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He Said He Loved Me...

Dani Alpert | Posted 12.21.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

I had text, "love you" many times in the past, without a mirrored response; never expecting, never needing one. So it was reading this text, in the back seat of a taxi, on my way to the airport, that my heart swelled, my eyes pooled with tears, and I smiled. Because he said he loved me.

The 6 Ghosts Of Boyfriends Past

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

What is dating for, if not to teach us what we don't want? Each special person to cross our paths leaves a mark, a lesson -- sometimes in the form of scars, other times as fond memories. Yet in the end they play the same role -- they teach.

6 Times You Shouldn't Be Friends With Your Ex

Andrea Bonior | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Andrea Bonior

Can you really be friends with someone you dated -- even if he knows you better than anyone else? Do any great -- or even average -- romances ever end by segueing into a strong friendship?

15 Things Not To Do After A Breakup

Lois Tarter | Posted 02.06.2014 | Women
Lois Tarter

After a breakup, it's so easy to feel depressed and alone. It's important to take matters into your own hands and pull yourself back together as quickly as possible. Realize that while it was traumatic, you can go forward and move into the new life that you want.

Do You Keep In Contact With Your Exes? (POLL)

Posted 03.08.2013 | MarloThomas

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Visiting My Ex Boyfriend When I Looked Like A Tomato

Lee Woodruff | Posted 04.25.2013 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

So, sit back for a moment and imagine meeting your old love. Now imagine your face, red and puffy like a broiled tomato, two small, hard, raisin eyes. If the swelling and the irritation weren't bad enough, somewhere on the flight across the country my immune system had begun to respond to the procedure the way it does to an extreme sun burn, by forming a fever blister.

Why I Insisted On Having My Ex At My Wedding

Jade Walker | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings
Jade Walker

So why do my exes and I choose to remain in each others' lives? Why not cut each other off after a breakup and move on? The reason is simple: If I've spent months or years loving someone, I see no good reason to throw away a prized friendship just because our romance fizzled.

The Most Awkward Guest At Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.11.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Does anybody else attending your wedding know that you and the guy they're seated beside used to do more than just Algebra homework together down in his basement after school? Just wondering.

Lying About Being A Lesbian? My Ex-Boyfriend's Response

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I decided to interview my ex-boyfriend for his perspective on my coming out. We always hear what it's like for the gay person, but there are countless ex-girlfriends, ex-boyfriends, ex-spouses, and ex-lovers who are left reeling from the shock of the lies. This is his side of the story.

Friends Without Benefits: Should You Be Friends With Your Ex?

Khalid El Khatib | Posted 04.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Khalid El Khatib

Building a friendship off a breakup sucks. It's like slowly ripping a Band Aid off the hairiest arm in the world. But never have I experienced anything so conducive to my personal growth.

New York Has The Moth; D.C. Has SpeakeasyDC.

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Susan Orlins

When I'd seen SpeakeasyDC's call for stories of love, misguided or otherwise, I knew I had plenty to say about misguided love. But I had not signed up to boogie in public, nor had I focused on the "notes not allowed" edict.

Some Great Advice

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

I love the recent changes to the Times Wedding Announcements because they reflect New York as it truly is -- a city full of different kinds of people. The changes could go further. I have some suggestions.