Breaking Up

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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 […]

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About You, Being Single, Breaking Up, Mind, Body And Spirit
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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 […]

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Breaking Up, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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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 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 […]

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About You, Breaking Up, Expert Advice
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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 […]

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Breaking Up, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
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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 […]

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Breaking Up, Relationships
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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 Thing That Ever Happened To You,” I receive many questions about what to do before getting back out there. My clients and readers are male and female, of all ages and […]

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Breaking Up, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice
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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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Breaking Up, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
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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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Breaking Up, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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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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Breaking Up, Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Relationship Advice, Relationships
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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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Breaking Up, Relationship Advice, Relationships