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When You Feel Like You’ll Never Get Over Your Cat’s Death

Your cat isn’t “just a cat” – so don’t let anyone make you feel foolish about the grief you feel after your cat dies. If you feel like you’ll never get over your cat’s death, you’re not alone. I know how you feel — and so does my reader, SG. Here’s what she says about her cat’s recent death: “I […]

When You Feel Like You'll Never Get Over Your Cat's Death

How to Deal With Your Mom's Disappointment 

How to Deal With Your Mom’s Disappointment 

Disappointing your mom and dad is the hardest part of growing up – even for grown adults! I’m over 40, and I recently disappointed my mom by deciding to spend my Christmas holidays volunteering at a camp for adults with developmental disabilities. “I dreaded telling my mom that I was dropping out of school,” says Paulie on 7 Tips for […]


The First Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

A reader recently commented that she’s coping fairly well with her husband’s death, but Valentine’s Day is coming. And that changes everything. She just got through Christmas, and now she has to deal with the pain and grief of Valentine’s Day. “We got married on February 14, exactly one year after he proposed,” she said. “I’m not just dreading Valentine’s […]

Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

Blossom Tips How to Cope With Your Fear of the Unknown

How to Cope With Your Fear of the Unknown

When we know what to expect in the future, we can prepare. This gives us control. But what if we don’t know what the future holds? How do we cope with fear of the unknown? “Thankfully, I still have my husband,” writes Beth on Help and Hope When You’re Living Alone After the Death of a Spouse. “But tonight, after […]


How to Stop Complaining About Your Ex After a Breakup

Coping with a breakup is more difficult and painful when you bury yourself in complaints and criticisms about your ex-boyfriend or ex-husband. These tips on how to stop complaining about your ex after breaking up will help you move on in peace, healing, and freedom. “After all of the heartache, change, and uncertainty you’ve faced related to your divorce, it’s […]

How to Stop Complaining About Your Ex After a Breakup

7 Ways to Renew Your Interest in Life

7 Ways to Renew Your Interest in Life

Your spark has dimmed, nothing motivates you, you have no interest in life, work, family or friends. How do you renew the zeal for living that you once had? Lots of ways, such as learning how to play! Stop taking yourself — and your life — so seriously. Put down the burdens you’ve been carrying (much easier if you believe […]


What to Buy Your Boyfriend’s Mom and Dad – 20 Gift Ideas

Don’t stress about finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend’s mom and dad! Trust your intuition; it’s the gift that keeps on giving. If you listen, that is 🙂 This list of gifts, ideas, and tips will help you find the perfect gift for any occasion – whether it’s your boyfriend’s mom’s birthday, his dad’s retirement, or their 40th wedding anniversary. […]

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My dog died I can't get over it

Healing Your Heart After Losing Your Dog

“My dog died and I can’t get over it,” she said. “How do I overcome this pain and feel normal again?” The truth is that you never ‘get over it’ after you lose your dog. Your heart, soul, and spirit have experienced the unconditional and amazing love of a dog – and you’ll never be the same. Your dog’s paw […]