When a relationship is over, there's still a part of the brain that keeps love alive.
What struck me as I read through these essays was how often the women were left behind by their sisters without a warning. Frustration rather than closure played a large role in many of the stories, and the authors were subsequently expected to puzzle out what went wrong.
"I just don't think I want a girlfriend right now." This bomb fell at the tail end of a romantic candlelit dinner with my boyfriend of one year, just when I thought we were back on the upswing. It wasn't a let's-try-again reunion dinner; it was our last supper.
Some of the titles I suggest will surprise you. Only three of the books I recommended to her (and now to you) are "how to get over a breakup" books. The other four contain life-altering wisdom or inspiration that can be even more useful than specific techniques to ex your ex.
Why, if conceivably every relationship we have is going to end (save for the one that lasts forever), are people (including me) so angry when it happens? Why are we so wrapped up in being everything to someone we likely don't want anything permanent from anyway?
"It's not you, it's me." "We're at different points in our lives." "I love you, but I'm not in love with you." (H/T Imgur
Click through the slideshow below to see who helped these five celebs get through their splits: Our hats are off to you, staff
I want my old friend back - -the friend that enjoyed talking to me, that always seemed excited to see me and that genuinely seemed to care about me. How do I approach this situation?
Right now, only we know about it, but it's bound to spread around the office. I am not planning to say anything, but she likely will. What do I do?