Love and Marriage


How to Help Your Mom Leave an Abusive Relationship

Here are the 7 most important things to remember when you’re searching for advice on how to help your mother leave an abusive relationship. I was inspired to write this article for a teenager who asked for help getting out of a bad relationship when you have nowhere to turn. “I am 16 and trying to help my mother get […]

How to Help Your Mom Leave an Abusive Relationship

10 Ways to Solve the Most Difficult Mother-in-Law Problems 2

Do you feel like your mother-in-law (MIL) hates you? Or maybe it’s the other way around! Here’s what you need to know about dealing with a critical mother-in-law, plus the best ways to solve difficult problems with your in-laws. “I have been married for over 25 years and have had many ups and downs with my mother-in-law,” says Ginger on […]

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12 Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Boyfriend 2

It’s not always easy to recognize the signs of emotional abuse in a relationship – especially when you’re in love. Here’s how to know if your boyfriend is emotionally abusive, inspired by a reader’s question about her boyfriend. “Is my boyfriend abusing me emotionally? I’m not sure and I don’t know how to break up with my boyfriend,” says Indira on […]

How to Know If Your Boyfriend is Emotionally Abusive

How to Deal With Depression When You Can’t Get Pregnant 51

Here are the most common signs of depression in women, plus tips on how to deal with depression when you can’t get pregnant. Take heart: you WILL feel alive and happy again! “My partner and I have been trying get pregnant for seven years,” says Roo on How to Be Happy as a Childless Woman – Single or Married. “He has […]

How to Deal With Depression When You Can’t Get Pregnant

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Starting a New Relationship 1

These tips for overcoming guilt when you’re dating will help you settle into joy and start a new relationship with peace. You may feel guilty for a variety of reasons: you’re taking time from your kids, your kids may feel threatened by your new relationship, your ex-husband may be jealous or hurt, your in-laws may object to you dating a […]

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How to Guard Your Heart in a Relationship 5

Guarding your heart – whether you’re in a new relationship or a mature marriage – will not only protect your emotional health, it’ll help you build a strong, healthy bond with your partner. This post was inspired by two things: a reader’s comment on How to Cope When He Says He’s Not in Love With You Anymore, and my recent […]

How to Guard Your Heart in a Relationship

7 Steps to Forgiving Someone Who Broke Your Heart 9

You might find it easier to forgive if you change your mindset instead of relying on your feelings. Here’s how forgiveness works best, with inspiration from a painful family estrangement I faced, the book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love by Richard Carlson, and a sprinkle of the Psalms. Forgiveness isn’t a feeling; it’s a deliberate choice to change your mindset […]

How to Forgive Someone Who Broke Your Heart