The Breakup Coach

October 29, 2009 / 0 COMMENTS

Your iPhone as Breakup Buddy: An App That Protects You From Your Drunk-Dialing Self

Too often during a breakup the phone can become our enemy. It sits there, mocking us with cruel silence while we wait for it to ring with that call from the ex begging us to take him back. And it's all too willing to enable those ill-conceived calls when we're feeling desperate, drunk, or both (that dreaded double-d). I suggested one trick to help you prevent this, but it's good to have multiple weapons in your arsenal against that other dreaded double-D, drunk dialing.

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October 28, 2009 / 0 COMMENTS

Professional Breakup Recovery Services

I'm getting more frequent requests for this information, so to make it easier for anyone interested in hiring me as their personal breakup coach, here are the professional services I offer:

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October 27, 2009 / 0 COMMENTS

Staying Safe After a Breakup When Your Ex is Abusive or Violent

I'm writing a more detailed piece on this topic for, but since it's almost the end of Domestic Violence Awareness month I wanted to post some initial thoughts.  While many of us end up pining away after an elusive ex, too many others have to deal with a former partner who won't leave us alone.  This may range from annoying drunk texts in the middle of the night to real terror and violence.

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October 17, 2009 / 0 COMMENTS

Don't Believe the Reverse-a-Breakup Hype

A lot of people looking for help or advice about a breakup search for it online; that might be how you found me in the first place. Unfortunately a lot of the "help" offered is a marketing scheme designed to prey on the vulnerability and insecurity that we naturally tend to feel in the midst of a breakup in order to squeeze us for some of our hard-earned cash.

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October 13, 2009 / 0 COMMENTS

"Everything I Need to Know I Learned From...": Using Breakup Advice to Deal with Other Life Issues

I wanted to share this great post on B.oB.'s running blog which uses a breakup analogy to explain what a running injury is like. Not only is it clever but it's a good reminder of something that comes up all the time in my conversations as The Breakup Coach: "breakups" don't just happen in romantic relationships. We end up having a lot of the same feelings and problems when there's conflict or breaking off with our friends, our jobs, a favorite activity (like B.o.B's running), and lots of other life situations.

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