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Mending fences and letting grudges goupdated: Wed May 30 2012 17:03:00

"You're doing it again," my friend Sally whispered to me one night, not long ago.

Holiday survival guide for divorced parentsupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 07:42:00

David Murphy hasn't started shopping for his two boys yet, and he knows he had better get started. The divorced father of two boys, ages 11 and 14, has custody for a full week around Christmas Day this year and needs to get a tree and start buying presents.

Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin split updated: Tue Dec 13 2011 17:06:00

Katie Couric and her boyfriend, entrepreneur Brooks Perlin, have called it quits after five years together, a rep for Couric confirms to PEOPLE.

Online, there's a fine line between searching and stalkingupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 08:14:00

This week, we pulled the cotton from our ears and emerged from our dark caves of seclusion to open this here column up to user-submitted questions.

People.com: Elisabetta Canalis Still Waiting for Her Prince Charmingupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 12:48:00

George Clooney's ex, now on DWTS, says, "When it comes to love I am a doormat"

People.com: The Talk's Sara Gilbert, Partner Break Upupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 10:07:00

After 10 years together, the pair will share custody of their two children

People.com: Jesse James & Kat Von D: Bad TV Timing Strikes Againupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 11:49:00

Just days after her split went public, Von D calls James her "soulmate" on LA Ink

Don't overload your social networkupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 14:48:00

Your heart races like a rebel in a 1950s flick. Your eyes widen, an unbidden smile stealing across your slack-jawed face. Your soul threatens to leap from your throat and go tearing about the room, pinwheeling its translucent arms, screaming, "Wheeee!"

People.com: Bachelorette: Ames Talks About 'Very Painful' Breakup with Ashleyupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 16:18:00

"I was really sad and thought we had a lot of potential," says the latest contestant to go home

People.com: See the Stars' Shocking Breakupsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 11:30:00

From Jennifer and Marc to Courteney and David, see the splits that surprised us all

People.com: Scarlett Johansson & Ryan Reynolds's 'Flirty' Post-Divorce Dinner Dateupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 17:31:00

The exes shared a friendly meal in Los Angeles over the weekend

People.com: Paris Hilton's Ex: Our Split Was a Long Time Comingupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 16:38:00

Cy Waits says he expects "mutual trust and respect" from his next relationship

People.com: Hugh Hefner Tweets About Breakup with Crystal Harrisupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 15:49:00

The Playboy founder makes plans to screen Runaway Bride Saturday

People.com: Selena Gomez: 'I Don't Like Hiding' My Relationship with Justin Bieberupdated: Tue May 03 2011 18:51:00

"At the end of the day, I'm 18 and I'm going to fall in love," says Gomez

People.com: Audrina Patridge: Breaking Up on Camera Is Hard to Doupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 17:51:00

The Audrina star says her split with BMX rider Corey Bohan was "a long time coming"

Can you really get rid of your most sentimental things?updated: Thu Mar 24 2011 11:52:00

The garbage bag bulges with sweaters, dresses, tunics, shoes, and belts that have languished in my closets for years, waiting for a comeback that's just never gonna come.

People.com: Did Marriage Talk Break Up Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel?updated: Wed Mar 16 2011 14:48:00

The couple's friends address ring-shopping rumors and how invested Timberlake was in the relationship

Justin Timberlake's breakup bombshellupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 16:29:00

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel split, Bieber fever explodes in Liverpool and J.Lo's tearful "Idol" send-off.

People.com: Adele to Her Ex: Listen Up, I'm Angry!updated: Wed Feb 23 2011 10:52:00

Forget ballads - the "Rolling in the Deep" singer says her breakup inspired a fiery new sound

People.com: Miranda Cosgrove Reveals Heartbreak Over 'the One Who Got Away'updated: Tue Feb 01 2011 14:48:00

The iCarly actress has had one serious boyfriend, and she's "not completely over" him yet

Oprah: I've had my heart broken twiceupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 07:03:00

Oprah Winfrey talks to Piers Morgan about the times she was in love, and the man who broke her heart.

