Breaking up

There are as many reasons for breakups as there are couples. While many have to do with cheating and lies, not all relationships end because one partner willingly hurt the other. Sometimes two people can simply drift away from each other, when their relationship has nothing more to offer, where they have nothing to look forward to. Unless you have been at the receiving end of major physical or emotional abuse, no matter what the cause for your breakup, you can do it gracefully.

There is nothing like running into an ex to relive the painful feelings associated with a breakup. Even if you have managed to put past behind you, a chance encounter with an ex holds the possibility of bring a deluge of negative emotions ranging from stinging tears to acute embarrassment. Rather than shutting yourself indoors for fear of running into your ex, be prepared with these tips in case you have a chance encounter.

Make the first move

A breakup is a confusing and painful experience to go through; sometimes it seems that things can never get better again while sometimes partners may be successful in bringing about a reconciliation. The tricky thing is of course to recognize when a relationship can be patched up and when it is beyond repair. So if you have suffered a similarly harrowing experience, consider if you can get back or should you cut your losses and move on.

What has changed?

Every marriage starts off with the hope that in good times and bad, the couple will be there for each other. Unfortunately sometimes, relationships sour to such an extent that any attempt at setting things right seems futile and the only thing left to do is for each to go in a different way. If you think so of your own marriage as well, watch out for the following ten signs which may signal that the relationship is over and it is best to move on.

An abusive relationship is possibly the worst kind of situation anyone can get caught in his/her personal life. This is partly because getting out of such a relationship seems so difficult - the victim is often depleted of all self-worth and self-confidence and seems incapable to make a move out. If you find yourself in such a situation, recognize it for what it is and use this brief guide to get out of an abusive relationship.

The end of a relationship is one of the most painful experiences one can go through. A breakup not only brings excruciating heartache and physical loneliness in its wake but often has the potential for endangering one’s emotional and mental health. If you find yourself in the grip of or even precariously close to depression in the aftermath of a breakup, here are a few tips on how to cope.

A marital breakup in most cases is preceded by some signs – awkward silences, less time spent together and frequent fights are more or less indicative that a marriage is on the verge of unraveling. No matter how painful the breakup, spouses can see the writing on the wall that things are heading to separation or divorce. However the trauma of broken marriage is multiplied several times over if one spouse suddenly exits the marriage. If you have been at the receiving end of such a situation with your husband leaving unexpectedly, here are a few ways of coping.

21. Reinvent yourself

Get a new hairstyle, experiment with your look. If you've always favored long hair go in for a short look. Straighten out your tresses, streak your hair or change your hair color.

22. Go shopping

Go shopping for clothes that enhance your appearance and make heads turn. Shopping is a wonderful way, especially for women, to cope with the grief of a break up. However, don't go overboard. In fact, try keeping your credit card at home.

Whatever the situation leading to it, a breakup is one of the hardest experiences to live through. The end of a relationship, and a cherished one at that, often leaves one hurt, bruised and feeling that there is nothing else worth living for. If it has happened to you, hold on and remember that sooner or later, the feeling of misery will subside. Here are some tips that will help you heal your heart after a painful breakup.

When it comes to matters of the heart, there are no guarantees - just when you may have thought that you have been able to put the breakup behind and move on, your ex may call out of the blue and reveal that his/her new married life has not been going so great. If something like this takes you by surprise, here are a few things to guide you on your way through the torturous path of human relationships.

Be honest with yourself


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