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Break Up With Your Ex 2012: A User's Guide

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Break Up With Your Ex 2012: A User's Guide
Do you need to cut ties with a past relationship this year? Now's your chance.

Going through a breakup is not much fun—and neither are the after-effects. You know, those lingering urges to call, text, Facebook message (or Facebook stalk, c'mon you know you've done it) your ex. If this describes you, don't worry, you're not alone. Seventy-one percent of our readers told us they think about their ex "too much" (and this includes our married readers!).

As part of our second annual Break Up With Your Ex campaign, we are working to help readers really "start over." And the first step is to officially, once and for all, break up with your ex. That means no more texting, no more following him on Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare, no more daydreaming about "the good times" and definitely no more ex sex.

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Instead, we want readers to give themselves a "breakover"—which means taking steps towards moving on from an ex, once and for all. For some, this makeover may be outward (64 percent of our readers said they tend to change their appearance following a breakup) or inward (84 percent think a breakup could be a good opportunity for self-improvement).

Whatever steps you need to take to break free from an ex, we are encouraging you to take them between now and February 13, which we've deemed the second annual Break Up With Your Ex Day. And we are here to help, of course. Here's an overview of the resources and events we have planned for Break Up With Your Ex 2012:

Get inspired. We will be publishing new articles every day offering expert advice, first-person accounts and cold-hard stats—all aimed at helping you move on from a past love. Visit breakupwithyourex.com each day for the latest. Check out "5 Breakup Myths And Facts" and "Will Erasing Your Ex's Footprint Mend Your Broken Heart?" to get started.

Connect. 
-On February 1, 7 and 13, YourTango Experts will "take over" our Facebook page to answer your questions and offer advice about cutting ties with an old love.
-On February 1 & 13, YourTango—along with media partners Madame Noire and Bliss.com—will host Twitter parties centered around the hash tag #dumpurex.
-Join author Arielle Ford and YourTango CEO Andrea Miller on February 13 for a special livestream event about making love last.

Share & win. Want to win a $250 gift card to Bliss spa, a pair of Hyde Yoga's bestselling yoga pants or a subscription to Match.com? All you need to do is tell us—in 10 words or less—why you need to break up with your ex and you'll be entered to win these and other gifts. Find out more and get started here.

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