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My 10-Year Marriage Ended. And Then I Started Dating Again ...

I woke up suddenly, feeling disoriented, knowing something was horribly, horribly wrong. I couldn't breathe. My chest was heavy, my head was fuzzy...

Julie Morey
January 26 2016

6 Subtle Signs Your Relationship Is Becoming Abusive

Working with domestic abuse offenders for the last six years as a probation worker, I've realized that a lot of the time, people don't even realize...

Sajan Devshi
December 22 2015

This Heartbreaking Tumblr Account Shares The Last Messages People Received From Loved Ones

Imagine never speaking to one of your best friends, parents, siblings, or significant other ever again. Your last text with that person is probably...

Emi Boscamp
December 1 2015

For $10, This Company Will End Your Relationship So You Don't Have To

Go ahead and add "breakups" to the list of things you outsource for a small fee.

Allie White
November 13 2015

6 Signs You're Arguing With A Psychopath

Psychopaths make up one percent of the general population and, contrary to popular belief, most of them aren't serial killers.

Jackson Mackenzie
September 25 2015

Why We Should All Celebrate Our Breakups + How To Do It

When performance artists Marina Abramovic and Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) ended their 12 years as lovers and artistic partners, they honored the occasion by...

Katherine Woodward Thomas
September 23 2015

3 Questions To Ask Before Ending Your Relationship

Studies show that only 38% of those married in America describe themselves as happily so. Apparently, we don’t call it quits all that easily.

Katherine Woodward Thomas
September 14 2015

5 Behaviors You Should Avoid After A Breakup

I often marvel at the strength of celebrities and other public figures who endure the ego-decimating effects of a divorce or breakup in the public...

Monica Parikh
August 27 2015

When Temporary Separation From Your Partner Is A Good Thing

I’m a love coach and I speak to women every single day who are struggling in their relationships. Recently, my client, Sara called me in tears, and...

Sharon Pope
August 21 2015

10 Ways To Break Up Like A Decent Human Being

“Ghosting” has become the new buzzword to describe ending a relationship by giving or getting the silent treatment. Even The New York Times covered...

Ora Nadrich
August 17 2015

10 Reasons It's Great To Be Single (Even If It's Not What You Want)

Two months after my ex-husband’s sudden disappearance, I wrote the following in my journal: It is the quiet times that are painful. As long as I’m at...

Monica Parikh
August 16 2015

5 Signs You're In The Wrong Relationship

Whether or not a relationship is “meant to be” is often determined by how much work each partner decides to put into the relationship. And if you feel...

John Kim
August 15 2015

What I Learned When My Ex-Husband Walked Out Of My Life

I wrote this passage in my journal one week after my ex-husband’s sudden disappearance. After a 10-year relationship, he simply changed his mind and...

Monica Parikh
August 8 2015

3 Lessons I Learned While I Was Separated From My Wife

I was the reason my wife of 14 years and I separated. I could try to convince you otherwise, and probably do a good job (I’m a writer), but I will be...

Kimanzi Constable
July 20 2015

5 Signs That It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Your Relationship

I’m not a quitter. Not personally, not professionally. In fact, people come to me when they need hope — a cheerleader — someone to inject them with...

Dr. Darcy Sterling
July 17 2015

What To Do When You Want To End Your Relationship

You’ve been struggling with disillusion in your relationship for some time. The thrill is long-gone. So is the joy. The stress is high, the pain is...

Linda Carroll, M.S.
July 10 2015

6 Valuable Life Lessons You Receive From A Breakup

After my breakup and divorce, life was a struggle. My feelings of sadness crushed me, and I felt consumed and controlled by the pain. Furthermore, I...

Vishnu Subramaniam
July 1 2015

3 Gifts You Can (And Will) Discover From Divorce

There are two phrases I really, really hate. The first is “Don’t stop believing.” For that, I blame the band Journey. This is one of those lame...

Christina Pesoli
June 4 2015

Why I Don't Believe In "Getting Over" An Ex

I’ve been thinking a lot about romantic relationships lately. And for good reason. After a recent breakup, I found out my ex had been dating a girl I...

Jennifer Galardi
June 2 2015

How To Admit Your Role In A Failed Relationship (Without Blaming Yourself)

When a relationship "fails," it's easy to look back on it with blame and shame. We want to point fingers and attribute the pain to external forces...

Sharon Pope
May 29 2015