My Broken Heart

I guess my soulmate wasn't all he was cracked up to be. You know this has to be the last time I write about him because it is completely driving me crazy dealing with this whole thing. I bet all of you are getting sick of hearing about it. I am sick of talking about it, writing about it, and seriously, thinking about it. I have no clue as to what this man wants from me. I don't have a clue as to what God wants from me. Is it blood? I mean come on I am so fed up. I have no idea what I am doing or why I am doing it. I felt this sense of, stay where you are and hang in there. I got all these signs I had asked for and guess what?? I haven't talked to him in over a week, no more like a week and a half. For no reason he has stopped calling me and now I have stopped calling him.

He wanted me to stay with him one evening, I did, after I wasn't talking to him because of the same old same old. He came to my house left a note on my door, he let me stay with him, after a year, told me he never let anyone stay there before since his ex wife. I believed him, then he didn't want a commitment and he wasn't good for me, ok so, let me go, is what I told, him, and he quit calling, then I talked to him again three weeks later when he asked me to come stay again. That night I knew something was different, but it wasn't him it was me and when I left the next morning I heard a voice say to me, I will not let you fall this time, and I haven't heard from him since. I have not cried yet, well I take that back the last message I left I did cry towards the end of the message, and I told him I couldn't believe I was back here once again and that was why I cried. Because I feel like a fool. I don't understand anything about this whole past year. I don't know why I held onto him for so long. It was exactly a year and a half.

I thought with time it would be different. I asked for all these signs and got them, ya know there was something I was to take from this and I guess I got it. I am so sad though. I am sad because I feel like I haven't figured out what it was I was to learn. I don't regret my time with Jon, and I don't resent him or feel any bad thoughts towards him. I want him to be happy and I honestly love him enough to let him go and find that happiness. I want him to find love whether it be with me or someone else. I didn't make a mistake in being with him, my mistake may have been giving everything I had to him and not taking anything for me in return. Where ever he is though and whomever he is with, I hope he is happy and I am finally hoping to close this chapter in my life for once and for all.

Jon, I miss you and I don't regret a thing, but this is it. I knew one day I would get to this place. I tried my best over and over and I am worn out. I let myself need you and you taught me a lot and I wish you nothing but happiness, true love and peace, you know I knew you better than anyone and I reached a place with you not many have. I know that and I know you do too, and that is ok. Please allow me time to heal and maybe one day I can be your friend, right now it is to painful. But you are always on my mind and always will be in my heart. Just allow me the time to heal. I miss you and I love you truly, enough to say good-bye.

Vaughn Pascal

To Dakota: I love you.

To Jon: Yesterday, maybe even tomorrow, but not forever as I once thought..

In The News:

