The morning after my most recent breakup from a serious relationship, I woke up, wiped off my mascara-stained face and wrote out advice for myself in list form. Item one read: “Breakups are excruciating as a default, you can’t escape that.” While that bummer of a truism isn’t the most empowering, I charged on with my list and ended up with a huge document of ideas of things to do after a breakup. And I found it to be hugely helpful as I navigated the […]
Taylor Swift once said, “never trust a narcissist.” And she’s right—especially because trusting a narcissist might lead to a breakup with a narcissist. And that’s fun for no one. Ending any relationship, in any circumstance tends to fall somewhere between “unpleasant” and “downright horrible,” but when you’re contending with a narcissist, a unique set of challenges may emerge.
“Narcissists are very self-absorbed and selfish, so they talk about what they want and what they […]
Should the sloppy, ridiculous things people say while they’re drunk or high be taken seriously, or should they just be brushed off as a side effect of a substance? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself in the months since I watched my friend and her girlfriend go through a very public, very popcorn-worthy breakup during a night of drug and tequila-fueled debauchery.
When you break up with someone while you’re high, actually count? Should the sloppy, ridiculous things people say while they’re drunk or high be taken […]
By Zoe Weiner
When it comes to breakups, broken hearts get all the credit. But it’s our minds that wind up going through the most significant torture. Anyone who has ever checked their ex’s social media multiple times a day, wondering why he or she suddenly decided to get in shape after you broke up, knows what I’m talking about. We often end up in a vicious cycle, looking for answers that may not exist while wracking our brains with obsessive thoughts that
By Danielle Kam
Breakups feel like vegetables taste: bad. And, in my opinion, the worst part about a breakup isn’t ending things itself, it’s the aftermath: overthinking, crying, bargaining, wondering. It leads you to a dark place. What could I have done differently? Why did it work out this way? And a lot of times, you won’t get the answer to any of those questions. Unless you’re me.
“I cannot express enough how important clarity is for closure and to create the most positive narrative,” says Susan Winter, relationship expert and […]