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Signs of a Cheater

How to Convince Someone to Give You a Second Chance

The bad news is that you broke up. Maybe this is even the second or third breakup. But wait, I have good news! Convincing someone to give you a second chance may be easier than you think. A surprising number of breakups aren’t permanent because it is really hard to let go of someone you love (which is good news when you want to convince your ex to come back to you!).

I Want Him to Want Me Back

You Don’t Want Him, But You Want Him to Want You

Maybe you’re relieved or even glad the relationship is over. But still, you can’t help wanting him to want you! You don’t want to get back together and you wouldn’t take him back even if he tried to reconcile, but still. You just can’t help wishing he wanted you back.

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Aromatherapy for Depression After a Breakup

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 to Cope With the Shock of a Breakup

How Do You Heal From the Shock of a Sudden Breakup?

Recovering from the emotional, mental and physical shock of breaking up is hard. Even if your relationship was troubled – and you suspected it was ending – you just don’t bounce back from such a big loss in your life! The shock of a sudden breakup hits hard…even when you knew the relationship wasn’t healthy and you were thinking of leaving.

How to Be Happier on Your Birthday After a Breakup

Facing Your Birthday After a Breakup

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?

I need help getting through a breakup

5 Things You Need to Survive a Breakup

These five “core needs” will help you get through a breakup — even if you’ve been sad and miserable for months. You may already have done the most important thing, which is to simply say “I need help getting through this breakup.” Admitting that you need help, you need something different or better to help you through a breakup, is called the first step for a reason.

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.