“The heart has reasons that reason cannot know,” is my favorite quote about the heart. “Your heart changes everything” isn’t one of the most popular heart quotes, but it changes how I do everything. And that makes it a truly transformative quote about the heart.
emotional health & freedom
When you believe nobody truly loves you, you feel alone, unloved and unwanted. When you allow yourself to drown in those feelings, you feel even worse about yourself! And you keep spiraling downward. What do you do when you keep thinking “no one loves me”? How do you change your beliefs?
Feelings of unworthiness and self hatred are deep wounds that need emotional healing. Women’s circles are the balm, the elixir, the soothing embrace of compassion, of healing and growth. Whether they are women’s healing circles, professional career women’s circles or contemplative prayer groups for women — the companionship and acceptance you find in a circle of like-minded women will change how you see yourself.
Maybe it’s your ego, like this wife says about her feelings about her ex-husband. “I don’t want him back, but I want him to want me,” she says. How do you cope when you don’t want your ex, but you wish he wanted you back?
It’s natural to feel depressed after a breakup. You said goodbye to someone you love, perhaps losing the most important relationship in your life. You will never be the same, and neither will your heart. But even though breaking up hurts — and feels so unnatural — there are healthy ways to encourage the healing process.
How do you cope with an “on again off again” love relationship that seems more off than on? Even more important: how do you find peace, stability and joy in a relationship that is filled with uncertainty and confusion?
Healing from the emotional, mental, and physical shock of breaking up is difficult even if your relationship was troubled and you suspected it was ending. But, the shock of a sudden breakup hits even harder.
Getting over him feels impossible because a breakup changes you. Breakups are especially painful when you want him back but can’t have him. But you WILL heal, grow forward, and even blossom into who God created you to be…especially if you let yourself slowly and completely get over him.
Are you dreading your birthday? Maybe you broke up with someone you love and you’re wondering how to survive the heartache. Having a happy birthday after a breakup seems impossible….but what if you can be happier on your birthday?
Whether or not you broke up with your boyfriend because of money, you may not be prepared for the financial stress a breakup brings. Maybe you loaned your boyfriend money and he hasn’t repaid you. Maybe you owe your husband money for college tuition, credit card payments, mortgage payments, child support or alimony.
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.
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.
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!
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What was the last leap of faith you took? I bet you were scared. Maybe you’re taking a leap of faith right now. You’re starting a new season of life in a new job or at a new school or with a new partner. Maybe you’re learning how to live without someone you love, or you’re slowly letting go of a dear friend and companion.
These practical, effective tips for finding freedom after a breakup will help you get over an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband. Breaking free – especially from a toxic ex relationship that is destroying your self-identity – doesn’t have to take months or years.
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A broken relationship is one of life’s most painful experiences. Whether it’s a breakup, divorce or death – losing someone you love breaks your heart. Your first and most natural reaction might be to ask God to restore your relationship, especially if the breakup or separation was unexpected.
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