Romantic films put too much pressure on guys?updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 11:51:00

Does "The Notebook" cause breakups?

People.com: POLL: Should Taylor Swift Write a New Breakup Song?updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 12:14:00

She'll struggle to find lyrics to rhyme with "Gyllenhaal" if she pens a tune

Boy meets girl: How Facebook functions in modern romanceupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 14:41:00

There's no denying that Facebook has had an impact on the way the younger set flirt, fall in love and break up. Now, Seventeen magazine has released a study that depicts just what kind of repercussions the social networking site has had on modern courtship.

Facebook knows when you'll break upupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:32:00

Worried about when you might get dumped? Facebook knows.

Facebook stops showing you photos of your exupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 08:08:00

Facebook is doing its very best not to make you terribly sad.

True tales from work: I work with my exupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 09:23:00

There's a ton of breakup advice out there, but one of the most frequently prescribed methods of getting over heartbreak quickly is the "clean break." Meaning that once you break up with someone, it's best to just completely steer clear of each other for a while to avoid confusion, fights and reopening emotional wounds.

People.com: Kelly Osbourne Still Not Over Breakup with Luke Worrallupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 13:29:00

"I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him, and a part of me still really does," she says

To unfriend or not to unfriend: That is the Facebook questionupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 10:14:00

We've all done it -- surfed on over to the book of faces, our hearts racing and pupils dilating with excitement, let our cursors linger over those oh-so-powerful words, "Remove From Friends," and clicked away with the maniacal glee of a serial killer.

People.com: Miley Cyrus 'Laughing' Off Breakup on Setupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 16:08:00

Days after news of her split from Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus is busy at work on her new movie in Michigan

People.com: Demi Lovato Wishes She'd Kept Relationship with Joe Jonas a Secretupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 13:48:00

"I know that he has the best intentions," the Camp Rock 2 star says of her ex

9 ways to make classy exit after breakupupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 17:15:00

Breakups aren't easy. But just because you had a crappy ending to your relationship does not give you an excuse to not be the classy woman you've always been after it's over. You may want to go and rebel (after all, you're now single and on the prowl), but while revenge may seem sweet, the aftertaste is bitter.

People.com: Bristol Palin to Levi Johnston: 'It's Over'updated: Wed Aug 04 2010 06:31:00

"He's just obsessed with the limelight and I got played," she tells PEOPLE exclusively

People.com: Stephanie Pratt and Her Ex Share Breakup Feelings over Twitterupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 15:50:00

"Stop acting like a child," Stephanie Pratt Tweets to Josh Hansen

People.com: Joe Jonas: Friendship with Demi Lovato 'Surpasses' Breakupupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 19:49:00

"I think touring together will be a lot of fun," he says. "But yeah, I'm just a single dude about to go on tour"

People.com: Kelly Osbourne Bounces Back from Breakup at Vegas Clubupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 15:47:00

The 25-year-old enjoys a night out with friends a day after she announces her engagement is over

People.com: Sharon Osbourne: Kelly Will Get Over Her Breakupupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 15:28:00

"This will be the first of many breakups," Sharon says of her daughter's split from fiancé Luke Worrall

9 reasons not to get back with exupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 12:48:00

Getting back together with an ex, haven't we all considered it at one point or another? It would be so easy to slip right back into that comfortable routine, picking up where you left off. Or not.

How to handle a break-up onlineupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 08:58:00

So you've had your heart ripped from your chest -- the left ventricle cleaved from the right. The aorta geysering blood across your bedroom floor, on which you are currently sprawled.

