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.
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.
No matter how long you prepared for the breakup, you'll still deal with guilty feelings. After all, you broke up with someone you once loved...and perhaps still do. But no matter what the circumstances of the breakup were, you must remember that guilt will eat you away and destroy your life if you let it fester and grow.
Work, money, relationships, and daily hassles are common sources of stress — but a breakup is the worst stressor of all. How do you stay positive after a stressful breakup when you feel anxious, sad, lonely and tired?
These four insights will help you get to acceptance, whether your breakup happened today or ten years ago. Accepting a breakup you didn’t want, expect or plan won’t be the easiest thing you ever do. But, learning how to accept that it’s really over will give you a new sense of freedom and peace in your life.
It’s ironic, isn’t it? You need friends more than ever when your heart is broken. And yet it’s harder than ever to make new friends after a breakup, divorce, or death. You’re brokenhearted, sad, unmotivated, and tired. You may even feel worthless, unlovable, and empty.
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.
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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.
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
Sometimes you are your own worst enemy after a breakup – such as when you allow negative thoughts to control your mood and mind. These tips… Read More »7 Easy Ways to Stop Negative Thinking After a Breakup
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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
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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 you celebrate your birthday after your relationship falls apart? It's not a riddle, unfortunately. It's your life. You may not be having a happy birthday this year, but my tips for blossoming after a breakup will help.
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
Take heart, for you may healthier and happier than you think – even though you’re still searching for breakup advice because your heart is broken!… Read More »5 Signs Your Heart is Healing After a Breakup
After a breakup - or any type of relationship loss - you don’t just miss the person’s presence. You miss the feeling of having that relationship in your life. You miss the emotional stability, physical security, and familiarity of knowing your boyfriend or best friend was there.
Deep down you know your heart will eventually heal, but right now you feel like you’ll die without him. Here’s what to do when all… Read More »When You Want to Believe He Can’t Live Without You
The book Exaholics: Breaking Your Addiction to an Ex Love explains why romantic relationships are addictive. Here, you’ll learn how to break your addiction to… Read More »How to Break Your Addiction to a Toxic Relationship
When you’re dealing with death, divorce or a difficult time, the hardest thing is to keep trusting in God — and in His plan for… Read More »How to Trust God After a Heartbreaking Loss
Changing your environment – redecorating your home – is one of the best ways to heal your heart and soul after a breakup! You can… Read More »8 Tips for Redecorating Your Home After a Breakup