How Not To F*ck Up Your Life – One Week at a Time (November 29, 2022)

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

How Not To F*ck Up Your Life – One Week at a Time

TikTok Psychologist

November 29, 2022

Break or Broken up

Be bold & talk to your partner about what going “on a break” means before it happens!!

If you’re on a break, are you broken up? Guys, I get this question all the time. If you’re the one who wants the break, it’s usually because you want to try on somebody new. But what if you’re the one being left behind and still being loyal? Before any kind of break, it’s really important to have that loyalty conversation so that you’re on the same page. If you’re officially on a break, psychologically, I would say that that is a break up! So you’re both officially free to explore how you please.

Break or Breakup, is there a difference?

It is vitally important to be on the same page – especially if y’all want to get back together one day!!!


How common is infidelity?

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Just how common is infidelity? We know that it occurs 20%-25% of marriages and 75% of dating relationships. Cheating often leads to the relationship ending, but there are some circumstances when people do stay and forgive. That’s when they share kids, they choose themselves, you’re dependent upon the person financially, or you know that it will never reoccur again. Every relationships is as unique as each individual in the relationship. So it’s always up to you to make the determination whether to stay or leave a relationship after infidelity. But I have a couple of rules: Remember that no single event in anybody’s life ever defines someone’s character, and never stay with a repeated offender.

Consider it a win

Remember – sometimes relationships run their course & that’s okay!!!

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