Tough Love


How to Cope With a Husband Who Criticizes You

Is nothing ever good enough for your husband? These five tips for coping with a critical husband begin with reassurance that if you’re a criticized wife living with an impossible-to-please man, you are not alone. “If you’re among those criticized, you’re in good company,” writes Dianna Booher in Communicate With Confidence. “Heads of state receive […]

How to Cope With a Husband Who Criticizes You

How to Find a Good Boyfriend

How to Find a Boyfriend Who Will Treat You Good

Yes, good men are hard to find! But if you know what you’re looking for and how to find a good boyfriend, you’ve won half the battle. Here’s how to set yourself up to meet a man who is right for you – a man who will become a loving, caring husband. The smartest way […]


4 Steps to Solving Problems in a One Sided Relationship

Are you tired of doing all the work in your relationship? These tips on how to fix a one sided relationship will reveal what you can and can’t control, and help you create respect and equality in your life. “I have been in a one sided relationship for six months,” says Kylie on How to Know […]

How to Fix a One Sided Relationship

Married to a Great Guy But Unhappy

You’re Married to a Good Man – Why Aren’t You Happy?

Everyone says how nice your husband is – and you agree! You’re married to a good man, yet you’re unhappy, unfulfilled, or just bored. The good news is that you have the power to make changes in your marriage that will lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. Change isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. […]


What You Need to Know About Reconciliation After Separation

Deciding if you should get back together after a separation is never easy. Reconciliation is surprisingly common for many couples who have separated or even divorced, but is it a good idea for you? There isn’t an easy-to-follow formula that will tell you if getting back together after separation is a good idea for you […]

What You Need to Know About Reconciliation After Separation

7 Reasons He Doesn’t Open Up or Talk to You

7 Reasons He Doesn’t Talk to You

Is your husband or boyfriend uncommunicative and silent – maybe even emotionally distant? If you’re asking yourself “why doesn’t he talk to me?” you’re not alone! Here are the most common barriers to communication, which affect all relationships. It’s important to remember that men sometimes simply don’t know what to talk about. One of my […]


17 Gifts and Ideas for Your Boyfriend’s Parents

What do you buy your boyfriend’s mom, your husband’s dad, or your partner’s parents? A birthday or holiday gift that doesn’t clutter up their home, attic, or garage! Finding the right gift for his mom and dad depends on three factors: their lifestyle, your relationship with them, and the length of time you’ve been dating […]

Lovely Gifts and Ideas That Will Please His Mom and Dad

What to Do When Your Boyfriend Says He’ll Kill Himself If You Leave

What to Do When He Says He’ll Kill Himself If You Leave

Does your boyfriend threaten suicide if you break up with him? Here’s how to respond to his threats to kill himself, including advice from a woman whose husband took his own life. It’s important to remember that you can’t get all the help you need here. You need to reach out to people in person, […]


How to Recognize Verbal Abuse in Your Relationship – and What to Do

These four examples of verbal abuse in a love relationship may surprise you! They’ll definitely help you recognize unhealthy communication patterns and think about how to respond. Verbal abuse isn’t always direct or obvious, and it’s not always easy to recognize when you are being treated badly by your partner. “Thank you for this article on […]

4 Examples of Verbal Abuse in Love Relationships

Can You Save Your Marriage? 6 Signs You Can Revive Your Love

Can You Save Your Marriage? 6 Signs of Life in a Relationship

Yes, you can save a marriage that seems doomed to divorce – but you have to be realistic and honest. These signs you can revive your love and rebuild your relationship will help not only with saving your marriage, but also seeing your spouse – and yourself – more clearly. “I want to save my […]


Why Can’t You Leave an Unhealthy Relationship?

Here are several reasons you can’t leave your relationship, even though you know it’s unhealthy and even abusive. “I’m a prisoner in this relationship, I don’t know how to get away from him, I know he loves me, but I’m so tired of being controlled,” says Amy on How to Break Up With a Married […]

Why Can’t You Leave an Unhealthy Relationship?

how to deal with a depressed boyfriend

5 Ways to Help Your Boyfriend Deal With Depression

These tips on how to deal with a depressed boyfriend are inspired by a reader’s comment. I also included several signs of depression in men, to help you determine if your boyfriend is actually dealing with depression – or if something else is bothering him. How do you relate to a boyfriend who is depressed? […]