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Broken Heart

4 Valuable Post-Wedded Lessons I Learned From My Divorce

Debra Rogers | Posted 07.01.2015 | Divorce
Debra Rogers

It wasn't love at first sight and I didn't get married young. After years of average dates, hot hookups, and bad breakups, I'd actually found The One. Our love grew out of a deep friendship, which I believed was the secret to a lasting marriage.

How To Survive The Broken Hearts Club

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Lacey Johnson

The relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship you will ever have. In fact, it is the only one which is ever guaranteed.

Heartbroken? This Is for You

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

By accepting the lightning as part of our lives perhaps we can, with time and experience, marvel in its beauty and its power and be transformed by the energy it brings into our lives. To love is to be open to loss. That is the bargain we make. It is worth it.

How to Trust That You Can Trust Again

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.29.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

Jenny was only 18-years-old, and my heart ached to see her cry over the loss of her first love. It was one year after it had ended, and her father was so worried about her withdrawing and isolating from friends and activities that he sent her to me to see if I could help.

Too Many Breakups? How to Keep From Getting Cynical

Wendy Keller | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Wendy Keller

It didn't work. That's too bad. But it doesn't indicate you are fundamentally flawed, nor that everyone of the opposite gender is defective. It simply means that in this instance, things didn't work out.

Social Media: A Threat to Your Marriage?

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

People need friends and community. They're lonely, either literally or shut off in their marriages or families. So many marriages become cold places, and people need to connect. They feel shut off from those around them, so they reach beyond.

3 Ways To Pull Yourself Together After A Split

Wendy Keller | Posted 06.22.2015 | Divorce
Wendy Keller

Life can be rich, full and delightful -- with or without that partner. But you have to put in the effort. After the initial roiling emotions subside a little, try the following three steps to help you get your self back together.

How Pets Help Heal a Broken Heart After Divorce

Kristen Levine | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Levine

Image: © Cindy Hughes/Shutterstock Did you know that suffering from a broken heart isn't just an emotional metaphor? According to the American Hear...

On Divorce And The Awesomeness Of Loneliness

Lori Lustberg | Posted 06.15.2015 | Divorce
Lori Lustberg

I am lonely. Often. By choice. That's right. I said by choice. Sometimes it's almost too painful to tolerate. I do more than tolerate it, however: I nurture it; I welcome it. I used to run away from my loneliness, as if it was a demon trying to attack me.

New Research On Mending A Broken Heart

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

After a breakup, the newly-single often hear two somewhat contradictory pieces of advice. First, there are the friends and family members who encourage the heartbroken to "move on." But there are also more philosophical types who will encourage the lovelorn to grieve. Which is better?

Broken Hearts and Eclairs

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Silver threads and golden needles...

Lessons Learned From a Broken Heart

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

My heart broke when my father died; it broke again when I got divorced -- not by my ex, but by my own self-criticism about my failed marriage; and here I am again. Third time's the charm and with this broken heart I feel as though I've learned more than I did from the first two.

How Facebook Healed My Broken Heart

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Rachael Oakes-Ash

So what am I grateful for now my heart is almost healed from the end of a romantic relationship that moved my heart in a good way forever? I am grateful it happened at all for the heartbreak has brought as much love into my life as the relationship did and for both I say thank you.

No Matter What Happens, It's Going to Be Okay

Ashley Massis | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Ashley Massis

Through our life experiences, we have lessons. Like our strapping student debt, lessons don't come without some form of payment. In life, this payment comes in the form of a lot of emotional baggage. Everyone has it.

Falling Out of Love

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 12.07.2014 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

What were the themes that led a person to fall out of love? Loss of trust, loss of intimacy and no longer feeling loved by his/her spouse. This led to great emotional pain which made the person feel bad about him/herself, further destroying his/her love for his/her spouse.

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

9 Solid Pieces Of Breakup Advice For Anyone With A Broken Heart

The Huffington Post | taryn Hillin | Posted 09.25.2014 | Divorce

We all know that getting over a breakup can sometimes lead to sad, lonely nights buried beneath a pile of tissues while watching "Bridget Jones' Diary...

Healing Anxiety or a Broken Heart: The Tools Are the Same

Jenine Durland | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Jenine Durland

I've accepted yet another invitation from my teacher, and will be heading out on a new journey, one that takes this place of love and light and suffering -- the heart center -- as a starting point, and charts the course of movement, breath, and awareness into a realm of unknowing.

My Dream Guy Became the Best Thing I Never Had

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I used to think that being in love meant you'd do everything possible to claim another person as your own and that seeing them with other people was supposed to make you a walking disaster.

The Mystery of Love

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

If you want the love of your life to appear, just tell the universe you're not ready. "Don't send me love!" you should scream -- if you want it. It's the opposite of that book The Secret. "Please, God, don't send me a keeper!" That's when Cupid goes through his Rolodex.

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

If It Isn't Meant to 'Cure' Grief, What Good Is Therapy?

Megan Devine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

A good therapist is a wonderful thing: They know that there is nothing about you that's wrong. They know their role is to listen and validate, to come up alongside you and provide support.

The Unbroken Heart

Susan Winter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

I know a woman who has never had her heart broken. Something inside her insists upon her leaving the man before any emotional damage can occur. I marvel at this.

Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart (In Time for Valentine's Day...)

Susan Piver | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

If you begin to turn the tables even a teeny tiny bit from "How will I find love?" to "How will I give love?" I promise you will be amazed at the power your own loving kindness has to heal you. But don't take my word for it. Try it.

8 Ways To Bounce Back From A Broken Heart

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

With Valentine's Day 2014 approaching, not everyone will be bubbling over with joy, receiving a red velvet covered heart box with chocolate and two dozen red velvet roses. Some of us may be feeling a bit sad and nostalgic over what was or could have been after a break up. Some of us may be mending our broken hearts.