Dec 182014
 
How to Set Boundaries in Marriage

These 9 tips for setting boundaries in marriage will help you and your partner improve your relationship. Based on Henry Cloud and John Townsend’s book about relationship boundaries, these are the most important things to know about how to set boundaries in your marriage. “The most powerful obstacle to setting boundaries in marriage is envy,” write Cloud and Townsend in Boundaries in Marriage. “The Law of Envy states that we

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Dec 152014
 
How to Write a Breakup Letter

These tips for writing a breakup letter will help you say what’s in your heart and on your mind. Knowing how to write a breakup letter is important, but it’s even more important to know what to send along with the breakup letter. I was once given a gift similar to the Gund Plush “I’m Sorry” Teddy Bear along with a breakup letter. It was actually a very thoughtful, kind way to

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Dec 102014
 
 6 Ways to Help Your Depressed Husband

Saying the words “my husband is depressed” is difficult, especially if he isn’t willing to face his depression. These six ways to help your depressed husband cope will help you navigate the rocky terrain of depression and marriage. If you haven’t read up on marriage and depression, consider What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide by Mitch Golant and Susan K. Golant. They

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Dec 022014
 
15 Things You Need to Know About Your Military Marriage

In this article, I combine research findings about military spouses and relationships with practical tips on saving your marriage to a military spouse. If you’re married to a military man, you already know your marriage isn’t the same as a non-military relationship! These tips on how to save your military marriage are based on research about military spouses, deployments, and divorces. Have you heard of Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages?

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Dec 012014
 
How to Stop Money From Causing Relationship Issues

These five ways to stop money from causing issues in your relationship are inspired by my work with women who are leaving unhealthy relationships. The best time to resolve your financial issues is before you’re in a relationship, before you get married, before you’re in debt, and before you’re in too deep. When it comes to money, do you feel out of your element? Read Financial Independence for Women: Take Control

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Nov 192014
 
10 Signs of Good Relationship Advice

You need help with your relationship – but what if you get bad relationship advice? These 10 signs of good relationship advice will help you know if you’re getting tips that will actually save your relationship. One of the best sources of good relationship advice (besides Ann Landers and Dear Abby’s relationship advice column of years ago!) is Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl

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Nov 142014
 
7 Signs He Wants a Relationship With You

How do you know if a guy wants to be with you, and only you? Here are eight signs he wants a relationship with you, to help you decide how much of your heart, time, and energy you should give him. In Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve, Matthew Hussey shares tips for creating a lasting,

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Nov 032014
 
10 Tips for Breaking Free From Toxic Relationships

Breaking free from a toxic relationship is tough, but it’s easier if you have the right help! These tips on how to break from from relationships that are toxic, unhealthy, or abusive are inspired by a comment from a reader. She is done with her relationship – even though she still loves him – but she needs help moving on. In Love Yourself to Health… with Gusto! ABC Guide for

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Oct 312014
 
When to End a Relationship

It’s not easy to know when to end a relationship, especially when you hope things will change. You wish you could go back to the way your relationship was when you first got together, but deep in your heart you know that’s impossible. Getting emotionally and spiritually healthy is the most important thing you can do. Books like Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending

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Oct 282014
 
How to Move on After a Break Up

These tips on moving on after a painful break up will help you find your inner strength. Faith, courage, hope, and trust are the qualities you need to nurture after breaking up with someone you love. It takes strength to believe that the best is yet to come – but believe you must. Every day, I read a blurb from Melody Beattie’s More Language of Letting Go: 366 New Daily

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