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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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.20.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 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?

Looking for Love? Maybe You Need to Slow Your Roll

Ally Hamilton | Posted 02.26.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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...

10 Relationship Resolutions For The New Year

Annabel Acton | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Annabel Acton

If you are doing the online thing, forget the perpetual flirty ping-pong and just meet up. You'll never know unless you actually meet in person. Why prolong it? Rip off the Band-aid and swap the text time for face time (the real kind).

The Secret Medicine of Heartbroken Kindness

Jesua | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

It is easy to be kind when we are feeling wonderful about life, when we're feeling buoyantly inspired, or luminous in love, or poignantly connected to...

How I Lost My Heart

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

I just haven't figured out how to bridge the gaps in my heart when they're not around. And I probably never will.

When Dating Is Like Stubbing Your Toe

Wilson Knight | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Wilson Knight

Everything is great, you have the temperature set, your pillows are in the perfect position to support, and you are drifting along in a gentle breeze of sleep, and suddenly you wake up with an insufferable thirst.

What I Found Inside My Grandmother's Shoebox

Jessica Katz | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Jessica Katz

There are hundreds of pictures of her. She's always dressed in crop-tops with high-rise flowy skirts. I look at the men who surrounded her and the way they gazed at her and I can just tell they loved her. It's strange to think that these men knew her better than I do.

What My Parents' Divorce Taught Me About Heartbreak

Ellen Huerta | Posted 03.06.2015 | Divorce
Ellen Huerta

The breakup of my family taught me more about mending and resilience and forgiveness than any loss of a romantic partner ever has. Though it was impossible for me to comprehend when it first happened, I can see now that both of my parents are kinder, happier and more authentic now that they've gone their separate ways.

I Found Heartbreak in a Tinder Place, Too

Serena Piper | Posted 02.27.2015 | Divorce
Serena Piper

I had always promised myself the next time I had to face heartbreak, I would get closure so that moving on would be easier (like it ever is). This time, even though I got my closure, moving on is still difficult as ever.

Memories of a Past Love

Clarissa Wei | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Clarissa Wei

And right before the flames would go out, if I let myself, I'd see our ghosts. Dancing in the corner, holding hands, tightly. Laughing, pointing to each house and telling each other stories of how life would be if, well, reality didn't so fervently want to disagree.