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.
The breakup of a romantic, significant relationship can be painful, overwhelming, and filled with tears and recriminations for our self or the other person. We can feel as if someone has physically wounded us, and left us without an emotional compass to find our way out of the pain.
This Independence Day, I'm suggesting a call to arms for everyone suffering needlessly through bad relationships.
Usually what people want is a loving, cleansed, varnish-free, more enlightened version of their ex. And unfortunately this fantasy doesn't exist or you'd still be together.
On Wednesday's historic day for same-sex couples in America, we asked YouTube relationship guru Spoken Reasons to dish out his best advice for some ...
Very few people are actually "toxic" (a word thrown around way too easily these days!), but that is not to say that the friendship you co-created with someone might not be meeting your needs anymore.
We all compromise -- a concert of a band we don't like here, a restaurant we could do without there -- but make sure you aren't changing to the point where you don't recognize the person you're becoming
I went to speak to a group of people in transition. We talked a lot about the non-transactional side of job search or career change -- the personal, i...
Deciding who should get what can be quite a challenge, even under the most amenable of situations. But, if your divorce is contentious, then this can be especially complicated.
I remember having a conversation with Annmarie a short time before our breakup, about how we would approach being gay in conjunction with our careers. I remember saying we should stay in the closet. At the time, we had a lot of activity overseas. We had a brand-new album.
In one relationship I found my signature drink. Another taught me the basics of football and got me hooked on the NY Giants. So even though these people weren't worthy of the bigger commitment, their impact was significant.
There's no easy way to end a relationship. Inherent in any breakup is that someone gets hurt. Here are ways to maintain dignity and respect, and lessen the blow.
Today I had the privilege to chat with singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman about life, love, heartache, and what it feels like to be a woman in her early 30's.
Some couples are deciding to be not only civilized about their impending splits, but punctual. They're planning ahead and setting a date for their breakup, and then enjoying their final days together before ushering in a clean break.
Finding the right therapist is difficult, and maybe yours is a good fit, maybe it isn't, maybe you are a good fit but the timing is bad/you want different things/you're just not into relationships right now. Nonetheless, no breakup should be considered lightly.