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Published by POOSH

The basic “no contact rule” means 30 days without reaching out to your ex. According to, there are five psychological stages a man goes through during the no contact period. Stage one: your ex is calm and assured of his decision. This typically lasts three days to a week. In stage two, he is worried after he doesn’t hear from you. Stage three: he gets angry after he realizes he’s being ignored, which hits at two to two and a half weeks post-breakup. In stage four, he has a confrontation about what he lost. Enter stage five: the hope of contact, which happens at the three- to four-week mark.


How to Tell You’re with MR. WRONG

Published by POOSH

Dating is different for everyone. Maybe you’re a serial app dater or find yourself in long-distance relationships. No matter the situation, if it doesn’t work out, heartbreak hurts. The way we handle breakups is also different for everyone—for some, it calls for a solid GNO wearing a spicy new outfit followed by wine on the couch. For others, it can mean sulking while listening to a sappy playlist—whatever it takes to get your mind off of him or her, right?



Published by POOSH

There’s no easy way to end a relationship. Facing the facts that a fling/long-distance romance/long-term bond has ended hurts—no matter how you slice it. But when it comes to how you end the romance, that’s where you can proactively help yourself heal if you do it the right way. Which is why we reached out to Heartbreak Coach, Claire Byrne, to guide us on the healthiest way to call it quits. Read on for Byrne’s expert insight and advice.



Published by POOSH

Is friends with benefits a scam? Can anyone do this successfully? We tapped Heartbreak Coach, Claire Byrne, to dish advice on how to cross the line from friend zone to bedroom buddies.


For All the Women Whose New Year Isn’t off to a Great Start

Published by The Every Girl

Were the holidays not as cracked up as you’d have liked them to be? Did they leave you feeling stuck, depressed, and uninspired to make a fresh start with all the goals your heart would love to achieve in 2019?

I hear you.   


How a Life Coach Healed Her Broken Heart

Published by The Every Girl

In my late 20s, I experienced my first real adult heartbreak, with zero tools on how to cope with the excruciating pain.

Thankfully, I had just moved to Los Angeles — the mecca for all kinds of healing modalities, which this very fast-paced, disconnected New Yorker was desperate to try in the thick of her grief. For the first time, I was attending yoga classes for emotional and spiritual guidance, versus powering through a practice with the intention of burning the most amount of calories in the least amount of time. I sought out reiki masters, bought boatloads of crystals, and absorbed myself in EVERY self-help book on heartache and loss.