breakups

When it comes to breakups, pain is inevitable, but Humans thinks that suffering is optional.

  • Miranda Shepard
    Published about an hour ago
    Was it Something I Said?

    Was it Something I Said?

    According to Bustle 80% of millennials have been ghosted by someone they were dating, and while rejection is never pleasant it can be much harder to cope when someone you like simply drops you. Ghosting is very much a modern trend, and while we'd like to think we're all above it the truth is most of us have done it at some point, too. The soft ghost, sometimes called the 'zombie', and breadcrumbing (giving someone just enough attention to keep them interested) are supposedly less offensive versions of the big G. Of course, there are those who would say that watching someone slowly drift away from you is worse... Whether you're in the middle of that process, seeing them slip further and further away, or you've been completely ghosted it can be hard to know what to do.
  • Gracia Benita Kafunda
    Published about 22 hours ago
    How to get over rejection

    How to get over rejection

    5 Steps to Getting Over Him
  • Lauren Eimicke
    Published 2 days ago
    Sea Crossing Confession

    Sea Crossing Confession

    This time last year, I was sailing around Europe trying to live my best life. I was working again for a company called Yacht Week as a chef and hostess. I'd missed the season prior due to a devastating breakup with my ex-partner that I used to work with. I felt it would be an unhealthy decision to be in the same vicinity.
  • L.S. Price
    Published 3 days ago
    More Than Once

    More Than Once

    More Than Once
  • Sergio Perez Lugo
    Published 3 days ago
    A Raving Lunatic...
  • Carolyn M Gage
    Published 5 days ago
    Summer of A Thousand Deaths

    Summer of A Thousand Deaths

    I had a different life before. One in which I swam purposefully through the ether with the mate to my soul. We recognized our connection as source-- the light and love that others only dream of holding in the physical realm. We fancifully frolicked and literally wept for the rest of the world which couldn’t, or wouldn’t-- out of fear of work or by random exemptive turn of the wheel-- feel such deep knowing of the guiding secrets of the cosmos. We wanted to share all of us, our totality, with everyone. Friends commented on the manifestation of our relationship as tangible, that watching us say goodbye felt like the force of magnets being separated; strangers walked between us and stammered, “Whoa… what was that?” Our eyes would meet and my heart would explode with the validation of being seen, with the possibility that others could feel our love, and with the hope that this kind of love was infinite and could heal so many.
  • Taryn Thomas
    Published 5 days ago
    Don’t Go Looking If You Don’t Want To Know

    Don’t Go Looking If You Don’t Want To Know

    Cheating happens. Point blank it happens. Do not be one of those people with there head in clouds thinking it’ll never happen to you. The moment you do that is the moment it happens sad but true. So cheating happens and it sucks that we even have to think like this, but it does. The fact of the matter is that eventually, so many of us find ourselves in a relationship with someone who is unfortunately unfaithful. Boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, it doesn’t matter, nor does it matter what stage of you relationship your in. People cheat, and good people get hurt because of it. Which flat out sucks. It’s something that impacts a lot of us, and every single time it is an absolute hectic vicious whirlwind of wretched emotions. The suspicion, betrayal, and more so thoughts of, what do you do?
  • Elliot Ames
    Published 6 days ago
    The Friendship I Set On Fire

    The Friendship I Set On Fire

    The second I saw you on the internet: I was was hooked. You were beautiful in every sense of the word, and I wanted to know more.
  • Autumn Raine Moulton-Pierce
    Published 6 days ago
    Catching up

    Catching up

    Good morning, my name is Autumn Raine. Yes, that is my legal middle name. To start with, I am nineteen years old, I have five brothers and sisters (I am the second oldest), and I am getting a divorce. Let's travel back to May of 2018, I was standing in line after school to get my senior prom tickets and my friend introduced me to Josh Lewis. He was very handsome, defined jaw line, bright blue eyes, and a perfect smile. He was skinny but not too skinny, lean but not ripped. At first I paid no mind to him, until the night of prom. My friends and I had a falling out at prom and I as left stranded with no ride home. My friend had come as his date, but she was leaving to go hang out with her boyfriend who was not allowed in. I went up to her to see if she would stay a bit longer so she could give me a ride home, but instead she insisted I ask Josh. So, I did and he said yes. We hung out the rest of the night until the end of prom. He drove me home in his 2006 Scion Tc. We exchanged phone numbers and he drove off. We were messaging late that night and decided to hang out, so I finished the dishes and told my mom I was heading out for a bit. We went to the beach and we talked for hours and hours, before we knew it, it was three in the morning and I had to be up early. He drove me home and I was starstruck. Never would I have known what was going to come next.
  • Tracy Rose
    Published 6 days ago
    The Famous Last words

    The Famous Last words

    I feel immobilized. I’ve been sitting in the car now for I don’t even know how long. Time seems to be standing still. And I’m just stuck as the world continues around me. I can’t get up the strength to drive home. Or maybe I just don’t want to leave this parking lot. I just want to stay here in this tree light shopping center, with the immorally high priced liquor store and deli with putrid coffee. All because I don’t want time to change. I feel ok now but I have no idea how I’ll feel tomorrow or the day after that. And when I say ok, I mean ok in the sense where I won’t hurt anymore from being with you. From things you’ve caused. But there’s a scared feeling that I may lose it. I’m thinking all this through and I realize this is the probably the worst I’ll feel. It should only get better from here on out.
  • Julia Alfred
    Published 6 days ago
    Our Kilonova Experience

    Our Kilonova Experience

    The year is 2017, two neutron stars in a neighboring galaxy are noticed spiraling towards each other. The gradual closeness between these two heavenly bodies caused a distortion in space and time which generated ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were felt all the way back here on earth. The two stars; unaware of their shift towards each other, ended up colliding. They exploded into his huge, beautiful fireball, an event later referred to as a Kilonova, that could be seen burning brightly through the telescopic lens of everyone who managed to witness the event. The Kilonova possibly contained a massive amount of gold, platinum and uranium; elements which scientists believe are normally formed from explosions of this nature. Elements that add great value to our success and evolution here on earth.
  • Katherine Pilon
    Published 7 days ago
    Forgive & and forget?

    Forgive & and forget?

    People say that you need to forgive people who have hurt you in your life in order to make peace with your future and move on. It is said that if u hold a grudge towards anyone who has hurt you that you will not have a peaceful life. Do you believe that? Do you think that hate holds you back from living your life? Has someone hurt you?, have you forgave them to save your heart and mind? Did u move on like they didn’t exist and live your life to the fullest? How do you feel about forgiving people for what they do and forgetting? Is there a limit to what they do that determines if they deserve forgiveness? Or it is no matter what they do you need to forgive them to live peaceful? Or doesn’t what someone do to you not matter if you forgive them or not?