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WATCH: Heartbreak Coach Shares Her Secrets

Posted 07.16.2013 | Divorce

Everybody knows that breaking up is hard to do. Enter the breakup coach, a new kind of therapist tasked with helping heartbroken people recuperate....

Can Sad Music Actually Heal Your Broken Heart?

Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH Danielle Grant, a 31-year-old chemical engineering student, put John Denver’s seriously sad “I’m Sorry” and Bruno M...

7 Healthy Ways To Cope With Breakup Stress

Posted 06.15.2013 | Women

Whether the relationship lasted three weeks or three years, breakups can leave us feeling heartbroken, lost and even physically ill. While there's no ...

The 5 Stages of Emotional Triage for the Divorced, Betrayed, Broken-Hearted, and Discarded

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 08.13.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

When the hurt is internal, the tendency is to slip under the radar and "pretend" that everything is okay. However, the level of your hurt runs deep, and it has to heal in the same way cuts, scratches, and bruises would.

Tristan Prettyman -- Musician, Writer, Woman: Part Two

Maria Burnham | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

A few weeks back I posted a blog about singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman. Not only is she a talented writer and musician, but she is also a growing woman who has embraced love, heartbreak, and life, and she is not afraid to share her experiences with those around her.

'No One Ever Told Me It Would Be Like This'

Myra Evans | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

I tried to hear what was wrong in between the sobs, but she only managed to get a few words out between the tears. She was gasping for air. My heart sank. I had 12 trustees waiting for me to finish a presentation on a $1 billion asset allocation strategy.

Tristan Prettyman-Musician, Writer, Woman-Talks About Love: Part One

Maria Burnham | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

Today I had the privilege to chat with singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman about life, love, heartache, and what it feels like to be a woman in her early 30's.

Ask Michael Cohen: How to Deal With a Break-Up

Michael Cohen | Posted 07.03.2013 | Style
Michael Cohen

So there you are, probably making some spring salad, and he walks in and dumps you when all this time you probably wanted him to put a ring on it. There is never a good time to break-up with anyone, but consider it a gift.

Juddy Talt Discusses His Break-Ups in the New Film Language of a Broken Heart

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Juddy Talt, the actor/writer who wrote and stars in the new film "Language of a Broken Heart" thinks he's really funny. Oh wait, he is.

The Power of Time Off

Ashley Turner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

This week's vlog is about the difference between Chairos and Chronos, the importance of giving yourself permission to do less (or nothing at all) and the power of taking time off.

Being Open to Love

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

Being open to love is not always easy. For some it may come naturally but for most it takes practice.

Are You Love Addicted?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Valuing yourself can start by lovingly seeing the innocent child within you -- your essence. This is your true self, and may have been covered over by the fears and false beliefs of your ego-wounded self that you created as you grew up, to try to get love and avoid pain.

How to Protect Yourself From Being Hit in the Gut by the Two-By-Four Called 'Love'

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

You can fearlessly open your heart, live in the moment and shower the people you care about with every bit of love and passion you possess. It's risky for sure.

Remembering A Broken Romance on Valentine's Day; Or How I Became A Writer

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.15.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

What do you do when you graduate from Berkeley with a broken heart and a B.A. in biochemistry? You break your immigrant parents' hearts and become a w...

Top 5 Tips for Turning the Valentine's Day Pity Party into a Day of Connection

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Sometimes we wish we could erase Valentine's Day from the calendar. When we're single and feeling lonely or devalued, going through a break up or grieving the loss of a relationship, there's nothing that feels more like a black hole on the calendar than this Hallmark holiday.

How I Finally Got Over My Ex

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

A few years ago, I was lounging on a yacht in the Virgin Islands with the man I was sure I was supposed to marry. We locked eyes and I longed for him to whisper in my ear something tender and romantic. Then he started talking about hamburgers.

Paint and Love: How Decorating Helped Me Get Through a Breakup

Diane R. Pagen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women
Diane R. Pagen

On a December Friday night, I gave up any hope that he would come do this work himself, come have the tactile experience of breaking up; the unpowerful part where one must box up one's belongings and remove them as one has chosen to remove oneself.

Cooking As Therapy

Jamie Schler | Posted 03.22.2013 | Taste
Jamie Schler

Soothing, comforting therapy, there is no escaping the healing qualities of food.

7 Reasons Why Connection With Self and Others Is So Important

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Not experiencing loving connection as a child can lead to feeling a deep yearning in adulthood. Unfortunately, trying to get this connection from others, rather than learning to connect with ourselves and others, can lead to many personal and relationship problems.

The Problems You're Supposed to Have

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 03.25.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

It's okay to have your crush of two years not even know your name. It's okay to get into fights with your parents and break their rules. But, we're never really told that it's okay to let go of our best friend.

5 Important Things Your Gut Is Telling You

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Our feelings are always informational -- a profound source of inner guidance. I encourage you to value your feelings and listen to what they are telling you, rather than ignoring and avoiding them.

An Open Letter to Taylor Swift

Emily Timbol | Posted 03.10.2013 | Women
Emily Timbol

Love is not a feeling. Attraction is a feeling. Love is a choice.

Choosing Peace: On Being Mindful, Willing And Forgiving

Tara Brach | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

It's easy to feed the fearful, angry wolf. Especially if we've experienced great wounding, the anger pathway can become deeply ingrained in our system. Yet, we do have a choice.

Heartbreak by Category: The Non-Breakup

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 03.05.2013 | Teen
Rainesford Alexandra

It's letting go because there is simply nothing left. It's knowing that the girl in the pictures will never be me. It's wondering why I ever cared that it was. It's not knowing how to pick up the pieces this time.

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...