I don't wilt in the aftermath and this is a new and hopeful thing. I can, in fact, exist without him, and without the others. It is a lesson learned: the heart regenerates with the best of them. The road to love is a winding one, 'til you reach the end and you reach The One.
I pride myself on being able to resolve most issues that come up in my life. I generally have the right tools, and I'm successful in making a repair or finding a solution. As a matter of fact, there have been very few circumstances in my life that I haven't been able to "fix."
After the mandatory mourning comes to a close, the only way to truly move on is to meet new people (gasp!).
Falling in love at any age is a wondrous experience. But love at fifty-something is different than love at thirty-something.
You learned, while being in that relationship, that someone else's constant sense of suspicion is capable of eroding your own sense of trust and self-worth to the point where you doubt your sanity as well as your integrity.
Those who deal in matters of divorce are starting to find Facebook, Skype and other forms of social media can actually be used for the benefit of both parties involved. Here are just a some examples of how logging on can become an asset for divorcees.
I can't dispute the fact that breakups are the worst. But sometimes, they are also the best. However brief the co-mingling of our lives tends to be, there is some part of them that makes us happy that can linger long after the shininess of a new relationship has dulled to a dingy afterthought.
We will never end up anywhere deeply satisfying by avoiding challenge. Each moment that we are willing to be uncomfortable in a relationship, to live in and through the messiness, is a drop of gold in the relationship itself.
Whether it's a fresh split or it's been several months or even years, here are some things you can do when you start getting those old, sentimental thoughts.
Rejection, as an ego-reducing emotion, is nothing short of painful. Recognize the hidden elements of this emotion as catalysts for productive change towards a better, stronger, more powerful you.
Our marriage lasted only 13 months. In retrospect I can now see the signs that should have led me to say "I don't" rather than "I do."
With San Diego Comic-Con 2013 already under way, we recruited our shameless friend, Jason Mewes, to help us count down the most painfully awkward mo...
Any people decide to call it quits after months or even years of emotional estrangement and physical distance. Then, why is it that couples who rarely show affection or who barely relate often feel panicked at the loss of their partner?
You don't need me to tell you going through a nasty breakup with the father of your children can be downright cataclysmic.
A man I dated briefly once told me that he got through breakups unscathed by reminding himself that "all relationships end until your last one." I thought about the endings I had experienced, the novella-style crying and wine-soaked nights. But this one was different.
I am feeling strong and free and optimistic about love in a different, more grounded way -- one that allows me to see obvious love landmines before I enthusiastically dance on one -- Gangnam style.