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Try taking a break first.
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Of all the stresses we experience in life, a breakup is one of the worst. It shakes the foundation of your life at its core and shatters the world that you once knew, wreaking havoc on your mental and physical health. There's a reason they call it heartache! As painful as a breakup is, it can also be a time for learning and growth, opening up a new world of possibilities ... even new love.
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If you're unhappy in your relationship and you've tried unsuccessfully to make it work, you're only prolonging your misery by not ending things. People tend to indulge in a lot of false hope that a person or situation will change, but if you've tried and tried and your relationship is no better, maybe it's time to cut your losses and get out.
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It's real and raw, and you're going to need tissues.
We make three fundamental mistakes around communication that can really jeopardize an otherwise viable relationship, and there are three important communication skills that can make the difference between an unhappy break-up and an ongoing, happy relationship.
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A bad breakup can feel like a stun gun has been applied directly to the center of your chest. You can feel paralyzed, overwhelmed with pain and grief, confused and utterly lost. How does a person cope with such an assault to their emotional world?
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The most wonderful time of year can be the worst time of year if you're going through a break-up right around this time. This list contains the basic stages (as experienced in my inner circle) of what it looks like to get through a break-up.
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It may feel like a large foot is crushing you teeny tiny heart after a breakup, but it turns out the rest of your body is feeling all sorts of sensations as well. In a recent video by Buzzfeed, the s...
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Worried that you're settling? Not sure if you're in love or just going through the motions? Speaking from experience, here is your guide to the Art of Settling.
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Breakups hurt. Period. For anyone who has been dumped (or has initiated the breakup), there's nothing more annoying than having others tell you to "get over it and move on." Getting over a breakup is...
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Speaking of meals, surround yourself with people who love you, and have meals with them. Have them over and prepare a meal or have them bring something. More points for friends and family who actually eat well, so you don't get a bucket of KFC and pint of sympathy ice cream for your dinner.
I threw away the only man who ever loved me, who I was in love with. I realize that this statement must elicit a bunch of questions. Ten years later, I still can't process, make sense of, or come to peace with this loss. I am alone and lonely, so much that it is slowly but surely eating me alive, day in and day out, from the inside out.
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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.
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 Day just days away, watching other people show th...