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Your Story Doesn't End in Pain

Paul Perkins | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Don't be like me and go years without resolving an injury. Listen to your pain and engage it. And don't forget to ask for help along the way. You will find healing and it will leave you stronger.

Protecting Your Heart in the Music Business

Patrick Hess | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Early on in the process of building my son's music career, I sought advice from an industry veteran who is also a faith-based family man like I try to be. I asked him what I could do as a father and manager of my son to help him most. His advice was simply three words: 'Protect his heart.'

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

11 Pieces Of Breakup Advice From Broken-Hearted Men

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Divorce

It's a common misconception that women take breakups harder than men. Truthfully, the end of a relationship can be gut-wrenching for anyone and everyo...

How To Deal With Your Teen's Broken Heart

High50 | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
High50

Teenage heartbreak. Whether they've ended the relationship or been dumped, one thing's for sure. Their world has completely stopped spinning. And now, it's up to you to help them pick up the pieces and move on. But where do you start?

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

This Column Could (Possibly) Break Your Heart

Greg Schwem | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I am tired of having my heart broken online. I'm referring to the never-ending barrage of videos, photos and blog posts that permeate my inbox or social media accounts daily, inviting me to click despite the generic warning: "What happens next is heartbreaking."

You Do You

Troy Byer | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Troy Byer

Today, I know that needing a partner to compensate for what is lacking in my life, and wanting a partner to abundantly share my life, sets the stage for two very different relationships. It's the difference between having someone who completes you, and having someone who enhances you.

5 Things To Do When Your Daughter Is Heartbroken

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

The one thing she wanted was for him to change his mind and that was the one thing I could not give her, or make him do, or fix for her.

7 Ways to Rediscover Who You Are Post-Divorce

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.11.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We get used to this person texting us, supporting us, being on the other end of the phone when we need them, and we operate around the relationship whether the relationship was healthy or unhealthy.

5 Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Dating Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Before you date, know and love yourself first. Get your life together. Do not go into dating expecting someone to take care of your emotional welfare. Your emotions will always, first and foremost, be your job. You must look out for yourself first and not expect someone else to do it.

The Feng Shui of Breakups

Annabel Acton | Posted 09.08.2014 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

I can tell you a story about most objects in my house. Some are positive stories and reflections of who I am and where I am headed. Others are more binding, restricting and reflect a time in my life I'm happy to have moved on from. Yet they remain in my house. And therefore in my psyche.

Why Your Last Love Is More Important Than Your First Love

Ashley Massis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Ashley Massis

It was only when my second love came along that I started to realize how much better love is when you truly know yourself.

This Facebook Rejection Is So Harsh, Taylor Swift Could Write A Song About It

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Divorce

Turns out, timing isn't everything when it comes to relationships. For example, Justin said he wanted a girlfriend, but a few minutes later this ...

To The Girl Who's Going To Break My Son's Heart

Katia Bishops | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

I wish you could see him as a 4-year-old boy on the playground last week. Maybe you would change your mind.

The Beauty of Breakups

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

In retrospect, being curled up in fetal position makes perfect sense. When you find yourself in that protective posture, it may very well be that you are about to experience a rebirth. It's just an incubation period before your emergence.

The Reality of Love

Tracy Crossley | Posted 09.14.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Crossley

I haven't written much on relationships and love recently because I haven't been feeling it in my own life. It's there, but I haven't been.

7 Valuable Life Lessons From a Failed Relationship

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Mo Seetubtim

We all look at failure, be it in love or business, as a negative thing. But if we turn the glass around and look at it from another perspective, all these failures are essential and are the springboard to the success we have today.

The Healing Power of Heartbreak: Why We Should All Have This Painful Experience

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Heartbreak can provide a lot of positive psychological benefits. And It can ultimately pave the way for having something bigger, better and more beautiful come your way.

The Homemade Parade

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

I knew I had many years ahead of me of trying -- and likely failing -- to save my daughter from humiliation and heartbreak. But on this one day, the success and magic was enough.

Heartbreak: The Club You Never Wanted to Be In

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Jenna Amatulli

In becoming a member of the club, there's suddenly solace. It's like an enormous billboard indicating: "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." And, truly, isn't that what we all want to know? We are not the broken, irreparable beings that we sometimes think we are.

How Heartbreak Made Me More Mindful

Alena Hall | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

Young love is a funny thing. When you find it, you feel invincible. You think no one can comprehend the depth of the connection you feel to your person, let alone destroy it. But when you lose it, you feel like you've lost yourself. You realize you knew really knew yourself without it.

Top 5 Fictional Characters I Wish Were My Best Friends During a Break Up

Meira Bienstock | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone.

Hey Hallmark! Girlfriend Mom Day Has Arrived

Dani Alpert | Posted 08.02.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

The first Sunday in May is officially Girlfriend Mom Day. Mark your calendars, Hallmark. This day is for all women who are dating, in a relationship ...

I Can't Make You Love Me If You Don't

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Jenna Amatulli

We had been on this carousel together since 2011 -- a seemingly insignificant period of time in, but at present, that's a substantial era of my life. I sit here trying to recount the bad memories but I can barely find a handful. You've made it impossible for me to hate you.