Tip of the Day Archive
Do NOT rush into a move that can ruin your relationship with your children. Think long and hard, get counselling, put the children first.
Friends can be most supportive by raising questions that matter about a toxic relationship.
Lines of trust between a couple shouldn’t be handled loosely.
Some relationships are important just because they exist.
When a random text from a long-ago friend stirs up trouble, it’s the relationship that needs discussing.
Love at a distance can only be kept warm if both parties fan the flame.
Don’t rush towards a break-up; discuss ways to a closer connection.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Weight is not fair game for casual comments.
Don’t ignore heavy emotional reactions from an ex. Alert close support people.
Weighing your own past hurts against your children’s needs requires the ancient wisdom of King Solomon, or a current process of counselling.
When a volatile relationship ends, counselling can help you recognize in future what is considered healthy and unhealthy “love.”
Frequent absence from family recreation and sexual partnership is unfair, period.
If leading by example doesn’t work, just say what you need.
Always being convenient and comfortable for the other is a one-sided relationship.
When one sibling is assaulted by another, each needs separate support and response.
When out-of-character behaviour causes a break-up, you need to prove that it won’t happen again.
Even on a beach, discretion’s wise when you meet someone new.
When travelling with a teenage couple, parents and teens need to be open about their expectations and concerns.
An angry family split doesn’t resolve issues; it only hides you from them.
When there’s hurt feelings between close family, speak openly and find new approaches together.
Since divorce of a family member affects many who are close, be helpful, not judgmental.
Helping a dating companion out financially doesn’t grant a license for control.
How you handle your first family post-divorce affects everyone involved for years to come.
If a health issue affects your sex life, discuss this first with your doctor, then see a counsellor if needed.
A common dream of children that their separated/divorced parents will eventually re-unite, rarely comes true as it’s imagined.
Resolving past traumas calls for professional help and willingness to work it through personally.
When a bad experience lingers as a disturbing trauma, see a professional counsellor for help getting past it.
It’s not necessarily the fetish that’s a problem, it’s how it’s handled.
Newlyweds need to slowly work together on helping children adjust to a new person in their parent’s life.
Messages of criticism and snide remarks are about jealousy and competition, not friendship.
When an illicit affair blows up, focus on your child’s best interests and your future.
Don’t let a friend’s disappointing actions dent your own self-confidence.
Sudden overwhelming grief can change how a person deals with his/her life, including a relationship.
Virginity is a choice every person has a right to make, lying about it doesn’t make you “cool.”
An affair with a married person usually has complications that make the relationship hard to count on.
The “Perfect Wedding” has a relaxed bride and groom at the ceremony.
Firm boundaries can counter in-law jealousies.
Divorce proceedings don’t preclude treating your girlfriend with the same respect you treat your child and ex.
People who want to cheat find a way, but you have the choice to refuse them.
Judgement and criticism will drive relatives away, not closer.
People who cheat, choose to do so. They’re rarely “victims of society convictions” that it’s okay.
Feeling truly “burnt-out” and ready to drop out, calls for a health check, first.
Who owns the engagement ring post break-up? Find out ahead.
If you take back a husband who’s deceived you financially, set up banking guarantees that it can’t happen again.
Happy and Healthy New Year to All!
Consider any relationship involving regular angry outbursts in public, as unhealthy.
When close relatives accept stressful relationships, be supportive rather than meddle.
Living separate lives is fine in a marriage IF you both agree to it.
When a partner’s betrayed you, focus on whether you still want the union, not on the affair person.
Feeding an obsession can become unhealthy instead of fun.