Strengthening


How to Love an Emotionally Unavailable Man 

You’re in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable man – and you love him too much to leave. You are not alone, even if he doesn’t show his emotions.  In this article, you’ll find 10 tips on how to love a man who isn’t available emotionally. Here’s what a wife wrote on one of my articles […]

Loving Emotionally Unavailable Man

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 Protect Yourself From Being Used in a Relationship

Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re being kind and loving in a relationship, or if a man is using you. How do you protect yourself from being walked all over — especially when you’re in love? Love is blind; you can’t see as clearly and you’re less able to make rational, level-headed decisions. That’s […]

How to Protect Yourself From Being Used in a Relationship

How to Forgive Your Husband for Cheating While He Was Alive

How to Forgive Your Husband for Cheating While He Was Alive

After her husband died, Kate found out her husband was having an affair. How do you cope with your husband’s death — and forgive him for cheating on you while he was alive? Here’s my reader’s comment: “Nobody has addressed being married to husband who died, then finding out he cheated with a coworker for […]


When You Feel Scared You’ll Never Be Loved

“How to overcome fear” is our theme on She Blossoms this week; today I received two questions about coping when you feel scared you’ll never find love, or feel loved by a man. Here’s what one reader said on my article about wanting to fall in love and get married: “I feel like this was […]

What to Do When You Feel Scared You'll Never find love

5 Ideas for Leaving Your Partner When You Live Together

How to Leave Your Partner When You Live Together

These tips will help you Blossom by giving your the hope and inspiration you need to leave your partner when you’re living together. Ending a relationship is never easy; leaving a partner you love and live with might be the most difficult thing you’ve ever done. If you have children together, figuring out how to […]


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

to Stop Feeling Lost Without a Relationship

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 […]