Feb 272015
How to Be Financially Independent in a Controlling Relationship

These tips on how to become financially independent when you have a controlling husband are inspired by The Parable of the Forest Pit – and by a reader who asked for financial help on my article about getting money to leave your husband. Read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It’s the most important financial book ever written because it’s not about investing money, getting rich quick, making a budget, or

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Feb 232015
Are You a Hopeless Romantic or Just Fooling Yourself?

The Parable of the Hopeless Romantic will help you see the difference between fooling yourself about your relationship versus being a hopeless romantic. If you’re fooling yourself, it’s time to let go. If you already know you’re a hopeless romantic and you want to improve your relationship, get 10,000 Ways to Say I Love You: 10th Anniversary Edition by Gregory Godek. You’ll find surprise ideas for saying “I love you”, back-to-basics classics

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Feb 192015
How Long to Wait Before Starting a New Relationship

You need time to heal after a breakup – but how much time is enough? These tips on how long to wait before starting a new relationship will help you make sure you’re off to a good start. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment, Steve Harvey shares relationship wisdom that will help you know when it’s time

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Feb 162015
When You Can’t Let Go of the Past

What do you do when you’re stuck and can’t seem to move on? Here’s what to do when you can’t let go of the past – whether it’s a relationship, job, person, or even a pet – inspired by the Parable of the Serene Queen. In The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does, Sonja Lyubomirsky shares where happiness is really

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Feb 132015
How to Forget About Your Ex

Inspired by a love parable and a reader’s comment, these five tips on how to forget about your ex will help you move on. You’ll also learn why it’s so hard to forget your ex – even when you know your relationship was unhealthy and even toxic. In How to Let Go of Someone You Love, I share 75 things that help people move past the past, forget about the

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Feb 122015
How to Find the Best Gifts for Boyfriends

These strategies for finding the best gifts for boyfriends will help you choose the perfect gift. Gift ideas, plus how to know what the best gift for him is. I also included a parable to illustrate my tips on how to find the best gift – it’s The Gift of Insults parable. If your boyfriend likes to eat (who doesn’t?) and needs quick pick me ups, get him Buffalo Bills Beef

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Feb 092015
5 Ways to Know if You’re Settling in a Relationship

Are you settling for less than you deserve in a relationship? Here’s how to know if you deserve more, inspired by the Parable of the Perfect Prince. In Relationship Saboteurs: Overcoming the Ten Behaviors that Undermine Love, Randi Gunther offers easy-to-follow tips to help you identify and end your relationship-destroying tendencies once and for all. This book will help you learn if you’re settling for less than you deserve, or if

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Feb 052015
5 Signs of a Verbally Abusive Relationship

How do you know if you’re being verbally abused by your boyfriend, husband, or partner? These signs of a verbally abusive relationship are inspired by The Parable of the Prison Cell. Our imprisoned heroine’s name is Hanna – a princess warrior who took the easy way out. If you believe your relationship is verbally abusive, read Should I Stay or Should I Go?: A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship

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Feb 022015
How to Make a Life After Divorce

Inspired by a reader’s comment – and based on the Parable of the Flawed Diamond – these tips for making a life after divorce will give you hope and strength for healing and hoping in your future. In Surviving Divorce: Your Guide To Finding Hope And Healing After An Unwanted Divorce, G.D. Lengacher says the realization that you are getting divorced is a devastating experience. He describes how to deal

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Jan 302015
Dealing With Trust Issues in Relationships

These five ways to deal with your trust issues in relationships are inspired by The Parable of the Climb. Many relationship problems are related to issues with trust, according to psychotherapist David Richo. In Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy, Richo describes how we learn early in life to trust others (or not to trust them), why we develop trust issues in relationships, why we fear

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