Tip of the Day Archive
Without love and respect, a break-up’s easily looming.
A constant trail of lies reveals that there’s no trust possible.
Stealthing is not a buzzword. It’s a crime.
Some ex-partners demonstrate that they can’t be considered even as “former family members” anymore.
Silence/lies about a “secret” child through cheating calls for re-thinking the whole relationship.
Erectile dysfunction can have a complex affect on relationships.
Trying to save your marriage is worth the effort, IF you can work at it together and regain trust.
If you fall for a helpful therapist, know the potential pitfalls in even suggesting a social relationship.
How to win back your ex? There’s more chance by showing willingness to make needed changes.
Attend a sibling’s wedding? If you care about family, YES!
Looking for love? Check the baggage between you – your own and the other person’s – before you let your expectations and feelings surge.
Another’s grief can’t be measured or judged.
Know yourself before seeking a relationship; know the other before seeking commitment.
You don’t need a fortune-teller to see how the “red flags” can become too many to allow a relationship to grow.
Abuse finds many outlets, so sometimes it’s directed to the person’s closest supporter.
Urge a troubled friend to get professional therapy.
A broken relationship between a mother and adult daughter has no simple answers. It requires professional therapy over time to make peace with your own choice moving forward.
An engagement ring won’t answer the questions of whether there’s enough mutual love and interest in marriage and family, for it to work.
Past good sex isn’t reason enough to resume a relationship that remains emotionally distant, unless there’s evident change.
In relationship standoffs, nothing changes until you stop fighting and start talking.
Teenage relationships easily suffer from lack of maturity and self-confidence. Take it slow, build trust.
When your security is threatened by someone who’s using you badly, protect yourself.
With repeated trust issues, if counselling doesn’t end the uncertainty, it’s time to move on.
Keeping a past divorce and existing children secret from a partner goes beyond hurtful – it’s a serious red flag.
Absent spouse won’t discuss the future? State your legal and financial rights/needs.
You don’t need Mom to tell you what to do, once you’re rid of a past abuser of any kind.
Don’t obsess on a past love if you’re staying married.
If stalking is suspected, notify police immediately.
Check your joint bank account together periodically to avoid surprises.
In early dating, leave the bitter drama between divorced parents for them to resolve, whenever possible.
Different tastes are fine, but stubborn stands divide a relationship.
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.