Breakups


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. […]

Survive Sadness and Depression After Breaking Up

5 Practical Tips for When You Feel Lonely on Valentine’s Day

5 Practical Tips for When You Feel Lonely on Valentine’s Day

You’d be surprised to learn how many people feel lonely on Valentine’s Day – even if they’re in a relationship. These tips for coping with the loneliness and disconnection will help you get through February 14 – and the rest of the year. In When You Have Nobody to Love on Valentine’s Day, I shared more […]


Getting Over Him When You Can’t Let Go

Starting over after a breakup or divorce is one of the most difficult and painful things you’ll ever do. But take heart, for you will get through this! You’ll let go, heal, and feel happy again. Letting go of someone you love is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do – but healing […]

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How to Accept a Breakup

How to Accept a Breakup You Didn’t Want

You didn’t want to break up, but it happened. These tips on how to accept a breakup when you want to stay together will help you surrender, heal, and move on. Surrender to what is. Accept your life as it is unfolding right now. Those two concepts are simple in theory, but o so difficult in practice! Surrendering […]


How to Be Single and Wildly Happy

Being single doesn’t mean nobody wants you; it simply means you’re waiting for the right person. These tips on how to be happy when you’re a single woman will help you find peace, joy, and freedom. “I enjoy and love my company but being a single woman does make me sad at times,” says Barb […]

How to Be Happy When You're Single Woman

How to Write a Goodbye Letter to Someone You Care About

How to Write a Goodbye Letter to Someone You Care About

Writing a letter that says goodbye to someone you care about isn’t easy, but it can bring healing. My tips on how to write a goodbye letter are based on my experience with a variety of losses and inspired by a reader’s comment. A goodbye momento, such as Willow Tree Shine, is a lovely way to […]


5 Tips for Letting Go of Someone You Love

There are no “one size fits all” tips on letting go of someone you love after breaking up. Here are several ways to heal your heart when you have no choice but to leave a relationship behind. When I wrote 75 Ways to Let Go of Someone You Love, I interviewed life coaches, counselors, and grief coaches on […]

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