How do you tell your ex you miss him more than you thought possible? First, make sure you should tell him how much you miss him. After a breakup it's easy to fall into the trap of believing you belong together.
Your relationship isn't working out, but you're worried about what your boyfriend might do if you break up with him. Breaking up is always hard - but it's even worse when you feel anxious or scared of how your boyfriend will respond.
Maybe you want to move in with your boyfriend, or borrow his dog for a jog. Maybe you want to ask your boyfriend to marry you, or to move his junk out of your apartment. How do you ask your boyfriend for what you want? It’s not easy to express your desires, say what you need, or ask for help…especially to a guy you love and want to be loved by.
Feeling numb after the death of someone you love is a natural, healthy part of the grieving process. The shock protects you from the cliff of insanity and helps you cope with daily life. But what if you feel like you'll never feel normal again? These ideas for healing emotional numbness will help you through the grieving process.
When a relationship ends - especially after a man unexpectedly leaves - how do you stop feeling sorry for yourself? You don't want to struggle with self-pity for months or even years after a breakup...and yet you can't change your feelings.
You’re a Christian wife who wants to follow Jesus, but your husband doesn’t believe in God. How do you share your faith with your husband peacefully, without forcing conversations or conversions? Even more importantly, how do you stop your marriage from weakening your faith and bringing you down spiritually?
Should you date a man - or stay with a boyfriend - who doesn’t believe in God? Or maybe he's a "non Christian" (a man who says he believes but doesn't live in faith). These nine dating tips for Christian women will help you handle your relationship with a non Christian (or "non Christian") man.
No matter how many times your friends and family tell you how much they love you, all you think is “I don’t feel good enough to be loved.” You’ve read articles on how to increase your feelings of self-worth, you listened to your counselor’s tips on how to feel good enough for love, and you’ve even asked God to help you feel better about yourself.
You love your boyfriend, but he stopped making an effort in your relationship. You're starting to wonder about his feelings for you, and perhaps even worry that he no longer loves you the way he used to.
Does your separated husband still love you? How do you know your marriage is over? These signs a marriage is over will help you see yourself - and your husband - more clearly. You may not be headed for divorce court, so take heart! Even the healthiest relationships hit rock bottom sometimes.
Here's a smart way to cope with feeling neglected and lonely because your boyfriend doesn't spend time with you: push the "pause" button. You don't have to break up with him or even talk about pausing your relationship. Nor should you ever beg or threaten your boyfriend was ways to get him to spend more time with you.
He texted all the time at the beginning of your relationship. Now, your boyfriend is sending fewer text messages - and they aren't as loving, fun or sexy. Did your boyfriend lose interest? Why isn't he sending as many text messages? Most importantly, what should you do?
If your boyfriend says you're smothering him emotionally - or if you suspect you are - these tips will help you see your relationship more clearly. You'll learn how dangerous emotional suffocation can be and how to stop smothering your boyfriend.
Your husband is still working with the woman he had an affair with - which means he sees his "ex affair partner" every day. Of course you feel jealous and insecure! You know your husband loves you, but what if he's still emotionally attached or physically attracted to the other woman?
Love is powerful..but is the power of love strong enough to save a relationship that is failing? It depends how you – and your boyfriend… Read More »Is Love Powerful Enough to Save Your Relationship?
Sometimes you know for sure it's time to break up, and sometimes you're more confused than ever. These tips will help you know if it's time that you and your boyfriend broke up. You'll also learn how to cope with a breakup, and heal the hurt your heart will inevitably face.
When you date a guy with an ex-wife from his previous marriage, you're "dating" his whole family. Sometimes your boyfriend's ex-wife is lovely...and sometimes she's not. These six tips for dealing with your boyfriend's ex-wife won't solve all your problems, but they will help you see your relationship in a new light.
How do you distance or detach emotionally from someone you love, but can't be with or have to let go of? Learn how a healthy emotional detachment can help you heal from a relationship breakup and recover yourself. This process will help you find freedom to love again in fresh, healthy ways!
Learning about this type of relationship style will help you answer one of the most difficult questions of your life: “Why did my boyfriend cheat… Read More »Why Your Boyfriend Cheated: A Relationship Style That Leads to Affairs
If you grew up wanting to get married, you may be struggling to cope with sadness and grief now – especially if you believe you’ll… Read More »Are You Sad Because You Never Got Married?
Coping with moodiness, bloat and tenderness caused by premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a pain - but it's even worse when PMS symptoms cause problems in your relationship with your boyfriend or husband! My emotional and physical health tips will help stop PMS problems from ruining your relationship.
Giving the silent treatment is one of the most common ways to avoid conflict in a relationship. Dealing with the silent treatment in marriage or any relationship is difficult because of its very nature! When your husband or boyfriend doesn't want to talk to you, how do you solve the problem?
If you ignore these warning signs of bad relationships, you set yourself up for heartbreak and pain. It's hard to accept your relationship isn't healthy...but the sooner you face the truth, the more quickly you can move forward in your relationship and life.
When was the last time your heart was changed by something you saw, did, or felt? Maybe your heart was warmed when a friend called unexpectedly or a stranger helped you push a heavy shopping cart through a snowy parking lot. Maybe your heart was softened by a baby’s big eyes and smile, or lightened by a glimpse of God’s glory in a sunrise, burst of laughter, or sweet taste of strawberries.
Remember when keeping secrets was something to admire? When you were a kid, you learned that keeping secrets—especially about birthdays, school events, surprise parties and plans—was good. As an adult, keeping secrets can backfire. Especially if your secrets are dark, harmful, and holding you back.
If we knew what He knows—if we could see the big picture with all the pieces—we would ask God for exactly what we have. Imagine that! If you knew what God knows, you would give yourself the exact same body, life and relationships you have right now.
As you get older, do you find it harder or easier to be who you were called to be? Maybe you find it harder because of loss, grief, pain and circumstance. Maybe you’re just too tired and far from your childhood self to think about being who you were called to be, much less blossom into who God created you to be.
Your loudest and deepest desires are natural, primal and purposeful. You deeply desire safety and security, peace and healing. You loudly desire freedom and joy, love and life! Those are good desires, and you're right to want them.
Usually I write serious stuff. Practical tips, encouragement, information, and sometimes even exhortation to take responsibility for your life and choose to grow forward — even in an unwanted, unexpected season of life. Put on your big girl pants and blossom!
Blossoming into who God created you to be — acrobat or blogger, cardiologist or gardener — takes time. Patience. Nurturing, growing, learning, and taking little… Read More »Blossoming Into Your Calling – Blossom Tip 76