Avatar Love? New ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Explores How VR Could Impact Relationships  Singularity HubThis week, the widely-anticipated fifth season of the dystopian series Black Mirror was released on Netflix. The storylines this season are less focused on far-out ...
In Romantic Relationships, People Have a 'Type', Finds New Study  Interesting EngineeringA new study by social psychologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) is revealing that when it comes to dating people really do have a 'type.' The research ...
For a Better Relationship, Try the 7-Day Love Challenge  The New York TimesGet a week's worth of simple, science-based steps you can take to help foster a deeper connection to your partner.
In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a 'type': Study finds consistency among people's current and past partners  Science DailyResearchers show that people do indeed have a 'type' when it comes to dating, and that despite best intentions to date outside that type -- for example, after a ...
Relationships: yes, you do have a type – and it's likely to be your ex, new study suggests  The Conversation - UKNew research finds that people tend to prefer a specific personality type across partners - and its usually one that resembles their own.
Toxic Behaviors That Kill Relationships  Inc.No matter how you look at it, relationships are among the most powerful assets you have to achieve success in life and at work. Yet too many of us unwittingly ...
5 Celebrity Relationships that Ended in a Bitter Divorce  Showbiz Cheat SheetFind out which celebrity couples ended in an ugly divorce battle.
The Little Things That Affect Our Work Relationships  Harvard Business ReviewOne afternoon a manager we'll call Kassie sent an email to her teammate, Harrison, explaining why she hadn't included him in a meeting with a group of ...
New study finds that in relationships we do have a 'type' after all - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta PostIf youve ever come out of a relationship and thought you need to start dating someone different from your usual type, it might not be as easy as it seems ...
Fire Emblem: Three Houses mixes strategy with Persona-style relationships  The VergeNintendo's latest strategy game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses on the Switch, blends together traditional, tactical combat with deep social relationships ...
Relationships And Results  Above the LawIf you deliver consistently and foster strong working relationships, it can go a long way toward making it easier to manage it all.
Science Suggests You Actually Do Have a Type, And It's Probably Your Ex  ScienceAlert"They're just not my type." Whether during private conversation with a trusted friend, or while watching a favourite romantic comedy, we've all heard these words ...
How your childhood can impact your current relationships  IamExpat in the NetherlandsOur past experiences influence our present ones – that's nothing new or surprising. But how exactly, and why? This article discusses how our childhood can ...
3 Steps to Break Your Painful Relationship Patterns  PsychCentral.comWhat we think about relationships defines how we experience them. Here are three ways to break the loop of painful relationship patterns.
Signs you are the problem in your relationship  FeminaYou have been in a series of failed relationships. In fact, there's a pattern you could see - it all starts like a dream which then crashes in no time. While you may ...
Imperfect relationships are at the heart of Aggretsuko season 2  PolygonThe second season of Aggretsuko brings Retsuko's relationships — platonic, work, familial, and romantic — to the forefront and shows us that not every ...
This Is Your Favorite 'Grey's Anatomy' Relationship, Based On Your Zodiac Sign  Elite DailyLike most Shondaland shows, Grey's Anatomy has a way of ripping your heart open with every single tragedy and heartbreak. The upside? With new couples ...
Bipolar Disorder and Relationships: 5 Ways to Help Your Loved Ones Help You  Yahoo LifestyleIf you're struggling to live with a friend or family member because of clashes rooted in your bipolar disorder, you're not alone. About 2.8% of Americans have a ...
7 most common relationship killers and how to fix them  Times of IndiaLook out for the signs of 'silent killers' to protect your relationship with your partner from hitting the rock bottom.​
Did the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Rumors Affect His Relationship with Irina Shayk?  Showbiz Cheat SheetThere were rumors that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were having an affair. Find out if they affected his relationship with Irina Shayk.
Anglican leaders explore global church and state relationships during USPG gathering  Episcopal News Service[Anglican Communion News *Service*] Navigating the changing relationship between the state and the church has been the focus of discussions between ...
Ever wondered why your relationships seldom last?  VanguardIf a relationship doesn't last more than six weeks or so, there's probably a perfectly simple explanation. No big deal. No hard feelings. No problem. But if no ...
We all have a 'type' in relationships - but can you break free from it?  Telegraph.co.ukAs he walks into the room wearing a cable-knit jumper and a smirk, I know I'm done for.
What The June 16th Jupiter-Neptune Square Horoscope Means For Your Love Life And Relationships Until September 2019  YourTangoWhen Jupiter square Neptune on June 16th, our zodiac signs will follow our love horoscope's words of encouragement. This transit in astrology means we need ...
Gwyneth Paltrow's unconventional approach to marriage, sex and relationships  Metro.co.ukA look inside Gwyneth Paltrow's musings on relationships as she reveals she and husband Brad Falchuk don't live together full-time.
