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5 Ways to Find Peace in a Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship

While researching my book Blossoming After Loss, I discovered several healthy approaches to difficult mother-daughter relationships. They’re refreshing and healing – and they may help you navigate your interactions with your mom. These tips for finding peace in a difficult mother-daughter relationship are inspired by Naomi’s strong connection to her mother-in-law, Ruth. “Their [Naomi and Ruth’s] unconventional relationship allows us […]

Find Peace in a Difficult Mother-Daughter 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 […]

how to deal with Difficult Mother-in-Law Problems

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 233

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 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

4 Ways to Hold on to Your Faith When Love Hurts 2

When you’re hurt by love, should you give up on the relationship or hold onto hope for healing? These four tips on how to keep the faith when love hurts will help you do both without losing your heart, soul, or sanity. This article is inspired by a reader who asked for help deciding what to do about her separation. “My husband […]

How to Keep the Faith When Love Hurts

How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Feel Good Enough 7

Your search for “how to love myself” is how it starts. These 7 tips for loving yourself will help you feel happier, healthier, and more hopeful – especially if you feel like you’re not good enough. Your relationships will improve and you’ll have the strength you need to face whatever comes your way. On How to Feel Better About Yourself, I described […]

9 Ways to Survive Abusive Parents When You Can't Leave Home