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New York Magazine’s Sex Lives: How a Breakup Can Ruin You

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This week, Stanford psychologist Lauren Howe explains why some people take breakups brutally and others seem to move on in the time it takes to sing “All By Myself.”

The good news — or devastating news, depending on how you look at it — is that actually has nothing to do with the breakup or the relationship, and everything to do with the person. Before we get into why breakups suck more for some, we have a heated debate about the recent “news” that Hitler has a micropenis. Can one man’s penis problem really explain why historical events occurred? (Or justify bad deeds?) No. With Allison P. Davis, Maureen O’Connor, and David Wallace-Wells.

A new episode of Sex Lives can be found each week on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Sex Lives: How a Breakup Can Ruin You