Anger? Frustration? Hurt? You're expected to feel those during a divorce. But what about hope, elation or nostalgia? When you're in that place of resentment and loss due to your divorce, it's difficult to believe that you'll ever feel anything different. But you do.
Going through the breakup from you-know-where? You need to read this wakeup call from YourTango experts. Ready to kick him to the curb? Here we go!
When my boyfriend told me, just shy of our one-year anniversary, that he didn't want a girlfriend anymore, I almost choked on my savory pork belly dish and $12 cocktail. My girlfriends rose to the occasion, but it was the advice of a married, middle-aged dude that changed the course of my fate. He said that if I wanted to get different results, I had to change my behavior, trust him implicitly and do exactly as he said. Who was he to tell me who I am and how to date? His words were harsh. He was aggressive, obnoxious, cocky. And he was right.
In our recent Break Up With Your Ex survey, we found out that 64 percent of respondents are still obsessed with a past relationship, but 86 percent agree they'd be better off making a clean break from their exes. And we're here to help you do just that. So get off your ex's Facebook page (we'll get to the defriending later), tune in, and move on!
Every relationship is different in terms of difficulties and joys. Some relationships have problems from the get go, others act as if they are constantly channeling June and Ward Cleaver. Yet, no matter how strong the foundation, no relationship is immune from the threat of a breakup (even that slut Skipper has been known to come between Ken and Barbie).
Aw, breakups, there is just something about them that makes you want to dance around in front of the mirror singing the lyrics to “I Will Survive.” But, the truth is, breaking up, especially if it involves a divorce or a long-term relationship, is one of life’s biggest stresses.
No one is an advocate for breaking up – except, of course, relationship counselors, divorce lawyers, and country western singers who are looking for new material. But, sometimes, breaking up can actually help save a relationship and even make it stronger than it was before.
Chances are, most of us know a couple who broke up, got back together, and galloped off into the sunset (or settled down in the suburbs with 2.5 children). In fact, we may know several couples who have gone this route (or even gone it ourselves): according to Cosmo, recent research has found that as many as 50 percent of couples who break up get back together again.
It’s a woman’s worst nightmare. You’ve started seeing this guy. He’s funny, kind, sexy, and most importantly he’s into you. Well, at least you think he is. He’s making all the right noises. He’s been attentive, he’s returned your calls and texts on time, and he’s taken you out on dates.
A recent survey by Elite Singles found that when it came to being lovesick, it's guys who suffer the most. How do we deal with heartbreak? Mac 'n' cheese? Talking to friends? Our infographic breaks it down.
You've broken up, you're trying to move on, but everywhere you turn, you're reminded of your ex — even in what's supposed to be the safe space of your apartment. Especially in the safe space of your apartment. We've come up with 7 steps you can take to make your living space an ex-boyfriend-free zone.