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How to Survive a Breakup: 12 Ways to Stop Blaming Yourself and Gain From It

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Susan Anderson

When we experience unrequited love -- a lack of emotional reciprocity from the other person - it is natural to feel insecure and needy. It can cause us to aim our emotional suction cups toward our partner which only succeeds at creating greater distance. Here are 12 things you can do...

10 Breakup Songs For When You Are Done Wallowing

Abby King | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Abby King

There is nothing wrong with a good boo-hoo period post breakup. Take your time and when you are through with the tears, listen to these and rock out.

The Heartbreak Of Losing Our Family Pet

Teresa Kindred | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Last night while the whole family was gathered together to watch a basketball game we noticed Murphy, our Cocker Spaniel, was acting strangely. I called the vet and described his behavior and she advised me to bring him in to the office. I

'How Do I Get Her Out of My Head?

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

It's amazing what our minds can do. You know rationally that thinking about the person who broke your heart is the worst possible thing you could do for your emotional well-being. But somehow, the more you try and push the thoughts away, the more persistent they become.

The Things Unsaid in a Marriage

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Getting divorced is half of the battle. The bigger battle? Divorcing yourself from the untrue and unkind beliefs that you failed and are a failure when really, you just simply lived. Even in fairy tales the princess and prince find obstacles.

10 Ways to Let Go of Painful Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

When we are in a place of recovering from a painful relationship, finding a way to let go can be challenging. Here are 10 ways to let go of painful relationships.

5 Ironclad Rules For Getting Through Your Breakup

Phoebe Fox | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Even if we're not in love, it can be hard to walk away from something, however imperfect, when loneliness is the other option. If you're beginning to realize the relationship you're in is headed for a dead end, here are a few tips to help get you through the worst of it.

Why You Shouldn't Marry Your Soulmate

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 04.02.2015 | Weddings
Kristina Tsipouras

"Don't marry your soulmate." When I first heard this advice, I was not on board, but now I realize, it is the best advice I have ever been given. My last relationship was the most intense I had ever experienced in my life.

3 Steps To Dump The Baggage And Move On With Your Love Life

Michelle Martin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

Dating in our teens and 20s was challenging. Dating in our middle adult years, with significant exes, children, pets, mortgages, careers and a boatload of emotional, physical and perhaps even financial baggage, may seem impossible.

Oh Behave

Rumni Saha | Posted 05.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rumni Saha

The heart is quite the troublemaker. It is like the naughty child in the family full of mischief who sometimes acts irrationally but you love her beca...

Unrequited: When the One You Love Doesn't Love You Back

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

The idea was to become a woman who this particular man would love, and at that I failed completely. But in the process, I achieved something more important: I started to become the woman I wanted to be.

5 Underrated Taylor Swift Songs That Can Help You Through Your Rough Patch

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Allison Underhill

As it turns out, there is so much more to Taylor Swift than the overplayed chart-toppers that she is known for. Instead of shaming her for musically trashing her exes, we should instead look at the unacknowledged heroes of her albums. Swift's songs cover misfortunes that every young woman can relate to.

Breaking Up Might Be Easier Than You Think

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

As truly gut-wrenching as these separations can feel, research suggests that most of the lovelorn will recover sooner than they think.

How to Overcome Heartbreak

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Heartbreak hurts so deeply because it pulls at that raw abandonment nerve we all share. It rips us open to the core, overwhelming us with powerful emotions -- loss, despair, panic, shame, hopelessness -- that seem all out of proportion to the actual event. Here are 12 facts to help you:

Why Dating Someone Who's Been Hurt Before Is Worth the Effort

Dennis Williams II | Posted 05.09.2015 | New York
Dennis Williams II

You wouldn't trust a co-pilot that hasn't flown a plane before right? Well, to take this analogy to an anomaly, you're riding alongside a pilot that's survived a plane crash at fault of their past partner.

'I Don't Love You Anymore. I'm Done'

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 05.09.2015 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

Be mindful of the other person's feelings, even if you are hurt, angry, frustrated, fed up, done. There was once love there, especially if there are children and decades of history. Disentangling a relationship is complicated. Don't make it more so by being cruel. It's just not worth it.

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?

Looking for Love? Maybe You Need to Slow Your Roll

Ally Hamilton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ally Hamilton

Cynical people are romantics who allowed themselves to be hurt too much. And the world needs people who are soft and open, not cold and hard. Be gentle with yourself. You're the only you we get.

The Valuable Lessons You Learn From a Broken Heart

Unwritten | Posted 04.26.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Thank you so much for making me the better version of myself. I was so unaware, so dull and boring until you gifted me with self-realization. There are so many things that I learned from you that shaped me into who I am today.

You Should Have Your Heart Broken at Least Once

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Aubrie Przybysz

Once you have accepted that the past is in the past, you can finally do the hardest feat imaginable. Let go.

Last Night I Dreamt Of You, But When I Woke Up You Were Still Gone

Jane Horton | Posted 04.25.2015 | Weddings
Jane Horton

I struggled that morning, and it took every ounce of strength within me not to go back to sleep and try to find you there in my dreams. I had forgotten exactly what it was like to be with you.

Get Real (It's Not As Bad As You Think)

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Like the process of the caterpillar becoming a butterfly, it may feel like a struggle, but it's worth it. When we clear out the debris of shame, resentment, sadness and disappointment and get real with how we feel, we can then spread our wings and become free.

How I Survived Abandonment: 12 Tips for a Complete Recovery

Susan Anderson | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

I developed the abandonment recovery program after the love of my life -- my marital partner of eighteen years -- suddenly up and left me for another...

When Life Is Better Without The Person You Loved

Lexi Herrick | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

It's not that you stop missing them all together. It's not that you don't ever long for the sound of their laugh. It's not that you forget what it felt like to love them. It's just that you remember what it feels like to love yourself.

'Eat, Pray, Love' Author's Advice On Heartbreak Is Just About Perfect

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce

Elizabeth Gilbert knows a thing or two about heartbreak. Eat, Pray, Love, her memoir the about the soul-searching journey she took post-divorce, was r...