Breaking Up

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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...

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’...

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...

After the Breakup: The Most Important Thing to Do Before 'Getting Back Out There'

As a breakup therapist, and author of the blog and book, “Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best...

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It’s Over: Should You Give Back the Engagement Ring After a Breakup?

As a relationship coach, it’s definitely not my job to publicly weigh in on celebrity disputes when I don’t even know the people involved. It is my job, however, to look for “teachable moments” and try to provide value to people that will help create more conscious, loving and productive relationships. This is one of […]

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Five Ways to Deal with the ‘Blindsided’ Breakup

You’ve been dating someone special for several weeks. Or months. Or even years. How long you’ve been together isn’t as important as the fact that you thought you were happy. No wonder this breakup came as a surprise. And to make matters worse, their reasons for breaking up just don’t make sense. Like out of left […]

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Ten Reasons You Can’t Be Friends when the Relationship is Over

“Let’s be friends.” It’s an easy line to drop during a break up, as it intends to ease the pain of a breaking heart. But should you be friends with your ex? Here are 10 reasons why you can’t be friends when the relationship is over: 1. It’s torture. You’re hanging out “as friends.” He does […]

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Ten Excellent Reasons to Break Up

Breaking up might be hard to do, but sometimes it’s also the right thing to do. Here are 10 excellent reasons to break up: 1. You know the relationship has no long-term potential. After dating for a while, if you realize that the relationship will eventually run its course, ending it is likely the best thing […]

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How to Break Up with Someone (Without Being Mean or Hurtful)

You might remember when Carrie Bradshaw, Manhattan’s Cosmo-drinking gal from ‘Sex and the City’, was broken up with on a Post-It note. Those of us who saw that particular episode let out a collective gasp at the horror of it all. Yet every day someone breaks up with someone else in a hurtful, dismissive way, and the […]

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Ten Things You Should Never Say During a Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do. Regardless of whether you’re the dumper or dumpee, if you find yourself in an ending relationship, try to refrain from saying the following things. Some of them are cliché, some will be interpreted as insincere, and others will likely be regretted in the days that follow. (We don’t blame […]

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