Tag: breakup

After a Breakup, All the Sad Feels

January 27, 2017
After a Breakup, All the Sad Feels

In a recent coaching session, my client Tessa wanted to discuss a recent breakup. She specifically requested advice on “managing sad thoughts when they arise.” It’s a fair question, and I imagine she expected me to discuss strategies for handling her emotions, or even repressing them. Instead, I advised her to go headlong into the sadness. To […]

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Is Your Partner Still Hung Up On an Ex?

November 15, 2016
Is Your Partner Still Hung Up On an Ex?

If you’re dating someone who recently went through a breakup, you have probably wondered whether they are truly over their ex. It’s not unusual for a person to go for the rebound after a breakup. When we feel heartbroken, we welcome any development that promises to help assuage the pain. Rebound relationships offer several kinds of […]

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Beware the Guy Who Wants to Be Friends With An Ex

May 20, 2016
Beware the Guy Who Wants to Be Friends With An Ex

I have never felt comfortable with the idea of my partner being close friends with an ex. I don’t understand the need for it. The world is full of wonderful people we may befriend – why nurture a close friendship with someone you used to have sex with? It’s bound to be unsettling for a […]

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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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When Should You Quit a Relationship?

August 14, 2014
When Should You Quit a Relationship?

In their new book Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain, Levitt and Dubner bring their unconventional economic analysis to bear on some interesting problems. One of them is the question of when to throw in the towel on your relationship. In the chapter The Upside of Quitting, they argue that quitting […]

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