Breakups are difficult and the aftermath is not much better. That pain in your heart will only heal with time. For those of you that are tired of waiting, these 4 steps can make you heal faster.
Have you gone through a devastating breakup recently? Are you on the cusp of a new relationship and wondering how to move on from your old one? Is a rebound relationship the way to get over being burned by love? If so, help is on the way.
In basketball, a rebound is a successful act of a team gaining control of the ball after a missed shot. However, in dating, a rebound can often be an unsuccessful attempt to date someone who recently came out of a relationship. If you are dating someone on the rebound, it's important to have a clear understanding of where they are emotionally before fully committing yourself. Although some rebound relationships turn into lifelong loves, it's best to look at the big picture before planning your happily ever after.
We all have unpacked emotional baggage from our past relationships, and it's difficult, if not impossible, to completely get rid of it; that's just being human. But if you find yourself still pining for, very angry with, or otherwise consumed with emotion over your ex, you need to get past it before you'll be able to be in a new healthy relationship.
Behind the barricaded doors of a study room in our dorm, The Hippie Pre-med Guitarist (HPG) and I were locked in a frenzied embrace. I’m not sure either of us would have predicted that this moment would happen when we each woke up that morning, but it was becoming more and more apparent over the increasing time we’d been spending together that our friendship was becoming more electric. At that moment, cradled in his arms, I pulled away and breathlessly confessed:
On the heels of the reports that Bleo is totally finito, Leonardo DiCaprio has been seen out and about with...a second-grade school teacher. Ha! In your dreams, ladies! Leo is actually dating another foreign super-model.
How often do you think, "Wow, this is exactly like my relationship" after receiving a 503 server error? Yeah, we never do either, but a comical new blog entry from writer Maile Ohye has shown us the light. In her piece titled "Recovering from a broken heart in HTTP status code," Ohye compares our loves lives to a website directory. Think of yourself as www.you.com. After a breakup, any attempts to land on www.you.com/romantic-interest would only elicit a 404: requested page not found.
Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves have taken their on-screen romances out of the multiplex and into real life, according to The National Enquirer. The actors, who have been friends for years, began dating in the wake of Charlize's breakup from her partner of eight years, Stuart Townsend, in January.
If there's one thing that redeems the whole terrible process of breaking up with someone, it's the potentially fun recovery period afterward. Don't get us wrong: Breakups are a sad, sorry business, and even the cleanest ones entail some kind of annoying consequence or follow-up, like adjusting to an empty bed or having to return that awesome space heater he left at your apartment. The key to making the most of your breakup is engaging in life-affirming activities: little things that will empower you start over and set out into the great unknown (singlehood - eek!) with courage and resilience. Resist binge-drinking, rebound guys or ex sex, and consider these fun post-breakup activities instead:
Last week we learned that Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan have been dating on the sly since meeting at a party in November, and now we hear that Billy is "very caught up" in Jessica's "mystique" and she's talking babies.