Relationship Tips


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 my husband and I may […]

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How to Love and Live With an Alcoholic Boyfriend

Living with an alcoholic is painful and scary. These tips on how to love a boyfriend who drinks too much will help you live with the reality of alcoholism. The more you know, the better able you’ll be to get the support you need. “My boyfriend has had problems with drinking too much for over five years,” writes Mary on on How to Help an […]


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 […]

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How to Forgive Yourself

How to Forgive Yourself

To make peace with yourself and live a joyful life, you need to learn how to forgive yourself. These steps towards forgiving yourself are inspired by a counseling session I recently observed (I’m a counselor in training). In Forgiveness: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Get on With Your Life, Sidney B. Simon and Suzanne Simon offer practical exercises […]


How to Help a Friend Cope With an Unhappy Marriage

On my article about unhappy marriages, a reader described her friend’s toxic relationship and asked for ways to help her friend cope. “My friend’s husband is a liar, a cheat, and a thief,” says Ria on When to Give Up on Your Marriage. “They have children together and she will get angry, but take him back due to the economy excuse, […]


What to Do After Your Boyfriend Sleeps With His Ex

Here are three questions to ask yourself before deciding what to do after you find out your boyfriend had sex with his ex-girlfriend. If you know you want to break up, read Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After by Katherine Woodward Thomas. You’ll learn five steps to leaving and healing: Step 1:  Find Emotional Freedom Step 2: Reclaim […]


How to Move Past Your Old Problems

Here are a few ideas for moving past old relationship problems, inspired by a reader who commented on my article about marriage. “My wife is unhappy and depressed, and keeps bringing up our old problems from the past,” says Ron on 5 Tips for Finding Balance in a One Sided Relationship. “I don’t want to lose my marriage or my daughters. […]

How to Move Past Our Old Problems

How to Help a Friend Get Out of a Bad Relationship

How to Help a Friend Get Out of a Bad Relationship

Is your sister or friend going out with the wrong guy? Here are five ways to help a friend get out of a bad relationship. When you want to help someone, you need to make sure you’re not enabling or overstepping your boundaries. Reading books like The Enabler: When Helping Harms will help you set boundaries – and see the […]