While breaking away from the relationship to "figure yourself out" may sound like a good idea -- it's not going to really help the one thing you'd be trying to save: The relationship itself. Why? Because you'd be abandoning the other person as a result.
For the last few years, I've done a three-week cleanse at this time of year. It gives me pause on all of my normal behaviors as far as food and oth...
Like many strong, independent women, I was committed to not losing myself in a relationship. I watched my mom within my parents' relationship and I translated that she had lost herself and her freedom. I realize now that she's a women strong enough to let someone take care of her.
When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.
So what can you do if the "uncoupling" is one-sided and achieving any kind of emotional resolution seems hopeless. These are four steps you can take to help you to heal.
Each relationship is different, and some people are more prone to outbursts than others, but there's a big difference between communicating disagreements and working through them with fighting. Make sure what you're doing is healthy and productive.
As I stood at the boarding terminal waiting for the train admiring Korea's countryside with tears rolling down my cheeks, I knew in my head that it was over but in my heart I didn't want to let it go. I wanted a resolution. I wanted to feel like there was some kind of actual "closure."
Rather than focusing on the pain caused by the relationship, focus on what you want and need to be happy today and in the future.
Put a Ring On It is a delicious romp of a novel by Beth Kendrick, author of New Uses for Old Boyfriends. Here we meet Brighton Smith, a reluctant heartbreak tourist, who changes everything with a drunken night that turns into what she calls a "screw up summer" and a new chance at love.
If you are willing to put in the time and effort to address these issues in therapy, it could just save your dating life.
Who needs (or wants) a significant other during Halloween?! There's too much fun to be had, especially with your crew. So what antics should you get into this 31?
Arguing in and of itself can be very upsetting, so it isn't surprising that some people look to avoid it completely. The problem is that if you do that you will close off an important channel of communication that can eventually lead to a better place.
Though we work in the business of breakups, we're really about confidence and bouncing back to your best self. You've probably heard the saying "Confidence is key" at least once in your life, and you probably took nothing away from it because it's really quite vague.
Couples going apple picking, on hayrides, carving pumpkins. I mean c'mon! Don't let these cutesy autumn-date photos bombarding your newsfeed put you in the dumps. Being single in the Fall is actually the best, and here's why.
We asked our readers, "How do you know when a relationship is about to end?" Their answers make an excellent guide to impending doom. Here are our 37 favorite responses.
Weird to say it, but breakups are our thing. And as it turns out, we're not the only ones fascinated with them. From ancient Greek mythology to modern day celebs, big breakups have fascinated us mere mortals for centuries.