Breaking Up


How to Be Happy Alone After Your Relationship Ends

Take heart, for you can be happy after a breakup – or even a divorce. These five tips on how to be alone and happy after your relationship ends will give you a strong foundation of peace, joy, and freedom. I wrote this article for a reader, who said:  “I am struggling with the idea […]

5 Ways to Be Happily Alone When a Relationship Ends

How to Get Over an Ex-Boyfriend You See Everyday

How to Get Over an Ex-Boyfriend You See at Work Everyday

How do you get over an ex-boyfriend you work with? Work breakups are painful because seeing him doesn’t just make it harder to forget and move on, it reopens old wounds and stirs up painful thoughts and emotions. Most breakup articles — mine included — encourage women to get a new job after breaking up […]


How to Overcome Setbacks to Healing a Broken Heart 

Every healing process involves discouraging, sometimes painful setbacks — and healing your broken heart after a breakup or loss is no different. “Grief is not a mountain that you climb, go over the top, and then climb back down the other side so that you’re at the same ground level as when you started,” writes […]

Overcoming Setbacks to Healing a Broken Heart

How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself After He Leaves

While writing about feeling sorry for yourself because of a loved one’s death, I realized self-pity after a breakup is different. So, here are a few ideas on how to stop feeling sorry for yourself after your husband leaves your marriage or your boyfriend breaks up with you. I know it’s not as easy as […]


When You Want to Believe He Can’t Live Without You

Deep down you know your heart will eventually heal, but right now you feel like you’ll die without him. Here’s what to do when all you want is to believe he loves you so much that he can’t live without you — whether he was your boyfriend for a year, your husband for a decade, […]

When You Want to Believe He Can't Live Without You

Home Decoration Ideas to Help You Heal After a Breakup

8 Ways to Cheer Up Your Home After a Breakup

Changing your environment is one of the best ways to heal after a breakup. If you can’t move to a tropical island, your next best bet is to redecorate your home in ways that lift your spirits and soothe your soul. I’m not a “crafty” or DIY (do-it-yourself) type of woman, so you won’t find […]


Why It Feels Impossible to Let Go of Someone You Love

When you understand why letting go of someone you love feels impossible and more painful than anything you ever imagined, you’ll find yourself moving towards acceptance and freedom. Here you’ll find four of the most common reasons women hold on to the past, ranging from unrealistic expectations to fear of the future. If you recognize […]

Feels Impossible to Let Go of Someone You Love

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The Only Way to Stop Feeling Unlovable After a Breakup

Feeling unlovable, unworthy, and unwanted is normal after a breakup. But, just because it’s normal doesn’t mean you have to keep feeling bad about yourself! Learn how to stop feeling unlovable after a breakup, and start feeling happy again. I thought nobody could love me when my boyfriend broke up with me. I felt alone […]


How to Write an Obituary for Your Relationship

Are you struggling to find relationship closure after a breakup? Writing a “relationship obituary” will help heal your heart after breaking up with someone you love, miss, and feel like you can’t live without. I discovered the idea of writing an obituary for a relationship while revising How to Let Go of Someone You Love. […]

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How to Move From Regret to Relief After a Breakup

Ending a relationship hurts, and post-breakup regret is natural. These tips for overcoming regret after a relationship ends will help you let go of the past, square your shoulders, and start moving toward a happier, hope-filled future. But first – why is crucial for you to start coping with your regret? Because your physical health […]