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Searching for Authentic Love

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Winterstern

When I was in the 7th grade, Ms. Comely introduced herself to me as the 9th grade Chemistry teacher. I will never forget that visceral naivety that...

I'm Scared I'll Be Single Forever

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 11.18.2015 | Teen
Valeria Laura Rigo

It is universally acknowledged that an average person will have its heart broken many times throughout its life. Most of these heartbreaks will happen...

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

Why I Am in a Better Place Because of My First Love

Unwritten | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women

I don't regret any of our firsts, and I am thankful for our lasts. I don't love you anymore, because I'm not the person I was when I was with you. I've changed and will never be the same. But I do love who I've become.

Why Does Divorce Create Such Turmoil?

Susan Anderson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Divorce
Susan Anderson

Primal fear is what makes going through divorce, separation, bereavement, loss of a job, loss of a dream so difficult. It triggers abandonment -- our first fear -- a fear universal to all human beings. It is a feeling of being left on the doorstep, of feeling left behind.

Rejected? A Powerful Story That Can Change the Way You Feel About Break-Ups Forever

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 10.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

The fact that your ex doesn't want you does NOT mean that anything is wrong with you. It just means he (or she) has different preferences. It's nothing personal.

You Hold On to What Was

Danielle Killgore | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Killgore

Even when that heart's been ripped from your chest, it somehow keeps beating, reminding you you're alive.

How Do I Trust Myself Again After a Bad Breakup?

Sara Eckel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

Love makes idiots out of all of us. And unfortunately part of the risk (and the thrill) of love is that you never really know the future. So rather than trying to be smarter at love, I suggest you learn to relax into its uncertainty

What I Did When The Love Of My Life Left Without A Warning

Unwritten | Posted 10.03.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Anonymous. The last conversation we had was about homework. When I say it was painfully normal, I can't emphasi...

Finding Hope in the End

Lauren DePino | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

The burning in me, in my chest and in my gut, the heat that makes me have to write, was keeping me alive. Words were my breath. They were coming from where the pain is, the same place from where the love comes.

Overcoming Love's Invisible Barriers: 12 Helpful Preparations

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Has it ever occurred to you that love may be staring you in the face, but you just can't recognize it? Maybe the person is too easily taken for grant...

The Advice I Wish I Was Given: How To Cancel Your Wedding

Eve Sturges | Posted 09.28.2015 | Weddings
Eve Sturges

Whether it is neon warning signs or a small achy feeling in your gut, choosing to cancel your wedding is often more stressful and scary than not, especially once the train really starts speeding toward the station.

An Open Letter to My Exes: Thank You for Leaving Me

Simon Tam | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Simon Tam

Thank you for leaving me. Thank you for not believing in me, for shattering my self-confidence along with my heart, for being "the one that got away." From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

I Can't Stop Loving Her

Bebe Marshall | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bebe Marshall

Why can't I stop loving this person? She never told me she loved me. Or more accurately, she never said "I love you." Either way, she never actually s...

The Husband-Son Hybrid

Hina Husain | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Hina Husain

There is a class of men that exist in society. They may look like normal men, they may act like normal men; in certain aspects they may actually be pretty normal. However, if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that these men live under very peculiar circumstances at home with their families.

This 'Stupidly Happy Comic' On Heartbreak Is Wonderfully Relatable

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.18.2015 | Divorce

Reeling after the love of her life broke up with her, Singapore-based illustrator Cherlyn Chong did what she does best: She sat down and drew a h...

Your Heartache Does Not Make You Interesting (It's a Drag)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

I know it's hard to hear this, but I'll say it anyway: The world does not owe you love, affection, intimacy, or a perfect partner. This is Earth, not a fine dining establishment, and you cannot just order up a dish and then be all bent out of shape when it doesn't just show up as you sit there, starving. We're all brown bagging it.

5 Things Every Girl Does When Falling for a Guy Who Doesn't Love Her Back

Unwritten | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women

You find yourself combating your own optimism; sabotaging the possibilities of anything pulling your hopes up, even if they could be real.

Insecure and Not Sure Your Partner Is Fully Committed? Here Are 12 Tips

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Weather the storm by using it as grist for developing some emotional self-reliance. By increasing your own stability and constancy, you gain strength and help to advance the relationship. When your partner starts treating you ambivalently, here are a few tips for handling it:

How Cancer Healed My Broken Heart

Brandy Oswald | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Brandy Oswald

My broken heart showed me everything about myself that I was no longer satisfied with, and my cancer diagnosis gave me the strength and determination to do something about it.

Let's Talk Heartbreak

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 08.31.2015 | New York
Lodro Rinzler

The thing about heartbreak is that it's a devastating but very honest emotion. Try to name another that straight up tells you what it feels like. With heartbreak it's aptly named: It literally feels like your heart is being torn asunder.

Read This if You're Going Through Disappointment or Heartbreak

Natasha Che | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

Since most of us cannot see beyond the immediate past and future, it takes a giant leap of faith to trust that fate is not against us. But if you at least be open to such an outlook, you'd find that your experience of disappointments drastically changes. You start feeling less victimized by circumstance and fear, and more inclined to follow the most constructive course of action.

Single and Feel Like a Failure? Read This

Jodie Rogers | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Jodie Rogers

What matters is that you walk away from each relationship having learned something. Whether it's learning something about yourself, your behaviour, your values or something about a particular situation, do's and don'ts -- it doesn't matter.

Are You Alone, Stuck in a Pattern, and Can't Get Out? 12 Ways Out

Susan Anderson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Are you and anyone you know caught up in cycles of abandonment? Why do people keep repeating the same patterns over and over? What can they do to bre...

5 Signs Your Marriage Isn't Making You Happy

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Dr. Andra Brosh

Most women stay in unhappy marriages because of their children, even though as a whole they feel more empowered to support themselves and to create a new and better life. This would lead us to believe that there's an enormous amount of women out there who are living in an expired marriage, and this could very well include you.