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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.

Linda Carroll, M.S.
May 14 2015

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.

Dr. Suzanne Gelb
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

7 Things To Consider Before Ending Your Relationship

If you're anything like me, a mom who loves her kids and cares about her husband (now ex-husband) and family, then you were definitely not too psyched...

Tara Averill
January 5 2015

The Dos & Don'ts Of Breaking Up

If you've ever been through a breakup, you know that it pretty much always sucks, for a variety of reasons. You may have some regrets. You may feel...

Selina Almodovar
December 12 2014

The Biggest Cause Of Relationship Failure

What if there was ONE major cause of relationship failure? And what if there were something you could do to create a truly loving relationship?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
November 22 2014

6 Steps To Find Peace After A Painful Breakup

I married someone I thought I'd be with forever. Twelve years, one massive mortgage, three kids, a dog, eight guinea pigs, and four fish later, my...

Emma Dixon
November 14 2014