Relationships


3 Ways to Cope With Difficult Parents

Learning how to deal with difficult parents will fill you with peace and happiness. You won’t be under their emotional or spiritual control, and you’ll find your own source of meaning in life. These tips are for adult children who are ready to start moving past their unhappy or difficult childhoods. Below, I share how I survived […]

How to Cope With Difficult Parents – for Adult Children

Survive Sadness and Depression After Breaking Up

Surviving Sadness and Depression After Breaking Up

After a breakup, you may feel like you’ll never survive the sadness and depression. I know how lost and empty I felt when my relationship ended. I thought my heart would never heal. I believe I’d find someone to love me…and I didn’t think I had any love left in me to give someone else. […]


How to Help an Alcoholic Sibling Who Doesn’t Want to Be Helped

Your sibling’s struggles with alcoholism leave you feeling lost, helpless, and afraid for the future of your family. These six ways to help an alcoholic brother or sister are inspired by a book called Sober Siblings, and they may give you insight into your sibling’s drinking problem. If you’re struggling to decide what behaviors to accept from […]

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Is Your Marriage Over? 7 Truths You Need to Face

When you’re struggling with the “is my marriage over?” question, you may find yourself veering from “yes, our relationship is done” to “there’s still hope for our marriage!” in the space of minutes. How do you know if your marriage is over or if it’s going through a natural down cycle? “In my work doing […]


How to Handle Father’s Day When You’re Fighting With Your Dad

These five tips for dealing with a difficult dad on Father’s Day will help you see him in a different light. You may not be able to stop fighting with your dad forever or heal a long-standing family rift, but you can find ways to treat him with respect. After I wrote When You Miss Your Dad […]

How to Handle Father’s Day When You’re Fighting With Your Dad

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How to Deal With Problems in Your Family

You love your family members, but sometimes they’re frustrating and aggravating! These six tips on how to deal with troubling family problems will help you get along with your siblings, parents, or other relatives. Learning how to handle toxic family problems is complicated because of the strong emotions we feel towards our relatives. “Family quarrels have a […]


5 Signs It’s Not Too Late to Fix Your Relationship

Is it time to walk away or keep moving ahead? The key to learning how to fix a ruined relationship is to learn essential truths about restoration and reconciliation. These five signs will give you insight into your relationship, yourself, and your partner. You may hear echoes of your own relationship in this reader’s comment: “I feel […]

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80 Ways to Show Your Love Without Spending Money

These meaningful ways to show love to someone you care about are easy and affordable. Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts or anniversary ideas, you’ll find something that floats your Love Boat here! I wrote this article for a reader called Simon, who left this comment on 10 Things to Talk About With Your Girlfriend: “Hey girl, […]