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Breaking Up

A relationship break up is always tough, but advice from the eHarmony relationship experts can help. Get free relationship break up advice now.

dos and donts on social media after breakup

6 Big Dos and Don’ts of Social Media after a Tough Breakup

Repeat after me: Be the bigger person. Be the bigger person. Who can resist the urge to look at their ex’s Facebook page after a breakup? It calls your name and whispers, “Check me out!” No harm, right? An astute researcher in England begs to differ. One study concluded that the more time you spend […]

Breaking Up, Relationships
country road under a grey sky seen from the centerline

4 Ways to Handle Loneliness This Time of Year

While this time of year brings excitement and joy, it also typically brews sadness, loneliness, jealousy, disappointment, and anxiety. These feelings can become especially overwhelming as you reflect on your life circumstances and come to terms with being single. So, why does this season bring up difficult emotions, particularly loneliness? Holidays breed high expectations and anticipation as there […]

About You, Being Single, Breaking Up, Date Tips, Expert Advice
rejection and how to deal

Why Rejection Isn’t All About You

When someone you care about ends a relationship, it can evoke feelings that range from disbelief to despair and everything in between. “How could this happen?” you think.

Breaking Up, Mind, Body And Spirit, Relationships
dating advice

How to Move On After Being Rejected

There is nothing worse than being excited about connecting with someone just to get a dial tone, a voicemail, or no call back. We ALL know what it’s like to experience rejection and I have NEVER heard someone say, “I just love the idea of being rejected.” Rejection is rough. It is also a gift. […]

About You, Breaking Up
forgiveness how to

Why Forgiveness is Necessary When it Comes to Love

We’ve all heard the saying “forgive and forget,” but how many of us truly know what this means or how to do it? Forgiveness involves engaging with a complex series of emotions – anger, pain, frustration, and fear – which most of us try to avoid. Unfortunately, we can’t escape these feelings in life, at […]

About You, Breaking Up, Communication, Dating Issues, Expert Advice, Mind, Body And Spirit
dating inspiration

15 Ways to Get Up When Life Knocks You Down

Sometimes life feels like a boating excursion on a sunny afternoon—smooth sailing, peaceful, and enjoyable. Other times it can feel more like a boxing match, where you are pummeled and down for the count. Everyone has times when they endure setbacks, disappointments, and failures. Psychologists and spiritual leaders agree that resilience is what makes the difference between […]

About You, Being Single, Breaking Up, Mind, Body And Spirit
breaking up signs

15 Ways to Know It’s Time to Break Up

The road to a fulfilling, enduring relationship is almost always littered with a few attempts that turned out to be unfulfilling and unenduring. That’s what dating is all about—finding out if two people have the qualities and compatibility to sustain a relationship over the long haul. Sometimes you know for sure when it’s time to […]

Breaking Up, Relationship Problems, Relationships
getting over an ex

Seven Steps to Getting over Your Ex and Starting Anew

There’s a wise saying about how to get over an ex — and begin anew. The essence of  “un clavo quita otro clavo” (a nail takes out or replaces another nail) sounds good in principle. But does it work? Is the secret to getting over an ex for us to replace them? The “You must […]

About You, Breaking Up, Expert Advice
moving on

Why You Shouldn’t Brood About the One Who Got Away

It always hurts when someone breaks up with us, even if it happens after a single date. The more we perceived the person as being ‘right’ for us, the more we pictured ourselves with them, the more we allowed our expectations to build, the greater our heartache and disappointment can be. It’s natural to reflect […]

Breaking Up, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
signs it is time to break up

Deciding Factors: Eight Solid Reasons to Break Up

“He’s a really nice guy,” Vanessa said, “but I just don’t know if Ben and I are meant to be together. I’m thinking about breaking up with him, but I’m not sure. How do I decide?” It’s a question that plagues many singles: should I break up with my partner or stick it out a […]

Breaking Up, Relationships