My articles about breaking up are the most popular, because moving on after giving your heart and soul to someone is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.
Below are my four most popular breakup articles; they range from cheating to closure.
I’ve always had a hard time getting over men, even though I’ve been with several guys I knew I’d be better off without. One boyfriend was alcoholic, drug addicted, and practically homeless. Another one had lots of money, but was so cheap he lived in a bachelor basement suite. Luckily, they broke up with me – I didn’t have the strength or self-confidence to break up with them. I didn’t know how lucky I was when they dumped me…and I suspect you’ve experienced something similar.
In 75 Ways to Let Go of Someone You Love, I share what I learned from my interviews with psychologists, life coaches, counselors, and grief experts on the best ways to cope with and heal from loss. If you feel hopeless and depressed, get that e-book. It’ll help you see that you’re not alone, and it’ll help you move on from the past.
If you’ve recently had your heart broken – or if your breakup happened a long time ago – I hope these articles help you in some way.
Most Popular Breakup Articles
“One tear met another tear floating down the river.
The first tear said, ‘I am the tear of the woman who lost her lover.’
The second tear said, ‘I am the tear of the woman who found him.’ “
How to Let Go of Someone You Love was one of the first breakup articles I ever wrote, and it wasn’t about a romantic relationship. It was based on my experience with my sister, and it was such a popular article that I wrote an ebook to offer readers more and better information.
Every person’s path to healing is different, but one thing remains the same: over time, it does get easier. The pain of loss and heartbreak won’t necessarily go away completely, but it does lighten somewhat. I’ll never get over the loss of my sister, but it sure is easier today than it was the day she said she never wanted to speak to me again.
Why Men Cheat offers several insights from marriage counselor Gary Neuman, author of The Truth about Cheating: Why Men Stray and What You Can Do to Prevent It. He explains the main reason men cheat on their wives, and how women can prevent cheating. This is one of my most popular breakup articles because so many women are bewildered and lost when their husbands cheat, and they don’t know if they can forgive and move on.
Neuman is currently working on a book about women who cheat on their husbands. It happens more often than you think!
How to Get Over a Break Up When You Don’t Have Relationship Closure is one of my most popular articles about breaking up because so often we don’t know why the break up happened. Relationship closure is when you – whether you’re a married partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, disgruntled colleague, or unhappy family member – don’t discuss why your love relationship ended. Relationship closure involves honest, healthy, open-minded, nonjudgmental communication. It’s so important to have closure after a breakup, but it can be really difficult for the person breaking up to be honest. Sometimes he or she doesn’t even know why the breakup is happening; sometime he doesn’t want to hurt the person he still loves.
10 Tips for Moving On When Your Relationship Ends describes creative ways to get over a breakup, ranging from soaking in classical music to eating broccoli to digging into your spirituality. While it takes time for a broken heart to heal, there are also things we can do to feel better in the short-term.
And finally, here’s one of my most popular breakup articles from my other website, Quips and Tips for Money and Love: How to Cope When Your Husband Leaves You for Another Woman. It’s one of my favourite articles about breaking up, because it’s about getting stronger and more insightful, growing and moving beyond the pain of betrayal.
I'm glad you're here! My name is Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen; my husband Bruce and I live in Vancouver, BC with our critters. We can't have kids, and are learning to accept whatever life brings - both good and bad. I have an MSW (Master of Social Work) from UBC, and degrees in Education and Psychology. I hope you say hello below - I can't give relationship advice, but writing can bring you clarity and insight.