Articles about Breakups and your Ex


Author: Benjamin Ritter, MBA, MPH, EdD, is a Chicago based social entrepreneur, coach, consultant, and expert in the fields of personal and professional leadership development with the mission to simplify health, wealth, and happiness.

He is the founder Live for yourself (LFY) Consulting, a personal and professional consulting/coaching service that works with business owners and senior leasers in taking back control of their life. Dr. Benjamin Ritter is also the host of the Live for yourself podcast and LIVE events, author of The Live for Yourself Journal, and The Essentials, creator of The Breakup Supplement, and a freelance expert and writer who has worked for Dose Media, The Great Love Debate, The Huffington Post, TheGoodMenProject, ManTalks, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, Bustle, and more. You can find out more at


4 Signs Your Relationship Is Just Not Working, No Matter How Hard You Try

It can be so much easier to end a relationship when you're no longer happy in it than it is when you and bae are in love, but the relationship still isn't working. Unfortunately, some relationships simply don't work despite how desperately we may want them to.


How To Survive Running Into Past RelationshipS

We're trying to make our way to the front of the bar on a crowded night. I give a hug to a friend I once casually dated. “Oh who's that?” the girl I'm with asks.I reply, “Just a friend.”


The Science Of Closure And If You Really Need It

Closure is a relatively new term created to help describe the end stages of grieving.

In the book, The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us, published in 2011, sociologist Nancy Berns discusses how the term “closure,” introduced in the 1990s, has negatively affected how we view grieving and created a new market for closure-based businesses.


Why Revisiting Your Exes Is Easier Than Finding Someone New

Revisiting old relationships, from friends with benefits to serious relationships, is easier than trying to find someone new, and interestingly enough, your mind actually prefers it, and motivates you to seek them out over new relationships, too…


There's Nothing Wrong With Breaking Up Over The Holidays

If you're in a bad relationship over the holidays, you're doing yourself more harm than good. Also, if your friends were sick of hearing you talk about your bad relationship before, they are even more sick of seeing your couple's holiday posts on social media.


Can You Have Sex With Your Ex... And Feel OK?

You know you should stop, but you try and convince yourself it's not a big deal. What's the harm? Oh yeah... you're not OK.

A serious relationship changes you physiologically. It rewires the circuits in your brain to be attached, happier, relaxed, and even more turned on when you partner is around, which is why sex with an ex usually seems like a great idea…


Can A Rebound Be Healthy? Yes, But Only In One Case

You've recently gotten out of -- climbed, struggled, dealt with -- a serious relationship, and you're craving some sort of intimacy and comfort. You could go back to your ex, but you broke up for a reason. Maybe you should find a rebound, maybe even another ex, but would that make things better or worse?