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The Tough Guy's Breakup Buddy

Excerpted from It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken : The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy By Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt We've been told that guys don't really buy these kinds of books. Men process breakups differently perhaps. They get drunk, stand on your lawn, scream at football players on TV, and maybe even start a band. Yet I would have really dug a book like this when I was hurting to keep me from losing my shit. Well, if you are a guy and you are read


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The Warning Signs of a Relationship Headed For a Breakup

Excerpted from The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the Four Key Causes of Depression and Aggression By Jed Diamond, Ph.D. We all know of relationships in which the couple is forever fighting and unhappy. The heat is too high. Rather than warming, it burns. We also know couples who have given up on having a good relationship and have settled for one where they are physically together but emotionally distant. The cold is not refreshing; it freezes the flow of love and g

Option One: Do Nothing

Excerpted from Conscious Divorce: Ending a Marriage with Integrity By Susan Allison After hearing the messages of the intuition, you have many options. One choice is not to choose at all but to put away your journal and do nothing. Be aware that this decision may come from fear. Our realizations are so scary, so revolutionary that we cannot face them. We consciously choose homeostasis, to have stability and normalcy. Our marriage may not be ideal or even good, but it is

Breakup - The Mourning After

Excerpted from How to Heal a Broken Heart in 30 Days: A Day-by-Day Guide to Saying Good-bye and Getting On With Your Life By Howard Bronson, Mike Riley Waking up on the day after a breakup can be a rather grim affair. Most people emerge from the hiding place of their slumbers to the unhappy recollection that a large part of their lite is now gone. It's the first day of the "mourning after" a loss. Take that first moment of mourning to reflect o

Portrait Of My Desire

Excerpted from Portrait Of My Desire By Rhonda Findling Sharon shivered from the biting, icy cold, draft coming through her bedroom window. Another dreary, lonely, Wisconsin winter night, she thought to herself as she sketched the dark, exotic looking man from the fashion magazine. The frenzied lashing of the howling wind, intensified Sharon's growing restlessness that she'd been trying to stave off for the past few months. She put her new "Satu

Break-Up for Girls - The First Few Days

Excerpted from The Girls' Guide to Surviving a Break-Up By Delphine Hirsh If your palms aren't too tired, high-five yourself yet again. You may not be laughing all the time and wildly in love with your life, but there is no doubt that you are feeling a lot better than you did six months ago. Can you even really remember how miserable you felt back then? Most people can summon a vague feeling of horror, but the actual intensity of the pain can't be accessed. That intensity, thank God, do


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