Heartbreak

  • Life

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

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    Life

    History’s most powerful and poignant break-up letters

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    Life

    Time to break up? Here’s 4 surefire signs you’re dating the wrong person

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Long Reads

“Why you should say congratulations, not sorry, after a break-up”

Being set free from a relationship that wasn't right is a cause for celebration.

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Tiffany Philippou
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How to deal with heartbreak at Christmas.
Life

How to deal with a broken heart at Christmas, according to three writers

When everyone around you is indulging in all the festive season has to offer, how do you deal with your broken heart?

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Sarah Shaffi
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Opinion

10 things I want you to know about heartbreak

Author Poorna Bell on the effects of loss

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Life

How one illustrator brilliantly captures the struggles of life in your 30s

From grief to dating and gender stereotypes

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Anna Brech
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Anonymous
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A rousing f**k off to the creep who decided to single-shame me at a wedding

It was my first wedding since splitting from my long-term partner. It did not go well…

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Long Reads

“I had my hair chopped off 10 days after a major break-up – but was it a good idea?”

The number one reason behind all bad hair decisions is heartbreak. Apparently.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Life

This heartbroken woman’s letter is the most empowering thing online

“You’re sure as s**t too good for f**k boys like that.”

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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People

Angelina Jolie on what being single has taught her about herself

“I need to rediscover a little bit of the old me”

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Ryan Reynolds sweetly colludes with teen girl who was dumped

“It was a bad breakup, but I’m totally enjoying this now”

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Anna Brech
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Life

Science says this is how to get over a break up

Because how many Celine Dion power ballads can we really perfect?

Posted by
Jasmine Andersson
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Life

Comedian pens moving letter to single parents after wife’s death

“You will never be prepared for anything you do, ever”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Alice Vincent
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16 songs to guide you through the ups and downs of life

From unrequited love to landing your dream job

Life

Being friends with your ex on Facebook is bad for your mental health

Taking the high road might not *actually* be that good for you

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

A letter to my estranged sister who left us eight years ago

“You are gone but the memories aren’t” by Cara Helene

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Stylist Team
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Life

New study reveals dying of a broken heart could really be a thing

Bereavement is linked to increased risk of a heart problem

Posted by
Amy Swales
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Life

Widow, Lucy Kalanithi, on how to grieve and breathe after death

“Life is not about avoiding suffering”

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha
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Life

New website helps the heartbroken sell their emotional baggage

“It’s a place to shed the stories and the stuff.”

Posted by
Hayley Kadrou
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Books

20 of the most powerful quotes on heartbreak in literature

20 of the most powerful quotes on heartbreak in literature

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Abi Jackson
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