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7 Ways to Get Over an Ex (So Your Next Relationship Can Last)

You’d be surprised how many men and women are going through the motions and dating, but don’t actually have a good chance of those relationships lasting. In other words, you can go on dates and tell yourself that one relationship will stick, but if you are not fully over an…

7 Reasons Your Date May Have ‘Ghosted’ You

  No matter how often you remind yourself not to take dating too personally, that’s especially difficult when a new relationship you thought had real potential, suddenly dies. On one hand, a little healthy introspection is never wasted. But more often than not, the fizzled romance prompts you to wonder:…

5 Ways to Get Over the Pain of a Breakup

There is a literal pain that comes with the loss of a relationship: a sharp, palpable pain that most people feel at the point that their lower ribs connect. It’s a pulsing, weepy pain that digs into your diaphragm, and takes your breath away. It’s a pain that defies distraction,…

After the Relationship Collapse: 4 Things to Consider

It might have been a huge blow-up where you and your partner both said awful, hurtful words. It could have been a slow-building tension that brought coldness and distance. The effects are the same… your relationship feels like it has collapsed. The strong foundation of trust, communication, respect, and even love…

15 Ways to Get an Old Love Out of Your Head

When a relationship comes to an end, the process of healing and moving on hopefully begins. The person you’re trying to let go of may be a recent part of your love life or an old flame. Now comes the task of wiping the slate clean, so you’ll be ready when…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…