Aug 152014
How to Deal With Anxiety in Marriage

If you know how anxiety affects relationships, you’ll learn how to deal with anxiety in marriage. These tips start with the ten best anxiety management techniques. In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It, Margaret Wehrenberg addresses physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. She is a leading mental health clinician, and draws on basic brain science to highlight

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Aug 142014
How to Stop Resenting Your Husband

These tips won’t magically make the resentment you feel towards your husband disappear, but they might help you find freedom from anger and other negative feelings. Living and Loving after Betrayal: How to Heal from Emotional Abuse, Deceit, Infidelity, and Chronic Resentment by Steven Stosny PhD offers potent ways to heal, grow, and love again. We are more powerful when we’re compassionate and grateful than when angry or aggressive. True strength

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Aug 112014
How to Get Over a Breakup

These tips on how to get over a breakup begin with peace, healing, surrender, and acceptance. Take a deep breath, and know that your heart will heal. Love will find you again, and you’ll be filled with gratitude. I usually recommend books at the beginning of my blog posts, because I believe books are the best way to heal and learn how to get over a breakup. But there are

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Aug 052014
Break Up Advice - How to End a Relationship

Learn how to end a relationship without causing unnecessary pain to your partner. This break up advice is inspired by a reader who wants to know how to end her marriage gently and firmly. In The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce, Rachel Sussman helps women heal, understand, and transform after ending a relationship. She offers new perspectives and advice from real, healed women at

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Aug 012014
5 Signs He Loves You

Does he run hot and cold on you, so you don’t know if he really loves you? Here are five undeniable signs of love, plus a description of Gary Chapman’s “love languages.” Different people show love in different ways – which is why Gary Chapman wrote The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. That book is about giving and receiving love in a way that is meaningful

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Jul 312014
Questions to Ask Before You Get Your Boyfriend Back

You want to get your boyfriend back, but it may not be good for you long-term. Here’s what to consider before you get back together with your ex-boyfriend. In Reconcilable Differences: Rebuild Your Relationship by Rediscovering the Partner You Love – Without Losing Yourself, Andrew Christensen, Brian D. Doss, and Neil S. Jacobson describe how to avoid having the same fights over and over. They also teach readers how  how to problem solve

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Feb 012014
When Your Relationship Makes You Feel Insecure

Are you insecure in your relationship? Here are three ways to cope with the insecurity that your boyfriend or husband is causing. The first thing to do is figure out if your insecurity stems from you, or from him. Sometimes we’re insecure because of our own issues, and our partners simply magnify that insecurity. That happened to me in my marriage; I felt more insecure after we got married, not

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Jan 302014
5 Most Common Signs of an Affair

It’s easy to see the signs of an affair; the difficult thing is trusting your gut, being honest with yourself, and accepting the fact that your partner is having an affair. “Love means jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom.” – Jodi Picoult. One of the most devastating parts of finding out your partner is having an affair is

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Jan 262014
How Couples Counseling Affects Relationships

Whether couples counseling can save your relationship depends on several factors. Here are a few things to think about before you go to a couples counselor. “You know it’s love when all you want is for that person to be happy…even if it’s not you who makes them happy.” – Julia Roberts. A big component of couples counseling is figuring out what makes you happy, what makes your partner happy,

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Jan 102014
How to Help an Alcoholic Boyfriend

These tips on how to help an alcoholic boyfriend will help you face the reality of alcoholism and get the support you need. You can’t help him cope with alcoholism by yourself. In fact, there is nothing you can do to reform or change him. The first way to help an alcoholic boyfriend is to read The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. In that book, there is a whole chapter for

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