unrequited love

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco for a Broken Heart

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco for a Broken Heart

Ani Difranco’s first song on her first album remains one of her most powerful songs. It was also written about the end of a romantic relationship. The song in question, of course, is “Both Hands.” She’s had several decades of life experience since then and has harnessed her pain and sadness to create some of […]

Dumped! The Psychology Of A Breakup

Dumped! The Psychology Of A Breakup

My partner of nearly eight years dumped me last month. Yes, and I mean “dumped.”  There was no doubt the relationship was strained, sure, but like many women in my position I was blindsided nonetheless. And hurt. Did I mention I was hurt? We’d been attempting to maintain an international long-distance relationship for the last […]