Healing


Accepting the End of a Relationship You Want to Keep

How do you accept a breakup that blindsided you? Even if you suspected your relationship was ending, you wanted to keep it alive. You were holding on with hope and faith. Now that it’s over, you’re having trouble moving on. Learning how to accept the end of a relationship – especially one you wanted to […]

How to Accept the End of a Relationship

5 Ways to Be Happily Alone When a Relationship Ends

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 […]


How to Heal Your Heart After Your Marriage Falls Apart

“My marriage fell apart and I’m scared my heart will never heal,” says a “She Blossoms” reader. She asked for help coping after her husband left her, and for ideas on how to trust God for healing her broken heart. She knows God has a plan for her…but what is it? How will she find […]

5 Ways to Heal Your Heart After a Marriage Falls Apart

How to Heal After Losing the Only Man You Ever Loved

5 Ideas for Healing After Losing the Only Man You Ever Loved  

Moving on after you lose the only man you’ve ever loved may be the hardest thing you ever do…and the most important. These tips for healing a broken heart are intended for relationship and marriage breakups, but they apply to different types of losses as well. You’re not alone – no matter how you lot […]


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 Get Over an Ex-Boyfriend You See Everyday

When You’re Sad Because You Never Married

How to Have a Happy Birthday After Your Relationship Falls Apart

You may not be celebrating a happy birthday this year, but my tips for blossoming after a breakup will help. Whether your relationship recently ended or fell apart years ago, your birthday won’t be as bright or cheerful as it was when you were together…but it can still be good. Your ex-boyfriend or ex-husband may […]


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

Signs Your Heart is Healing After a Breakup

5 Signs Your Heart is Healing After a Breakup

Take heart, for you may healthier and happier than you think – even though you’re still searching for breakup advice because your heart is broken! These five signs of healing after a breakup will give you hope and encouragement to keep moving forward. First, a sprinkle of advice from a reader whose heart is more […]


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 […]


What to Do When You Feel Unloved and Unwanted

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, […]