Unhealthy Attachments

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How to Always Be Happy – Blossom Tip 58

Greetings from Tomar, Portugal! Earlier today I explored the Convento de Cristo —  a 12th-century castle that was formerly a Knights Templar, monastery, and convent. It kinda made me want to be a nun, cloistered and focused on God. But then I wouldn’t be able to travel…and exploring castles makes me happy. Yesterday I climbed several sets of stone stairways […]

What to Do While You’re Waiting – Blossom Tip 57

What’s the longest you’ve waited for something? Maybe it was an hour for a bus, or a week for test results. Maybe it was a month for a job offer, or a year for a husband. Maybe it was a decade for a loved one to return, or a lifetime for a prayer to be answered. Maybe you’re still waiting. Maybe […]

5 Ways to Stop Feeling Jealous of Other People’s Relationships

Feeling jealous of a friend’s happiness is normal – especially if you lost your husband, broke up with your boyfriend, or have never fallen in love. You want to be happy for your friend’s relationship but you don’t know how to deal with your jealousy. Not only are you normal, you are not alone. “Am I the only one who […]

Healing Emotional Numbness After Losing Someone You Love

Feeling emotionally numb is normal after someone you love dies. But if you get stuck in this part of the grieving process, you can’t heal, grow forward, or find happiness. Here are a few ideas for handling the emotional numbness that often accompanies grief. Emotional numbness may be normal, but it’s also scary and confusing. It can affect our relationships […]

What to Do When You Need a Hug

“I need more hugs! I miss being held and kissed,” said Michaela. “Nobody talks about the lack of a physical relationship after a breakup.” When you lose a man you love after a breakup, divorce, or death you aren’t prepared for the loss of physical intimacy and affection. You miss his hugs, kisses, love and intimate touch. Especially at night […]

When You Miss Him Like Crazy

Whether you’re coping with a breakup or a long distance relationship, sometimes all you can think is “I miss him like crazy.” You’re overwhelmed with loneliness, perhaps missing him so much you can barely get off the floor. Here’s how She Blossoms reader is dealing with her boyfriend’s absence: “My boyfriend and I started living together recently,” says Rozie on […]

Getting Out of the “Couples Mindset” 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 and inspire you. You’ll see you’re not alone, and discover a few ideas for moving on. “When you have been functioning in life as one-half of a couple, you become ‘conditioned’ to thinking of yourself […]