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Sep 17, 2013

6 Ways You Know It’s Over

Relationships are hard when we're young -- we fight hard for what we love, and we sometimes hold on when we should really be letting go.

Jul 12, 2013

What NOT To Do After The Break Up [Dude’s List]

Break ups can be devastating. There’s no nice way to do it and there’s no warm fuzzy feeling attached to it. Once the deed’s done, then the status is no longer quo and everything’s changed. So what next?

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Jun 8, 2013

How To Break Up With Your Boo (And Not Look Like a Jerk)

Breaking up is hard to do. Where you're the breaker or the breakee, there is almost always hurt and pain.

Apr 15, 2013

Do “We Have To Talk?” [Ask A Dude]

Why is asking to talk to a guy a big deal? Recently I texted my FWB that I wanted to talk to him, and asked if he had a minute later on in the day. He immediately shot back, "What's it about? Am I in trouble?"

Mar 26, 2013

What to Do When You Hate Your Perfect Boyfriend [Ask Tuffy Luv]

I don't know what to do. We've been dating for three years and now we're about to finish college and I just can't stand it anymore.

Mar 18, 2013

The Best Advice for Surviving a Breakup

Cutting out the negative thoughts in your life can help you out immensely. Especially if those negative thoughts are about an ex!

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Feb 15, 2013

Tuffy Luv Deals With Your Friend’s Breakup

A week or so ago, my friend's boyfriend of three and a half years broke up with her citing that he "wanted to experience college and allow her to do the same." Every day last week consisted of her crying.

Crappy Valentine’s Day? Here Are 35 Songs To Break-Up To

These songs and artists may give you the words/courage you need to end your relationship. There's a song for every relationship situation, ranging from your S.O. cheating, to the two of you growing apart.

Feb 15, 2013

You Must Try, Try Again When it Comes to Love [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

We’re human. We love so deeply and intensely. We give our whole selves to another human being. We live for them. We’d die for them. We crave their touch and their validation and their approval. We crave belonging. We crave relationships. And we all know that sometimes those relationships don’t work out.

Feb 13, 2013

“Do I Give Him The Boot Because He Won’t Return After I Give?” [Ask A Dude]

I've started hooking up with a guy who seems great in every way but one -- he's a little selfish in the bedroom. He gets his every time, whether it's through oral or old fashioned sex, and leaves me to fend for myself.

Dec 5, 2012

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Nov 27, 2012

5 Celebrities Katy Perry Can “Fix” Once She’s Done With John Mayer

Looking back at Katy's dating history, you might say she's a "fixer" -- AKA, she dates guys she finds flaws in and is only satisfied when she's able to change them. But then, once she "fixes" them, she gets bored and moves on.

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Sep 27, 2012

How To Know When It’s Over

My freshman year of college I met someone who I thought was nothing more than eye candy. He was handsome, carefree and mysterious enough to keep my attention. Four years later, I found myself in a very serious relationship with a guy who was ready to uproot his life and move to New York for me. The problem? I didn’t want him to.

Aug 1, 2012

Why Do Guys Talk To Their Ex? [Ask A Dude]

I’ve been dating my boyfriend for about a year, and things have been great. The only issue I have is the fact that he still keeps in touch with 2 of his ex's.

Jul 24, 2012

What Are Your Favorite #4WordsAfterBreakUp? [Tuesday Twitter Trend]

Breakups are rarely easy and they are never fun. Most of the time, on one side at least, feelings still exist, and a food coma shame spiral is around the corner. Thankfully Twitter is helping us mend our broken hearts by giving us a forum to express our thoughts.

Jul 18, 2012

Do Guys Get Over Break Ups Faster? [Ask A Dude]

Girls seem to think that guys get over break ups at a faster rate and with more ease than women. Is this true?

Jul 12, 2012

On Setting Jealousy Aside and Dealing With a Breakup [Dear DBN]

This week, we'll see if it's worth hanging around a FWB situation when things get sticky, and how to move on when things are really over.

Jun 9, 2012

How to Find The Love of Your Life

Okay, okay, I know the title’s sappy as all get out, and I admit we can fall in love with more than one person, but nonetheless I have found an increasingly common denominator:

Jun 3, 2012

The Proper Way to Break Up With Someone

We’re all aware that e-mail, texts, and post-its just aren’t respectful, considerate, mature, or human ways of breaking up with someone.

Mar 20, 2012

Tuffy Luv Dislikes Your Jealousash Friend

I have a friend (let's call her D) who is always asking me when I'm going to break up with my boyfriend. My boyfriend and I got together senior year of high school, and now it's junior year of college. He's really great, and we love each other. He's not going anywhere. What should I do?

Jan 9, 2012

Dude’s List: 11 Things No Woman Should Put Up With In a Relationship

A relationship often requires a bit of sacrifice and a lot of compromise. We all have to learn to accept and roll with aspects of our partner, or his/her life, that we don’t always understand or necessarily agree with. That’s called maturity, right? And building intimacy? I think…Now, those things aside there comes a point where you might just need to say “Hell no!” and walk off into the freedom of singledom again.

