Breaking Up

13 Signs You Are Totally Still In Love With Your Ex

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

You may have technically broken up months (or even years) ago, but that doesn’t mean your heart necessarily got the memo. Anyone who is still pinin...

Is 'Semi-Separating' The New Divorce?

Sara Davison | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Often there is a slow and natural drifting apart that takes place as the relationship comes to an end. There are three stages in the semi-separating process before the final decision to divorce is made.

Which Type Of Break-Upper Are You?

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Conlisk

hey can occasionally blend from one category into another, but most break-uppers or break-uppees will identify with one of these. I present: The Clean Break; The Beat a Slow Retreat; The No Fault Clause; The Ghoster.  

Welcome To Divorce Month! How To Save Your Cash If You Are Heading For A Break-Up

Sarah Willingham | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

Photo: Whilst thankfully many of us have had harmonious and relaxing Christmas breaks, sadly the same can't be said for some couples ...

6 Ways To Deal With Being Dumped Just Before Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being dumped is never nice, but Christmas is an especially terrible time to be newly single. All the awkward family parties and so many opportunities ...

15 Terrible Excuses Everyone Uses When They Get Back With Their Ex

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Going through a break-up is never easy - you wondered whether you’re making the right choice and in fact more than half (54%) end up not being able ...

15 Telltale Signs You're Heading For A Breakup

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Relationships are full of ups and downs, but when the bad times outweigh the good, sometimes breaking up is the only thing left to do. On Reddit, peop...

Spring Clean Your Ex Out of Your Life

Sara Davison | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Many of us get stuck in a rut after a break-up and find it hard to move forward. It can be hard to get over someone when they are constantly in your thoughts. Confidence and self-esteem always take a hit when it's not your choice to end the relationship and hiding away can be a good way of avoiding having to face up to this.

The Breakup Survival Guide (That Doesn't Include Positive Thinking)

Karen Young | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Being with friends and family feeds the primal human need for connection and boosts oxytocin (the happy hormone). Before they leave they'll stack the dishwasher and tell you about the salsa dancing classes they've organised for both of you. Don't argue. Just go.

So He's Cheated On You

Sara Davison | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Whatever conclusions we draw of the other woman it is not where our focus needs to be. It's a fruitless and painful exercise with no positive outcome. What has happened is already done. We have to hold our heads high and realise that we have a life to live.

Stop Domestic Psychological Abuse Now

Sara Davison | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Victims will often protect their abusers in public for fear of any repercussions at home. They will act the loving couple so that nobody suspects and even to convince themselves that things are not as bad as they are. It is often only when the abuse has gone too far and there is no way back that the victim will confide in a close friend or family member.

The Ugly Truth, of January

Ava Cooper | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ava Cooper

A faltering sex life, tensions over finances, and different goals in life, tend to be the biggest causes for conflicts with a spouse, but in most cases no one willingly wants to end their marriage, they simply want something extra for themselves, without causing hurt to anyone else.

How To Get Over Being Dumped

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a perfect world, our idea of a break-up is mutual, not accompanied by a lot of Sauvignon Blanc and the next Mr Right looks like David Gandy. Bu...

Dad Leaves Note For His Son After Breakup

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

After a young Imgur user by the name of Jugeezy was dropped by his girlfriend of two years, he took out his anguish on the drums. Fortunately, he also...

Heartbreak Healer

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Meditation combined with visualization (mental rehearsal) can help you to rid yourself of toxic emotions, and re-open the possibility for love and joy once again.

Can Divorce Damage Your Health More If You Are A Man?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Divorce is stressful even if you know it is for the best in the long run, and most couples are so focussed on the ending of the relationship that they...

Breaking Up, Being Single, and Moving On

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

"I'm not happy anymore," they finally say. You knew, but needed to hear it anyway. It's a test: go on. Do it. See if you can hurt me. They do and it stings. Still, you're an independent woman- you've taken bigger knocks than this.

The Winner Takes It All

Charlotte Friedman | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Friedman

What has been taken is not just financial, it is a feeling of taking life as it was known, friends, holidays, family set up, lifestyle - the list is endless. There are no winners, because each person feels diminished in some way.

Taking a Break From Your Breakup

Hayley Samela | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Samela

You've just broken up with your boyfriend and the overwhelming advice and 'pick yourself up' tips from friends and family start flooding in. Those words might make you feel better, maybe for a moment or so, but the ugly truth is any real breakup, regardless of who initiated it, needs time and space.

A Beginner's Guide to Breaking It Off: The Phone Call

The Guyliner | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Even though your unfortunate dumpee is always contactable, keep your head in the 1960s. Nobody wants to be in the supermarket or at a club when they receive the news that the chords of their parachute into lifelong companionship have been severed.

A Beginner's Guide to Breaking It Off: The Text

The Guyliner | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Is there ever a nice way to bid adieu to an affair of the heart? Is the blow any less crushing because you have communicated it via a gift-wrapped box of (live) white doves, after an afternoon of champagne or during a shuddering orgasm? Probably not.

WATCH: How To Break Up Like They Do In The Movies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Whether you've just been dumped or are looking to dump someone - or just like movies! - we think there's definitely some consolation/inspiration to be...

Anti-Valentine's Day Escapes

Polly Allen | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

With the cheese-fest that is Valentine's Day fast approaching, it's time to get your exit strategy in place. For whatever reason (you're recently heart-broken, perpetually single and cynical, or you just happen to have taste), here are the places where you're most likely to be left untroubled by lovebirds.

2013 - Divorced or Separated - It's Going to Be the Year It All Worked Out

Charlotte Friedman | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Friedman

If you are separated or divorced, then 2013 will hold all sorts of anxieties and fears about what it may bring. It can feel like a long road of conflict and hostility and it can feel like an overwhelming amount of loss or emptiness. Although it may not seem like this right now, it is a fact that divorce is an end, but it is also very much a new beginning.

On the First Day of Christmas I Crossed You Off My List

Charlotte Friedman | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Friedman

Coping with divorce is not only about the immediate emotional impact of loss, it can also be coping with knowing that the ex is with someone else or there is a family or friends gathering somewhere that you used to be a part of.