breakups

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Love, Alexi: The Breakup List

Recently it seems like everyone I know is going through a gut-wrenching, soul-crushing, devastating breakup. Here's my breakup list to help us all!

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Don’t stay stuck in a bad relationship, and don’t give up on looking for love. You’ve got this. (Photo by Vladislav Muslakov on Unsplash)

7 Beliefs That Are Keeping You From Having The Relationship You Want

This isn’t Sleeping Beauty. There’s no prince coming to rescue you. What relationship beliefs are standing in your way?

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Let's Stop Calling Them "Failed" Relationships

Being vulnerable enough to get into a relationship is a win — is it helpful to think of the experience we gain intimately relating to another as a failure?

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"Is intercourse painful?" she asked.   "No, but it absorbs his anger and sadness. Maybe my vagina isn’t happy after all."

How My Vagina Broke Up With My Boyfriend

My vagina knew months before I did that we weren’t going to paddle off into the sunset together.

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After becoming single for the first time in three years, I was keen to download Tinder.

I Used Tinder Purely For An Ego Boost And I’m Not Sorry For It

And I’m not the only one using Tinder for a bit of self-confidence, either.

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“Seriously? You’re not going to be my friend over this?” And just like that, it was over. I had lost a friend who I had come to value greatly.

I Lost A Friend Over A Comment I Didn't Think Was A Big Deal

“Seriously? You’re not going to be my friend over this?” And just like that, it was over. I had lost a friend who I had come to value greatly.

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Live Tweeting My Breakup Landed Me In A Mental Hospital

Soon, it became clear that I was heading into full depression territory, and not necessarily just because my relationship ended. Offline, I was miserable.

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I'm Not Doing Emotional Labor For Past Lovers Anymore

The amount of emotional labor I had put into these pseudo-friendships was immediately swept away with one single mention of my own personal discomfort

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