Breakups

Speed Up Your Break-Up Recovery

Sara Davison | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Have you ever noticed how good it feels to help someone? It's strange how helping others can give you a boost too. Even the little things you do can make a huge difference to their day but it can also have a positive impact on your day too...

The Conundrum of 'You Complete Me'

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

Leaning on another person so much that you can't function without them isn't love, it's reliance, it's dependence, it makes love a necessity when it should be a choice. Love should always be a choice. A choice of actions, a choice of words, a choice of commitment.

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.

Life, Curve Balls and Yoga

Lindsey Brown | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsey Brown

Yoga is very much about being present, on and off the mat. By leading a more mindful life, the aim is to change the way we think about our experiences; being more aware of each moment, more accepting and less judgemental.

Souvenirs From Your Ex: 'No, You're Not Having That Back'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Break-ups are renowned for being incredibly crap. With the only consolation being that you might get to keep a souvenir (or two) of your time spent to...

How to Get Over the Love of Your Life in 24 Hours

Helen Keeler | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

I was heartbroken. And then I accidentally got over him in 24 hours. Honestly. So here, based on exactly what I did, is a 20 step guide to curing heartbreak in just one day.

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.

Have I Made a Mistake Choosing Divorce?

Sara Davison | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

After the initial January fresh start, how many people who are now in the process of divorce actually start thinking, have I made a mistake? Is it really worth it? How do I stay focused not he future? Will I ever move on?

Going Through A Breakup? This Will Make It Better (Honest)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're ringing in 2015 as a singleton then listen up... Right now you're probably feeling a bit pants and consoling yourself with gallons of Ben an...

January Break-Ups: How to Cope With the Early Stages of a Break-Up or Divorce

Sara Davison | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

There are numerous research studies out this month that show that January is the boom month for relationship break-ups. Apparently if you are married there is a one in five chance that you have considered breaking up this month.

Should I Get Back With My Ex For Christmas ?

Sara Davison | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Christmas is traditionally a time for families to be together. This can heighten emotions, especially loneliness if you are single as the focus is on happy families at this time of year. It can really highlight the fact that you don't have that special someone to share it with and that can be hard to deal with.

Five Ways to Handle a Broken Heart During the Holidays

Liz Marie | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

While I'm sure you wish you could just hibernate from the world and re-emerge in the New Year, it's just not practical during the holidays when you have parties and family functions to attend. Here are some ways to handle a break-up during what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year.

Four Reasons to Delete Your Ex on Facebook

Katy Horwood | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Breaking up used to be easy. A big argument, a few weeks of heartbreak - but essentially a clean break and a swift recovery. Nowadays, not so much. Regardless of whether you actually speak to an ex or not, the temptation to 'check in' on them is always there.

How to Trust Someone Again After You've Been Hurt In Love

Danny Baker | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

The natural intention is to put up barriers around you and try to protect yourself by refusing to open up and trust anyone again-but if you do that, you could miss out on the joy of spending your life with someone great. Don't let that happen.

The Breakup Etiquette Guide for Facebook

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
Danielle Montgomery

Since the rise of social networks, breakups no longer mean 'breaking up'. The process has been interrupted by the likes of Facebook in particular, where lives are lived online and access to your ex is just a click away.

Diary of a Breakdown: Crunch Time

Melanie Scagliarini | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Scagliarini

A few weeks ago I had a breakdown. It was pretty spectacular. A masterclass firework display engineered by a consummate pyrotechnic expert. No expense was spared as multicolours rained down from the sky in all shapes and forms. This episode was like something I never experienced before. I lost myself. Albeit just for a moment...

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.

Getting Dumped Was the Best Thing That Could Have Happened to Me

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

I learnt pretty quickly that life doesn't stop for you and that you just have to keep on moving. I refocused. Set my goals around all of the things I wanted to do just for me. I had nobody else to think about but myself for the first time in a while, and I was learning pretty quickly that being dumped was just too common for me to feel unique.

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 Difference Between Men and Women - Or Why Your Ex-Boyfriend Is an Absolute Tool

Katy Horwood | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Recently, after a particularly venomous comment about the standard of men on Tinder I was tweeted by a disgruntled man suggesting to me that - 'all women were mad!' I always welcome constructive criticism and was glad that my writing had stirred up passion in his loins, albeit of the confrontational sort.

Stop Making Excuses for Your Bad Relationship

Katy Horwood | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

There are a number of easy ways to recognise a bad relationship and without torturing her further by reeling off the job she'd already done for me - guys who want space, want space from you. Guys who won't commit after two and a half years won't commit to you and guys who don't like being called on unannounced don't like being called on unannounced by you.

Everybody Needs Their Heart Broken Once - It Makes You More Human

The Guyliner | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I'm glad my heartbreak happened when it did, early on enough for me to realise it wasn't just my feelings that mattered. If you've been heartbroken, you'll know what I mean and if you haven't? Well, just pray that when your time comes it's swift and fixable - and that it comes before you break too many hearts yourself.

A Lucky Escape From the Handsome Guy With Control Issues

The Guyliner | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

When the first glitch in a courtship appears, it's like that moment when you realise that to get that super fast, super cheap internet, you need to fork out for line rental. Matthew's 'line rental' was his need to have a say in absolutely everything we did together.

The Effects of Cheating on the Person You Cheat On

Stacey Lucas | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stacey Lucas

Think before you cheat on someone. The outcome is never good. You hurt people along the way. If you think you are going to cheat, end the relationship you are in before you hurt them or better still realise what a great person you are with and just don't cheat.

Conversations Not to Have at the Beginning of a Relationship

Katy Horwood | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Despite being an open-minded chap, breezy about subjects sexual and seemingly unfazed with the idea that a girlfriend might have had lovers in the past, he expressed, in no uncertain terms, that as a rule, things from the past should be left in the past and not discussed at length in the present.