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Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

Laurie is The Adventurous Writer who created the "She Blossoms" blog and book family. This Canadian author lives and writes in Vancouver, British Columbia. She wrote Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back; her degrees are in Psychology, Education, and Social Work.

How to Be Happier on Your Birthday After a Breakup

Facing Your Birthday After a Breakup

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?
How to Deal With Money Stress After a Breakup

How to Deal With Money Stress After a Breakup

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.
How to Ask Your Boyfriend for What You Want

How to Ask Your Boyfriend for What You Want

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.
I need help getting through a breakup

5 Things You Need to Survive a Breakup

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.
Godly Ways to Share Your Faith With Your Husband

4 Easy Ways to Share Your Faith With Your Husband

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?
signs he doesn't love me anymore

8 Signs He Stopped Loving You

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.
When You Don’t Feel Good Enough to Be Loved

When You Don’t Feel Good Enough to Be Loved

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.
Is It Time to Break Up With Your Boyfriend?

Is It Time to Break Up With Your Boyfriend?

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.
Ways to Deal With Your Boyfriend's Ex-Wife

6 Tips for Dealing With Your Boyfriend’s Ex-Wife

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.
She Blossoms Ways to Deal With Guilty Feelings After a Breakup

7 Ways to Deal With Guilty Feelings After a Breakup

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.
Ways to Stop Premenstrual Syndrome From Causing Relationship Problems

Is PMS Ruining Your Relationship?

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.
Warning Signs of a Bad Relationship Blossom Tips

10 Warning Signs of a Bad Relationship

If you ignore these warning signs of bad relationships, you set yourself up for heartbreak and pain. It's hard to accept your relationship isn't healthy...but the sooner you face the truth, the more quickly you can move forward in your relationship and life.