Tag: heartbreak

10 Signs Your Romance Is Going to End Badly

December 9, 2016
10  Signs Your Romance Is Going to End Badly

I get a lot of wacky emails from readers. By which I mean they make me want to bang my head against the desk. For example, one woman wrote to say she’s crazy about her boyfriend, and how can she get over his having had sex with her best friend while she was out of […]

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Douchebags Never Change – A Disappointing Follow-Up

June 29, 2016
Douchebags Never Change – A Disappointing Follow-Up

In a recent post I questioned whether douchebags can be redeemed. To recap, Bessie wrote in about her two-month old relationship with Jacob after she learned he’d “treated other girls in the past like a “douchebag” would (including leading them on and using them for sex).” He claimed to have changed since discovering true love with […]

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How to Get Through a Devastating Breakup

February 25, 2016
How to Get Through a Devastating Breakup

So we’ve had a heart break in the HUS community, and I’m really grateful that a reader could bring that here and ask for support. I’m also moved by all the virtual (((hugs))) offered to her. We may not know one another offline, but the relationships here are real when you need a friend. Rejection […]

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The Value of Heartbreak

April 30, 2015
The Value of Heartbreak

“Great relationships seldom fail. Bad ones do, as they should.” Gary Lewandoski, PhD I often write posts with the intention of alerting women to red flags in dating and relationships. I emphasize the strategic importance of filtering to reduce the risk of bad outcomes. But I’d never want to find a way to eliminate all disappointment […]

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How to Let Your Guard Down and Love Again

October 5, 2009
How to Let Your Guard Down and Love Again

Dear Susan, I’m a 21 year-old college student, so I’m completely immersed in the hookup culture. Like many girls I know, I’ve been hurt by a number of jerks and players that I dated. A while back, I decided to stick to nice guys, but it’s very difficult to trust anyone. I can’t stand the […]

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