People.com: Dancing Costar: Jake Pavelka's Breakup 'Absolutely Predictable'updated: Sat Jun 26 2010 19:08:00

"Come on!" says DWTS pro Edyta Sliwinska, "They met on a reality TV show"

People.com: COVER SNEAK PEEK: Jake Pavelka Had 'Trust Issues' with Vienna Girardiupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 08:31:00

He tells PEOPLE in this week's issue he saw "a lot of red flags" before he broke up with her by phone

People.com: Pal: Vienna Girardi in 'Shock' over Breakup with Jake Pavelkaupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 11:29:00

"Let's just say they're not going to be hanging out together anytime soon," the friend tells PEOPLE

People.com: Christie Brinkley Had Tough Love for Alexa Ray Joel After Overdoseupdated: Sun Jun 06 2010 11:07:00

"You got yourself worked into such a tizzy" and need help, the supermodel told daughter Alexa Ray Joel

Why Gore breakup touched a nerveupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 08:09:00

The news that Al and Tipper Gore are breaking up after 40 years of marriage has generated an outpouring of emotion. Although we don't have -- and shouldn't seek -- the inside details, the couple says the decision was mutual and the process will be mutually supportive. Friends have told journalists that no third party was involved; the two simply grew apart.

People.com: Kendra Wilkinson: Sex Tape 'Broke My Heart'updated: Thu May 27 2010 10:54:00

"It bothers me because people are going to judge me," says the reality star

People.com: Bryant Gumbel and Al Roker: Matt Lauer and Wife Are Doing Fineupdated: Tue May 18 2010 19:49:00

Former and current Today show colleagues respond to reports of a breakup

Who gets what when you breakup?updated: Wed May 05 2010 17:28:00

At a long-ago birthday party, my cartoonist friend Peter gave me a framed piece of his artwork. As he handed it over, he said, "This is for you, so no matter what happens with him, it's yours."

People.com: Newly Single Halle Berry Radiant at Charity Eventupdated: Mon May 03 2010 00:49:00

The actress, who split from Gabriel Aubry, is in high spirits at the EIF/Revlon Run/Walk for Women

People.com: Paris Hilton Back with Former Fiancé?updated: Fri Apr 30 2010 13:49:00

The hotel heiress says of Jason Shaw: "I love him so much"

Melissa Etheridge talks about breakupupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 16:45:00

Melissa Etheridge talks to Oprah, Gabby Sidibe stars on Saturday Night Live, and Snooki brawls on Miami Beach.

People.com: Melissa Etheridge: Tammy Will Always Be in My Lifeupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 16:28:00

"We share two children [who] come first," the singer says of her former partner

People.com: Ex-Girlfriend Calls Breakup with Mel Gibson Suddenupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 06:47:00

"Here is the official version: We split up by mutual consent," Oksana Grigorieva says

People.com: Bachelor Bob Guiney's Wife Files for Divorceupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 11:08:00

The reality star and All My Children actress Rebecca Budig were married for five years

People.com: Jim Carrey 'Relaxed' on Idol Set After Breakupupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 11:08:00

"Jim is a constant professional," a source tells PEOPLE about the funnyman, who shot a promo for Idol Gives Back

Couples at greater risk of breakup after pregnancy lossupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 10:08:00

Ask anyone who's tried it: Sustaining a marriage or long-term relationship is hard. More than 40 percent of first marriages and nearly 70 percent of first live-in relationships fail to reach the 15-year mark, statistics show.

People.com: Matchmaker Poll: Pick Jennifer Love Hewitt's Next Guyupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 07:27:00

Who's the newly single star's best match? Vote now!

People.com: Jennifer Love Hewitt Nervous About Being Single Againupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 20:28:00

But the Ghost Whisperer star tells PEOPLE the split with Jamie Kennedy left "no anger" and "no enemies"

People.com: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Kennedy's Romance Had 'Run Its Course'updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 07:07:00

A source says the Ghost Whisperer costars' decision to split was mutual

People.com: Jessica Simpson Still Watches Tony Romo's 'Cute Butt'updated: Thu Mar 11 2010 10:08:00

She also jokes that John Mayer "gave away my game" by revealing details of their sex life

How family should treat your ex?updated: Thu Mar 11 2010 10:02:00

When you break up with someone, how do you expect the people in your life to treat your ex?

