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10 Inspiring Quotes To Read Again And Again After A Split

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.21.2015 | Divorce

The weeks and months after a split can leave you feeling shaken up and completely unsure of yourself.  You've spent years and maybe even decades...

Envious Of Couples Post-Split? Here's How To Deal

Divorced Moms | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Staring at someone's happy family vacation photos of mom, dad, and the kids or watching loving couples set up their daughter's dorm room does bring pangs of sadness for what I've missed.

A Meaningful Video For All Of Us Who Do. Not. Want A Relationship

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women

Life is hard when you categorically do. not. want a relationship.  One day, you're sharing cheese fries and watching Netflix and t...

9 Tips For The Newly Single From The Finally Married

Treva Brandon | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Treva Brandon

I learned a lot on my 51-year journey as a single woman. Life lessons I gleaned in the happiest of times, and in the darkest days.

My Friends Are Celebrating Their Marriages. I'd Rather Celebrate Myself.

Dr. Gunda Windmüller | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Dr. Gunda Windmüller

Recently, more and more of my friends are getting engaged, getting married, and having kids. Actually, it's pretty much everyone. But that's not all. This whole business of engagement and marriage also paves the way for complete lifestyle changes.

Why Are People So Threatened By Alternative Relationships?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

As an observer, participant and writer who focuses on the evolving relationships model, I'm more interested in what Tessier's readers have to say, though I am behind Tessier every step of the way. Why are people so threatened by alternative models when it comes to relationships?

When Things Don't Just Suck, They Bite: How Staying Strong Is Not Always the Strongest Choice

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Jacobs

It's that feeling that the world is vicious. Like in a scary movie, trees and cityscapes come to life with grimaces and cackling laughter. Life sudden...

Marriage: A Good Deal or an Ordeal?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.13.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There are lots of expectations about what marriage will provide that motivate people to choose it over the single life. Including... Love Co...

When the New "Cool" Becomes Getting Married and Having Kids

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer Twardowski

I'm 28 years old. Single and childless. And even though I'm currently in a relationship, marriage and children are hardly on the top of my list of "things to accomplish in the next 5 years."

Candace Bushnell On Why It's Still Harder To Be Single

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

Candace Bushnell, the writer of an essay collection that turned into beloved television show "Sex and the City" -- known for the glammest girl squad t...

12 Quotes To Remind You That Being Single Is A Wonderful Thing

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.09.2015 | Divorce

The single life is severely underrated. In addition to doing whatever you want, whenever you damn please, being single -- and no longer having to devo...

The Greatest Advice Ever on How to Romantically Protect Yourself

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

I am worn out by the needless tears, heartache, and crazy ex stories, all because of people's bad decision-making, so even though teaching singles to make wise choices will severely hurt my counseling practice, I am willing to take the hit.

22 Underrated Perks Of Being Single

The Huffington Post | Voices Editors | Posted 05.12.2015 | Divorce

Let's face it: "single" is often considered the worst of relationship statuses. So many of us are in such a rush to couple up, we never ...

Advice For The Man Who Asks Me To Marry Him

Brittany Parker | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Brittany Parker

If my heart's chosen one -- who should probably hurry up -- attempts to propose to me in any of these ways, I will kick him out of the house.

Single Guys Reveal What They REALLY Think About Women Over 50

Treva Brandon | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

I wanted to know how men feel about dating fellow boomers, so I gathered up a few of my middle-aged guy friends, bought them a few beers, and picked their brains about their dating life: the good, bad, and ugly. They were buzzed just enough to let it rip.

5 Ironclad Rules For Getting Through Your Breakup

Phoebe Fox | Posted 06.05.2015 | 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 All the Single Ladies Want to Stay That Way

Ashley Crouch | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Ashley Crouch

You need a healthy fear of marriage like you need a healthy fear of the ocean," a friend poignantly remarked the other day.

A Single Woman Faces the 35th Birthday Blues

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

You think that you will always be stuck in the same place, that the story will never change, but it will. And the reason it will change is because even though you sometimes get very, very down, you never actually give up

A Message For Single Men In Their 50s, From Single Women

Treva Brandon | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

Fellas, if you're in your 50s, single and dating (and feeling like you're not getting anywhere), consider this a little friendly feedback from the ladies.

Feeling Pressured to Find a Significant Other? Here Are 5 Ways to Deal

David Claps | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
David Claps

Take that anxious energy spent lamenting on your single status and redirect it fully. I find that I learn tremendously, gain the most ground and surprise myself with my own abilities when I wholeheartedly invest myself in a new project.

Redefining My Life After Divorce, One Paint Can At A Time

Heather Sweeney | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

When someone is a main character in your life, he's a part of virtually everything you do, say, eat, hear, own, focus on, think about. You can find that person in every nook and cranny. So what are you supposed to do when that main character disappears?

15 Things I'm Embarrassed To Admit I Need From My Future Husband

YourTango | Posted 04.22.2015 | Weddings

Though this solo stint has taught me a ton about my values and desires, it's also has given me time to think about thethings I absolutely need in a partner.

50 One-Word Resolutions For Life After Divorce

Heather Sweeney | Posted 04.19.2015 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

These words describe the journey I've been on since my divorce. These words aren't just for a new year, but for a new me. The divorced me. The single me. The independent me working on a new life chapter.

Can Being in Love Make You Fat? Plus, 10 Suggestions for Losing Marriage-Induced Love Handles

Jill S. Brown | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

My married friends love to ask, "When are you and [insert boyfriend's name here] going to tie the knot already?" Single people, back me up here. I'm...

ShredYourEx Lets You Destroy Photos Of Your Ex Just In Time For Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.12.2015 | Divorce

Hey, newly single people: If your plans for Valentine's Day involve little more than stalking your ex's Facebook page, please allow us to recommend a ...