Dec 25, 2011

The Custody Battle: Who Gets To Be Your Friend After the Break-Up

I’m not talking about Captain America vs. Iron Man. I’m talking about friends who’ve been in a relationship and now have reached their final destination: splitsville. Once the two of them go their separate ways, which one of them gets you in the proverbial divorce?

Nov 15, 2011

Tuffy Luv Is Confused By Your Confusion

My boyfriend of 5 months broke up with me about 3 weeks ago after sitting me down and saying that he wasn't ready to commit and that he felt as if he wanted to be alone. I didn't agree with the breakup but I told him that I supported his decision. We decided to remain friends despite everything and I'm totally fine with that.

Oct 31, 2011

Dude’s List: 12 Ways To NOT Break Up

Look, we’ve all had some bad break ups. We’ve all had our hearts battered and scarred. Or at least most of us. Some of you have always been the dumper and not the dumped. Consider yourselves lucky and potentially commitment phobic. Whether or not there’s actually a good way to break up with someone, there are definitely a lot of WRONG ways.

Sep 27, 2011

Tuffy Luv Sez: Let It Go

But here's the thing: this whole thing is my fault. The whole time we were together, practically, I didn't trust anything he told me. I've had relationships in the past, and they all turned out terribly. I realize that everyone has terrible relationships sometimes, but it seems like everyone I care about lets me down. I don't trust anyone.

Aug 31, 2011

Ask A Dude: Is It Time To End It?

My boyfriend and I have been dating for about eight months. About three months ago, while very drunk, I kissed someone else and told him about it the next day. He was really upset, and while we were talking about it, he brought up how out of control mad he got when his ex-girlfriend of three years told him about another guy hitting on her really aggressively and the fact that she didn't do anything to stop it.

Aug 24, 2011

Ask A Dude: Should I Dump Him Or Keep Trying?

I've been hanging out with a guy for a little over three months. We were inseparable almost from the start. When we weren't at each others' apartments, we were texting so a day never went by without us communicating in some way. HOWEVER, we were not dating because he "doesn't date."

Aug 16, 2011

Tuffy Luv Sez: Two Guys, One Cup

You're now moving onto the next phase of your life. It's time to decide who you're gonna be as an adult. And you yourself, you don't want to be with someone who drinks a lot, and you don't want to be with someone you're fighting with. And I think those are good choices.

Jul 19, 2011

Tuffy Luv Chooses Happiness

Every week, Tuffettes, I read your emails and I wish wish WISH people didn't cheat. Sometimes, as in Angry Bitterness's case, it's the guy cheating, and sometimes it's the girl cheating. Either way, I just want to scream--BREAK THE FLOOP UP!!! Wouldn't that be easier than sneaking around behind each others' backs?!

Jun 21, 2011

He Said/She Said: How Guys Handle Life After a Break Up

Because not seeing him meant that I had no idea what he was up to. How he was handling this whole mega-break up. If he was at home crying into a box of Fruity Pebbles (our cereal), throwing things in a fit of rage whenever anything reminded him of me (which should mean broken everything), or just sorta going about his daily business….only now, with the enthusiasm of Eeyore.

Mar 14, 2011

Candy Dish: Eek Will

• OMG! So embarrassed for Mr. Schue! • When sex hurts... • 5 easy ways to start losing weight today • If you're looking for a cute spring bag, look no further! • A guide dog for a blind guide dog (yeah it's heartwarming) • A typical college weekend: expectation vs. reality • 25 absolutely ridic toilets

Mar 13, 2011

10 Reasons You Should Break It Off

Relationships can be great — always having someone to cuddle with, vent to, and share your favorite things with, but unfortunately things don’t always go as smoothly as planned. Sometimes once you get to know a person — once you spend more than a few month’s worth of sexy nights with them — you realize that maybe things aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

Mar 11, 2011

11 Hotties Who Should Be Single (In Honor Of JT’s Breakup)

Yesterday I tripped up some stairs, yes up. That's okay though, because it was still the best day ever. As I hobbled back home and onto my couch, the sweet sound of gossip news on E! informed me that my childhood love, Justin Timberlake was finally, and truly single. Score! It got me thinking, why are so many hollywood hotties tied down?

Dec 10, 2010

Single Girl Society: It’s Only Romantic The First Time You Go Back

If you find yourself at a crossroad, where your single life intersects with your ex who wants you back, you should keep in mind that after the first time, going back won't be considered romantic anymore. Nobody likes the couple that breaks up after every fight and then gets back together just weeks later.

Dec 1, 2010

Ask A Dude: How Do I End Things Without Breaking His Heart?

Dear Dude, I've been dating this fella for about five weeks. We get along well, we enjoy each other's company, he's good to me, he's always treated me like a lady, he's changed some of his habits for me, and he's a sweetheart. Here's the thing though: I don't want him. I don't feel that "spark" with him. I want to end things with this guy, but I'm not sure how to.