9 bad excuses for breaking upupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:02:00

Many times when a relationship ends, the reason for the split is quite simple: One or both of the people involved in the romance simply aren't into it anymore.

People.com: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish Splitupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 11:52:00

The actress moves out of the home they shared in Los Angeles

She cheated -- how do I move on?updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 10:52:00

Dear Wendy: I have just ended a long-distance relationship. We both agreed at the time of the breakup that circumstances wouldn't allow our relationship to continue.

How to handle being the other womanupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 11:03:00

Despite valiant human rights work on behalf of Angelina Jolie to make "the other woman" not look like a big ol' jerk, the truth is most people still think "the other woman" is ... well, a big ol' jerk.

Cleo, the breakup kittenupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 17:09:00

Jesse was too attention-starved. Brendan was too spacey. Darrick was too needy, not to mention a big-time conservative.

People.com: Rosie O'Donnell Tells Oprah She & Tracy Are Moving in Togetherupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 16:31:00

Rosie and her new girlfriend will blend their lives, their homes - and their 10 kids

O'Donnell plans to move in with girlfriendupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 15:24:00

Two TV queens, one hour, no holds barred and it all airs Monday -- when Rosie O'Donnell sits down with Oprah Winfrey and lets fly with the inside stories on her breakup after 12 years with Kelli Carpenter, her new girlfriend Tracy Kachtick-Anders, her home life with her four kids ... and even menopause.

We're over -- now stop dating my family!updated: Wed Dec 16 2009 13:49:00

Scenario: You've met someone, and you've been dating a month. He's all you've been talking about with your friends and family members. Co-workers notice a visible pep in your step, and you seem to be smiling for no reason whatsoever.

Tabloids need new celebrity crystal ballupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 17:21:00

Tabloid culture is pretty cynical about this whole l-o-v-e thing.

People.com: The Music of New Moon: Match the Song to the Sceneupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 15:49:00

The premiere is only four days away! Make your musical predictions for the sequel's pivotal moments

Invite your ex to your wedding?updated: Mon Nov 16 2009 13:50:00

Say you're getting married. Maybe you've had a few serious boyfriends before. Perhaps you were even engaged to one of them. Or you might have just had a series of one-night stands that never turned into more than a few steamy stories you told the girls about over a pitcher of sangria.

People.com: Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks Attend CMAs Together!updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 20:28:00

Wicks appears heartbroken, but says the former couple will address their split soon

People.com: Former Grey's Anatomy Star T.R. Knight Is Singleupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 10:27:00

The actor has parted ways with Mark Cornelson, his boyfriend of two years

People.com: Jennifer Love Hewitt: Breakup Rumors Are 'Hurtful'updated: Mon Oct 19 2009 11:57:00

The Ghost Whisperer star calls her boyfriend Jamie Kennedy "the most awesome person"

Six rules for being friends with an exupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 12:54:00

So you've made it through the horrifying breakup with someone you cared about ... now what? To be friends or not to be friends, that is the question.

People.com: DJ AM's Final Days: Upset Over a Breakupupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 22:06:00

Though he worked Vegas and Atlantic City, he kept to himself after a romantic split

10 legal ways to punish a cheaterupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 09:23:00

You don't have to be Jennifer Aniston to think that the four women who Krazy-Glued a cheater's penis to his stomach were way harsh and beyond psycho.

People.com: Jessica Simpson Likens a Breakup to a 'Death in the Family'updated: Wed Aug 05 2009 10:57:00

"All of a sudden, you have to find life by yourself," she says in an interview before her split with Tony Romo

Simpson steps out after Romo breakupupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 12:59:00

Just weeks after Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson, the NFL star has been linked to another woman -- Natalie Smith -- but Smith's father tells PEOPLE reports of an intimate relationship between the two are "really very silly."

