Breaking Up

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How to Help Your Children Through a Painful Divorce

These tips for helping your children cope when you’re getting a divorce will make the transition to your “new normal” much easier. A reader inspired me to write this article; she asked how to help her kids through a separation and divorce initiated by her husband… “About 6 weeks ago my husband, whom I’ve been with for 23 years, told […]

How to Be With a Man Who Doesn’t Care About You

You know deep down your boyfriend doesn’t love you, but you just can’t break free. Here’s how to be with a man who doesn’t care about you. This relationship advice was inspired by a reader who feels “addicted” to her boyfriend but knows he doesn’t love her the way she loves him… My boyfriend and I broke up after a […]

How to Uncouple and Detach When a Relationship Ends

If you can successfully “uncouple” and detach from your ex-boyfriend or ex-husband, you’ll find yourself healing faster after a breakup or divorce. These tips on how to successfully uncouple when a relationship ends will help you put your life back together. “I was married for 20 years,”writes Diane Vaughan in Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. “As I reflected on […]

How to Stop the Painful “Breakup and Makeup” Cycle

You keep breaking up and getting back together – and you know it’s not good for either of you. These tips on how to stop the “breakup and makeup” cycle are inspired by a reader who is struggling to accept a recent split from her boyfriend. On 5 Healthy Ways to Cope When You Miss Him, Sara said: “My boyfriend […]

How to Cope When the Man You Love is Marrying Someone Else

You’re heartbroken and lost, and it seems like you’ll never learn how to cope when the man you love is getting married to someone else. Take heart, my friend. Know that you are not alone, and that you will survive this and be happy again one day! These tips will help you grieve and move on when someone you love […]

How to Overcome Depressed Feelings After a Breakup

Post break up, you may feel depressed, lonely, afraid, and anxious. Here’s how to overcome depression after a breakup, plus important tips on how your body and emotions are reacting to the end of your relationship. Your heart feels emotionally broken, but did you know the breakup had a physical effect on your body as well? Your heart is physically responding to the stress […]

How to Leave a Man You Love – But Can’t Live With

Leaving a man you’ve loved for years isn’t just a physical move out of the house…it’s a painful emotional break. These tips on how to leave a man you love but can’t live with will help you decide if it’s time to say good-bye. Here’s how one woman describes her struggle: “My husband and I were married for 17 years when […]