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Broken Heart

On Divorce And The Awesomeness Of Loneliness

Lori Lustberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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.

Scientists Discover The Truth About Revenge Sex

Posted 01.29.2014 | Divorce

Is the best way to get over someone to get under someone else? New research puts the popular phrase to the test. Researchers at the University of M...

How to Recover From a Broken Heart: 10 Tips

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

When that love is not reciprocated or sustained, it can be devastatingly sad, like a death. Like a flower that yearns for the sun until it blossoms completely, until every last petal drops, heartbreak leaves you feeling turned inside out.

2 Proven Ways to Conquer the Pain of Heartbreak

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

When painful thoughts or emotions arise, notice them without judgment, allow them to be present, and send love and kindness to yourself.

How I Learned to Trust Again

Herina Ayot | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Herina Ayot

What we've built over the last five years isn't worth throwing away any more than my son's thumb is worth cutting off.

The Breakup Email Template

Vana Dabney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Vana Dabney

"We actually broke up." This is the inevitable response you will have to give for weeks, months, possibly even years after you and your significant other part ways.

The Crack Is What Lets in the Light

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

There are parts of you that strive and fall short; there are parts of you that feel broken. Those are the parts that let in the light. Don't run from your imperfections.

The Summer of Un-LOVE: Breakin' Up is Still Hard to Do!

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Falling in love at any age is a wondrous experience. But love at fifty-something is different than love at thirty-something.

Healing From a Broken Heart

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

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.