Harmful Patterns

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How to Forgive Your Husband for Cheating While He Was Alive

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 for cheating on you while he was alive? Here’s my reader’s comment: “Nobody has addressed being married to husband who died, then finding out he cheated with a coworker for the entire marriage, or most […]

5 Ways to Stop Protecting Yourself From Falling in Love

Two She Blossoms readers recently asked for tips on how to get rid of fear in relationships. In this article you’ll learn how to stop protecting yourself from falling in love, and why it’s time to consider new ideas for committing to a healthy relationship. Here’s what one reader said: “I’m scared to fall in love,” says Jilly on When […]

How to Leave Your Partner When You Live Together

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 relationship is never easy; leaving a partner you love and live with might be the most difficult thing you’ve ever done. If you have children together, figuring out how to leave your partner is even […]

How to Decide What to Do About a Troubled Relationship

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, here’s a comment from a reader who took too long to make a decision about her troubled marriage: “I’ve been separated from my husband for a year,” says Tonya on How to Decide if You […]

10 Reasons You Can’t Face the Truth About Your Relationship

Accepting the truth about someone you love is painful, even if you know he isn’t good for you. These ten reasons you can’t face the truth about your relationship will help you see him — and yourself — in a different light. Sometimes we know the truth deep down, but we don’t want to admit it to ourselves. Why? Because […]

How to Fix a Love-Hate Relationship

The helplessness and frustration of loving someone you hate can create serious problems in your life. These tips on how to fix a love-hate relationship were inspired by a reader. The Blossom Tips in this article will help you face the truth about your relationship. While you’re reading them, think about these questions: How is your love-hate relationship affecting your […]

Healing From an Affair in a Christian Marriage

Not even a Christian marriage is safe from infidelity, affairs, and cheating spouses. A pastor’s wife asked for help healing from an affair; her experience inspired me to write this article. “I must be doing something wrong, for my pain seems to get worse by the day,” says Samantha on How to Heal Your Heart After Your Marriage Falls Apart. […]