Sep 092014
20 Reasons for a Breakup

These reasons to break up will give you an objective perspective and help you see your boyfriend for who he is…for better or worse. If you’re wondering “Is he right for me?”, this article will help. In Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve, Matthew Hussey reveals the secrets of the male mind and the fundamentals of dating

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Sep 082014
How to Overcome Fear of Abandonment

You’re in a relationship with someone who isn’t good for you, yet you can’t leave. Overcoming your fear of abandonment is the first step to breaking free from destructive relationships. In Love Me, Don’t Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships, Michelle Skeen describes the roots of fear of abandonment and how fear can lead us to sabotage our relationships. She offers a way to walk through

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Sep 072014
The Difference Between Emotional Affairs and Friendship

There’s a world of difference between emotional affairs and friendship. An emotional affair can ruin your marriage. These signs of “cheating in your heart” are from Dr Phil McGraw. If you think emotional cheating is a problem in your marriage (ie, your spouse has a close friend of the opposite sex), read The Emotional Affair: How to Recognize Emotional Infidelity and What to Do About It by Ronald Potter-Efron and Patricia

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Sep 062014
10 Warning Signs of Unhealthy Relationships

If you ignore these warning signs of unhealthy relationships, you set yourself up for future pain and heartache. After I describe the signs of an unhealthy relationship, I tell you how you can predict if your relationship will last. Should I Stay or Should I Go? A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship Can — and Should — Be Saved by Lundy Bancroft will help you see if your “unhealthy

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Sep 062014
What to Do When Your Boyfriend Doesn't Want You Anymore

You love him with all your heart, but your boyfriend says he doesn’t want you in his life anymore. Here’s how to pick up the pieces of your heart and move on. You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death by Louise Hay and David Kessler will bring self-awareness and compassion to your life, and give you courage to face the loss of a breakup. You need

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Sep 032014
7 Ways to Stop Being Bored in Your Relationship

Relationship boredom might lead to a painful, unnecessary breakup. These ways to stop being bored in a relationship will help you find happiness in life and peace with your partner. If you believe you’re bored in a relationship because of lack of physical intimacy or passion, read Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch. My tips on how to stop being bored in relationships aren’t about intimacy

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Aug 262014
How to Deal With Marriage Doubts

Whether you call it marriage doubts or pre-wedding jitters – or you’re scared to get married even though you’re not even engaged yet – here are a few things to think about before the wedding. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller will help you square with mistaken beliefs of modern culture. For instance, it’s a myth that everyone

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Aug 252014
The Consequences of Growing Up Poor on Your Relationship

The consequences of growing up poor don’t end when you’re a financially stable adult. Here’s how growing up poor affects your relationship or marriage, and how to stop money from destroying love. In The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language, by Scott Palmer and Bethany Palmer say that once you know your Money Personality, you can get to the root of money arguments and start improving your

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Aug 242014
3 Tips on How to Stop Ruminating About the Past

It’s natural to look back at your relationship and (hopefully) learn from it, but at some point you need to focus on your future. Here are a few tips on how to stop ruminating about the past, based on the results of recent research from Florida State University. The Secret of Letting Go by Guy Finley offers examples and stories that illustrate his concepts of how to let go of all the

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Aug 222014
How to Forgive Your Ex

You know you should forgive because forgiveness frees you from pain and increases happiness. Here are six tips on how to forgive your ex for lying, cheating, stealing, abusing or hurting you. In Mars and Venus Starting Over: A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One, John Gray writes, “To put our lives back together, not only do we

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