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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...

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.

Egg Donor's Infertility Heartbreak

Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Leah Campbell joined HuffPost Live Nancy Redd to share her heartbreaking story of infertility after successfully donating eggs to other families. C...

5 Tips For Dealing With A Public Breakup

tv | Posted 11.27.2012 | Teen

A breakup is hard enough as is: you're heartbroken, confused, and hurt. On top of the angst you're already feeling, you have to face your friends, who...

The Risks Of Loving Fully: Do You Hold Back Out Of Fear?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The point C.S. Lewis makes in The Four Loves is that closing our heart to the risk of heartbreak creates a living hell. The truth is that while heartbreak is extremely painful, it is not nearly as painful as the hell we create for ourselves when we hold back loving out of our fear of getting hurt.

I Didn't Take "Us" Seriously -- Until The Storm

Erika Sales | Posted 01.06.2013 | Women
Erika Sales

I flipped to a jumpy television station and read the words "devastation" and "the new Katrina." Suddenly, it occurred to me that I might be staying in his apartment longer than I had anticipated. I wanted to take things as slowly as possible. This no longer appeared to be an option.

A Meal For The Brokenhearted

Posted 10.15.2012 | Women

Nothing kills an appetite faster than heartbreak, and there’s little you can do about it -- heartbreak, that is. It has to run its course in its own time, a little parasite ravaging the host from within.

How To Survive Your First Big Heartbreak

Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen

Have you ever had a heartbreak so painful that you thought you'd never recover from it? You know, the kind that makes you want to lie in bed and eat i...

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.

'Don't I Have A Right to Be Angry?'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We always have the right to feel whatever we feel. We also have the right to express anger when we feel hurt or betrayed. However, the real question is not whether you have the right, but whether or not your anger is working for you.

Why I Cry In Public

Jillian Lauren | Posted 10.18.2012 | Women
Jillian Lauren

What do we travel for if not this -- to be lifted out of our ingrained identities and to experience our humanity?

Why Men Seem To Get Over Heartbreak More Easily

Yashar Ali | Posted 10.02.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

When it comes to a broken heart, men suffer from the same pain, confusion and sadness women deal with.

One Poem: Haunted

Mallory Yael Seegal | Posted 09.02.2012 | Arts
Mallory Yael Seegal

Remember that old house in the historic district of your town / So old that whatever was once Tom Sawyer white / Painted picket is brown and most of the windows were / Boarded up so tight from the inside out.

Where's Waldo's Fanny?

Waldo Mellon | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

What really happened, if you boil it down, is that you lost a mating partner. After food and shelter, is there anything more basic to survival of the species than courtship?