Breaking Up

When to Let Go of a Relationship

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

When it comes to letting go of relationships, certain themes always rise to the surface. Does it have to be all or nothing? So, how do you determine whether or not it's time to let someone go? Here is a list of five things I keep in mind before making that decision.

6 Ways To Get Over A Breakup Before Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Living

If you've recently parted ways with your partner, you've probably been told it's one of the worst times of the year to go through it. With Valentine's...

Relationship Trouble? Try 'Radical Honesty' and These Other Tools

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

Being a good partner sometimes means renegotiating communication strategies so that the question "What's wrong?" isn't perpetually sloughed off. It sometimes means breathing through a bad few months and saying, "I accept this, I can do this, I don't have to fight it," even as you keep fighting for the relationship itself.

When's the Right Time to "Put Down" Your Relationship?

Sue Nador | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

Fourteen months. Fourteen months is the time I have in my head for how long I would try to save my marriage if things started to go south (hopefully it will never come to that). But once we limp past the one year mark, I think I would rationally assess whether something has shifted so irrevocably in our relationship that it was time to take it off life support.

What to Do With Your Child's Broken Heart

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

Perhaps all a parent can do, in these moments, is let their child be sad; at least for the first little while. Let them have the experience, because it's something we all have to live through at least once in our lives.

Going Through a Break-Up Doesn't Make You a "Survivor"

Ward Anderson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Here's something no one wants to hear: You aren't special because you made it through a bad break-up. Calling someone who had a bad break-up a "survivor" is a kind of First-World-Problems hyperbole. It belittles those who actually persevere and overcome true, life-threatening obstacles.

I Won't Settle for Anything Less Than "I'll Love You Forever"

The Purple Fig | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Whether the world is ending in 12 days, or my world ends in 60 years when I'm old and grey, I won't take a minute of it for granted, and I will not settle for anything less than a "I want to spend the rest of my life with you" kind of love.

One Man's Post-Divorce Makeover

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

As a men's image consultant, it is my job to transform men into their genuine selves, not the men society demands. When I first met Ted, he talked about his failed marriage and his imminent divorce. He said he numbed out and lost 20 pounds of muscle after his wife told him about her affair. Ted was a wounded man but he was ready to change. He just didn't know how.

Five Techniques To Handle Getting Dumped

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Living
Barbara Aleks Hecht

A smart girl knows that getting dumped by your boyfriend is rarely a pleasant experience. It leaves some women angry, jaded and bitter. But that shouldn't justify committing these five breakup no-noes. Instead here are five alternatives to express how you really feel after getting dumped. After all, there's only one way for a smart girl to handle a breakup: with dignity, style and class.

The Beginner's Guide to Exes

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

In the weeks after my first real heartbreak, I made an effort to spend time with my ex in a misguided attempt to prove that, despite being brutally dumped, I was still awesome. He couldn't care less; he had already started dating someone else. But being around the source of my rage was eating me alive.

How to Break Up on Valentine's Day

Jane Siberry | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada Living
Jane Siberry

2012-02-14-heartskenny.jpgTell each other how glad you are: that you are breaking up with dignity and consciousness rather than by 'cheating'; that you share the same order of priorities: God, growth, relationships.

WATCH: How To Break Up With Someone

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Living

You know what they say: practice makes perfect. On this week's How To, in honour of the holiday of tough love -- you know, Dump Your Significant J...

Tis' The Season To Be Jilted?

CP | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada Living

TORONTO - While the holidays have always been a time to be with those you love, experts say they've also become the time to ditch the one you don't. ...

The Beginner's Guide to Breaking Up

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

The zen master in me wants to put on a soothing voice and say that everything happens for a reason, that we learn from our pasts, and that pain can be a teacher. But let's talk instead about the ways of doing it with class; ways that make it hurt less and leave the door open to friendship. Maybe not right away, but eventually.