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Tip of the Day Archive

November 20, 2017

Adult children’s rudeness may reflect their own unresolved issues.

November 18, 2017

Physical abuse is unacceptable, period.

 

November 17, 2017

“No time for sex” is a choice you can change.

November 16, 2017

When a best friend finds romance, it’s about that person’s happiness, not about being left behind.

November 15, 2017

If you snoop, you may find something. Be prepared to confront or distrust.

November 14, 2017

Connecting with grandkids through face-time, email, reading together, etc, strengthens overall family ties.

November 13, 2017

Juggling a logical marriage with an emotional passion can leave everyone involved empty-handed.

November 11, 2017

Feelings between married co-workers may be flirting, fantasy, or life changing. Examine your own marriage, first.

November 10, 2017

When the family situation changes dramatically, make sure “house rules” are workable, and not threats.

November 9, 2017

You don’t need to label it “stashing” to know when you’re being treated as second-class. Don’t accept it.

November 8, 2017

If an older parent’s suddenly rushing into a new marriage, ask questions rather than overreact.

November 7, 2017

Confront a turning point in your relationship head on, instead of confusing it with other issues.

November 6, 2017

Weight is a highly personal, sensitive topic, best only discussed with caring, supportive people.

November 4, 2017

If post-divorce bitterness negates access agreements, ask for court-ordered mediation.

 

November 3, 2017

Grandparents don’t owe babysitting duties. Be grateful for whatever help they provide.

November 2, 2017

Adult bullies thrive on public shaming. Fight back if you have a legal stance (e.g. slander, harassment) or ignore, if possible.

 

November 1, 2017

Deep hurts can’t heal if nurtured for years. Get professional counselling.

October 31, 2017

Grief and fear after a tragic loss have no set end-date. Therapy can help deal with it.

October 30, 2017

Toxic relationships play havoc with peace of mind. Protect yourself and your own choices.

October 28, 2017

A new baby can change many past attitudes. Don’t bring the burden of old resentments to a fresh start for your family.

October 27, 2017

When a live in partner bolts, focus on healing, then on what you want in a next relationship.

 

October 26, 2017

When a would-be partner’s adult child is a problem, time will bring the need and rights to speak up.

October 25, 2017

Busy working parents can find ways to make time for sex through creativity and mutual planning.

October 24, 2017

Couples with differing sexual drives need to explore how to be mutually comfortable and feel loved.

October 23, 2017

We can learn from each other, especially when facing stresses familiar to others.

October 21, 2017

A partner’s secretive history of domestic violence is a signal to leave, and leave safely.

October 20, 2017

Dating two people seriously, and simultaneously, can ignite a lose-lose explosion.

 

October 19, 2017

Consider the message and fallout from your partner not inviting a parent to the wedding.

October 18, 2017

Don’t let in-law interference cause a divorce.

 

October 17, 2017

What we teach young people holds true for adults and all genders: Sex has consequences. Be prepared.

October 16, 2017

Years of long-distance become a “break-up” if there’s no discussion about a future together.

October 14, 2017

Everyone who experiences sexual assault has a “voice” needed to speak up, and identify the act and the perpetrator.

October 13, 2017

When pressured romantically by a manipulator, know that he/she is seeking to control you.

October 12, 2017

Healing from a separation takes time and openness to professional help.

 

October 11, 2017

When neither partner says what they really feel, the “elephant in the room” grows larger.

October 10, 2017

A disappointing relationship doesn’t define you. Move forward.

October 9, 2017

Obesity and weight-loss are sensitive personal topics best not discussed publicly at work.

October 7, 2017

A hostile separation calls for understanding the laws involved.

October 6, 2017

Be upfront about wanting your relationship exclusive. Don’t take it for granted.

October 5, 2017

When a spouse acts only on his/her own interest, you’re free to make the same choice.

October 4, 2017

Be careful how you affect others emotions when you’re “selling” the benefits of relationships.

October 3, 2017

Health changes in a longtime partner can happen to either one. Apply compassion and try simple solutions.

 

October 2, 2017

Sexual assault is a crime that calls for being reported to prevent it happening again.

September 30, 2017

When your spouse seems constantly “annoying,” consider what’s changed in you, not just him/her.

September 29, 2017

Managing the technology in your personal life is an ongoing process.

September 28, 2017

Devastating hurts from childhood through teenage often requires professional therapy.

September 27, 2017

Adult children experiencing marital problems need support and professional counseling, plus advice, not parental intervention except in cases of abuse.

September 26, 2017

You can’t know if a relationship will “work out” unless you give it a chance.

September 25, 2017

When considering a “surprise” pregnancy, the best interest of the child is as important as yours.

September 23, 2017

Can a long-distance age-gap relationship last? Only if you both keep wanting it.

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