Rebuilding Your Life


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 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

How to Have a Happy Birthday After a Breakup

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

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

How to Trust God After a Heartbreaking Loss

How to Trust God After a Heartbreaking Loss

When you’re dealing with death, divorce or a difficult time, the hardest thing is to keep trusting in God — and in His plan for your life. A heartbreaking loss feels like it ruined your life. It can take years to truly recover and heal, and even longer to start trusting God again. You are […]


How to Recreate Yourself When a Relationship Ends

The end of a relationship is never easy – even when the breakup was inevitable. It hurts to say goodbye, and it takes time to grieve and let go. But, all endings bring new beginnings. If you choose, a breakup can help you recreate yourself and Blossom into who God created you to be! Recreating […]

Recreating Yourself When a Relationship Ends

Feels Impossible to Let Go of Someone You Love

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 […]