Why do people break up? If we were to take direction from movies and TV in answering this question, it would be reasonable to assume… Read More »Lack of Intimacy Predicts Breakups. Attachment Insecurity Doesn’t.
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I’ll start this essay by saying that it’s been a while since I’ve had a breakup. A big part of this is that it’s been… Read More »The Toughest Breakups Are the Ones that Make You Doubt Yourself
The trouble with falling out with a friend is you never expect it. Or at least I never have. With romantic breakups, there have often… Read More »Losing a Friend Can Lead to Greater Heartache Than Some Romantic Breakups
January is almost over. It has frankly been a pretty rough month, all told. The polar vortex has settled down here in Cleveland (where I… Read More »Breakup Season: What Time of Year Do Most Breakups Happen and Why?
Hi Page, My nesting partner and I opened up our relationship about a year and a half ago. For both of us, this was our… Read More »Ask Page: Is the Grieving Process Different for Polyamorous Breakups, and If So, How?
“It’s funny,” she says. “One thing I really like about polyamory is that relationships just aren’t under the same amount of pressure. Love this person… Read More »People Dread Breakups, But I Wouldn’t Want to Date Without Them
What’s deescalation? It sounds like you basically pulling back and becoming more distant from your partner. Is it basically a slow breakup as opposed to… Read More »What Relationship Deescalations Are and How They’re Different Than Breakups
“Do you smell smoke?” “Probably just the BBQ joint down the street,” they reply. “I bet the wind is shifting.” Except you’re not so sure.… Read More »Initiating Breakups: Where There’s Smoke
I see it a lot in my line of work: Someone has a string of disappointing dating experiences and searches for a commonality to all of them. And once they do, they make a rule about it.
“This is such a weird time,” I write to a friend. It’s at least the sixth time I’ve written that — or something like it… Read More »When Everything Is Just a Bit Harder, Exhaustion Is Inevitable