Psych: 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Relationships | ScreenRant  Screen RantOver the course of its eight season run from 2006 to 2014, the USA Network dramedy Psych routinely proved that it had some of the best writing and casting in ...
How to End a Friendship  The New York TimesThe rules governing romantic love are clearer. But few relationships are meant to last forever.
My Vinyl Countdown discovers life is about connections, relationships  AL.comLongtime journalist Mike Oliver writes frequently about being diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. He explains that the disease messes with brain connections ...
When You Talk About Relationships, Do You Say 'I' or 'We'? Your Choice Is Revealing, Psychology Study Suggests  NewsweekYour so-called "attachment style" when it comes to relationships could actually affect the language that you use to describe your significant other, according to a ...
Small age gap gives more stable relationships  Statistics NetherlandsWhich relationship last longest? Young cohabitants or married? What is the impact of a larger age gap and of different education levels?
Family floater policies only cover legally recognized relationships  LivemintExcept for spouse, children and parents, any other member of the family are only considered as custodian of the insurance proceeds.
Botswana Has Decriminalized Same-Sex Relationships in Landmark Ruling  FortuneBotswana has decriminalized same-sex relationships in a landmark ruling by the country's highest court. A law, which came with a prison sentence of up to ...
CSI: Best & Worst Relationships, Ranked | ScreenRant  Screen RantFrom Greg and Morgan to Sara and Grissom which CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is your favorite? Which is the worst? Here are the duos ranked.
How to Use Astrology to Improve Your Relationships  VICEVICE astrologer Annabel Gat explains how astrology can be your ultimate wingperson—if you use it the right way.
The Secret To a Successful Longterm Relationship - Why Love is So Hard  The Good Men ProjectAlthough it is true that we fall in love, that does not mean that once we fall, we just simply lie there. The infatuating sense of love that we feel when we first fall for ...
Experts Say These 7 Things Can Save A Failing Relationship  BustleAll relationships go through rought patches. But if yours is really bad, it can leave you feeling like things may be coming to an end. The good news is, ...
"Riverdale" Cast Relationship Statuses IRL - Who "Riverdale" Stars Are Dating in 2019  Seventeen.comWhile you may track every kiss, break up, and drama-filled moment of Bughead, Varchie, and Choni, the Riverdale stars keep their off-screen relationships a ...
‘I love my partner more since his affair’ – Guardian readers on being betrayed  The Guardian'I love my partner more since his affair' – Guardian readers on being betrayed.
People in polyamorous relationships diversify their need fulfillment across multiple partners  PsyPostNew research provides insight into why some people choose to have multiple romantic relationships at the same time. The findings suggest that this ...
5 things that can save a failing relationship  FeminaUps and downs in a relationship are not unheard of, but if you feel you have reached the lowest phase you have ever had, you need to take action before it goes ...
Sony explores robot-human relationship with Affinity in Autonomy exhibition  DezeenSony has staged an artificial intelligence-themed exhibition in Milan, featuring a field of white spheres that move as if they have their own personality.
Why I stopped blaming men for everything wrong in my relationships  Los Angeles TimesWhen they say dating in L.A. is hard, they are not kidding. I moved here with my then-boyfriend, and now ex-fiancé, from New York City. After four years together ...
Are we moving towards a society were everyone is polyamorous?  Metro.co.ukSo many Hollywood stories rely on the search for 'the one' – that single person we can grow old with. But marriage is decreasing in popularity, divorce is ...
Do you have a relationship type?  FeminaUniversity of Toronto researchers have found that people may have a type in romantic relationships!
Glamour's Samantha Barry says 'networking' doesn't work—this is what she does instead  CNBCGlamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry explains why she doesn't use the word "networks" when talking about networking. Plus, networking advice and ...
Parent Children Relationships blossoms in Dyker, Sunset parks  Brooklyn ReporterA local group that cleans up parks in Sunset and Dyker continues to rise in numbers. Parent Children Relationships, a nonprofit and private-public partnership ...
5 Steps To Restore Trust In Your Marriage When You Feel Betrayed By Your Partner  YourTangoBeing able to trust your partner is an incredibly important part of any marriage or relationship. Here's what to do when boundaries in marriage have been ...
5 Barriers to the Relationships You Need to Win in Business (and How to Overcome Them)  Inc.If you are a business professional or owner today, success is more and more about relationships. People relationships are the key to career growth, more than ...
Lost: 5 Best And 5 Worst Relationships | ScreenRant  Screen RantEven for a show that primarily focused on mysteries and strange things that occurred on the island, Lost had several engaging and well-written relationships in ...
Are Your Emotional Hot Buttons Affecting Your Relationships?  Psychology TodayWhat are the emotional hot buttons that lead you to overreact? Is there a certain way that people look at you, talk to you, or act in general that leads you to ...
