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Finding Hope in the End

Lauren DePino | Posted 12.17.2015 | 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.

Warning: 6 'Not So Obvious' Signs That Your New Relationship Is Doomed!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 08.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Antonio Borrello, PhD

New relationships should be exciting, passionate, and easy. When you really like someone, you want them to know how valuable and important the relationship is. And, you want to know that your feelings are reciprocated -- so , you treat them with as much affection and consideration as you can.

For The Heartbroken: I Know What Comes Next

Sonya Matejko | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I know you -- the heartbroken. I've been there recently, and plenty before. I know you better than you think I do. I know heartbreak as well as I know the taste of the ocean in my tears and the way my breath gets stuck in my heart instead of my throat. I know you'd assume I would say that I wish I didn't.

6 Reasons To Stay Single After A Breakup

Em & Lo | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

You could waste your time on some meaningless fling so that you won't have to experience the loneliness of an empty bed -- or just so you have someone to watch reality TV with. Or, instead, you could better yourself via classic literature.

3 Years Gone and She's Still Getting It

Brittany Berckes | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Brittany Berckes

Almost exactly three years ago, I read that Nora Ephron died. I had just moved the farthest I'd ever been from my family and friends, and started law school a few weeks earlier. Life was changing, but I always expected Nora to be there to explain the changes and all that goes along with them.

This 11-Year-Old's Break-Up Text With Her Boyfriend Is RUTHLESS | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weird News

My goodness man, I’ve never seen someone take a beating like that during a breakup. ...

I Tried to Mend My Broken Heart With Superglue (It Didn't Work)

Jasmin Singer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Jasmin Singer

Today would have been Grandma's 91st birthday. She was supposed to have nine more years -- she was supposed to live to be 100. That's what I always had planned for. But she died at 89, fighting her way to the grave, relentlessly arguing with the unforgiving bright white light that took her away from me.

Cairo: Where Resilience Thrives

Mona Shadia | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Mona Shadia

I couldn't hide in my bed crying all day. I was in my beloved Cairo, with my family and my favorite cousins. I needed to appear happy, enjoying myself and my vacation. And I did. Life is about the choices we make, the routes we take.

Opening Wider and Diving Deeper Into the Immeasurable Beauty and Pain of Life

Jesua | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul

It's not a spiritual requirement to be fascinated by what inhibits our greatest aliveness; and somehow compelled to uncover and reveal surprising path...

How to Break Up With a Really Nice Guy

Phoebe Fox | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Even though calling things off with a decent person who hasn't done you wrong can be exponentially harder than the dramatic dumping of a dirty rotten scoundrel, there are things you can do to ease the blow and make things a little less painful--for both of you.