Relationships

For Those Stuck in a Relationship

This is for those among us who are, secretly very stuck,  that is, who are entirely committed to staying, wholly tempted to leave and entirely unable to resolve their dilemma one way or the other. You, the stuck one, alternate between periods in which you manage to convince yourself that it might after all be… Continue reading For Those Stuck in a Relationship

Relationships

A Non-Tragic View of Breaking Up

MCL News of the end of relationships tends to be greeted with deep solemnity in our societies; it is hard not to think of a breakup except in terms of a minor tragedy. People will offer condolences as they might after a funeral. This in turn reflects an underlying philosophy of love, we are taught… Continue reading A Non-Tragic View of Breaking Up

Relationships

Can Exes Still be Friends?

Mersam Consulting There are some very strong and socially-endorsed reasons why partners breaking up generally try to remain friends. To the person being, however nicely rejected, the promise of friendship can feel like an emotionally-reassuring consolation prize. You may no longer be allowed to share their bed, have children with them or end our days… Continue reading Can Exes Still be Friends?