how to be happy

When You Have Nobody to Love on Valentine’s Day

Feeling like you have nobody to love on Valentine’s Day? You are not alone. Here you’ll find several suggestions for coping with being alone and lonely on February 14; this article was inspired by a reader who says she never has somebody to love on Valentine’s Day. “Every year I dread February 14, especially since the stores make such a […]

When You Have Nobody to Love on Valentine’s Day

Think You’ll Be Single Forever? 7 Ways to Be Happy Anyway

Yes, the thought of being single forever is lonely and even depressing. But wait! The good news is you can learn how to be happy anyway. At least 7 ways. Maybe more. This article is for all the single women and men who are 40+ and worried that their singleness will last forever and ever amen. Here’s what 44 year […]

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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 Recover From Loss and Survive Grief 15

“I can’t get out of bed,” may be all you can think during the grief cycle. Here are a few ideas on how to recover from loss during the grieving process, inspired by a widow who not only lost her husband, she lost her identity. “I feel empty,” says MW on Living Alone After the Death of a Spouse. “My […]

How to Get Out of Bed When You’re in the Grief Cycle

How to Be Happy as a Childless Woman – Single or Married 37

Before you can learn how to be happy, you must grieve your loss. These 10 tips for single or married childless women who are experiencing infertility will help you find peace and joy. On my blog post 5 Practical Ways to Cope With Childlessness, a reader said she wasn’t comforted by my advice because she’s not married. “How can I be happy as a […]

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How to Be Happy Single When You Wish You Were Married 10

Not being in a romantic relationship is lonely and sometimes depressing. And, trying to find ways to be happy single when you wish you were married can feel futile. I have a few practical tips for coping…but first, here’s a comment from a reader that has stuck with me for a long time. “Once you get older and are no […]

How to Be Happy Single When You Wish You Were Married

5 Practical Ways to Cope With Childlessness 64

There are no quick tips for coping with childlessness and being happy. But, you can Blossom into a woman you didn’t expect to be! Here’s how my husband and I cope with being a childless couple – we didn’t choose not to have children, but we are living happily and peacefully. Not being able to have kids is devastating. A reader recently […]

How to Forgive Yourself for Your Past Mistakes