways to Turn a Breakup or Divorce Into the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened to You

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Most do not have a squeaky clean past and many have difficult experiences to work through. The more you clean out your own closet, the lighter the baggage you will carry into your next romantic relationship.

When This Man's Girlfriend Gave Him An Ultimatum, He Chose The Dog

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.06.2014 | Divorce

From dividing up belongings to moving out of a shared apartment, breakups can be tough. But what do you do when you have a furry friend to further com...

5 Horrible Things Heartbreak Is A Whole Lot Like

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.06.2014 | Divorce

You don't have to be a scientist to conclude that breaking up sucks. But it may comfort you to know that your urge to go into post-breakup hibernation...

5 Ways to Get Over a Recent Breakup

Sheila Blagg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Put these five useful strategies to good use, and you'll be over your ex before you know it! Breakups can be very healthy, and in time, you'll be ready for a new partner, and a new, exciting adventure.

Is Your Guy Ghosting You?

Debra Rogers | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

If all you're hearing is static, then it's probably time to delete his number, because he's finished. Don't be a fool; drop the ghoul. In this case, silence is golden, because you are free to strike up a conversation with a better guy.