Solving Problems


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

What You Need to Know About Reconciliation After Separation

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 […]


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 […]

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

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, […]


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? […]

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Signs You’re Emotionally Suffocating Your Partner How to Stop

5 Signs You’re Emotionally Suffocating Your Partner – and How to Stop

Here’s what “intimacy overload” is, five signs you’re emotionally suffocating your boyfriend or husband, and eight ways to give him some breathing space. Have you heard of emotional boundaries in a relationship? The most important concept for women who tend to emotionally suffocate their partners is boundaries. If you haven’t read any of the “Boundaries” books […]


How to Help Your Husband Cope With Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

These ideas for supporting your husband through the stress of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will help you walk alongside him. PTSD affects men and women in different ways – and it isn’t just experienced by soldiers and veterans. Firefighters, police, social workers, abuse survivors, and even ICU (intensive care unit) patients can develop symptoms […]

How to Help Your Husband Cope With Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

3 Ways to Cope With Relationship Abuse When You Can't Leave

3 Ways to Cope With Relationship Abuse When You Can’t Leave

Leaving an abusive relationship isn’t an easy decision. These tips on how to cope with relationship abuse will help you survive while you figure out what you need to do. I was inspired to write this article by a reader who is living with an angry husband; these tips may help you see your own […]


How to Apologize and Make Amends When You Were Wrong

Saying, “I was wrong, and I’m sorry I hurt you,” is surprisingly difficult! These tips will help you apologize and make amends after hurting someone you care about.  The relief and freedom you’ll feel after saying you’re sorry is worth the painful moment of the apology. You’ll need to be vulnerable and authentic if you truly […]

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How to Get Over Being Cheated On

How to Get Over the Pain of Being Cheated On

If you’re shocked and shattered because of his unfaithfulness, you need to take these three steps to get over being cheated on. Here’s how to move past the pain and shock, and blossom into forgiveness and healing. “I’ve only been married for a year and a half, but we’ve been together for four years,” says […]


How to Trust Your Husband After He Betrayed You

Yes, you can learn how to trust your husband and rebuild your marriage – even after a betrayal. No, it won’t be fast or easy or fun…but it may be the best thing you ever do. In Emotional Affairs Versus Innocent Friendships, Sherry (not her real name) described how her husband destroyed trust in him […]

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unplanned pregnancy pregnant and alone

Pregnant and Alone? 5 Choices You Can Make Right Now

You may feel everything from dread to excitement when you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy. These choices are for women pregnant and alone; they’re inspired by Shae, a reader who is 21 weeks into her first pregnancy. “I’m currently pregnant and alone, I’m having my boyfriend’s child,” she says on How to Cope When He Says “I’m Not […]