How to Stop Being Insecure

How to Stop Being Insecure

How to Stop Being Insecure

6 Shortcuts to Becoming Unshakably Confident

Struggling in your love life robs you of confidence.

Whether you’re single and wish you were happily coupled, or you’re in a relationship that’s hurting, you start to wonder if you’re defective.

You torture yourself with comparisons to other women who are younger, thinner or shapelier. You may even attack yourself and your looks with harsh criticism.

You fear that you’re never going to be loved the way you want to be, or be able to shut off the fears in your head about how love is a competition that you’re losing.

Self-doubt creeps in and camps out in your head.

Whether you’ve been cheated on or fear you will be, that insecurity is like a compulsion that’s hard to shake, especially when other people tell you to, “Just believe in yourself!” or, “Believe you’re worth it!” or, “Just be yourself!”

How in the world do you do that, anyway?

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My Husband Doesn’t Love Me

My Husband Doesn't Love Me

My Husband Doesn’t Love Me

3 Secrets That Can Quickly Turn the Breakdown into a Breakthrough

When your husband actually says the words, “I don’t love you,” the hurt comes in waves.

First, there’s shock and bewilderment.

Your mind races with questions. How did this happen? How long has he felt this way?

Then there’s terror. What does this mean for our future? For our marriage? For our kids?

Then there’s deep, deep hurt.

He doesn’t love you. Does it mean you’re unlovable?

Making that immense pain stop becomes your imperative.

You feel the urge to protect yourself with aloofness or insults. It’s just human nature.

Flinging some hurtful arrows his way seems not only justified, but necessary.

They can be the gateway to a marriage that exceeds your imagination, where you feel as loved and connected as you did when you were first dating.

And you can have all of that with the guy who just said he didn’t love you, or is acting like he doesn’t.

Here are 3 secrets for getting from here to there:

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Confessions Of A Former Control Freak

Control Freak

Confessions Of A Former Control Freak

How I Kicked The Habit (Mostly) For Good
By Courtney Elder

The Not-So-Pleasant Past

I remember it like it was yesterday.

I was rushing around the house, trying to get ready for work. The baby was asleep, my husband was asleep, and it looked like a bomb had gone off in the house.

So basically, it was a normal day.

However, on this particular morning, I was so frustrated with the state of our home that I decided to do something about it.

There are so many things I could have done: left a sweet note, actually cleaned up part of the house myself, or expressed a desire for a house-cleaner.

But instead, in a fit of rage, I took the Xbox controllers to work with me–in the trunk of my car.

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My Husband is a Workaholic

My Husband is a Workaholic

My Husband is a Workaholic

How to Get More Couple Time with a Man Who Works Too Much

It’s lonely to be married to a workaholic.

If he’s not at work, he’s sleeping or working from home.

Or he’s too tired from working so much to be much fun.

He neglects not just you, but also the kids.

You feel like a single mom going to get-togethers without him, always for the same, tired reason: he has to work.

If only you could get him to spend more time with the family.

Well, you can.

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When You’re Past the Point of Fixing

Past The Point of Fixing

When You’re Past the Point of Fixing

The Truth About Your Breaking Point

I’ve had the privilege of sitting down with lots of women over the years and hearing their stories.

While I love learning who they are, where they’re from, and what’s going on in their life and relationship–the truth is I often meet them when they think they’re past the point of fixing. I’m often the last stop.

“I think it’s over.”

“There’s too much damage.”

“I don’t know how to fix this.”

“I don’t know how to fix ME.”

The best part of what I do is getting to share good news: That this is just the breakdown before the breakthrough.

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Marriage and Finances

Marriage and Finances

Marriage and Finances

What I Learned about Financial Intimacy When We Were Broke

If only getting married made your finances as cinchy as economists make it seem like they’re gonna be.

Sharing the rent or mortgage, the grocery bills and utilities saves so much money, there should be less financial strain on you both–not more.

And study after study shows that married couples are at the top of the financial heap for net worth and earning.

But even though we have more than our unmarried counterparts, somehow husbands and wives fight about money more than anything else.

My husband and I contributed to that miserable statistic for years.

Fighting about money is not conducive to intimacy, and it wasn’t helpful for our prosperity, either.

Thankfully, I finally learned what I’m about to share with you, and we haven’t had a fight about money at the Doyle house in many years.

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My Husband Never Compliments Me

My Husband Never Compliments Me

My Husband Never Compliments Me

3 Steps to Inspiring Him To Say Sweet Things to You

When you were dating, your husband probably wooed you with words.

He most likely told you how great you looked, or how nice you are, and that he found himself thinking about you at work.

Maybe he said he thought you were so sexy it was distracting, and that he loved your beautiful smile, and that he liked you better than anyone he’d ever dated.

Then he even said he thought you were so much smarter than the average bear, and that he liked your sense of style, your humor, or the way you smelled.

But your man hasn’t said any of those things for a long time. And you’re starving to hear praise from him.

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