YourTango's Break Up With Your Ex Day helped readers get over past relationships and move on.
On February 13, 2011, YourTango celebrated the very first annual Break Up With Your Ex Day, a day on which we urged people to let go of painful memories, insidious social media connections and dead weight relationship baggage in an attempt to move on in both love and life. We asked you to unfollow, untag, delete, block and erase. How did YourTango readers do?
Is the Hall Pass anti-marriage. Are men programmed to cheat? Do guys have painful sex? Bedroom etiquette. Avoiding Valentine's Day cliches. Common mistakes men make on V-Day. How to avoid Valentine's Day entirely. What other places turn a man on? Playing hard to get works? How gay marriage will lead to robot marriage. And it's time to break up with your ex, y'all.
Still obsessed with a guy from your past? You may need to break up with your ex.
Years ago, in the pre-internet age, getting over an ex was pretty straightforward. Nowadays, breaking up is a lot more complicated—Facebook and Twitter provide you with up-to-the-minute details about your ex's new life; your cellphone is full of picture of you two together; your iTunes playlist still houses the "For My Greatest Love" playlist. With this in mind, YourTango has declared February 13 as National Break Up With Your Ex Day—and this video tells you what you need to do.
A little advice, Jeff Foxworthy-style, about breakups.
February 13th is the day to Break Up With Your Ex. And given Jeff Foxworthy's immense popularity in past decades, we thought we'd break it down with 10 signs you really need to sever your digital and social media ties to your ex.
Break Up With Your Ex: why cutting ties with your ex is so important.
Sure, it's time-consuming and awkward to unfriend your ex on Facebook, remove him from your chat list, or to tell him to stop contacting you. But if those things are keeping you from recovering, what's a half-hour of deleting and a couple weeks of awkwardness compared to months of perpetuated angst? Is electronically blocking someone so much worse than finding out via his Facebook newsfeed that he has a new girlfriend? To find out why cutting digital ties is necessary to heal and move on, we turned to the YourTango Experts. Here, then, are eight reasons you need to break up with your ex.
YourTango Experts provide guidance on how to let go of an ex after a breakup.
If you want to bring new long lasting love into your life you have to make room for it. This means letting go of that relationship you know is not working. If you are fanning a dying flame by playing that special music, ogling online, and revisiting the fantasy just because it's BTN (better than nothing), you are robbing yourself of a new, exciting opportunity.
It's time for these famous folks to finally let go.
Breakups are hard. There's no question about that. And we'd hazard a guess that they're harder when both you and your former inamorata are famous. There's no getting away from memories of him or her when you're both splashed on the cover of In Touch, or when his album hits number one from a song calling you a cheater, or when she rebounds in St. Tropez with the costar she left you for. As Neil Sedaka once sang, breakin' up is hard to do, no matter who you are. But there is such a thing as over-mourning, and these ten celebs are guilty of that.
The results of YourTango's 2011 breakup survey still shock us.
Over 1,000 of you took our breakup poll, and the results astounded us. People are much more attached to their exes than we though, and ex-obsession affects every LoveStage, not just singles and those who have recently broken up. Here are the results of the survey. If any of this sounds familiar, visit www.BreakUpWithYourEx.com and learn how to digitally detach from your ex.
Dr. Diana Kirschner shares tips on how to get over an ex and get on with new love.
In episode three of YourTango's Love Life Makeover video series, relationship guru Dr. Diana Kirschner helps Love Life Makeover winner, Nadette, uncover and release pent-up emotions about her ex-fiance. Identifying and releasing anger and self-sabotaging beliefs are important steps to letting go of past heartbreak. Getting negative beliefs and feelings out in the open helps us make space for new love to enter our lives. Dr. Diana helps Nadette work through the disappointment, sadness and anger from her broken-off engagement.
YourTango tries to always be there for you when it comes to love. We help you set up your online dating profile. We show you how to work a room. We give you tips on how to rock a first date, and then we weigh in when it comes time for your 51st date. Is he the one? We try to help you figure that out and, when you finally say "I do," we give advice on how to make it last. Because dude. Love is hard. But what happens when things don't work out? What happens when love is lost? Well, YourTango has your back then, too. In fact, we're so well-versed in the loss of love that we thought it might be helpful to create a breakup cheat sheet. For your edification, 10 resources for breaking up and moving on.
Unfriend, delete and block your ex by February 13.
Back in the day, breakups were easier: you took an ex's picture off the mantel, packed his stuff in a box, burned his letters, and tried to move on. Today, however, Facebook updates, Tweets, and Foursquare check-ins provide a constant stream of information about people, making a clean break almost impossible. Recognizing the value of being liberated from an old flame, we've declared February 13 as the first annual "Break Up With Your Ex" day.