Tip of the Day Archive
Someone “reading your mind” may just be saying what you want to hear.
Tough no-win decisions regarding family often have to start with being true to yourself.
Repeated frustration, fights, and too-little bonding time, weaken a relationship.
Alcohol-fueled bullying isn’t excusable. Period.
Parenting styles and money managing are common flash points in 2nd /3rd marriages. Proceed carefully.
Don’t self-diagnose. Try only those recommended remedies that won’t be harmful or cause allergic reactions. If a serious problem persists, seek medical tests from a specialist.
Be true to yourself even when others’ lifestyles appear “better.”
Constant relationship fear and anxiety is emotionally abusive. Save yourself.
A young adult child’s mental health issues strain everyone, but he/she desperately needs parental support and help.
Don’t suffer miserably with a personal problem that others may’ve experienced. Reach out to all resources possible.
A rush to a relationship romance may not allow for a real break from a past lover.
You don’t have to reveal a friend’s affair, but you can help a friend re-think his/her behaviour and its consequences.
Pet dogs and small children both need love and training. But a child’s protection from being bitten, is a priority.
Families, especially parents, should honour and appreciate all who are loving and helpful with their children.
Adult children must plan how to ease unnecessary parental dependency.
A close friendship can be more rewarding and last much longer than a crush.
Pricey concert tickets aren’t worth accepting a bad relationship.
Addiction recovery requires taking full responsibility for the behaviour, not blaming others.
Don’t let a controlling partner isolate you. Make a safe escape plan for yourself and children.
Advising adult children requires helping them think for themselves. Living with them requires clear understandings between you.
When excess drinking causes damaging behaviour, everyone involved must take responsibility.
Mild jealousy of a former relationship is better understood when discussed honestly.
Hiding an intended nudist lifestyle from the person you marry is naked deception.
Love can conquer differences that two people confront with mutual respect, and an ultimate shared goal.
Walk away from second-place contender in a relationship.
Someone who’d rather cheat with you than love you freely and openly is best left behind.
An adult child should try reasonable means to live independently of a demanding, difficult parent.
Financial divides are not uncommon in post-divorce unions. If trust is missing, reassurance and/or counselling’s needed.
When repeated relationships fail, take a break from “serial partnering”, and take time for other needs.
Report abuse, don’t let it rule your life with silence.
Divorce is the pits, but your children’s and your own adjustment must be priorities.
Body odour is a no-joke matter to those who can’t find a solution.
Maintaining sobriety requires knowing what you can and cannot handle.
Crushes can be harmless, but obsession with someone can become a serious problem for you both.
A second chance for a cheater won’t work without trust.
A cheater who’s obsessed with sex and excels at deceit, is a bad risk for ever trusting again.
Don’t let an insensitive, thoughtless person define you by exclusion. Include yourself!
Doubts about a fiancé(e)’s character are an alarm bell about lifetime issues. Delay wedding plans until you feel certainty and trust.
Parental approval that’s being withheld from accomplished adults is just another form of parental control.
Being “the truth messenger” about a past trauma can sometimes backfire.
Venting to a counsellor can help you learn to accept reality.
Choosing casual sex over intimacy often reveals a person’s insecurity and lack of self-respect.
Gut pain is more real and telling than a romance built mostly on hope.
To stay together after an affair, the commitment has to be boosted repeatedly.
Once bitten, twice shy or a practiced liar/cheat will bite again.
When being “the other woman” feels too guilty and complicated, take a break to reconsider it.
You can’t be an innocent bystander to a serious rift between the two most important people in your life.
Get professional help to stop the memory of past stress/abuse from overshadowing your present.
For long-term couples, money and its uses are rarely just “personal.”
Relatives who purposefully lie and exclude you from a dying parent’s bedside aren’t “family” to you.