Breakup

Why We Should Keep Talking About Divorce

 

My Hardest Breakup Was With A Tree

I’m learning to accept that I can’t have them as close as I’d like.

11 Things You Need To Do When Breaking Up With A Narcissist

Fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be a bumpy ride.

It Would Have Been Better If You’d Actually Cheated On Me

To the boy who never did anything wrong, but also never did anything right:

On Ghosting My Ex: I’m The One Who Ended Up Being Haunted

I made a bad decision and I don’t expect him to forgive me.

It’s Normal Not To Shed A Single Tear After A Toxic Break-Up

Newsflash: not crying doesn’t mean you’re not heartbroken.

Breaking Up In The Age Of Social Media Is The Worst

It’s hard to get over someone when there are a million different ways you can see them.

9 Things To Be Grateful For After A Breakup

There’s a bright side to every shitty situation, if you look hard enough.

Why Ghosting Hurts So Much

If you think about what ghosting says about their respect, the answer should be obvious.

You Are My Worst Addiction

You have the power to dominate my emotions.

In Support Of Ghosting

Why do I owe you a breakup if we’ve never met? 

Why I Give Men Feedback After Our Dates

Wouldn’t you want to know how you could improve?

7 Weirdly Effective Ways To Mend A Broken Heart

Because even Taylor Swift needs help when she gets dumped.

16 Breakup Songs For The Newly Uncoupled

Because everything is better with music.

The Repercussions Of A ‘Private’ Public Conversation

Thanks to social media, nothing is private – even that awkward conversation in which your partner decides to call it quits.

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This is something one couple learned the hard way after a women decided to live Tweet their breakup, word-for-word, while sitting across from them on a plane. The fact that the pair couldn’t wait to have it out behind closed doors says something in itself, but relationship choices aside, it poses as a confronting warning for the rest us: watch your back – because you never know when you’ll be the next trend on Twitter! #PlaneBreakUp.

“This guy on the plane just broke up with his girlfriend and she’s SOBBING,” tweeted Kelly Keegs, before going on to detail – or rather broadcast – the rest of their feud.

plane break up

According to Keegs’ tweets, the guy was surprised that the girl had no idea that he was dumping her. “Guy: Is this really a surprise? Are you seriously surprised at this information?”

Rightfully so, the girl was distraught – and the conversation went a little as followed:  “I don’t want to be this girl. I don’t want to be her. I want to be my best for you and YOU WONT LET ME… Is that what you’re starting to do with me? Just slow fade me OUT? Just like the others?”

“Guy: ‘You need to calm down’… ‘I can’t discuss this anymore.’”

“Girl: ‘So I’m not worth your time????’”

You get the gist. The point here lies not in the conversation, ladies, but in the cold, hard fact that we need to be so much more aware of our surroundings. You know that phone conversation that you have on the train after a long, exhausting day with your lover/spouse/friend? Save it for when you get home. Social media is like a mine field – you’ll be surprised at the people who know you, and your social/work circles, just by stumbling across your profile on Facebook or LinkedIn while they were stalking someone else.

What’s more, just about everybody has a smartphone or recording device nowadays, so those ‘private’ conversations or outbursts that you occasionally have are becoming newsworthy stories. Thanks to the world of digital, it’s fair to say that we’re all connected to some degree. People are concerned with other people’s lives more now, than ever before. While there’s certainly pros in this, there’s also a lot of cons, as the #PlaneBreakUp couple experienced.

So next time your bitching, moaning and groaning, or sharing your hush, hush pregnancy news in a private, but public convo, keep in mind that people are listening. And that the majority of them are looking out for number one.

Images via Publicworks.com, Yahoo News

A Clean Break

He was late, rude, had a drug problem and never kissed you, yet you keep thinking you may ‘never do any better’…Are you stuck in that limbo period where you want to start anew but those ex-ghosts are still lingering? It could be time for some drastic action. Set yourself an hour, a day, or even a week to exorcise your ex- demons so you can get on with that bright future you once took for granted.First, get some sleep. The nights are always hardest on recent dumpees, so try to sleep through as much of it as you can.When we are tired we are vulnerable to all sorts of input. Ever notice how the song that’s on the radio when you wake up stays with you all day? Aim for an early start to the day. When you open your eyes, take steps to ensure you begin on a happy note.

Start with some affirmations -“each hour is an opportunity” is a good one. Listen to an upbeat song – no Stevie Wonder or Portishead! Read an inspiring poem or quote, look at a flower, do the sun salutation, pat a dog, shut your eyes while you sip your coffee and picture yourself having a happy day being and having all that you wish for…

Don’t read the paper until you’ve done one of the above. Don’t chat to the grumpy neighbour, hop on the train or watch the news. Your tender head needs preparation so it can meet the day armed with a ‘positive’ vest. Oh, and pack fruit and nuts to snack on at through the day – your blood sugar is important at this time.

Next, look at your bedroom. It’s time for a good clearing out! Open your bedroom window, play some loud disco music, turn all the lights on and burn some incense or aromatherapy oils. In Eastern philosophy music, light and heat all increase the Yin (positive) energy around us. A good oil combo for productivity and focus: Rosemary, Basil and Cedarwood. Three drops of each in an oil burner and you’re on your way.

Throw out some old clothes, pack up any old love letters and store them in a box (in another room), or better still, if you’re feeling really strong – toss them away.

Change the pictures on your walls and the photos in your frames. Vacuum your room, wipe the dust, head to the shops for a new set of pillowcases, (or a full set of linen if you’re really feeling indulgent) or a healing crystal to hang from your window.

Feel a bit more welcome and clean in your own space now? Change your exterior and it’s bound to affect the interior.

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