May 162014
How to Get Over a Bad Breakup

All breakups are painful, but bad breakups need special “how to get over it” tips. The wound from a bad breakup is deeper and takes longer to heal – especially if you don’t have closure. If this is your first breakup, you may feel like you’ll never love or laugh again. If it’s your fifth breakup, you may think you’ll never be ready for another relationship because you keep getting

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May 152014
The Secret Reason Women Leave Good Relationships

We tend to think women leave relationships because the men were awful or unfaithful. But, there is a different reason why women leave good relationships – and it’s kept secret. “I have been listening to the language of women who have left their marriages or who have committed adultery,” writes Naomi Wolf in Vagina. “A substantial theme that surfaces when women say why they left solid, stable marriages or committed

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May 092014
How to Break Up With Someone Who is Depressed

Breaking up is hard to do at the best of times, but when your partner is depressed…it seems impossible. Here are a few suggestions for breaking up with someone who is depressed, to help you end the relationship gently. You can’t control how your partner takes the breakup, but you can take care of yourself. Break Up Survival and Recovery: How to Get Over a Breakup by Kathleen Rao will help

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Mar 292014
5 Ways to Fill the Void After a Breakup

There are a million unhealthy ways to fill the void after breaking up, but they will drag you down and keep you there. Here are the best ways to cope after being left by someone you love. In Meditations to Heal Your Life, Louise Hay offers insights that will enrich you body, mind, and soul while giving you practical knowledge to apply to your day-to-day life. Remember – what I

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Mar 162014
How to Tell Your Husband You Want a Divorce

Saying “I want a divorce” will be one of the most difficult things you do. These tips on how to tell your husband you want a divorce will help you be honest, yet kind. On How to Let Go of Someone You Love, a husband shared how his wife told him she wants a divorce: “It’s been rough. My wife and I had been together 20 years, married 18 this

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Mar 102014
The Only Reason for Divorce in a Christian Marriage

One of my friends is suffering emotional and verbal abuse in her “Christian marriage”, and I finally figured out the one reason Christians can get divorced. I always believed Christians should be able to get divorced if they’re unhappy – and not just because of adultery or infidelity. But, I could never put it into words that explain what I believe about divorce in a Christian marriage. Finally, after reading

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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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