5 Reasons to Take Your “Couples Vacation” After an Unexpected Breakup 

You planned a trip as a couple, but your relationship suddenly ended. The breakup not only broke your heart, it ruined your vacation plans! Should you cancel your trip, or take the vacation with a friend or family member? Before we jump into my reasons why you should take your planned vacation — especially after […]

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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 Ways to Stop Protecting Yourself From Falling in Love

5 Ways to Stop Protecting Yourself From Falling in Love

Today, two readers asked for tips on how to get rid of fear in relationships. Here, you’ll learn how to stop protecting yourself from falling in love, and maybe consider fresh new ideas for committing to a healthy relationship. Here’s what one reader said: “I’m scared to fall in love,” says Jilly on When You […]


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 Have a Happy Birthday After a Breakup

5 Tips for Trusting Your Intuition in a New Relationship

5 Tips for Trusting Your Intuition in a New Relationship

Your gut instincts or intuition (Spidey senses) can be a reliable source of information when you’re starting a new relationship. But how do you trust your intuition if you never learned how — or if you trusted your instincts in the past and made a huge mistake? Recently I wrote a blog post called How […]


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 […]

5 Ideas for Leaving Your Partner When You Live Together

How to Trust Your Intuition After a Failed Relationship

How to Trust Your Intuition After a Failed Relationship

Maybe you’ve heard advice about “trusting your instincts” when you’re in love, but how do you trust your intuition after a failed relationship? After all, your instincts brought you into a past relationship that fell apart. How do you know if can trust yourself to start a new relationship? More importantly, how do you know how […]


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 Avoid Repeating Your Past Relationship Mistakes

6 Ways to Avoid Repeating Your Past Relationship Mistakes

Staying in a relationship too long, picking the wrong man, and ignoring red flags are three of the most common relationship mistakes — and I’ve made them all! Here’s how to avoid repeating your past mistakes, plus tips for making new, better, healthier ones. Because, let’s face it, we’ll never stop making mistakes. No matter […]