Neil Sedaka had it right. Breaking up IS hard to do. But WHY is it so hard? Because we are sentimental beings, desiring of connection. Because we’ve been told that ‘partnering’ is the path to happiness. Because it just feels good to have your best pal around and because there is no rule book or magic pill for getting rid of the longing. When going through a break up, we are in fact, experiencing a death. While it may just be emotional, it carries all of the hallmarks of a physical passing.
Summer lovin' may have been a blast for Danny and Sandy (gawd, am I dating myself?) but what happened once they both headed to Rydell High? It shouldn't have come as much of a shocker that the two weren't together anymore. That's because fall, which starts today in the Northern Hemisphere in places that actually have seasons, is the most make-up or break up of all the seasons.
Divorce Sales, the latest craze to come out of Los Angeles, is a company founded by entrepreneur Jill Alexander. The 37-year-old smartypants started the company to help wealthy divorcees sell down their stuff.
Just days after Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn reportedly entered Splitsville, they were seen locking lips at the Guys Choice Awards?! ...Yes. Well, possibly. We're all sorts of confused. (This must have been ScarJo and Sean's secret plan.)
According to the most recent stats, of all women who've ever tied the knot, the number of divorcées reached as high as 41 percent among the age-50-to-59 set. Black women reported the largest amount of splits in the group, with 48 percent claiming they'd divorced at least once in their lifetimes. On the other hand, Asian and Hispanic women know how to make it work, as only 30 percent or less have ever called it quits for good. Interesting, eh?
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were together for over 25 years—an eternity by Hollywood standards. But how many of those years did he spend cheating on his wife? And how many total women was he with during their marriage? When all is said and done, this might turn out to be a Tiger-esque list.
It was good while it lasted, and they were even seen attending the same Santa Monica church (though not together) last Sunday, but it's really time for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver to shut it down.
Jesse James is making the rounds to promote his new memoir, American Outlaw. And at the same time, he's letting everybody know, in no uncertain terms, that he's moved on from the whole Sandra Bullock debacle. You know. Where he publicly humiliated her post-Oscar win? When word came out about his philandering ways?
Cohabiting is often thought of as a test of sorts—a chance to see if a relationship will work long-term before deciding to walk down the aisle. But even if a couple chooses not to take the plunge, entering Splitsville isn't any easier. Cohabiting breakups echo with that tough little d-word.
Y'know when you break up with someone and everything you look at produces a memory of your ex? Jessica Biel is so experiencing that dreaded part of Splitsville right now. In order to get through it unscathed, the actress is starting a bit of a campaign to let go of every last reminder of Justin Timberlake—including giving away thousands of dollars worth of gifts JT gave her during their relationship.
Can we just say this? What happens in Vegas does not stay there. Just ask almost-groom Robert Leighton, who definitely found that out the hard way. Apparently, the Chicago lawyer went a bit too far at his bachelor party and was hit with a lawsuit courtesy of his ex-bride-to-be. She discovered his Sin-City hook-up, and he discovered that poor decisions always crawl back home with you.
The ink is finally drying on Kelsey and Camille Grammer's divorce papers. The pair officially arrived in Splitsville on Thursday, three days after they came to a financial agreement and months after their scandalous separation began to play out in the media. No one knows yet how much cash Camille ended up with, although it's safe to say it's a generous sum since they did not have a prenup. According to The Huffington Post, she was eyeing a figure of $50 million while Kelsey had originally offered up $30 million of his fortune. It seems they finally settled on a number they could both live with.
Everything that rises must fall, or so they say. It seems that that sentiment is true of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's relationship, er, we mean….finances? Back in the day when Jenny was On The 6, dating Puff Daddy (now P.Diddy) and Ben Affleck no one would have guessed that she would have financial woes anytime soon. Fast forward ten years, Jennifer has two adorable children, Max and Emme, she's married to Latin singer Marc Anthony and she's judging American Idol? Sounds like she's more on the path of retirement.
You probably know if you need to end your engagement. You're fighting all the time. You never agree anymore. You spend too much time apart. When you're not together, neither of you seems to miss the other much. You've just lost the spark. It's time to end things, and you're the one who will be doing it. For the least amount of hurt, use these five tips of proper end-of-engagement etiquette.
When it comes to marriage, the news is often doom and gloom these days. Turn on your TV or open the newspaper or your computer, and it's not long before you're reading about another explosive celebrity divorce. Troll the web for some marriage or divorce advice, and you're likely to find a whole lot of theories about why more and more marriages are failing. And certain groups of us who want to marry are having to fight tooth and nail for the right. And how many times have you been reminded that half of all marriages end in divorce? With such depressing news, it's easy to think, what's the point of even walking down that aisle?