Putting my pen to paper, pain plus distance equaled comedy as I wrote the three words, "Hell No, Joe."
This week I sat down with Laura Jack, a Transformational Life Coach and Grief Recovery Specialist to get her perspective on how to take action on a break-up. Her insight is as eye-opening as it is helpful.
Relationships are hard. Breakups are harder. At some point, we all go through it and, eventually, we all get through it. Though it's true time heals all wounds, instead of allowing a breakup to affect you for months, years or even decades, choose to flourish in spite of it.
I recently saw an ex after several months of sporadic communication. I was reluctant to do it, but I knew he'd offer to pay for a drink. So I thought: at least there's a drunken stupor in store for me where I'll probably relay to him how much better off I am! So fine, I'll go.
In the history of the world, begging a partner to stay has never ended in a good result. Here are five conversation starters that just may tilt the relationship -- and your partner -- back toward togetherness. More than one break-up scenario may apply to your situation, so mix and match as needed!
There's nothing like a public declaration of ongoing love. While promoting his new album, Plain Spoken, rock musician John Mellencamp said he hopes to...
Getting dumped can suck, but most guys are used to it. We've either gotten the heave-ho ourselves or known guys who have. And though we tend to jump right back into the dating pool, the pain can linger. That's why it's only right that when it's our turn to sever ties, we do it thoughtfully, taking the high road whenever possible.
No matter how you choose to define love, one fact remains clear: Love can be highly addictive. We are talking about passionate love, the beginning rush of emotions; the wave that floods us when we first fall in love.
Walking away from a relationship that isn't fulfilling you anymore is a huge right of passage for our daughters. And if they trust us enough to come to us for help during this journey, how lucky are we?
Photo by Dimaz Fakhruddin Why did he or she do this? Or what is he or she thinking? We don't want to see the reality, even if the answers are star...
Don't take your love away from me, Don't you leave my heart in misery, If you go, then I'll be blue, 'Cause breaking up is hard to do... -- Neil Sedak...
I've come to realize that kitchen activities might be even more telling than I thought. I've let cooking become a benchmark against which I test the health of my relationships.
When we have an opportunity to explore a once great relationship again, we have an opportunity to explore ourselves too. We can look at it with new eyes and hopefully the courage to follow our heart wherever it may lead.
I can tell you a story about most objects in my house. Some are positive stories and reflections of who I am and where I am headed. Others are more binding, restricting and reflect a time in my life I'm happy to have moved on from. Yet they remain in my house. And therefore in my psyche.
It was only when my second love came along that I started to realize how much better love is when you truly know yourself.
I'm on my own for this one. I walked in 'eyes wide shut' as they say. Knowing, seeing, being told, 'This one is not for you,' and going for it anyway. And five or six breakups later, it's hard to count them now, I'm finally sober enough to admit my problem.