Feb 212014
5 Reasons a Break Up Isn’t a Betrayal

“I want to break up with him, but I feel like I’m betraying him,” she said. I think she’s wrong, and here are several reasons a break up isn’t a betrayal. A betrayal in a love relationship is when you lie, cheat, and steal. You promise your partner you’re faithful and trustworthy, but you’re lying. A betrayal is hypocrisy, while a break up is being true to yourself. Why do

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Feb 202014
How to End a Relationship

On my article about living in a bad marriage, a reader asked how to end a relationship. Here are a few ways to break up gently and cause as little harm as possible to the person you once loved (and possibly still love!). Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott will show you how to work

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Feb 062014
How to Live With a Broken Heart

Does it seem like you’ll never heal after the breakup? Then you need to start learning how to live with a broken heart. Here’s what’s working for me, and how it can help you. My sister disappeared from my life eight years ago. I used to think I’ll get over it, but now I believe that I’ll never fully heal and move on. It’s time to accept that a piece

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Jan 062014
How to Survive an Unhappy Marriage

Unhappy marriages are more common than you think – but who wants to be common? These tips on surviving when you feel stuck and alone in an unhappy marriage might help you break free. I’m not necessarily talking divorce…I’m talking about learning how to survive an unhappy marriage. The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage by Michele Weiner Davis offers practical ways for marriage partners to avoid

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Jan 012014
How to Save Money for a Divorce

Don’t let money stop you from being happy and independent. These tips on how to save money for a divorce will help you create a financial plan, so you can start your life over. The best time to start saving money for a divorce was the day you got married; the second best time is today. I’m not being cynical; I believe all women should be financially independent – or

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Dec 312013
5 Stages of a Breakup

Learn what the stages of a breakup are, so you know what to expect after your relationship ends. The breakup stages aren’t linear, which means they won’t progress in a straight line. Rather, you’ll find yourself going back and forth, up and down, during these breakup stages. The five stages of a breakup are circular, just like the stages of grief. They aren’t predictable, but most people find themselves going

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Dec 292013
10 Ways to Move on After a Break Up

After a break up, the worst thing you can do is hold on to the past. Here are ten tips for moving on after breaking up, to help you move into a new chapter of your life. How to Heal a Broken Heart in 30 Days: A Day-by-Day Guide to Saying Good-bye and Getting On With Your Life by Howard Bronson and Mike Riley will show you how and why to

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Dec 152013
How to Find Peace After a Breakup

After a breakup, you’ll go through every emotion: anger, sadness, grief, depression, relief. Here’s how to find peace after a breakup. These tips are inspired by a reader who said these very important words to her husband, who was cheating on her. Here’s what she wrote in the comments section of one of my articles: I calmly said, “I’m letting you go.” I feel an enormous amount of peace. How

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Dec 142013
How to Stop Cheating in a Relationship

These tips on how to stop cheating in a relationship will help you move into the freedom that not cheating will bring. Cheating in a relationship is destructive to you, the person you’re having the affair with, and the person you’re committed to. Learning how to stop cheating will bring you peace. The first step to stop cheating on your spouse is learning why you cheat. Read When Good People

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Dec 132013
How to Stop Dating a Married Man

The problem with writing tips on how to stop dating a married man is that many women don’t WANT to stop seeing the men they’re having affairs with. If you want to end the affair, you have to decide that you want to stop dating him. It’s as simple – and as complicated – as that. A few years ago, I wrote an article called How to Stop Cheating in

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