"You're doing it again," my friend Sally whispered to me one night, not long ago.
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 her boyfriend, entrepreneur Brooks Perlin, have called it quits after five years together, a rep for Couric confirms to PEOPLE.
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.
George Clooney's ex, now on DWTS, says, "When it comes to love I am a doormat"
After 10 years together, the pair will share custody of their two children
Just days after her split went public, Von D calls James her "soulmate" on LA Ink
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!"
"I was really sad and thought we had a lot of potential," says the latest contestant to go home
From Jennifer and Marc to Courteney and David, see the splits that surprised us all
The exes shared a friendly meal in Los Angeles over the weekend
Cy Waits says he expects "mutual trust and respect" from his next relationship
The Playboy founder makes plans to screen Runaway Bride Saturday
"At the end of the day, I'm 18 and I'm going to fall in love," says Gomez
The Audrina star says her split with BMX rider Corey Bohan was "a long time coming"
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.
The couple's friends address ring-shopping rumors and how invested Timberlake was in the relationship
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel split, Bieber fever explodes in Liverpool and J.Lo's tearful "Idol" send-off.
Forget ballads - the "Rolling in the Deep" singer says her breakup inspired a fiery new sound
The iCarly actress has had one serious boyfriend, and she's "not completely over" him yet
Oprah Winfrey talks to Piers Morgan about the times she was in love, and the man who broke her heart.
Does "The Notebook" cause breakups?
She'll struggle to find lyrics to rhyme with "Gyllenhaal" if she pens a tune
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.
Worried about when you might get dumped? Facebook knows.
Facebook is doing its very best not to make you terribly sad.
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.
"I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him, and a part of me still really does," she says
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.
Days after news of her split from Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus is busy at work on her new movie in Michigan
"I know that he has the best intentions," the Camp Rock 2 star says of her ex
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.
"He's just obsessed with the limelight and I got played," she tells PEOPLE exclusively
"Stop acting like a child," Stephanie Pratt Tweets to Josh Hansen
"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"
The 25-year-old enjoys a night out with friends a day after she announces her engagement is over
"This will be the first of many breakups," Sharon says of her daughter's split from fiancÃ© Luke Worrall
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.
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.
"Come on!" says DWTS pro Edyta Sliwinska, "They met on a reality TV show"
He tells PEOPLE in this week's issue he saw "a lot of red flags" before he broke up with her by phone
"Let's just say they're not going to be hanging out together anytime soon," the friend tells PEOPLE
"You got yourself worked into such a tizzy" and need help, the supermodel told daughter Alexa Ray Joel
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.
"It bothers me because people are going to judge me," says the reality star
Former and current Today show colleagues respond to reports of a breakup
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."
The actress, who split from Gabriel Aubry, is in high spirits at the EIF/Revlon Run/Walk for Women
The hotel heiress says of Jason Shaw: "I love him so much"
Melissa Etheridge talks to Oprah, Gabby Sidibe stars on Saturday Night Live, and Snooki brawls on Miami Beach.
"We share two children [who] come first," the singer says of her former partner
"Here is the official version: We split up by mutual consent," Oksana Grigorieva says
The reality star and All My Children actress Rebecca Budig were married for five years
"Jim is a constant professional," a source tells PEOPLE about the funnyman, who shot a promo for Idol Gives Back
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.
Who's the newly single star's best match? Vote now!
But the Ghost Whisperer star tells PEOPLE the split with Jamie Kennedy left "no anger" and "no enemies"
A source says the Ghost Whisperer costars' decision to split was mutual
She also jokes that John Mayer "gave away my game" by revealing details of their sex life
When you break up with someone, how do you expect the people in your life to treat your ex?
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.
The actress moves out of the home they shared in Los Angeles
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.
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.
Jesse was too attention-starved. Brendan was too spacey. Darrick was too needy, not to mention a big-time conservative.
Rosie and her new girlfriend will blend their lives, their homes - and their 10 kids
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.
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.
Tabloid culture is pretty cynical about this whole l-o-v-e thing.
The premiere is only four days away! Make your musical predictions for the sequel's pivotal moments
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.
Wicks appears heartbroken, but says the former couple will address their split soon
The actor has parted ways with Mark Cornelson, his boyfriend of two years
The Ghost Whisperer star calls her boyfriend Jamie Kennedy "the most awesome person"
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.
Though he worked Vegas and Atlantic City, he kept to himself after a romantic split
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.
"All of a sudden, you have to find life by yourself," she says in an interview before her split with Tony Romo
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."
"I truly appreciate all the love and support," the reality star tells her fans
The athletic director of Eastern Illinois University tells PEOPLE the NFL star and Natalie Smith are "friends"
Mayer's friend, pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, says the pair won't get back together
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!).
Though they never confirmed they were dating, the actress and the singer have broken up
Is the supermodel, who broke up with Leonardo DiCaprio in June, on the rebound?
He tries to focus on golf in Tahoe while Jessica Simpson sticks close to home a week after the breakup
The former spouses, now both suddenly single, haven't spoken in two years
Presley says her ex was worried he would "end up" like Elvis - and that their marriage was not a sham
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.
The onetime couple release tracks seemingly about each other - vote for your fave
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.
Police crack down on gay pride march in Moscow, Russia. CNN's Matthew Chance reports
The singer says performing her breakup song, "So What," with lines about Hart, is "funny now"
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."
The pair stay in touch and see each other, but a source says Ronson has no plans to take Lohan back
She clears up rumors that she and her ex are reconciling - and praises beau Justin Gaston
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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