Breaking Up


What to Expect When You End a Relationship

Leaving someone you once loved can bring unexpected surprises – some good, some bad. Here’s what to expend when you end a relationship, plus tips for coping with the fallout. This article was inspired by a comment a reader left on one of my most popular articles… “I know my boyfriend wants to end our relationship but I’m scared to let him […]

What to Expect When You End a Relationship

How to Let Go of a Past Relationship

How to Let Go of a Past Relationship

The person you loved – and lost – will always be tucked away in your heart. These tips for letting go of a past relationship will help you remember the best of your love while you heal and move forward. “I wish I’d read your ideas for letting go of a first love when I was 14,” says Christine in […]


How to Cope With Heartache After the Break Up

Here’s the best tip for coping with heartache after a break up – even if you regret it and wish you were back together: stop trying to convince yourself that you need to heal. Stop trying to mend your broken heart, stop talking about how you need to move on, and stop searching the internet for tips on how to […]

coping with heartache after the break up

How to Survive “No Contact” in a Relationship

5 Ways to Survive “No Contact” in a Relationship

Whether you’re coping with a breakup or a temporary separation, surviving “no contact” in a relationship feels terrible. These tips will help you find hope and healing, peace and rest. I gathered both practical and emotional strategies for living without contacting someone you love. The first tip is from a woman who made the painful decision not to have any […]


When You Know It’s Over But You Can’t Say Goodbye

Ending a relationship isn’t easy or painless – even when you know it’s over. Here’s how to cope when you feel like you can’t say goodbye but you know you have to. I wrote this article for a reader who knows her relationship has no future, but is having trouble accepting the truth… “I have strong feelings for a man […]

When You Know It’s Over But You Can’t Say Goodbye

How to Find Your Life Purpose After a Sad Breakup

9 Ways to Find Your Life Purpose After a Sad Breakup

What makes a sad breakup worse? Having nothing to look forward to. These gentle ways to find your life purpose will comfort, encourage, and help you let go of a relationship that meant everything to you. I wrote this article for a reader who is struggling to get over a sad breakup. “I’d stop thinking about my ex boyfriend if I had […]


How to Get Through a Breakup When You’re Still in Love

Breaking up was the right thing to do, but your heart aches. Here’s how to get through a breakup when you’re still in love with him, you miss him, and you wish your relationship could have turned out differently… “I broke up with my boyfriend of six years, and I know it was the right thing to do,” says Adelle […]

How to Get Through a Breakup When You’re Still in Love

Helping Children Cope With Painful Divorce

How to Help Your Children Through a Painful Divorce

These tips for helping your children cope when you’re getting a divorce will make the transition to your “new normal” much easier. A reader inspired me to write this article; she asked how to help her kids through a separation and divorce initiated by her husband… “About 6 weeks ago my husband, whom I’ve been with for 23 years, told […]