Even the "it's not you; it's me" speech is better than these.
As the old saying goes, "breaking up is hard to do" ... especially if you're on the receiving end of a breakup. If you're the one ending the relationship, compassion is key. With that in mind, here are five ways you should never choose to end a relationship.
It may feel good to hang on to hope, but the reality is that the sooner you can move on, the better
You knew it would be hard getting over him, but you never realized just how hard this was going to be. Whether he ended it, or you, the reality is you didn't want it to end. All you ever wanted was it to work out, but in the end, you realized it would take more than just you making that happen. So here you are, trying to accept the reality of what is and move on, but that deep sadness and longing for what could have been lingers on, leaving you wondering if you'll ever get over him.
It doesn't have to be all tears and pints of ice cream.
I was 23 years old when Brian broke up with me, and for the first few weeks after he said goodbye I thought it was the defining moment of my life, something I’d never get over. We’d been high school sweethearts, already together for six years by then. Everyone, including me – especially me – assumed we’d eventually get married. Well, Brian missed that memo.
Sometimes men vanish into thin air. When that happens, follow these rules.
If you ask me, nothing is harder on the heart or the ego than the disappearing act. One minute you are smitten over Mr. Constant Contact and the next … nothing. No explanation and no closure. He stopped texting, stopped calling and you are left to fill in the blanks.
Does your man flirt with your friends ... or is he just being friendly?
In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, both Kendall and Kylie Jenner state that their number one dating dealbreaker would be their guy flirting with their best friend. Sounds reasonable enough, right? After all, who wants their man making eyes at someone else, especially a gal pal?
My mother's friend Bonnie, who remarried her first husband, offers tips to reigniting his love.
Patching up a lost relationship is very common, and contrary to opinion, a lot of “second time around’s” work outs smashingly. In fact, one of my favorite love stories is that of my mother’s friend, Bonnie. Bonnie reunited with her high school boyfriend and first husband, Will, when her second marriage fell apart, and ended up remarrying Will and staying happily married to him until the
It might seem like a good idea, but trust us, it isn't.
Many women tell me they have become good friends with the guys they had intimate relationships with in the past. They see it as a sign of emotional maturity. Meanwhile, frequently, both parties are emotionally stuck.
When he's got what he wants but you haven't, it's up to you to put the brakes on.
Dear Dr. Romance:
I read "Letting Go Takes Love" and it really spoke to me. I am in a situation and I was wondering if you could give me quick advice. I feel the need to let go of someone because he basically doesn't know what he wants. We have been going back and forth with the issue over a year now.
How to overcome the "holiday blues" when your love life is falling apart.
The holidays bring up a lot of mixed emotions in many people. Falling in love during the holiday is a wonderful experience because the "holiday cheer" is intensified as you're looking at the world through rose colored goggles. But if you're dealing with heartache due to a breakup or relationship strife, the holidays can be excruciatingly tough for you. Here are four answers to your holiday questions and worries that will help you make this time of the year more bearable for you.