Rebuilding Your Life


How to Get Over the One That Got Away

The truth? You’ll never fully get over “the one that got away.” The consolation? You can learn how to live in peace, acceptance, and even joy — even without someone you thought would always be part of your life. Sometimes we think we’re living in the present, but we’re actually surrounded by ghosts of the past. I don’t mean the type […]

How to Get Over the One Who Got Away

How to Move On From a Relationship When You’re Still in Love

How to Move On From a Relationship When You’re Still in Love

Healing after a breakup isn’t easy even when you’re ready to let go – but when you’re still in love, moving on from a relationship feels impossible. Here you’ll find three creative ways to accept the breakup and start over, plus tips for Blossoming in a new season of your life. You may not have the energy or motivation, but […]


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 Let Go of a Past Relationship

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 […]


How to Fill the Emptiness When You Miss Your Ex

The emptiness that fills your heart and soul when you miss your ex boyfriend or husband can feel overwhelming. You are not alone; I wrote this article for a reader who says, “I miss my ex more than I ever believed possible.” The good news is you can find a million ideas on how to fill the emptiness when you […]

How to Fill the Emptiness When You Miss Your Ex

How to Be Single After a Serious Relationship Ends

7 Ideas for Living Single After a Serious Relationship Ends

I won’t lie to you: learning how to be single after the end of a serious relationship isn’t a quick or easy process. But, it is a worthwhile journey – and you will emerge happier and healthier than you ever thought possible. “I was in a serious relationship for seven years,” says Corinne on 7 Tips for Getting Over a […]


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 […]