Break-ups

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    Mental Health

    “I let my obsession with being perfect ruin my life”: confessions of a recovering perfectionist

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    Relationships

    Inside the websites promising to get you back with your ex

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    Relationships

    “The films have it all wrong, this is what it’s really like to experience heartbreak”

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Revenge bodies are toxic - here's why
Wellbeing

Let’s talk about how toxic the idea of building a ‘revenge body’ is

From one destructive relationship to another...

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Kimberley Bond
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Relationships

“How sleeping with my ex during lockdown helped me finally get over him”

Can sex with your ex close the chapter for good?

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Anonymous
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Woman support female patient sitting on sofa. Broken heart and depression symbol.
Relationships

Is it normal to be devastated after even a short relationship ends?

“I realised after a year of masking the pain that I wasn’t healing”

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Morgan Cormack
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Relationships

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

Break-up indecision can be isolating – these are the women going through it.

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Alice Porter
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Serena Smith
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5 raw stories of friendships that didn’t survive lockdown

Tales of female friendships that haven’t fared well over a very difficult year.

How to thrive alone | Francesca Specter
Curiosity Academy Classes

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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Stylist Team
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Sleep

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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Illustration of woman's leg chained to heart inside a bear trap
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 and Ashley Benson attend the BOSS fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 - 2021 on February 23, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Hugo Boss )
People

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.”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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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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Charley Ross
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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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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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Jessie J
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.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

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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Natalie Cornish
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Jessie J and Channing Tatum
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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Megan Murray
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The real reason we stay in relationships that are bad for us

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

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
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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