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How to Stop Living in the Past

This simple three-fold process will help you learn how to stop living in the past. I also share the three most painful experiences I’ve experienced, plus three ways I put the past behind me. A message such the “For I Know The Plans I Have For You” Inspirational Poster is one of the best tips on how to stop living in the past. […]

Stop Living in the Past

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5 Surprising Secrets for Coping With Childlessness

If you’re one of a million women coping with childlessness, you know there are no quick or easy tips on how to be happy. Not being able to have kids is devastating. Here’s how my husband and I cope with being a childless couple – we didn’t choose not to have children, but we are living happily and peacefully. A […]

How Are You Coping With Infertility?

On my article about depression when you can’t get pregnant, a reader asked how to connect with other women coping with infertility. Here are a few ideas… I don’t have an infertility forum, and I didn’t want to start a thread about coping with infertility on my fertility Quips and Tips blog because it’s too pregnancy-related. Readers have complained that […]

How to Successfully Adapt to a Major Life Change

Major life changes include breakups, family deaths, job loss, and even the loss of a pet who was always home waiting for you. These tips for adapting to a major life change apply to most situations. If you’re facing a major life change, I highly recommend Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and […]

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

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How EMDR Therapy Helps When You’re Stuck in the Past

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps people who feel stuck in the past. The foundation of this therapy is unprocessed memories, which cause negative emotions and reactions in the present moment. “EMDR therapy targets the unprocessed memories that contain the negative emotions, sensations, and beliefs,” writes Dr Francine Shapiro in Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life With […]

When You Want Your Old Life Back – Tips for Moving Forward

What do you do when your new life has begun, but you want your old life back? These tips for moving forward are inspired by a reader’s comment… “I was married for 12 years and pregnant with my second child when my husband cheated on me,” says J. on 3 Ways to Turn Your Life Around When Things Are Out of […]

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5 Ways to Survive a Midlife Crisis for Women

Of course women can experience a midlife crisis – and they can learn to enjoy their 40s, 50s, and beyond! Here are a few ways to turn your midlife crisis into a positive experience. Are you experiencing the emotional highs and lows of menopause or perimenopause? Or waving goodbye to grown children heading off to college? After years of caring for […]