Girl throws acid on boyfriend for ending relationship  Business StandardIn an unprecedented case, a girl attacked her boyfriend with acid after he ended their relationship, in the belief that he would be forced to marry her if he was ...
Alcohol's role in the relationship between Sweden and Norway  ScienceNordicNorwegians and Swedes have a common ancestry and share languages that are so similar that they can mutually understand each other. But there's one area ...
Why Jessica & Trish's Relationship On 'Jessica Jones' Is The Show's Real Love Story  BustleJessica Jones doesn't excel at having close relationships, but one person who has consistently been by her side is her best friend and adopted sister Trish ...
Money & relationships: What to do if your spouse spends impulsively?  Times of IndiaIndia Business News: If your partner spends impulsively then the first step is to understand the reason for this lack of financial discipline which could be related to ...
A-list couples' relationship secrets - from separate bathrooms to 'two-week rule'  Irish MirrorHollywood stars' secrets revealed as the big names tell all about their happy homelife.
7 Signs of an Abusive Relationship  WebMDAbusive relationships aren't defined only by physical violence. Abuse comes in many forms – emotional, psychological, sexual. And, though you might think it ...
Katrina Kaif on denying relationship with Salman and Ranbir: I may not have been entirely honest  India TodayKatrina Kaif, who dated Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor in the past, revealed that she was not completely truthful when she denied her relationship in public.
Iconic father-daughter musical relationships | Entertainment  Jamaica GleanerMost children of entertainers grow up with a love for the industry. When you are the child of musical icons like dancehall's first king, Yellowman, and reggae's ...
The Secret Mojo That Improves Your Health, Career And Relationships, Plus Adds Years To Your Life  Forbes10 Little Know Habits You Can Learn To Maximize Your Health, Happiness, Career Productivity And Even Extend Your Life.
Love Island 2019: Joe's behaviour on show is 'immature' and 'childlike', relationship expert states  The IndependentIn the few days that the new series of Love Island has been on, the reality television show has already sparked heated debates about relationship "red flags".
Four words that completely change the way you think about your relationship  The StandardThe idealistic people among us might think that relationships should be pretty easy and straightforward. You meet someone, you go on dates, you fall for each ...
You Need Help: What Does a Healthy Relationship Look Like?  AutostraddleWhat is it you are unlearning? What are the narratives about yourself that you are unraveling from your heart like so much tangled yarn? And can you be gentle ...
How to have better conversations and get your relationships moving forward  Big ThinkUncomfortable conversations are often much more uncomfortable than they need to be because of how we handle them. If we approach them with dread, we're ...
Do People Use YouTubers to Replace Real Relationships?  Psychology TodayNew research clarifies drivers of YouTube overuse.
Money & relationships: What should you do if your spouse spends impulsively?  Economic TimesBuying on an impulse not only disrupts the budget but also impacts financial goals. ET Wealth tells you how to deal with the issue without hurting your marriage.
Polyamorous Relationship - Difference Between Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, and Open Relationships  Prevention.comRelationships used to be simpler. Traditionally in the United States, the vast majority of people in relationships were monogamous, whereas the few remaining ...
Five hard truths about relationships nobody wants to believe  The StandardFor a relationship to work, both partners need to put in a lot of hard work.
The Simpsons: The 5 Best & 5 Worst Relationships | ScreenRant  Screen RantWith an endless list of characters in the town of Springfield, there are been some truly memorable romantic pairings from The Simpsons over the years.
Is Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s Relationship in Serious Trouble?  The CutActor-director Bradley Cooper and supermodel Irina Shayk's relationship has been showing signs of fray. Now tabloids are speculating upon an imminent ...
Combing through someone's phone could lead to end of relationship -- or not  Science DailyFor some people, the thought of their partner, friend or colleague snooping through their phone, reading their texts and emails, is an automatic deal breaker.
Degrassi: 5 Best & 5 Worst Relationships | ScreenRant  Screen RantFrom major romances to the worst of the worst, these were the couples the fans loved and hated in the Degrassi franchise.
The new rules for dating over 50  Sydney Morning HeraldGhosting. Orbiting. Deep-liking. The real meaning behind that request to move the chat to WhatsApp … This is all you need to know when looking for love online.
Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Make Their Relationship Instagram Official  ELLE.comCara Delevingne and her girlfriend Ashley Benson are finally Instagram official in honor of Pride month. The model posted a video of her kissing Benson with the ...
Maids Moreton: Murder accused admits faking relationships  BBC NewsA man accused of murdering a university lecturer and conspiring to murder a retired headmistress has admitted fraudulently being in relationships with them ...
Can youth build better relationships? 'Respectfully,' yes, says Lt. Gov. Polito  Berkshire EaglePITTSFIELD — In an effort to reach youths with messages about building positive relationships, state and local officials have decided to meet them where they ...
