Following a breakup, do you remain Facebook friends? Do you delete his number from your phone? Is meeting someone new the best way to move on from an ex? Answer these and other questions in our 2013 Break Up With Your Ex survey and be entered to receive one of five $50 gift cards!
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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!
When a relationship is over, it's time to let go. Holding on to a past love clutters up your heart and mind. Letting go opens up the space and possibilities to attract the partner of your dreams. Try these things to stop dwelling on the relationship you had with your ex.
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.
I have been dating my bf since November 2010. He was the one who proposed me when I was dragging my relationship with my ex, and when I broke up with my ex, he expressed his feelings towards me. He respected me dating with my ex, and didnt push his feelings onto me, only until I had completely broken up with my ex. Just last year we have been continuously fighting over little issues, that can be easily solved and dealt. Most of the times I broke up temporarily but he convinced me and I convinced myself to get back to him. Sometimes he broke up too and i convinced to get him back.
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.
Breaking up sucks. Even if the break up is really for the best it's so difficult to deal with the grief of losing someone who was a big part of your life. And when you're dealing with crappy situations it's hard to stay healthy.
Last Valentine's Day, men and women who had fallen victim to unfaithful spouses took revenge with the launch of Cheaterville.com.
Change is hard for emotionally healthy and mature adults in divorced situations. Moving from what was a normal daily life to a new normal always takes adjustment and compromise for the whole family. It also takes time and effort and a willingness to adapt. Is "nesting" a better solution for all involved?
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.
If you asked someone on the street, "Is sex with an ex a good idea?" The answer would likely be a resounding, "No!" In fact, according to our Break Up With Your Ex research, a whopping 81 percent agree that ex sex is always a bad idea. Psychologists, however, seem to disagree.
For me, 2011 was a bi-polar year. I had a lot of really amazing highs—won a work award, was honored at a fancy pants gala, got my face on the cover of a magazine, smashed my half marathon PR—but there was one heartbreaking low that really defined my whole year.
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.
We’ve all heard the saying, “Out with the old and in with the new,” and when it comes to love it couldn’t be more beneficial. There is an exchange of energy that occurs with every person we connect with, and when we are intimate with someone that energetic exchange becomes even deeper. When we hold onto the past, it's as if we have ropes of energy holding us back and keeping us from moving forward toward our desired goal. When we do not release our exes, it's as if we are in a tug-of-war with the past. This is true whether or not we are “carrying a torch” for someone.