Divorce and Breakup

Breaking up a close or intimate relationship is usually a profoundly painful experience, often unexpectedly rippling into other areas of life. Even if the decision is mutual and arrived at with respect and compassion, it can bring with it feelings of grief and failure. If the cause of the breakup is fighting, a misalignment of values, or a violation of trust, the hurt will go deeper. Breakups can have social and financial repercussions, and the emotional weight and stress are compounded in divorce, where legal complications draw out the process. Many people experience the loss of an imagined future, yet there are ways to approach divorce and breakup that can point to a more deeply satisfying life ahead.


How to Fix a Broken Heart | Guy Winch

At some point in our lives, almost every one of us will have our heart broken. Imagine how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotional pain.


Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live.

The Year After Separation

In the first article of a three-part series, Oriah Mountain Dreamer shares how her marriage of 10 years ended and left her with a sense of loss and loneliness.

As many conventionally unhappy parents did in the 1950s, my parents stayed together for the sake of the children—they divorced after my youngest brother left home for college.


When to Quit on Someone (Or Leave a Bad Relationship)

How many chances do you give someone before you tell them that it isn’t working? There's no one answer, but there are things to consider. But here are five indicators that it reveal it's highly likely it's time to move on.

How to Fix a Broken Heart

Imagine if we treated broken hearts with the same respect and concern we have for broken arms? Psychologist Guy Winch urges us to rethink the way we deal with emotional pain, offering warm, wise, and witty advice for the broken-hearted.

#77: The Truth that Lives There

Go. Because wanting to leave is enough.

Death ends a life, not a relationship.


The Three Secrets of Resilient People | Lucy Hone | TEDxChristchurch

Dr Lucy Hone is a resilience expert who thought she found her calling supporting people to recover following the Christchurch earthquake. She had no idea that her personal journey was about to take her to a far darker place.

The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships.


Romantic Relationships