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Emotional support is the best gift of all.
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You might be a bit of a psychopath.
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No matter how independent, self-reliant, and strong we are, sometimes there's a part of us that wants to self-destruct. Usually, after a traumatic experience, when we feel especially vulnerable, scared, and alone. And after the devastating breakup with my fiancé and boyfriend/best friend of nine years, I self-destructed in a big way.
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Being single on Valentine's Day can be rough stuff. Since this is the time of year when the world conspires to tell you that there is something wrong with you if you are not happily paired, it may be tough to keep your spirits high. If you find yourself less-than-happily single, here are ten ways you can make Valentine's Day a little better this year, from someone who knows what she's talking about.
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#2: Do not pour your heart out online.
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We firmly believe it's possible to find love again after experiencing a major heartbreak, but be forewarned: "possible" doesn't mean "easy." The first obstacle to surmount is fear. This is the most critical roadblock to moving forward and finding love again. Fear is often so dominant that it can crush any new budding relationship before it takes bloom.
It's real and raw, and you're going to need tissues.
In this era of being super-connected through our technology, the most shocking thing we can do today is to totally disconnect from another person. It's impossible to know why Charlize chose ghosting as her way of dealing with Sean, or even if that's actually what she did, but it makes me think about the whole idea of making a clean break from someone in a world that's all about connectivity.
"Women have more to lose by dating the wrong person."
Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, sometimes you just want to know what your ex has been up to. It's natural to be curious, so don't think you're the only one doing it. Studies say nearly 90 per...
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You might have seen the breakup coming, but you probably weren't expecting it to happen via text. In the video above, singletons in New York City read aloud the last texts they received from their for...
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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.
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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I think people my age, more than generations previously, have friendships with their parents. You talk about things you maybe shouldn't. For women our age, there is less of a physical and intellectual generation gap between mothers and daughters.
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I was going to save my thoughts on drugs for a few weeks. But in light of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, now feels like the right time. I worked with him on Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. His death truly rattled me. Like I'm bad at math, I'm bad at drugs.
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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...
"I want to write about what's actually happening with people my age." "And what's that?" "Coke. Tinder. Bad relationships. Good relationships. Molly. Not being able to get a job. 25 being one thing for one person and something completely different for another." I turned 25 almost a year ago.
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.
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.
If Oscars can be relied on for anything, it's some flops on the red carpet, some overlong speeches -- and discussion of the Best Actress Curse. The Best Actress Curse, of course, is the one that saw S...
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. Young lovebirds and old marrieds alike are more lik...
After a breakup, remember, there was once a 'you' before you became a 'we.' You'll recall that there was a time where you were fully whole -- without anyone completing you. There was once a time that you created community, family, stability, and security all on your own.
Living better is often based on clichéd advice and I think it's time to put a stop to it, because frankly, there's some advice, especially when it comes to relationships, that needs to be taken with a grain, heck, make that a whole block, of salt.