People.com: Kim Kardashian: 'I'm Doing Okay' after Breakupupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 12:48:00

"I truly appreciate all the love and support," the reality star tells her fans

People.com: Coach: Tony Romo Is Not Dating My Daughterupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 09:28:00

The athletic director of Eastern Illinois University tells PEOPLE the NFL star and Natalie Smith are "friends"

People.com: John Mayer 'Absolutely Not' Reuniting with Jessica Simpson, Says Palupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 19:29:00

Mayer's friend, pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, says the pair won't get back together

Not bitter -- REALLY-- after broken engagementupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 13:01:00

After my engagement ended, my tolerance for weddings was low. Very low. That first week spent on my couch in pure misery saw me turning my eyes away from any and all wedding references. The wedding book I was given by my almost-mother-in-law got hidden in the back of my closet, along with our engagement party invitations and, of course, my engagement ring (now out of sight in a locked safety deposit box!).

People.com: It's Official: Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle Have Splitupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 08:28:00

Though they never confirmed they were dating, the actress and the singer have broken up

People.com: Bar Refaeli Parties with Brazilian Polo Playerupdated: Sun Jul 26 2009 12:47:00

Is the supermodel, who broke up with Leonardo DiCaprio in June, on the rebound?

People.com: Tony Romo Is 'Emotionally Drained,' Says Palupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 20:08:00

He tries to focus on golf in Tahoe while Jessica Simpson sticks close to home a week after the breakup

People.com: Nick Lachey on Jessica Simpson: I Wish Her the Bestupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 11:28:00

The former spouses, now both suddenly single, haven't spoken in two years

People.com: Lisa Marie: Michael Would Talk About His Deathupdated: Sat Jun 27 2009 06:46:00

Presley says her ex was worried he would "end up" like Elvis - and that their marriage was not a sham

The worst breakup lines everupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 09:49:00

Nowhere is the difference between men and women so glaring as when it comes down to the demise of a relationship. Specifically, the unexpected, unwanted, one-sided break-up otherwise known as the dumping.

People.com: Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift: Battle of the 'Ex' Songs!updated: Thu Jun 11 2009 19:28:00

The onetime couple release tracks seemingly about each other - vote for your fave

Your BFF 'unfriended' you -- now what?updated: Thu Jun 04 2009 10:13:00

Recently, I discovered that one of my best friends had ditched me after I logged onto Facebook and found her profile had disappeared from my page.

Gay pride parade broken upupdated: Sun May 17 2009 07:30:00

Police crack down on gay pride march in Moscow, Russia. CNN's Matthew Chance reports

People.com: Pink and Carey Hart Back Togetherupdated: Fri May 15 2009 17:35:00

The singer says performing her breakup song, "So What," with lines about Hart, is "funny now"

How not to be -- or date -- an overlapperupdated: Thu May 07 2009 15:15:00

When I asked an old friend why she hadn't just broken up with her live-in boyfriend instead of beginning a messy affair with a married neighbor, she snapped, "Don't be stupid -- nobody leaves a relationship without having another one in place."

People.com: Lindsay & Samantha: Could They Have a Romantic Relapse?updated: Thu May 07 2009 11:28:00

The pair stay in touch and see each other, but a source says Ronson has no plans to take Lohan back

People.com: Miley Cyrus: Nick Jonas Is 'Lovely' - But Not My Boyfriendupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 12:38:00

She clears up rumors that she and her ex are reconciling - and praises beau Justin Gaston

Don't let dating dry spell turn desperateupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 12:23:00

While some women have trouble with breasts that droop or low-hanging butt cheeks, my heart has always been my least-resilient body part. Like Chet Baker once crooned, I fall in love too easily. And once it ends -- especially when it's not my idea -- I tend to have a little trouble getting back up on that passion pony.

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