Reid Mihalko shares 3 powerful tools to ease breakups and make you better at love!
Breaking up can be hard and messy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re taught growing up that a relationship is more successful the longer it lasts. And breakups can be so painful, complicated and destructive that staying in a bad relationship can seem more sensible than having to face a catastrophic ending. No one taught us how to gracefully exit the “ship” of our relationships, so we’re left with two alternatives: stay on board, struggling to stay afloat, or resign ourselves to going down with the ship.
Eighty percent of our readers want to cut ties with their exes for good; are you one of them?
Digital connections, like Facebook and Instagram can keep you wrapped up in unhealthy attachments to former partners. So do old habits, like picking the same "type" all the time — even though it never works out. We want you move on and (eventually) find new love, so we're devoting two weeks to helping you cut ties for good.
Two relationship experts discuss the pros and cons of staying in touch with a past love.
Should you be friends with your ex? It's an age old question, but the answer isn't always so clear. On the one hand, your brain thinks it's an awful idea. On the other hand, your heart doesn't want to completely cut this person out of your life just yet. So what do you do? Contest: Tell Us Why You Need To Break Up With Your Ex—And Win!
Now I saw what you said about the rule of thumb being three months, but my ex and I
I really need some advice.
Now I saw what you said about the rule of thumb being three months, but my ex and I have been ‘dating’ for about three months and in a relationship for about 6 weeks.
I made some major mistakes in our relationship, like the fact that he is always hanging around his female friends, or the fact that he let one female friend stay over at his house on her way to Saskatchewan to see her boyfriend.
The 'Roswell' & 'Life Unexpected' actress opens up about her painful Hollywood breakup.
Breaking up is my least favorite thing in the world to do. How did something so good get so bad so fast? It boggles my mind. I toss. I turn. I emotionally vomit my pain on anyone who'll listen. I'm awful at breaking up, especially when the person I'm not so thrilled about breaking up with is famous. Why, you ask? Well, because then I take my wrenching pain to a whole new, obsessive level.
Sure, you broke up. But be honest, you still stalk his Facebook page and post vague Tweets that are about him. You've looked at photos of his new girlfriend. Don't try to deny it. We have statistics to back this up.
How can you possibly break things off with your ex when you still have the same circle of friends, the same parties to attend and you risk running into each other almost every weekend? It was tough enough to split up the pots and pans, but how can you possibly split up your friends? It is hard to truly end things if you risk running into your ex at almost every social event. Although you may narrowly miss running into your ex at a football party, there is no chance that you will miss running into each other at a friend's nuptials. This challenge is a difficult one, but it is not impossible to manage. Here are a few tips for keeping the peace with your mutual friends, while minimizing contact with your ex.
We loved reading why you need to break up with your ex. Check out the winning entries!
Since February 1, we've been collecting your 10-word responses to the question, "Why do you need to break up with your ex?" for our Break Up With Your Ex contest. Boy! What a response we got! Your entries made us laugh, sigh, tear up and nod our heads in understanding. Out of nearly 400 entries, we had the hard job of choosing just 10 winners.
A look at what's on the docket for YourTango's Break Up With Your Ex Day 2012.
Break Up With Your Ex Day 2012 is finally here! For all of you who are still texting, Tweeting at, Facebooking with, calling, daydreaming about or otherwise feeling hung up on a past love, today is your day. It's time to cut ties—digitally, physically and emotionally. After all, how can you meet Mr. or Ms. Right if you've still texting with Mr. or Ms. Not-Quite-Right.
5 social media etiquette tips to help you deal with your breakup the right way!
Being in a relationship involves being committed to another person. It takes two people to give 100 percent of themselves to remain an alliance. In the beginning, if you are on a social media site like Facebook, it is only natural to want to post "In a Relationship" as your relationship status to show all of your 500 friends how happy you both are. But what happens when the relationship ends? What do you do then?