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

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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17 Awesome and Affordable Gifts for Your Girlfriend’s Parents

You’ll quickly find a perfect (and affordable!) gift for your girlfriend’s parents here. Whether it’s her mom’s birthday or her dad’s retirement party, this list will make your online shopping excursion quick and painless. Bonus: you’ll find a gift that will make your girlfriend and her parents love you even more than they already do. The Yoga Cats Calendar is a bonus addition to this […]


7 Tips for Dealing With Controlling Parents

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

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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 […]


How to Guard Your Heart in a Relationship

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

How to Forgive Someone Who Broke Your Heart

7 Steps to Forgiving Someone Who Broke Your Heart

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 Ask for What You Need in Your Relationships

These five steps will help you ask for what you need in your relationships. If you haven’t learned how to ask your partner, family member, boss, or neighbor for what you need, you’ll never feel confident and peaceful with the people in your life. After considering all the comments in 8 Signs He Doesn’t Love You the Way You Need to […]

How to Ask for What You Need in Your Relationships

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How to Stop Playing Mind Games in Your Relationship

Learn how to stop playing mind games and start relaxing into your relationships – it’ll change everything! Here’s how to release your grip and be authentic, joyful, and peaceful with the people in your life. After I wrote 5 Examples of the Mind Games People Play in Relationships, I realized I didn’t offer any tips on how to actually stop […]