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.
Why does he only want to be friends when you know you’d be great together as a couple? Your relationship is easy and fun, you laugh and talk, your friends agree you were meant to be together, everything is perfect...of course you want more than friendship!
He tells you he loves you, yet you feel anxious and insecure. How do you overcome insecurity in a relationship with someone you love -- and may even be married to? These five things to remember will help you feel more secure and grounded in your relationship.
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.
Are you picking up on signs he doesn't love you anymore? Maybe your boyfriend doesn't listen to you or your husband hasn't "dated" you for years. These eight signs he doesn't love you will help you see your relationship more clearly. If his feelings for you have changed, it's time to think about how your relationship may have to change, too.
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.
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.
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
I once found those kind of mistakes — though they were small and not terrible in the grand scheme of things — difficult to live with. I didn’t know how to make peace with myself, much less forgive myself.
Are you tired of beating yourself up, of wishing you were better, stronger, smarter or happier? It's time to see yourself with fresh new eyes - and to Blossom into who God created you to be.
Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good is one of the first books I’ve been assigned to read (I just started my Master of Divinity degree at Regent College in Vancouver, BC — though I think it should be called a “Servant of Divinity”! Not sure I’ll ever be equipped to master divinity, no matter how good the professors are).
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.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value in God’s eyes.
These five “Blossom Tips” for being happy when you’re alone will help you find the sweet spot. You’ve been lonely and searching for happiness for… Read More »5 Keys to Being Happy When You’re Alone
Feeling unlovable, unworthy, and unwanted is normal after a breakup. But just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s inevitable! Here’s how to stop feeling unlovable… Read More »How to Stop Feeling Unlovable After a Breakup
You know you’re not worthless, stupid, or lazy but you don’t know how to stop believing the lies about yourself. You know there is good… Read More »How to Stop Believing Lies About Yourself
You want to be in a good relationship with the right man, yet you keep attracting men who aren’t available. Maybe you even feel like… Read More »How to Stop Attracting Emotionally Unavailable Men
Even if you’re married or in a good relationship, you’ll still struggle with feelings of being unloved and unwanted. It’s normal, because even the best… Read More »What to Do When You Feel Unloved and Unwanted
You’re secretly involved with the wrong guy: a boss, married man, teacher or coach at school, or your friend’s boyfriend. You know it’s an unhealthy… Read More »3 Tips for Dealing With a Secret Relationship
The breakup had to happen, yet it breaks your heart. You can’t stop wanting him back! These tips will help you move forward without your… Read More »5 Ways to Stop Wanting Him Back After the Breakup
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… Read More »How to Love an Emotionally Unavailable Man
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… Read More »5 Reasons to Take Your “Couples Vacation” After an Unexpected Breakup
“How to overcome fear” is our theme on She Blossoms this week. What do you do when you feel scared you’ll never be loved? It’s… Read More »When You Feel Scared You’ll Never Be Loved
Two She Blossoms readers recently asked for tips on how to get rid of fear in relationships. In this article you’ll learn how to stop… Read More »5 Ways to Stop Protecting Yourself From Falling in Love
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,… Read More »How to Trust Your Intuition After a Failed Relationship