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“Thank you, next!” actually works, in some instances.
Those aches and pains may mean more than you think.
Whether you were passed on for a promotion, or you were stood up at the altar, take a moment to let the emotions sink in.
The couple has a 4-year-old daughter.
Don't beat around the bush.
Try taking a break first.
Of all the stresses we experience in life, a breakup is one of the worst. It shakes the foundation of your life at its core and shatters the world that you once knew, wreaking havoc on your mental and physical health. There's a reason they call it heartache! As painful as a breakup is, it can also be a time for learning and growth, opening up a new world of possibilities ... even new love.
If you're unhappy in your relationship and you've tried unsuccessfully to make it work, you're only prolonging your misery by not ending things. People tend to indulge in a lot of false hope that a person or situation will change, but if you've tried and tried and your relationship is no better, maybe it's time to cut your losses and get out.
It's real and raw, and you're going to need tissues.
We make three fundamental mistakes around communication that can really jeopardize an otherwise viable relationship, and there are three important communication skills that can make the difference between an unhappy break-up and an ongoing, happy relationship.