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...
Whether I was sad or happy or bored or lonely, it was there to comfort me and make me feel all better. We started off really happy together. But like most relationships that end, it had a tendency to get ugly. This particular relationship, the one with booze, became destructive, unhealthy and toxic.
Have you ever met someone who just gets you... understands you... completes you? Someone who, although you were in your darkest hour, made you feel l...
When you love yourself, you are better equipped to act with integrity in your relationships. You become a person you respect, and you give your relationship its best chance at survival.
Here are five things you can do to protect your good financial name in the event that stars, once aligned, go spinning off into the cold universe, and you find yourself thrust from loving cohabitation into relational isolation.
It's like knowing you like brunettes but start dating a blonde, and then nine years into it you break up with her, saying, "Sorry, I just never liked your hair." That's not her fault -- it's yours
My college boyfriend dropped quite the bombshell after we'd been dating for a few years. "Let's break up for a while," he suggested, "and see if we mi...
As partners, you likely turned to each other for support on everything, but that's probably no longer appropriate.
In 1996, like a snowbird on unsteady legs, Jewel came warbling out of the Alaskan wilderness back when Sarah Palin was just another beauty queen. Her second single was "You Were Meant For Me," which is the greatest breakup song in the universe. Let me break it down for you, lyrically.
Rejection can be hard to take, and even harder not to take personally. But with the right mindset, I've been able to keep my heart open and my chin up, to recognize that rejection has an upside: it helps me be a better person.