Toxic Love


How to Decide What to Do About a Troubled Relationship

Whether your “troubled relationship” is a difficult marriage, uncomfortable work situation or toxic family drama, these steps will help you decide what to do. First, here’s a comment from a reader who took too long to make a decision about her troubled marriage: “I’ve been separated from my husband for a year,” says Tonya on […]

How to Decide What to Do About a Troubled Relationship

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3 Ways to Stop Feeling Lost Without a Relationship

After a breakup – or any type of relationship loss – you don’t just miss the person’s physical presence. You miss the feeling of having that relationship in your life. You miss the emotional stability, physical security, and familiarity of knowing your boyfriend or best friend was there. You miss him or her, but you […]


When God Says No to the Desires of Your Heart

I was about 20 when I realized having a baby was the desire of my heart; I was 42 when God said no. That’s 22 years of hoping, praying, and believing He would give me the desires of my heart. Over two decades of wondering, believing, and relying on God’s strength to keep moving forward. […]

When God Says No to Your Heart's Desires

How to Break Your Addiction to a Toxic Relationship

How to Break Your Addiction to a Toxic Relationship

The book Exaholics: Breaking Your Addiction to an Ex Love does a fabulous job explaining why romantic relationships are addictive. If you’re searching for tips on how to break your addiction to a toxic relationship, your first step is to understand how love affects your brain chemistry. “When you fall in love, it sets your […]


10 Reasons You Can’t Face the Truth About Your Relationship

Accepting the truth about someone you love is hard, even if you know he isn’t good for you. These 10 reasons you can’t face the truth about your relationship will help you see him — and yourself — in a different light. Sometimes we know the truth deep down, but we don’t want to admit […]

Reasons You Aren’t Facing the Truth About Your Relationship

Reasons You’re Stuck in an Unhealthy Relationship

6 Reasons You’re Stuck in an Unhealthy Relationship

When you figure out why you get stuck in unhealthy relationships, you move one step closer to freedom, peace, and joy! These reasons women feel trapped in bad or unhappy relationships will help you see yourself – and your partner – in a different light. Sometimes you can be painfully aware of all the signs […]


How to Stop a Love-Hate Relationship From Ruining Your Life 

The helplessness and frustration of loving someone you hate (or who hates you) can ruin your life – unless you learn how to stop the relationship from overpowering you. A reader inspired me to write this article; she is feeling trapped and helpless in a love-hate relationship. While you’re reading my tips on how to […]

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5 Signs You Should Give Up Hope in Your Relationship

Is it time to give up? Here’s how to know when you should stop hoping a relationship will change, plus the difference between wishful thinking versus healthy reasons to keep hoping for change. You believe in your relationship…but are you hoping for a miracle? First, here’s the difference between wishful and hoping. Then, find strength […]


How to Live Your Life Without Him

The best way to live without him – whether your husband died or divorced you, or your boyfriend betrayed or broke up with you – is to learn how to live your life in a fresh new way. Yes, you can let go of the past…and yes, you will Blossom into who you were created […]

How to Live Your Life Without Him She Blossoms

Hope and Healing for Pastors Wives Getting Over the Affair

Getting Over an Affair – Help and Hope for Pastors’ Wives

Yes, you can get over his affair – even when you want to hide with the covers pulled over your head! As a pastor’s wife, you need all the help and hope you can get to keep moving forward even when you want to lie down and give up. These ideas on how to recover […]