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closure blog sex with emilyClosure. The elusive beast that we all need at one point or another. Whether it lasted for 10 years, or 10 weeks, putting a period on the end of a relationship is hard.

We talk about closure so much, it’s become a breakup buzz word. But you don’t have to be pulled back into old patterns to get closure. And you don’t have to use it as an excuse to not move on.

You can embrace your independence and give YOURSELF closure, without the help of your ex. Because sometimes, there’s nothing left to do, but spend some time with me, myself, and I.

So how do you give yourself closure?

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breaking up quarantine blog sex with emilyBreakups can be horribly painful even in the best circumstances. Breaking up during quarantine can cause even more emotional havoc, heretofore unseen in our lifetime. Splitting up has never been more complicated or just plain weird.

The rules of breakups have changed. There are all these memes saying “no matter how scared or lonely you are, don’t text your ex.” Well, that sounds good in theory, but in the middle of an adrenaline-pumping global crisis, it is easier said than done. Continue Reading

britta-are-you-breaking-up-with-meThe age old song is true; “breaking up is hard to do.” You’ve invested so much time and energy into this person, there’s no way you can let him/her fall out of your life. You love each other (or so you think), so it’s worth fighting for, right?

In some cases, yes. The effort is worth it, he/she will change, your relationship gets better, and you realize why you fell in love in the first place. From experience, however, I can tell you this isn’t always the case (life isn’t a fairy tale, who knew?). There are some people you will date that you cannot change, and as much as you hope, will never give you what you need in a relationship.  Continue Reading

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailThis classic episode of Sex With Emily is all about breakups.  Emily welcomes licensed therapist and author Dr. Rachel Sussman who wrote the book on getting over break ups – No seriously, she wrote a comprehensive guide to ending relationships called The Breakup Bible! Emily and Rachel get into the nitty and gritty of breaking up, plus how to deal with it the RIGHT way and how not to deal with it the WRONG way.

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Some advice I gave in The Daily about what to do if or when you get dumped. Hey, it happens.

1. Create a Support System. Feelings of loneliness and isolation after a relationship ends are common. It’s crucial to create a support system of friends and loved ones whom you trust so you can turn to them when you’re still reeling after the breakup….  Continue Reading