Category Archives: Breaking Up and Getting Dumped

15 Worst (and/or Funniest) Breakup Lines

We’ve all been dumped before, probably more than once. And I’m sure most of us have heard that old clich├ęd line “It’s not you, it’s me.” My last serious boyfriend ended things with “I love you, but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Introspection and Dealing with Your Dark Side

Too often when a relationship ends or you feel rejected, you start asking yourself, “What’s wrong with me?” Naturally our friends tell us “There’s nothing wrong with you! You’re so much better off without [whoever] in your life.” And on … Continue reading

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Travel memoir with a twist: healing a broken heart

Instead of the traditional travel memoir focused entirely on a place, my upcoming book “Ghana Heal a Broken Heart” (working title – to give suggestions for a new title please click here) also chronicles the story of attempting to get over the love of my life. I’d had an epiphany – quitting a man is like quitting smoking. You can’t do it until you truly want to. If you simply think you should quit, then chances of success remain low. Continue reading

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Exes Anonymous: a 12-step program for dealing with breakups

Since a breakup inspired my first travel memoir, I figured that could be a good place to begin the blog. I was madly, head-over-heels in love during the four years I spent living in London. Then my visa expired, and we had to make a decision: get married or break up. I wanted to get married, he didn’t. Instead of moving straight back to LA with no job, no place to live, and no James (not his real name out of respect for him), I deviated from all the usual breakup stages and moved to Africa.

But during my only previous difficult breakup in college, I had an idea for a screenplay and ended up selling a series of 12 webisodes, each one a somewhat satirical stage of the breakup process. These steps are NOT recommended, but many people do go through them whether they should or not. I do have a rough draft of a screenplay about Exes Anonymous, and I might get back to it one of these days. In any case, here are 12-steps for recovering from a breakup:
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