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Having second thoughts about forever? You're not alone.

Why I Called Off My Wedding

When my first I'm-not-sure-I-want-to-do-this pangs began, my initial thought was not, tellingly, how I would express such hurtful feelings to my fiancé, nor was it even how we might break the news to friends and family. It was: I don't think the caterers would take this well. Maybe I'll just stick things out.

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Destroying your cell phone every time you want to call your ex could get pricey.

5 Emergency Techniques To Use When You Want To Call Your Ex

It's been days or weeks or even months since you and your ex called it quits. And you're fine. You're convinced everything happens for a reason, and you’'l be better off with someone else someday. You rarely even think of him. Until you do.

Getting fit can help you break up with your ex for good.

The Post-Breakup Workout: 10 Exercises To Get Over An Ex [PHOTOS]

Eighty-five percent of readers in a recent YourTango survey said they struggle with breakups and could use a "breakover"—aka an internal and external makeover aimed at helping them move on. One of the best methods to a successful "breakover" is through exercise—in fact, survey respondents listed exercise as one of the top three methods for getting over a breakup.

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Though engaged, the writer's didn't feel truly "over" her ex until he unfriended her.

Our Breakup Wasn't Complete Until He Unfriended Me On Facebook

After six tumultuous years of being lovers, worst enemies, exes (three times over), and pseudo-friends who would only catch up occasionally via Facebook, my ex Jack finally cut the cord on our online relationship: he de-friended me on Facebook.

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Survey: How Do You Get Over A Breakup?

Here at YourTango, we want to know about your breakup style—good, bad and empowering—so we can better help readers get over their breakups and move on to meeting someone new (and improved!). Take our survey and tell us about your breakup history.

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The 5 Stages Of Break-Up Grief

Breakups can leave the lovelorn rattled for weeks, months and sometimes even years. But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Grieving a relationship is not unlike grieving a death. It's healing process. But one day, you will move on.

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How Amy Winehouse Healed My Broken Heart

That big bouffant, those bold tattoos, the strapless 60's sheaths and deep, soulful voice. Amy Winehouse, despite her tortured soul, let the world know through her music that it was okay to be yourself. Even if you were vulnerable, desperately wanting of love and a little bit of a mess.

A woman gets rid of relationship baggage.

The YourTango Love Life Makeover Series With Dr. Diana [VIDEOS]

What single woman hasn't dreamt of a dating fairy swooping in to help her let go of baggage and find the happy, healthy relationship she craves? For Nadette, a 45-year-old casting director who recently ended a year-long engagement, that dream became reality. Nadette entered and won YourTango's Love Life Makeover contest, earning the privilege of taking on a 31-day love life makeover with Dr. Diana Kirschner, bestselling author and renowned relationship expert. This six-part video series documents Nadette's extraordinary journey with Dr. Diana.

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The 5 Commandments Of Breaking Up With Your Ex [VIDEO]

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.

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8 Reasons To Finally 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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20 Shocking Breakup Statistics

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 and learn how to digitally detach from your ex.