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Why You Can Be Thankful For His Ex

Heather Attwood | Posted 09.19.2016 | Women
Heather Attwood

If we can learn to let go of insecurities about the past, about other people being better than us, about us not being enough - then maybe we can just accept the ex as being part of the past.

How to Survive Divorce: Rediscover Yourself... And Eat Lots Of Pizza

Katherine Macfarlane | Posted 08.02.2016 | Divorce
Katherine Macfarlane

Divorce is an excruciating experience. But life goes on.

What I'll Write In My Ex's Father's Day Card

Allison Bagley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Divorce
Allison Bagley

You're learning to live life on the other side of a divorce that involves children, and, with it, the good holidays and the bad holidays. It's easy to...

Help, My Boyfriend Won't Sever All Ties With His Ex!

Em & Lo | Posted 06.07.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

People can part amicably, they can remain friends -- without any possibility of reconciliation. In fact, maintaining a positive relationship with an ex is imperative when children are involved. If exes with kids can do it, why can't -- and shouldn't -- the young and the childless, too?

Does 'Taking A Break' Ever End Well? Here's What Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.29.2016 | Divorce

Is "taking a break" ever a good idea? It can be productive, according to Kristin Davin, a New York City-based psychologist, but the pair must be upfro...

Hate is Not an Option, You Must Like Your Ex

Karim Shamsi-Basha | Posted 01.05.2017 | Divorce
Karim Shamsi-Basha

can't say it was immediate. But little by little, after ignoring much and focusing on the children much, I was able to connect positive thoughts to my Ex. It is an ongoing process, one that takes a great deal of intention, effort, and tenacity.

Presents for Your Ex: A Gift Guide

James J. Sexton | Posted 12.18.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

When you broke up, did your ex-wife's personal anthem become Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together?" Why not commemorate that special time with this lyric art so she can look at it, chuckle, shake her head and say, "Too true, Taylor. Too true."

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

A Letter to My Ex

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.01.2016 | Divorce
Tami Shaikh

Today I want to let go. Let go of the sadness associated with my past, the way I feel physical pain in my heart when I think of you, the humiliation I feel because of how I allowed you to treat me and the fact that I still care is just unbelievable to me.

Unfriend Your Ex: 6 Rules to Moving On (And Getting Him Back)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 04.12.2015 | Style
Terri Trespicio

"I just don't think I want a girlfriend right now." This bomb fell at the tail end of a romantic candlelit dinner with my boyfriend of one year, just when I thought we were back on the upswing. It wasn't a let's-try-again reunion dinner; it was our last supper.

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

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.

What You Should Know About Dating A Man With Kids

Kelly Seal | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Kelly Seal

No relationship comes without risks or baggage for that matter. I would have missed out on a life-changing relationship if I made his single dad status a deal-breaker. Being in a relationship with a man who has taken on raising kids makes my life that much richer and rewarding, mostly in unexpected ways.

The One Thing You Should Never Ever Say To The Widowed

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 05.31.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

As defined by virtually every dictionary in every language, "ex" means former. The death of a spouse or partner does not nullify a marriage or relationship -- that sort of nullification involves a divorce or a breakup. I assure you that when it comes to widowhood, no one left the marriage willingly

Who's Better Off?

Sally Fay | Posted 05.22.2014 | Divorce
Sally Fay

Character is not something that hides. It stands up, honestly, courageously and truly.

What if Your Ex Shows Up at Holiday Parties

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

A useful therapists' technique is "reframing." Just as you can change the look of a picture by changing the frame (Bigger? Smaller? Plainer? Move it over a bit?), you can change how you "see" a situation by framing it differently.

Is He Over Her?

GalTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
GalTime

You're seeing a new guy and things are going swimmingly, except his end of conversations recently have included quite a lot about 'her' and not so much about you. You can't shake the feeling that he might not be over his previous romance

What My Ex-Wife Does at Sporting Events

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Arlene is small and wiry, but when she has something to say, or God forbid someone gives a cheap shot to our son during a game, you can hear her a mile away. When she yells, there are moose in Canada that raise their heads, cock their ears and question, Arlene, is that you?

What I Learned About Myself When I Ran Into My Ex After 18 Years

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.30.2013 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

What type of person do we want to be when we run into someone from our emotional past? It's easy to say that we want the superficial things: money, beauty, success. But that's not what I mean. Who do we really want to be?

What You Ex's Online Dating Profile Should Say

Posted 07.15.2013 | Divorce

Is there anything more nauseating than stumbling upon your ex's online dating profile? Obviously we all play up our best qualities and downplay our le...

5 Reasons To Get Along With Your Ex

Susan Campos | Posted 08.19.2013 | Divorce
Susan Campos

Last week, my ex-husband and his wife took residence in a shiny new split-level some 15 short steps from the Los Angeles home I share with my teen-aged son. When I informed my friends and family they thought we were crazy. But isn't it better to make an ex an ally rather than an enemy?

Vanessa Hudgens' Raunchy New Single

Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment

Vanessa Hudgens may be taking that whole "spring break forever" mantra from "Spring Breakers" to heart. The actress, who plays Candy in Harmony Korine...

How To Know If You Should Get Back Together With Your Ex

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.12.2013 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

It's over. You've broken up, hired attorneys, filed or are already divorced. You thought that you were successfully moving on, but it's Friday night and you're facing what feels like another long, lonely weekend alone.

How I Finally Got Over My Ex

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

A few years ago, I was lounging on a yacht in the Virgin Islands with the man I was sure I was supposed to marry. We locked eyes and I longed for him to whisper in my ear something tender and romantic. Then he started talking about hamburgers.

This Is for My Friend, Courtney

Meg Seitz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Meg Seitz

Here's what you're going to do right now -- you're going to start over.