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How to Decide if You Should Stay or Go

Are you ready to move one step closer to making a good decision about your relationship? These tips on how to decide if you should stay or go are from married relationship counselors; they encourage us to identify what we’re yearning for. “It is yearning that sparks the creation of everything from inspiring art, soul-stirring music, majestic cathedrals, and cures for diseases […]

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10 Reasons Why Breaking Up is Hard to Do 3

You know it’s over, but you can’t bring yourself to end your relationship. Here’s why breaking up is hard to do, plus several ideas for moving forward in freedom and faith. In the song “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, Neil Sedaka says “Remember when you held me tight; And you kissed me all through the night; Think of all […]

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How to Help a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

You know your friend is being abused, but what can you do? These ideas on how to help a friend in an abusive relationship will give you some of the tools you need to support her. Knowledge is power. Read books like Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft. Women in abusive […]

How to Help a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

How to Decide When to Leave a Relationship 3

How do you know when it’s time to leave a relationship? These tips for deciding what to do are inspired by The Parable of the Coconut and by a reader’s comment. In I Love You, but I’m Not IN Love with You: Seven Steps to Saving Your Relationship, Andrew G. Marshall helps readers learn how to argue productively and address the […]

How to Decide When to Leave a Relationship

The Secret Reason Women Leave Good Relationships 12

We tend to think women leave relationships because the men were awful or unfaithful. But, there is a different reason why women leave good relationships – and it’s kept secret. “I have been listening to the language of women who have left their marriages or who have committed adultery,” writes Naomi Wolf in Vagina. “A substantial theme that surfaces when […]

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Dealing With Resentment in Relationships

You resent your husband, but you want to stay married. Here are a few ideas for dealing with resentment in relationships, inspired by a reader’s comment. Don’t Bite the Hook: Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions by Pema Chodron will help you stay centered in the midst of difficulty, improve stressful relationships, and step out of the downward […]

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How to Survive an Unhappy Marriage 15

Unhappy marriages are more common than you think – but who wants to be common? These tips on surviving when you feel stuck and alone in an unhappy marriage might help you break free. I’m not necessarily talking divorce…I’m talking about learning how to survive an unhappy marriage. The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage by Michele […]

How to Survive an Unhappy Marriage