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?
These 10 ways to help a husband who drinks too much are partly based on my work in a residential recovery program with men who are alcoholics and drug addicts. I was also inspired to write this article by a reader, who is searching for ways to cope with her alcoholic husband.
Your relationship isn’t working out, but you’re worried about what your boyfriend might do if you break up with him. Breaking up is always hard – but it’s even worse when you feel anxious or scared of how your boyfriend will respond.
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.
You love your boyfriend, but he stopped making an effort in your relationship. You’re starting to wonder about his feelings for you, and perhaps even worry that he no longer loves you the way he used to.
Does your separated husband still love you? How do you know your marriage is over? These signs a marriage is over will help you see yourself – and your husband – more clearly. You may not be headed for divorce court, so take heart! Even the healthiest relationships hit rock bottom sometimes.
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.
Your husband is still working with the woman he had an affair with – which means he sees his “ex affair partner” every day. Of course you feel jealous and insecure! You know your husband loves you, but what if he’s still emotionally attached or physically attracted to the other woman?
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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.
Maybe all you can think is “I miss my husband” – and sometimes you even feel silly because you miss him so much! I don’t know exactly how you feel, but I know what it’s like to miss someone so much it feels like you’re missing a piece of yourself.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best ways to let go of your old doubts, fears and problems is to find someone new to talk to. Someone who doesn’t know the “old you”, someone who will encourage you to change and grow. A Blossom Pen Pal is a friend who will encourage you to blossom in a new season of life!
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.
Join me in congratulating Holly, Judy, Gina, Jean, and Julie! They each won a free copy of Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back by entering my Free Book Give-Away for She Blossoms Readers – Blossom Tip 64.
When I travel — like now in Portugal — I pack light. Wearing the same clothes doesn’t bother me the way it used to. This… Read More »How to Keep Going When Life is Hard – Blossom Tip 59
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One of the best ways to see signs of God’s blessing on your relationship is to look at a marriage that wasn’t blessed by God.… Read More »5 Signs of God’s Blessing on Your Relationship
What’s the best gift to give your mom on Mother’s Day – or any day of the year? Forgiveness. Learning how to forgive your mother… Read More »How to Start Forgiving Your Mom for Hurting You
“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
Your gut instincts or intuition can be a reliable source of information when you’re starting a new relationship. But how do you trust your intuition… Read More »5 Tips for Trusting Your Intuition in a New Relationship
Learning why you get stuck in unhealthy relationships will help you move one step closer to freedom, peace, and joy. These reasons women feel trapped… Read More »6 Reasons You Get Stuck in Unhealthy Relationships
If you find it comforting to know you’re not alone, then you’ll be comforted here. These tips on how to heal your emotional pain are… Read More »5 Ways to Heal Emotional Pain After Losing Someone You Love
Your husband isn’t the same man you married, and it’s unsettling – or downright scary. Read my tips for coping when your husband is different… Read More »When the Man You Married Changed – and Not for Better
The physical, emotional, and spiritual “soul damage” of war, combat experience, or military service is part of the battle you and your military husband will… Read More »When Your Husband Returns From Combat – The Warrior Soul