Making the Hard Choice: Breaking Up is Painful, But Worth it

A bad relationship is NOT better than no relationship.

A Letter to Those We Once Loved

We still don’t know what the future will bring. Maybe someday our paths will cross again.

The Terrible Pain You Feel When the Person You Love Loves Someone Else

When one of your hopes and dreams dies in front of your eyes, it hurts more than you could possibly imagine.

Loving Dangerously: Why You Have to Let Go of Those Who Reject Help

You can’t help those who don’t want it.

3 Guideposts for Making Peace With Suicide

The suicide of your loved one irrevocably changes you. The process of profound, complicated grief leads you deeper into your heart. The three mileposts of acceptance, forgiveness, and compassion become your pathway to peace. Dr. Adele Ryan McDowell assures you that the day will come when you can once again take a full breath and your newly pieced-together heart will remain intact.

Shining a Light on Fantasy vs Reality

I am not broken. I’m not trying to be fully fixed either, but I am continuing the search, asking the questions, following the feel that goes deep inside to places I would rather not look.

The Sting of the Fling: The Brutal Pain of an Unexpected Heartbreak

A fling is the sparkly honeymoon period, an electrifying crush, charged with dinner dates, booze and sex.

What It’s Like To Feel Nothing: Why Indifference Hurts More Than Love

When you long to feel for the one you’re with, it’s devastating to realize you cannot control indifference. You can only hope for a passionate future.

Can Heartbreak Be Healthy?

Endings expert Matt Shumate believes multiple breakups are the best thing that ever happened to him.

How to Break Your Own Heart

We all know heartbreak. Liz Furl writes about the kind we unleash on ourselves.

Why I’m Furious at the Phrase ‘Broken Heart’

Halfway through my rant, I realized I was telling this to myself more than him.

Seven Rules of Breakup Ethics

#1: Everything you do to hurt your ex hurts your kids. So don’t do it.

Why You’ll Never Stop Being in Love With People You’ve Loved Before

Even after heartbreak and betrayal, the people we’ve loved remain in our hearts forever.

If You Want to Get Over Someone, You Have to Let Yourself Be Sad First

It seems easier to just bury the sadness, but feelings find their way out eventually. Here’s a better way to handle heartbreak.

If You Really Love Someone, You’ll Never Stop Fighting To Make It Work

In life, it’s only the things we believe worth fighting for that are important to us.

You Should Never Have to Remind Someone How Incredible You Are

I’m not sure what’s more difficult: finding someone to love and share your life with or doing whatever you can to hold the relationship together, to keep it from falling apart.