It wasn't until the dismantlement of the five-year relationship I was in that I understood why people jump from one relationship to the next.
What is next? When you've been sharing space with someone and are accustomed to counting on that one person for love, care and support, it can make the separation even that much more challenging.
Can you really be friends with someone you dated -- even if he knows you better than anyone else? Do any great -- or even average -- romances ever end by segueing into a strong friendship?
Simple rules we live by. Basic laws we insist upon. Zucchini is pointless. Orchids are fantastic. Politics will mutilate your soul. If you are not fr...
The best way to let a guy know he cannot treat you badly is to walk away. Don't look back. Walking away doesn't make you a doormat -- standing there and continuing to put yourself in his path does.
Hollywood power couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's recent announcement of their split has sent shock waves across the digital world. More shocking than the dissolution of their 11-year marriage, however, is the terminology Paltrow used to describe the breakup.
Whoa, you mean I don't have to find a husband? I don't have to stay in the career I was in while I was married? I am completely free to reinvent myself any way I want? That's awesome.
Why, if conceivably every relationship we have is going to end (save for the one that lasts forever), are people (including me) so angry when it happens? Why are we so wrapped up in being everything to someone we likely don't want anything permanent from anyway?
Everyone processes the end of a relationship differently, but if your goal is to accept it and move on, there are some actions to sidestep for a healthy recovery.
What happened to that little girl who wanted her freedom so badly that she was willing to overcome her fear of what might happen?
A breakup can be heart-wrenching for the one who is dumped, and liberating for the one who did the dumping. For the dumped, there are things that one should do and some things that one shouldn't do post-breakup.
In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...
Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.
If you have discovered that for some reason you and your partner are no longer growing together as a couple, it might be useful to look at why you actually got together in the first place.
While you certainly don't have to pretend that everything is roses, I suggest trying to identify things about yourself, about dating, or about your life that you do like, in order to help you reframe your mindset.
"Often we see a couple who has separated or divorced and look with sadness at the 'failure' of their relationship. But if both people learned what the...