The Raptors Are Uniting Canadians And Strengthening Father-Daughter Relationships  CBC.caWe're not basketball fans. But jumping on this bandwagon has turned out to be good for the family.
Money and marriage: Materialistic people are less likely to have satisfying and stable relationship  Times of IndiaFor centuries, people have witnessed this debate over love and money. Now even science proves that marrying for money does not guarantee happiness.
7 Surprising Signs Your Relationship May Not Be Headed Towards Marriage, According To Experts  BustleSometimes it takes people a little while to figure out what it is they really want out of a relationship. But if marriage is what you really want, it's better to know ...
Let's make it mandatory to teach respectful relationships in every Australian school  The Conversation AUMedia reports of findings from the latest National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey caused a stir in recent days, with some ...
Mindy Kaling Set The Record Straight On Her Relationship With BJ Novak  Refinery29Fans have speculated about Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak's relationship for years (friends or dating?) — and now, Kaling is setting the record straight.
Secret to making your relationships healthy and strong  Business DailySolutions are easier when you shift the focus from the person to the problem.
Celebrity Relationships That Began on Social Media  Showbiz Cheat SheetGiven the amount of time stars spend on Instagram, it should come as no surprise that many of Hollywood's prominent couples first began on social media.
14 women share the rules they make their partners follow for a happy relationship  cosmopolitan.com (UK)BRB, trying every single one of these relationship rules women set for their partners.
One In Three People Do These 7 Surprising Things In Their Relationships  BustleIt's easy to look at other people's relationships and feel like yours is lacking in many ways. But the reality is, you can never truly know what's going on in a ...
Long-distance Relationship Quotes That Will Make You Feel Close, Even When You're Far Apart  Travel+LeisureHow do you make a long-distance relationship work? You have to make the time you have together count. And when you're not in the same city, both you.
Lady Gaga Knew Bradley Cooper’s Relationship With Irina Was ‘Struggling’ For A While  Hollywood LifeAs close as Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper became while filming and promoting 'A Star Is Born,' she saw the signs that his relationship with Irina Shayk was in ...
THE DOGFATHER: Building a relationship  Northwich GuardianCarson is our cat. I feed him, clean his room and launder his bed. He doesn't know or care but I do it.
3 Dating Fantasies Distracting You From Finding A Real Relationship  mindbodygreen.comSome seemingly romantic interactions can feel exciting, but in reality they're just distracting you from more stable potential connections.
'It was an actual discovery': Navigating sex after a long-term relationship  Sydney Morning HeraldSex can be daunting after a long-term relationship ends, but it needn't be.
Men and Women Are Sharing the 'Simple Rules' For a Better Relationship  menshealth.comIn a Reddit thread, men and women are revealing the simple rules and agreements that have helped things run much more smoothly in their romantic ...
Katrina Kaif on relationships: "Some things can still upset you. But that’s fine, I face it."  Vogue IndiaIn a recent interview, Katrina Kaif spoke about her past relationship, and how she moved on from it. Here's what the actor had to say.
4 relationship therapists agree on the top 4 things to never say in an argument  Well+GoodEven the healthiest partnership is subject to relationship arguments. But here, three relationship therapists share the 4 things to never say in a fight.
Kevin Clifton reflects on ‘ruined relationships’ amid Stacey Dooley ‘romance'  ExpressKEVIN CLIFTON has hinted at the reason why his previous relationship were “ruined” as he liked a cryptic post on Instagram, amid claims he's dating Strictly ...
Ouran High School Host Club: 5 Best & 5 Worst Relationships | CBR  CBROuran High School Host Club may be a hilarious pastiche of common manga tropes, but here are 10 relationships that still affected us.
FYI, Nonmonogamy Is Not The Answer To All Your Relationship Problems  mindbodygreen.comIf you're considering an open relationship because you hope it'll help fix your relationship, think again. A consensual nonmonogamy expert explains.
The prison inside: Japan's hikikomori lack relationships, not physical spaces  The Japan TimesFifty-three-year-old Kenji Yamase doesn't fit the traditional image of a hikikomori, but then perceptions of Japan's social recluses are changing. "People.
Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn't Always Live With Her Husband. A Relationship Expert Says There Can Be Benefits to That.  Yahoo NewsGwyneth Paltrow, the Oscar-winning actor and lifestyle mogul, made headlines this week when she revealed that she and her husband, producer Brad Falchuk, ...
Kourtney Kardashian Admits Her Unconventional Relationship With Scott Disick Is Inspired By Her Parents  Showbiz Cheat SheetEveryone is a little bit obsessed with Kourtney Kardashian's relationship with her ex-boyfriend and baby daddy Scott Disick. These two don't just get along for the ...
Our distant relationship from our planet is costing us dear  Stuff.co.nz"We live in a spiritual reality as well as a physical one. We know who we are because of our relationships with the land and with our ancestors; and we know ...
US-UK special relationship is more special than Xi-Putin bromance  South China Morning PostThe 'big five' of the UN Security Council have split into two alliances: the US, Britain and France in one, China and Russia in the other. One of the relationships ...

