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Broken Heart

My Dream Guy Became the Best Thing I Never Had

Christina Scribner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I used to think that being in love meant you'd do everything possible to claim another person as your own and that seeing them with other people was supposed to make you a walking disaster.

The Mystery of Love

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

If you want the love of your life to appear, just tell the universe you're not ready. "Don't send me love!" you should scream -- if you want it. It's the opposite of that book The Secret. "Please, God, don't send me a keeper!" That's when Cupid goes through his Rolodex.

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

If It Isn't Meant to 'Cure' Grief, What Good Is Therapy?

Megan Devine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

A good therapist is a wonderful thing: They know that there is nothing about you that's wrong. They know their role is to listen and validate, to come up alongside you and provide support.

The Unbroken Heart

Susan Winter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

I know a woman who has never had her heart broken. Something inside her insists upon her leaving the man before any emotional damage can occur. I marvel at this.

Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart (In Time for Valentine's Day...)

Susan Piver | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

If you begin to turn the tables even a teeny tiny bit from "How will I find love?" to "How will I give love?" I promise you will be amazed at the power your own loving kindness has to heal you. But don't take my word for it. Try it.

8 Ways To Bounce Back From A Broken Heart

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

With Valentine's Day 2014 approaching, not everyone will be bubbling over with joy, receiving a red velvet covered heart box with chocolate and two dozen red velvet roses. Some of us may be feeling a bit sad and nostalgic over what was or could have been after a break up. Some of us may be mending our broken hearts.

Scientists Discover The Truth About Revenge Sex

Posted 01.29.2014 | Divorce

Is the best way to get over someone to get under someone else? New research puts the popular phrase to the test. Researchers at the University of M...

How to Recover From a Broken Heart: 10 Tips

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

When that love is not reciprocated or sustained, it can be devastatingly sad, like a death. Like a flower that yearns for the sun until it blossoms completely, until every last petal drops, heartbreak leaves you feeling turned inside out.

2 Proven Ways to Conquer the Pain of Heartbreak

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

When painful thoughts or emotions arise, notice them without judgment, allow them to be present, and send love and kindness to yourself.

How I Learned to Trust Again

Herina Ayot | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Herina Ayot

What we've built over the last five years isn't worth throwing away any more than my son's thumb is worth cutting off.

The Breakup Email Template

Vana Dabney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Vana Dabney

"We actually broke up." This is the inevitable response you will have to give for weeks, months, possibly even years after you and your significant other part ways.

The Crack Is What Lets in the Light

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

There are parts of you that strive and fall short; there are parts of you that feel broken. Those are the parts that let in the light. Don't run from your imperfections.

The Summer of Un-LOVE: Breakin' Up is Still Hard to Do!

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Falling in love at any age is a wondrous experience. But love at fifty-something is different than love at thirty-something.

Healing From a Broken Heart

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

The breakup of a romantic, significant relationship can be painful, overwhelming, and filled with tears and recriminations for our self or the other person. We can feel as if someone has physically wounded us, and left us without an emotional compass to find our way out of the pain.

WATCH: How Breakups Affect Your Body

Posted 05.24.2013 | Divorce

It turns out, a broken heart can take a serious toll on your health. On Thursday's episode of "The Doctors," Dr. Travis Stork walked viewers throug...

How Things Like This End (Part 5)

Grant Broward | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Grant Broward

One morning I awake to a friend's text message: "You're going to flip shit when you check your newsfeed." I immediately know what to expect, and my suspicions are instantly confirmed. I always knew this day would come. Matt and Liz are engaged.

Hope for Broken Hearts on Valentine's Day: Prepare Early to Prevent Self-Pity

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Having a formal day with a label protects you from feeling like a Scrooge on Valentine's Day. Knowing you're not alone and getting support eases your ego that's been bruised and feels unlovable.

WATCH: How Love Affects Us Physically: A Heart Surgeon Weighs In

OWN | Posted 12.26.2012 | OWN

If you've ever experienced an emotional trauma so bad you thought your heart would break, you're not alone. In this clip from an episode of "SoulPanca...

Broken Hearts and Sensible Starts

Doug Binzak | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

When you feel broken, the heart is actually more alive than ever.  And in these moments -- in this moment, as painful as it is -- we have the opportunity to lose our minds so that we can come to our senses.

Send Happy Thoughts and Move On

Brian Penny | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

A little over a month ago, I had my heart broken. It was far from the first time, and I'm certain it won't be the last. What made this particular time special is I didn't see it coming, and that hasn't happened since the first time.

Married 62 Years, They Died Hours Apart

Posted 12.08.2012 | Weddings

They enjoyed 62 loving years of marriage. Last week, Kansas couple Melvin and Doris Cornelson died within hours each other, reports local news stat...

Processing the Pain of Infidelity

Amy Chan | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Amy Chan

These struggles in our lives are opportunities for us to heal old wounds and to grow. They are catalysts that have to be triggered in order for you to overcome them. These experiences may not feel good at the time, but they are not good or bad -- they are just a part of the human journey.

7 Steps to Mend a Broken Heart

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

After the initial shock of a loss many feel the need to push aside their grief lest it overwhelm them with its intensity. This is understandable, but the longer you avoid your pain and attempt to push it away, the more difficult it will be to break out of the paralysis.

Can We Repair a Broken Heart?

Chava Tombosky | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Chava Tombosky

I am not sure how to get over a broken heart, for what is a broken heart but a deep swelling in your body that remains void where an unconditional accepting love once filled it?