Breaking up

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

Relationships can come apart for a whole lot of reasons and the best thing that the partners can do is to go their own ways.  However some people have more trouble moving on than others and they keep trying to make unwanted contact with a former partner. If your ex girlfriend has been having trouble letting go and has become obsessive in her attentions to you, here are a few ways to deal with the situation.

Make things clear

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.

Human relationships can lend themselves to any number of complexities – just when you thought you were getting over your ex, you may find yourselves getting together for a cup and ending the night in bed. If the thought of hooking up with an ex every now and then seems pretty appealing even though you are no longer together, perhaps you are heading for a friends-with-benefits situation. But given a shared romantic past and the dicey nature of this arrangement, can a friends-with-benefits relationship be really possible.

Advantages of the arrangement

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.