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Posted on October 17, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Healing from Difficult Breakups

My latest essay describes simple ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system to support the process of healing from a breakup: “Studies of fMRI scans show that breakups affect the same areas of the brain associated with drug addiction and withdrawal. The process of ending our intimate connections with loved ones can take a profound physiological Read More

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Shining Light on Internet Rage

Today, I published Shining Light on Internet Rage: Shaming People Online is Easy; Making Change in the Real World is Not about the controversy that erupted over my earlier essay, Shining Light on Cutoff Culture. The outrage against me began when a feminist advice blogger wrote a critique of my piece, labeling me “entitled” and distorting an anecdote Read More

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Posted on January 11, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

Breakups and Cutoff Culture

Cutting off  exes not only hurts our former partners but limits our own growth as well. Most of us don’t blink when a friend says they’ve cut off an ex. But if you’ve ever been cut off by someone you care deeply for, then you know how distinctly painful an experience it can be. While Read More

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Posted on November 6, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Shining Light on Cutoff Culture

[fancy_header3 variation=”blue” textColor=”#000000″]Cutting off exes not only hurts our former partners but limits our own growth as well.[/fancy_header3] Most of us don’t blink when a friend says they’ve cut off an ex. But if you’ve ever been cut off by someone you care deeply for, then you know how distinctly painful an experience it can Read More