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17 Gift Ideas That Will Make Your Boyfriend’s Parents Adore You 6

Finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend’s parents depends on three things: their lifestyle, your relationship with them, and the length of time you’ve been dating him. These 17 gifts and ideas for your boyfriend’s mom and dad cover all three factors; they range from personal to practical, luxurious to functional. The Juliet Glass Teapot Set by Tea Beyond is a lovely gift for […]

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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

7 Tips for Dealing With Controlling Parents 232

Whether you’re an adult child or living at home (or an adult child who lives at home!), these tips on how to deal with controlling parents will help you see your situation – and your mom and dad – differently. I was inspired to write this article for Andy. “Growing up, my parents always had a way of making me feel crappy about […]

6 Tips for Dealing With Controlling Parents

How to Deal With Depression When You Can’t Get Pregnant 50

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

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 Get Over a Breakup When You Don’t Have Closure 110

Knowing how to get over a breakup isn’t simple – and it’s even more difficult when you don’t have closure in your relationship. These tips are inspired by a reader who can’t accept that her relationship is over because she and her ex didn’t have closure. The most important thing to remember about getting over a breakup is that you’ll never truly […]

How to Get Over a Breakup When You Don't Have Closure

How to Guard Your Heart in a Relationship 4

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