Romantic Gift Guide

It is a commonly held belief, mainly amongst men, that... Read More

Assuming Personal Responsibility in Relationships

Stephen Covey in 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families says... Read More

Affairs: Advice for the Couple

Recovering from an affair is hard work and will take... Read More

Common Relationship Problems

The essential problem in any bad relationship is a breakdown... Read More

Why We Chose The Person We Love

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to... Read More

Should I Give Up Me To Not Lose You?

How far can you afford to bend your values to... Read More

Diamond Alternatives ? There Are Some Great Options

There is little doubt that diamonds are one of the... Read More

To Love Forever

Emotionally healthy men and women almost always share their lives... Read More

Are You Codependent or Independent?

Why is it that depending on others to fulfill our... Read More

Feel Like a (Romantic) Kid Again

If the start of the school year makes you a... Read More

Is Your Husband or Wife Cheating? Five Great Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator!

Discovering an affair in your relationship is indispensable, but that's... Read More

Does a Woman Want a Strong Christian Man?

Most women say they want a strong religious man who... Read More

Great Relationships: How to Get the Spark Back

Losing the spark - simply, if you will, falling out... Read More

Great Relationships: How to Solve Problems and Have Fun Too

I recently came across this quote:"There is a time in... Read More

Relationship Problems: Solvable or Unsolvable

Every so often, I will hear a relationship speaker claim... Read More

Find Your Love as Early as Possible

Life is made of innumerable dots. Dots, which are part... Read More

Relationship Conflict: The 3 Cs of Resolving Conflict

"And they lived happily ever after.........."Yeah right.Perhaps I'm a little... Read More

10 Things Never to Say to A Guy

1. WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN? You'll see him... Read More

Never Ever Show Youre Jealous

O.k., you're standing there all alone at a party and... Read More

Great Relationships: Checkbook Battles and How to Solve Them

"You can't hold on to a dime. Do you own... Read More

A Heat-scar Named Desire

Where on earth is my "play on words" taking me... Read More

You CAN Improve Your Relationship

It seems as if creating successful relationships with our significant... Read More

Relationship Problems: Whats Your Contribution?

As the story goes, there was once a farmer and... Read More

Passion or Purpose?

I hate moderation. I hate doing things moderately. I hate... Read More

Are Men and Women Really from Different Planets?

Are men really from Mars, and women from Venus?'what women... Read More