Unhealthy Relationships

32 posts

What to Do When Your Boyfriend Doesn’t Have Time for You

Here’s a smart way to cope with feeling neglected and lonely because your boyfriend doesn’t spend time with you: push the “pause” button. You don’t have to break up with him or even talk about pausing your relationship. Nor should you ever beg or threaten your boyfriend was ways to get him to spend more time with you.

Is Love Powerful Enough to Save Your Relationship?

Love is powerful..but is the power of love strong enough to save a relationship that is failing? It depends how you – and your boyfriend – harness that power to renew your love for one another. The power of love is a learned skill, not something that comes from your feelings, hormones or even your hopes for a better relationship. […]

Why Your Boyfriend Cheated: A Relationship Style That Leads to Affairs

Learning about this type of relationship style will help you answer one of the most difficult questions of your life: “Why did my boyfriend cheat on me?” Your relationship didn’t cause your boyfriend to cheat — he chose to have an affair. But, your relationship style may have created an environment that set the stage for your boyfriend’s cheating. “After […]

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.

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.

Stop Being Scared and Start Leaping in Faith – Blossom Tip 71

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.