Break-ups

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    “I can’t decide if I should break up with my partner, and it’s agony”

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How to thrive alone | Francesca Specter
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How to thrive alone, by the host of the Alonement podcast

Francesca Specter explores turning alone time into a truly positive experience with Stylist

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Dreaming about your ex? A psychologist explains what it really means

In this week’s Dream Journals, Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari explains why we shouldn’t feel guilty for dreaming about our ex (even if we’re now with someone else).

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

4 clear signs that you’re in a relationship with the wrong person

Have you got a nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach?

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Nell Frizzell
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Long Reads

International Friendship Day: “What a breakup in my 30s taught me about friendship"

“I was 32, single and starting again. But I knew I wasn’t alone”

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Natalie Cornish
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Cara Delevingne wants you to “stop hating on” Ashley Benson, right now

“You don't know the truth. Only her and I do and that's exactly how it should be.”

Life

Thinking of breaking up with your partner is lockdown? Read this first

Has quarantine made you question your relationship? You're not alone.

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Megan Murray
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Life

Texting an ex while in self-isolation is not a good idea, trust us

Step away from your phone, and think it through.

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Charley Ross
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Long Reads

“Why you should say congratulations, not sorry, after a breakup”

The last week of February has been voted the most popular for a breakup.

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Tiffany Philippou
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Life

Women who became single in their 30s and 40s reveal what they learned

“I was told I was boring and old. In reality, I’m none of those things.”

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Moya Crockett
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Life

History’s most powerful and poignant break-up letters

“I shall miss you with passion and wild regret”

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Anna Brech
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People

Jessie J’s self-care advice is a vital read for anyone nursing a broken heart

“Walk away from people or situations that trigger parts of you that are unhealthy,” advises Jessie J.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Natalie Cornish
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Why asking for closure after a breakup can benefit you both

Relationship breakdowns are painful, but finding closure can help you both heal more quickly.

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People

Why we need to stop feeling sorry for Jessie J after her split from Channing Tatum

The singer knows that there is so much more to life than relationships, and it’s time we respect that.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

The real reason we stay in relationships that are bad for us

It’s time to take off those rose-tinted glasses…

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Megan Murray
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Life

The key question you should ask before staying friends with your ex

Separate want from need in freeing yourself from emotional wreckage.

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Anna Brech
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People

FKA Twigs’ reflections on her exes perfectly sum up why break-ups can be empowering

Her comments are a must-read for anyone going through a separation.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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People

Selena Gomez’s new song is a self-love anthem for anyone healing after a break-up

The singer has released a new track, and fans think it's her final goodbye to Justin Bieber.

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Jessica Rapana
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People

Laverne Cox just taught us an essential lesson about self-care after a break-up

This the best advice for anyone going through a relationship breakdown.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Anna Brech
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Adele’s post about self-validation resonates with us all

Singer shares poignant message about adversity and growth on her 31st birthday

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People

Gwyneth Paltrow's loving message to her ex Chris Martin is a lesson in break-up dignity

The actor takes the high road, in a moving birthday tribute

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Anna Brech
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