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.
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.
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… Read More »Is Love Powerful Enough to Save Your Relationship?
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… Read More »Why Your Boyfriend Cheated: A Relationship Style That Leads to Affairs
If you ignore these warning signs of bad relationships, you set yourself up for heartbreak and pain. It's hard to accept your relationship isn't healthy...but the sooner you face the truth, the more quickly you can move forward in your relationship and life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Before we talk about nourishing hope and faith — which can be hard in the holiday season — I have a Public Service Announcement about… Read More »The Secret to Keeping Your Hope Alive – Blossom Tip 63
Did you know elephants grieve when one of their herd dies? Scientists say it’s because they live for approximately 70 years and develop strong bonds.… Read More »What to Remember When You’re Left Behind – Blossom Tip 60
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.
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
How do you live alone after being half of a couple for so long? These tips for getting out of the “couples mindset” will encourage… Read More »Getting Out of the “Couples Mindset” After a Breakup
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
Healing your heart after a breakup or death is the first stage of moving on. The second stage is preparing your heart for a new… Read More »How to Prepare Your Heart to Fall in Love Again
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
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
Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re being kind and loving in a relationship, or if a man is using you. How do you protect… Read More »How to Protect Yourself From Being Used in a Relationship
After her husband died, Kate found out her husband was having an affair. How do you cope with your husband’s death — and forgive him… Read More »How to Forgive Your Husband for Cheating While He Was Alive
These tips will help you Blossom by giving your the hope and inspiration you need to leave your boyfriend when you’re living together. Ending a… Read More »How to Leave Your Partner When You Live Together
Whether your troubled relationship is a difficult marriage, uncomfortable work situation or toxic family drama, these steps will help you decide what to do. First,… Read More »How to Decide What to Do About a Troubled Relationship
“I can’t live without him” is one of the most common comments on my She Blossoms blogs. These tips on how to live without him… Read More »How to Live Without Your Boyfriend or Husband
He swears the affair is over, but how do you know if he’ll cheat on you again? Here’s how to see beyond what your boyfriend… Read More »Is the Affair Really Over? 5 Signs He Will Cheat on You Again
There are no “quick tips” for leaving an abusive husband after 20 years of marriage. But there is good news: you’re still here, and there… Read More »How to Get Away From an Abusive Husband After 20 Years of Marriage
Are you living with a man who lets his anger control him (and you)? These 7 tips on how to survive life with an angry… Read More »7 Ways to Survive Life With an Angry Man – When You Can’t Leave
You know you need to end the love affair because it’s toxic – but how? These tips will help you see how toxic love ruins… Read More »How to End a Toxic Love Affair Before it Ruins You