Sep 102014
 
3 Ways to Make Divorce Less Painful

I’ve experienced the effects of a heartbreaking split, and I know the pain of divorce doesn’t have to be permanent. Here are several ways to make divorce less painful for you, your kids, and your loved ones. In Divorce Care: Hope, Help, and Healing During and After Your Divorce, Steve Grissom and Kathy Leonard offer daily reminders that encourage, inspire, and brings hope to healing hearts. Daily you will be reminded that

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May 232014
 
How to Get Your Ex Back

When you’re sorting through the best tips on how to get your ex back, what do you try first? Here are the most important things to remember about getting back together after a breakup. When I wrote about how to convince someone to give you a second chance, I focused on a reader’s specific question. He screwed up his relationship, his girlfriend broke up with him, and he was desperate.

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Jul 052013
 
Should You Reconcile After a Separation?

If the point of separation is to take time and space to re-evaluate your marriage, then reconciliation after separation is a logical next step. Or is it? How do you know if reconciliation is a better choice than divorce and letting go of the marriage you wish you had? Here’s what one reader says: “My husband is desperately trying to rekindle our marriage [after separation]. I feel he has changed

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May 272013
 
How to Cope When Your Ex Has a New Girlfriend

How did he get over you so fast?  Here’s how to cope when your ex has a new girlfriend, and you’re still broken hearted about the breakup. This is what K says on 5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Get Over a Breakup: “What hurts me the most is the fact that he already replaced me. I just can’t stop thinking about what he and his girlfriend are doing. How

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Aug 222011
 
How to Convince Someone to Give You a Second Chance

You’re not alone if you want to convince someone to give you a second chance, and the good news is that most breakups aren’t permanent. These tips for reconciling with your ex are inspired by a reader’s broken heart. Flowers – such as the Starfighter Stargazer Lily Bouquet of Flowers pictured – are a classic way to say sorry and convince someone to give you a chance to prove your love. An ex-boyfriend

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Jun 022011
 
5 Reasons We Hold on to Past Relationships

There are several reasons why we hold on to past relationships; here, I share the most common five reasons. If you can’t get past your old relationship, you’re not alone. If you need to break free from the past, read Letting Go of Someone You Love: 75 Ways to Heal a Broken Heart — it offers 75 tips from psychologists, life coaches, and counselors. Here’s what one of my readers says: “My heart

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May 012011
 
5 Things to Think About Before You Reconcile With an Ex

It may be tempting to reconcile, but it may not be good for you. Here’s what to consider when deciding if you should reconcile with an ex. Getting Back Together: How To Reconcile With Your Partner – And Make It Last by Bettie B. Youngs, Suzy Farbman, and Masa Goetz is a solid, comprehensive guide that will help your get your relationship back on track – if you decide to reconcile with your

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Feb 252010
 
How to Deal With Your Husband's Toxic Ex-Wife

When you marry a man with an ex-wife, you marry his family – often unfortunately. These tips for dealing with your husband’s toxic ex-wife will help you transition into your new marriage without letting her drive you crazy. The Girl’s Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming A Stepmother With Humor And Grace by Sally Bjornsen will help you cope with your husband’s toxic ex-wife – and

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Feb 062010
 

These tips will help you support your husband when he has money problems from his previous marriage – because when you marry a man who’s been married before, he has financial baggage. These tips are based on psychology research from the University of Iowa. Surprisingly, an overly supportive husband or wife can have a detrimental effect on a marriage or common law relationship. A series of University of Iowa studies shows

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