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10 Tips For Giving OMG Blowjobs (As Written From A Male POV)

10 Tips For Giving OMG Blowjobs (As Written From A Male POV)

Fellatio field guide author offers simple tricks for maximum pleasure. Oral sex: brilliant, isn't it? It’s ridiculously intimate, severely sensual, and you don't necessarily have to take all your clothes off to do it. Whether it's part of foreplay or an act in itself, being a skilled fellatrix ramps up your bedroom (or back seat of car) technique considerably. The best oral sex exponents use their mouths, their tongues, their fingers, their eyes, their voice and—most importantly—their brain (but not their teeth, unless it's been asked for). Here are the basic ground rules from a male point of view…

8 Expert Reasons To Finally (And Permanently!) Let Go Of Your Ex

8 Expert Reasons To Finally (And Permanently!) Let Go Of Your Ex

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.

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Turns out, my breakup was just what I needed.

Getting Dumped Was The BEST Thing That Ever Happened To Me

When I was in high school, one of my favorite teachers told me that nothing worthwhile is easily attained. And I believed it — except when it came to men. Eventually I realized that some guys are special, and I shouldn't be changing them as often as I change my underwear. I would find a nice guy to commit to… but so many guys were nice. I decided I'd find a nice one until I found a nicer one. I'd become a serial monogamist.

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Dating Detox: I Took A 3-Year Hiatus From Men

People enter detoxification programs to rid their bodies of toxins, lose a little weight, maybe look and feel better about the damage they’ve done to their bodies. But how do you detoxify from poor love decisions? Is there a Promises out there for people who have had one toxic relationship after another? How do you take the damage done from too many bad relationships to enable a fresh start? One writer finds out.

Reality Check! 5 Reasons Couples Therapy Isn't Working For You

Reality Check! 5 Reasons Couples Therapy Isn't Working For You

At the age of 42 with two children in elementary school, Mary Ann Lowry was diagnosed with a chronic pain condition. Lowry explains her husband had a hard time coming to terms with her illness. "He frequently used verbal abuse to try to convince me to be healthy," she says. "The therapists tried to help him see that sickness, death, pain…are part of life. He couldn't come to terms with my physical limitations and despite their best efforts the therapists weren't able to break through the hard core resistance to accepting my health situation. When I finally had to leave work and go out on full disability, he was not able to support the decision." Despite the money, time and effort spent in counseling trying to work on their marriage, it failed. Lowry and her husband went to individual and couples counseling on and off for 11 years and still the marriage ended.

Is Divorce a Sin?

Is Divorce a Sin?

Many Christians are dealing with the conflict between religion and divorce in the same way Henry VIII did, by redefining how they interact approach their faith. "When I sat down and thought about my divorce and my faith," says Dr. Linda Seger, who holds her doctorate in theology from The Graduate Theological Union, "I thought, if it's true that a divorced person can't get remarried, and find happiness after the misery of a marriage, then a bad marriage is the only unforgiveable sin. I could murder someone, serve my time, be forgiven, and start life again and, possibly, find happiness. But this would mean that I couldn't marry someone, divorce him, and then find happiness through love and marriage."

Male Perspective: The Smoking-Hot Reason To Avoid First-Date Sex

Male Perspective: The Smoking-Hot Reason To Avoid First-Date Sex

You've heard it before, but I'm not going to browbeat you about the immorality of going all the way on the first night. I'm also not going to say that you're likely to drive away relationship material if, as the adage goes, the man "gets the milk for free." (If that drives him away, then be glad you're seeing the taillights.) No, take it from a man who knows: there's a hidden reason that—if you do it right—you should never have sex on a first date.

This 30-Second Test Will Tell You Whether Or Not To Stay Together

This 30-Second Test Will Tell You Whether Or Not To Stay Together

It's difficult to know when you should stay in a relationship and when you should stick it out. Not every relationship is black and white and not all bad relationships start off horribly. It is easy to justify little behavior quirks as harmless and brush them off. But sometimes those quirks can build into a destructive pattern. But how do you know when a quirk is just a quirk or a sign of some deeper problem? One writer tells about her experience dating a man who seemed like everything she was looking for, only he wasn't really looking for her.

If Your Partner Does These 12 Things, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN

If Your Partner Does These 12 Things, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN

After decades of ignoring red flags, only to sail into disaster each time, I've finally realized that no matter how gorgeous and alluring the new stranger is, you have to quit when a red flag goes up. As soon as it goes up. This isn't as easy it sounds. For starters, you have to learn how to distinguish red flags from mere quirks and annoyances.

Bad girl's breakup Rx
Bad girl's breakup Rx

The Bad Girl's Guide To Surviving A Breakup

In my heartbroken state I yearned to do all the "wrong" things: exact brutal revenge, wallow in cynicism, and seek out meaningless shags. My concerned posse, on the other hand, suggested yoga, smiling from the inside, recording my feelings in a journal and going on platonic dates with young architects in Agnes B suits. Ignoring their advice, I chose the alternate route. Take this advice with a grain of salt (or a shot of tequila), and make sure this alternative treatment doesn't get out of control. You will know that it has gone too far if you find yourself walking naked and smoking a crack pipe on the street at five o'clock in the morning. But in all seriousness, a bit of bad behavior can help you to purge your anger and become independent, which is the only real way to deal.