Breakup Survival Tips


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 “touchy feely” tips for coping […]

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

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The Best Way to Get Over Someone When You Can’t Let Go

Starting over after a breakup or divorce can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Here’s one of the best ways to get over someone when you can’t let go – and to be happy again! Letting go of someone you love is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do – but healing is within reach! […]


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 to what is doesn’t mean […]

How to Accept a Breakup

How to Be Happy When You're Single Woman

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 on What to Do When […]


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 say goodbye to someone you […]

How to Write a Goodbye Letter to Someone You Care About

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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 letting go. I know how […]


How to Stop Begging for Love After It’s Over

Your relationship is over, yet you find yourself begging for love. Worse, you keep begging him to come back and start fresh…and you hate yourself for it. “I feel ashamed to admit it but I am begging for love,” says Girl25 on 8 Signs He Doesn’t Love You. “I’ve asked for him to recall how we got together, and I called him […]

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