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Moving On

The Heartbreak of Being Ghosted

Tara Fass | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tara Fass

Cutting off contact, even if it was not your idea, frees up more time and energy to devote to strengthening your primary relationship and that community of friends and family. If any semblance of the former relationship is meant to be, it will return.

Dealing With Death: When Does the "Easier" Part Start?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

So, when does the easier start? We are approaching two years since his death and while the haze and fog may have lifted and I may have done the work to find myself again, it isn't any easier. I still drive by his old house, now with a new owner. It will always be his house.

Lights Go On: Part L -- New Season -- New Life

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

What joy beholds us at this time of new birth What delicate sadness retreats into memories a loved one passes one moves on one moves in These ar...

How a Divorce Bucket List Helped Me Move On

Heather Sweeney | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Everyone seems to have a bucket list these days. Whether it includes swimming with dolphins or finishing that home improvement project, buckets lists have become a way for the ordinary person to aspire to do something extraordinary, a way for the list makers to chase after dreams before kicking the bucket.

Unhappy Father's Day?

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Kevin A. Hansen

Father's Day can be the most difficult time of the year for children who have lost their father - especially when Mom has moved on before the children are ready. Many fans of the SecretRegrets.com project have anonymously confessed their regrets about dealing with the loss of a father.

Lights Go On: Part XLVI -- Transitions

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

If you'd like for me to read this to you, CLICK HERE Transition the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another It ...

10 Secrets to Divorcing Gracefully

Tammy Letherer | Posted 06.12.2015 | Divorce
Tammy Letherer

As any divorcee knows, we can't always get what we want. Sometimes we need to be reminded of our priorities, or at least of our manners. Because, as contrary as it may seem, being graceful takes effort.

Farewell to the School Playground

Gina Maier | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Gina Maier

As the school year comes to a close, I find myself already mourning the imminent loss of one of my daily highlights: Pick up. What I will miss is the "theatre" that plays out for me within the microcosm that is my children's school playground.

A Holistic Approach to Beating Breakup Blues

Annabel Acton | Posted 05.28.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

With a business all about breakups and moving on, I meet a lot of people who have different perspectives on how to heal heartbreak, and are full of different tips and tricks to help you get back to fabulous.

Why Growing Up Means Failing, Learning, and Moving On

Unwritten | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Part of growing up is learning that maybe all your dreams won't come true, no matter how hard you work or how much you want them. And an even bigger part of growing up is learning to accept this, move past it -- and, ultimately, find something new to immerse yourself in.

Change Can Be Invigorating!

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

All the signs were pointing to a reverberating YES! After 12.5 years with the same employer, things began to shift for me. The 50-mile, one-way, "no...

From Empty Nest to Full House, Selling and Saying Goodbye

Joan Stommen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Joan Stommen

If I could wrap my arms around this house, I'd thank it for letting us become grandparents, for allowing us to grow old together and eventually, for giving me the strength in it's soul to grow peace in mine.

5 Steps To Finally Forgiving Your Ex

Sheri Meyers | Posted 06.09.2015 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

As a marriage and family therapist, many of the clients who come to see me have remained single for years after a breakup, unhappy and bitterly convinced that there were "no good people" out there.

Meditation Apps for the Beginning Buddha

Annabel Acton | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Annabel Acton

Transcendentalists believed that becoming in tune with your spirit and nature is the only way to ensure happiness and prosperity, but you don't have to go sit under a tree to find your happy place.

12 Reasons We Will Never Fall out of Love With Love

Sonya Matejko | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

We enjoy the first dates, the impulsive trips and the innocent flirting behind a vodka tonic. We revel in having the whole bed to ourselves and having no one to question our decisions. We get to know the person in our reflections. But we never fall out of love with love.

Why You Should Have A Funeral For Past Relationships

Dr. Steve Maraboli | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Steve Maraboli

We've all been there, engulfed in the pain of a dead relationship. The people around us tell us to move on, but how? We feel we need closure and we tend to make the mistake of waiting to get it from someone else.

Widow Taking On Online Dating With a Vengeance

Anne M. Seidel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Anne M. Seidel

I have been dating off and on for about a year now. I met a guy named Steve who I fell hard for -- he was 17 years younger than me. We had amazing chemistry and so much fun together and it all moved very quickly. He was then deployed to Iraq (that is what I get for dating a younger man).

Pick-Up Lines for the Mod Gal

Annabel Acton | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

When you're ready to get back out there, it helps to have a pick-up line or two up your sleeve. We took the time to find some of cheesiest, wackiest and wittiest pick-up lines and categorized them for every kind of sista out there.

Widowed and Moving On to Online Dating

Anne M. Seidel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Anne M. Seidel

I told myself either do something about it or shut up. The time was right so I made the decision to move from Atlanta where I had lived all my life and all my friends and family were and move to the beach where I knew on one.

Ancient Wisdom For The Broken Hearted

Annabel Acton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

After a breakup, the doshas are all out of whack. But Aruveyda can help to get the balance back. The first step in an Aruveydic approach is to fully face what has happened.

What You Won't Find Me Sharing On My Blog

Aubrey Keefer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Divorce
Aubrey Keefer

I am an oversharer. There is no other way to say it. If I have your attention, I will tell you my life story in less than four minutes. I am known for sharing too much information, for giving the kinds of details that make others uncomfortable.

The Lessons of a First Love

Lexi Herrick | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

A first love is electrifying. It rushes through your veins like fire. It causes your heart to feel like it's on the brink of explosion at any time. It makes you crazy. You have no idea how to contain that craziness. You don't know how to function without it. You don't know how to function with it. There is either an incredible ending to the story, or a heartbreaking one.

Ready to Make a Change? 5 Signs It's Time to Move On

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Moving on is rarely easy, and the longer you've worked somewhere, or the longer you've been with someone, the harder it becomes.

You Should Fall For Someone Who Doesn't Love You

Wes Janisen | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Wes Janisen

Perhaps you think I'm crazy for suggesting anyone let themselves fall into this pit of despair, that I'm an emotional sadist of the worst variety. But darling reader, I assure you I'm not, because eventually something happens to every single person who loves someone who doesn't love them back: they manage to stop being in love.

Passages

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .