At 13 I met my childhood “puppy love”. His name was Aidan and he resembled the teenage version of actor Chris O’Donnell. Aidan was a competitive skier, brilliant, British, and had baby blue eyes and razor sharp smile a la actor Michael Fassbender. He was academically gift, fluent in French, socially savvy, and dressed out of a Brooks Brothers catalog.
HOPE, HEALING, RECOVERY, HEARTBREAK
No one gets a free pass when it comes to heartbreak. I'm not just referring to the grown up kind when we breakup with a lover, I'm referring to the heartbreak we experience as the natural result of just being a human being. It begins in childhood; young people suffer a great deal of heartbreak. I remember when I was in 2nd grade and my best friend Mary chose to take another friend on her family vacation instead of me. I was devastated; how could she betray me after all the secrets we shared?
Many women struggle with getting over a break up or devastating dating disappointment. If this has happened to you recently or even in the past, my heart goes out to you. But, holding on for years after a break up, is like giving your power away to that man. I know a lot about this since I lost 18 years of my young single life over my college boyfriend! Here are seven surefire ways to get over a break up, recover from the loss and move on:
So, when you're feeling low about breaking up with your ex and you need some help with getting over your ex (without eating your body weight in mint chocolate chip ice cream), Dating with Dignity has some expert breakup recovery tips for you.
"When we lose one blessing, another is often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.” – C.S. Lewis When gratitude is the furthest thing from your mind Much of the information about gratitude focuses on finding things and people in your life that you are grateful for and keeping a daily gratitude journal listing 3 to 5 things that you’re thankful for. While this is a good practice, we’re going to explore the kind of gratitude that’s more difficult to cultivate.
Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, portrays couples therapy as a way to mend a broken marriage. If you have seen or heard about the movie, you may be wondering whether couples therapy could work to improve the love relationship in your life.
You’re single and you’ve been looking to attract your true love for a long time now. Recently, you’ve gone on a few dates, even been in a relationship or two, but nothing has worked. All of your family and your friends are giving you more dating and relationship advice than you’re even asking for.
Stand by the MOYD–show yourself approved and leave no doubts that you are the one. When your man, or prospective man, is down on his luck, this is an opportune time to strike; to have his back and show him who you really are. Show him what the “S” on your chest stands for.
The road of recovery is not the same as the path of despair. Many, perhaps most people fear allowing themselves to feel their darker feelings because they remember times of being overwhelmed or crushed by them. Consequently most of us find creative, elaborate, or self-destructive ways to avoid being in touch with our painful memories and feelings.