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.
BREAK UP WITH YOUR EX DAY
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.
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!
Hi Essy. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
It's official. It's over. Actually it's been over for quite some time now. Then why are you still stuck with your ex? You may think you're doing your best to move on, but somehow you just can't shimmy away from him/her. Truth be told even if you aren't in physical contact you may be fooling yourself with lots of sneaky subtle behaviors that keep you connected and prevent you from meeting someone new!
Since February 1, we've been offering great tips and advice during our second annual Break Up With Your Ex campaign. Our mission is to encourage the seventy-one percent of our readers who think about their ex "too much" ex to cut the cord and finally move on, and we've dubbed Monday, February 13, the perfect day to do so!
We get it. Breaking up with your ex and moving forward with your love life is easier said than done. That’s why, we are here to tell you how to perform an “ex-orcism” on yourself. Read on and we assure you that you will feel more confident and ready to finally stop obsessing over someone who is holding you back from finding the man you deserve.
YourTango has declared February 13th as National 'Break Up With Your Ex Day'! It's the day we challenge all of our readers to finally cut ties emotionally, physically and digitally from their ex with the help of the insightful articles, expert advice, survey results and more that we've provided since February 1st. We're excited for you to move on from your past love and on to a better, healthier, sexier you, so we're throwing a fun party on Twitter, and you're invited!
When it comes to bad break ups, we've all been there—curled up on the couch with a bottle of wine, crying while we look through internet pictures of our ex, seemingly happier without us. The internet, for the most part, sucks for the broken-hearted. Facebook, twitter, and blogs provide an all-too-tempting outlet to obsess over pictures of your ex and desperately scan his status updates for any sign that he is missing you.
On February 1st, we polled our readers to determine which celebrity needed to break up with their ex the most. We gave them a choice between 5 celebrity exes who have remained friends with one another despite bad breakups, infidelity, divorce and even assault.