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Overcoming Setbacks to Healing Your Broken Heart

Overcoming Setbacks to Healing After a Breakup

Discouraging - often painful - setbacks are part of the healing process after a physical illness, injury, or surgery. Overcoming setbacks is a difficult but necessary part of the healing process. It's the same with healing a broken heart after a loss; the setbacks are inevitable...but healing is still happening despite the paint.
Ways to Deal With Your Boyfriend's Ex-Wife

6 Tips for Dealing With Your Boyfriend’s Ex-Wife

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.
Ways to Stop Premenstrual Syndrome From Causing Relationship Problems

Is PMS Ruining Your Relationship?

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.
A Change of Heart She Blossoms Tip 82

A Change of Heart – Blossom Tip 82

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.
The Problem With Secret Keeping She Blossoms Tip 81

The Problem With Secret Keeping – Blossom Tip 81

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.
Choosing to Travel Lightly She Blossoms Tip 77

Choosing to Travel Lightly – Blossom Tip 77

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!
Helping a Teen Move Out of Foster Care Blossom Tips

How to Help a Teenager Move Out of Foster Care

Leaving home is a huge life transition for anyone; helping a teen age out of foster care is particularly problematic! My tips on how to help a teenager move out of foster care are inspired by a question I received from Christina Dronen, a foster parent and teen advocate.
She Blossoms Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back

Growing Forward in a New Season – Blossom Tip 67

What new season is unfolding in your life? Maybe you’re walking into something unknown — a fresh semester at school, different routine at work, unfamiliar rhythm at home — and you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you’re grieving a loss, saying goodbye to an old friend, letting go of unaccomplished goals.