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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...

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

My Ex-Husband Broke My Heart. Here's How I Healed

A few years ago, 10 words irrevocably changed the course of my life: “I do not love you anymore. I want a divorce.”

Monica Parikh
May 25 2015

Why People Cheat: A Relationship Expert Explains

Editor's Note: For 10 years, renowned relationship therapist Esther Perel has traveled the globe working with couples whose relationships have been...

Esther Perel
May 21 2015

Is Your Ex REALLY A Narcissist?

“My boyfriend is a narcissist. That’s why we broke up,” says Amy, case closed.

I Became Obsessed With My Ex-Boyfriend's Girlfriend

When I was newly divorced and visiting my hometown in Oklahoma from Los Angeles, I ended up going on a date with a man who was a childhood friend. It...

Lynn Newman
May 9 2015

9 Steps To Conscious Healing After Breakup Or Divorce

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin recently celebrated the first anniversary of their "conscious uncoupling" with a family trip to Mexico. Despite the...

Patti O'Rourke
May 6 2015

5 Questions To Ask Before You End A Relationship

Buoyed by the success of our first collaboration, I invited Carolyn Byrne (a matrimonial attorney) and Aimee Hartstein (a marriage therapist) to join...

Monica Parikh
May 3 2015

3 Reasons Your Relationship Ended + How To Make The Next One Last

We all have heard the breakup excuse, "It's not you, it's me." Or what about my personal favorite, the disappearing act. Suddenly, the person you are...

Tanner Kennedy
March 28 2015

7 Questions To Ask Before You Start A Rebound Relationship

The desire to give — and receive — love is one of the most fundamental desires that any human can have.

Suzanne Gelb, PhD, J.D.
March 21 2015

3 Simple Ways To Show Compassion For Your Ex + Why It's Important

My marriage ended for the right reasons. I knew it had to happen, and yet I still went through a raft of unbearably intense emotions -- from anger,...

Amanda Laden
March 4 2015

How To Rebuild Trust (Even If It Feels Impossible)

Look within yourself and your relationship to start the rebuilding process.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
February 19 2015

How To Leave A Partner Who's Bad For You

There are few situations in life as disappointing as realizing that the person you're with is just not right for you. It's hard to wrap our heads...

Bernardo Mendez
February 10 2015

These Are The Most Heartbroken States In America

In the wise words of Ne-Yo, "Said I'm so sick of love songs so sad and slow / So why can't I turn off the radio?" Well, it's not because you can't;...

Emi Boscamp
February 10 2015

How To Recover From A Relationship With A Narcissist

I was married to my ex-husband for three long years. It was just roughly three months into our marriage that I first caught him in a huge lie that...

Amanda Laden
January 24 2015

The One Thing Not To Do After A Breakup

Breakups are painful. Even if we are the one ending it, there is profound grief — or some other, intense emotional charge — in the experience of loss.

Heather Lynn Temple
January 13 2015

10 Lessons I Learned About Grief From Ending My 10-Year Marriage

Everyone talks and writes about what heartbreak is like for the heartbroken, but seldom do they go into depth about what grief is like for the...

Sarah Woehler
January 7 2015