These 10 ways to help a husband who drinks too much are partly based on my work in a residential recovery program with men who are alcoholics and drug addicts. I was also inspired to write this article by a reader, who is searching for ways to cope with her alcoholic husband.
How do you tell your ex you miss him more than you thought possible? First, make sure you should tell him how much you miss him. After a breakup it's easy to fall into the trap of believing you belong together.
Your relationship isn't working out, but you're worried about what your boyfriend might do if you break up with him. Breaking up is always hard - but it's even worse when you feel anxious or scared of how your boyfriend will respond.
Are you dreading your birthday? Maybe you broke up with someone you love and you’re wondering how to survive the heartache. Having a happy birthday after a breakup seems impossible….but what if you can be happier on your birthday?
Whether or not you broke up with your boyfriend because of money, you may not be prepared for the financial stress a breakup brings. Maybe you loaned your boyfriend money and he hasn’t repaid you. Maybe you owe your husband money for college tuition, credit card payments, mortgage payments, child support or alimony.
He tells you he loves you, yet you feel anxious and insecure. How do you overcome insecurity in a relationship with someone you love -- and may even be married to? These five things to remember will help you feel more secure and grounded in your relationship.
Maybe you want to move in with your boyfriend, or borrow his dog for a jog. Maybe you want to ask your boyfriend to marry you, or to move his junk out of your apartment. How do you ask your boyfriend for what you want? It’s not easy to express your desires, say what you need, or ask for help…especially to a guy you love and want to be loved by.
These five “core needs” will help you get through a breakup — even if you’ve been sad and miserable for months. You may already have done the most important thing, which is to simply say “I need help getting through this breakup.” Admitting that you need help, you need something different or better to help you through a breakup, is called the first step for a reason.
Feeling numb after the death of someone you love is a natural, healthy part of the grieving process. The shock protects you from the cliff of insanity and helps you cope with daily life. But what if you feel like you'll never feel normal again? These ideas for healing emotional numbness will help you through the grieving process.
When a relationship ends - especially after a man unexpectedly leaves - how do you stop feeling sorry for yourself? You don't want to struggle with self-pity for months or even years after a breakup...and yet you can't change your feelings.
You’re a Christian wife who wants to follow Jesus, but your husband doesn’t believe in God. How do you share your faith with your husband peacefully, without forcing conversations or conversions? Even more importantly, how do you stop your marriage from weakening your faith and bringing you down spiritually?
Should you date a man - or stay with a boyfriend - who doesn’t believe in God? Or maybe he's a "non Christian" (a man who says he believes but doesn't live in faith). These nine dating tips for Christian women will help you handle your relationship with a non Christian (or "non Christian") man.
Are you picking up on signs he doesn't love you anymore? Maybe your boyfriend doesn't listen to you or your husband hasn't "dated" you for years. These eight signs he doesn't love you will help you see your relationship more clearly. If his feelings for you have changed, it's time to think about how your relationship may have to change, too.
No matter how many times your friends and family tell you how much they love you, all you think is “I don’t feel good enough to be loved.” You’ve read articles on how to increase your feelings of self-worth, you listened to your counselor’s tips on how to feel good enough for love, and you’ve even asked God to help you feel better about yourself.
You love your boyfriend, but he stopped making an effort in your relationship. You're starting to wonder about his feelings for you, and perhaps even worry that he no longer loves you the way he used to.
Does your separated husband still love you? How do you know your marriage is over? These signs a marriage is over will help you see yourself - and your husband - more clearly. You may not be headed for divorce court, so take heart! Even the healthiest relationships hit rock bottom sometimes.
Here's a smart way to cope with feeling neglected and lonely because your boyfriend doesn't spend time with you: push the "pause" button. You don't have to break up with him or even talk about pausing your relationship. Nor should you ever beg or threaten your boyfriend was ways to get him to spend more time with you.
He texted all the time at the beginning of your relationship. Now, your boyfriend is sending fewer text messages - and they aren't as loving, fun or sexy. Did your boyfriend lose interest? Why isn't he sending as many text messages? Most importantly, what should you do?
If your boyfriend says you're smothering him emotionally - or if you suspect you are - these tips will help you see your relationship more clearly. You'll learn how dangerous emotional suffocation can be and how to stop smothering your boyfriend.
Your husband is still working with the woman he had an affair with - which means he sees his "ex affair partner" every day. Of course you feel jealous and insecure! You know your husband loves you, but what if he's still emotionally attached or physically attracted to the other woman?
Love is powerful..but is the power of love strong enough to save a relationship that is failing? It depends how you – and your boyfriend… Read More »Is Love Powerful Enough to Save Your Relationship?
Sometimes you know for sure it's time to break up, and sometimes you're more confused than ever. These tips will help you know if it's time that you and your boyfriend broke up. You'll also learn how to cope with a breakup, and heal the hurt your heart will inevitably face.
When you date a guy with an ex-wife from his previous marriage, you're "dating" his whole family. Sometimes your boyfriend's ex-wife is lovely...and sometimes she's not. These six tips for dealing with your boyfriend's ex-wife won't solve all your problems, but they will help you see your relationship in a new light.
How do you distance or detach emotionally from someone you love, but can't be with or have to let go of? Learn how a healthy emotional detachment can help you heal from a relationship breakup and recover yourself. This process will help you find freedom to love again in fresh, healthy ways!
Learning about this type of relationship style will help you answer one of the most difficult questions of your life: “Why did my boyfriend cheat… Read More »Why Your Boyfriend Cheated: A Relationship Style That Leads to Affairs
Maybe all you can think is “I miss my husband” - and sometimes you even feel silly because you miss him so much! I don't know exactly how you feel, but I know what it's like to miss someone so much it feels like you're missing a piece of yourself.
If you grew up wanting to get married, you may be struggling to cope with sadness and grief now – especially if you believe you’ll… Read More »Are You Sad Because You Never Got Married?
No matter how long you prepared for the breakup, you'll still deal with guilty feelings. After all, you broke up with someone you once loved...and perhaps still do. But no matter what the circumstances of the breakup were, you must remember that guilt will eat you away and destroy your life if you let it fester and grow.
Coping with moodiness, bloat and tenderness caused by premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a pain - but it's even worse when PMS symptoms cause problems in your relationship with your boyfriend or husband! My emotional and physical health tips will help stop PMS problems from ruining your relationship.
Work, money, relationships, and daily hassles are common sources of stress — but a breakup is the worst stressor of all. How do you stay positive after a stressful breakup when you feel anxious, sad, lonely and tired?