Topic: breaking up

The Better Breakup Checklist: How To Deal When A Relationship Ends

The Better Breakup Checklist: How To Deal When A Relationship Ends

It’s a pretty well-established truth of life that breakups are the WORST. And what do you know? The holidays have officially been declared break-up season. Unlike a summertime breakup where you can be all “whatevs I’m going to the beach,” with a holiday breakup, you’re faced with the prospect of going to holiday parties stag, the pressure of New Year’s Eve, and a long, bleak post-holiday winter. More »

When Things Don’t Work Out And You Are Afraid Of Being Alone Forever

When Things Don't Work Out And You Are Afraid Of Being Alone Forever

If you are alone, I can’t give you much advice on how to change that; I can only say that you’re not really alone, because we’re all somewhat alone, but that doesn’t mean very much anyway. But if you’re afraid of being alone, I can tell you that I know it’s terrifying.

People who spend most of their lives alone aren’t necessarily “good” at it, but they’re better-adjusted. People who spend most of their lives alone will tell you how much better it is, and how much easier it is, and how you should really stop being sad about it because they aren’t sad about it and that makes them stronger. And if you are like me, you’ll nod and say, “Yes, you are so strong, that must have been so hard, thank you for the advice.” More »

Illustrated Guide: How To Stay Friends After A Breakup

Illustrated Guide: How To Stay Friends After A Breakup

Recently, a friend and I were discussing the challenge of how to stay friends after a breakup. She was caught between the time-honored dilemma of thinking it was the adult thing to do and wondering what the point of it would be. Well, I’ve heard you, friend, and I’m here to help. This week’s Illustrated Guide offers some helpful tips for trudging through a long, slow, pointless impersonation of congeniality with someone you used to love. More »