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Tip of the Day Archive

August 17, 2017

Someone “reading your mind” may just be saying what you want to hear.

August 16, 2017

Tough no-win decisions regarding family often have to start with being true to yourself.

August 15, 2017

Repeated frustration, fights, and too-little bonding time, weaken a relationship.

August 14, 2017

Alcohol-fueled bullying isn’t excusable. Period.

August 12, 2017

Parenting styles and money managing are common flash points in 2nd /3rd marriages. Proceed carefully.

August 11, 2017

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.

August 10, 2017

Be true to yourself even when others’ lifestyles appear “better.”

August 9, 2017

Constant relationship fear and anxiety is emotionally abusive. Save yourself.

August 8, 2017

A young adult child’s mental health issues strain everyone, but he/she desperately needs parental support and help.

August 7, 2017

Don’t suffer miserably with a personal problem that others may’ve experienced. Reach out to all resources possible.

August 5, 2017

A rush to a relationship romance may not allow for a real break from a past lover.

August 4, 2017

You don’t have to reveal a friend’s affair, but you can help a friend re-think his/her behaviour and its consequences.

August 3, 2017

Pet dogs and small children both need love and training. But a child’s protection from being bitten, is a priority.

 

August 2, 2017

Families, especially parents, should honour and appreciate all who are loving and helpful with their children.

 

August 1, 2017

Adult children must plan how to ease unnecessary parental dependency.

 

July 31, 2017

A close friendship can be more rewarding and last much longer than a crush.

July 29, 2017

Pricey concert tickets aren’t worth accepting a bad relationship.

July 28, 2017

Addiction recovery requires taking full responsibility for the behaviour, not blaming others.

July 27, 2017

Don’t let a controlling partner isolate you. Make a safe escape plan for yourself and children.

July 26, 2017

Advising adult children requires helping them think for themselves. Living with them requires clear understandings between you.

July 25, 2017

When excess drinking causes damaging behaviour, everyone involved must take responsibility.

July 24, 2017

Mild jealousy of a former relationship is better understood when discussed honestly.

July 22, 2017

Hiding an intended nudist lifestyle from the person you marry is naked deception.

July 21, 2017

Love can conquer differences that two people confront with mutual respect, and an ultimate shared goal.

July 20, 2017

Walk away from second-place contender in a relationship.

July 19, 2017

Someone who’d rather cheat with you than love you freely and openly is best left behind.

July 18, 2017

An adult child should try reasonable means to live independently of a demanding, difficult parent.

July 17, 2017

Financial divides are not uncommon in post-divorce unions. If trust is missing, reassurance and/or counselling’s needed.

July 15, 2017

When repeated relationships fail, take a break from “serial partnering”, and take time for other needs.

July 14, 2017

Report abuse, don’t let it rule your life with silence.

July 13, 2017

Divorce is the pits, but your children’s and your own adjustment must be priorities.

July 12, 2017

Body odour is a no-joke matter to those who can’t find a solution.

July 11, 2017

Maintaining sobriety requires knowing what you can and cannot handle.

July 10, 2017

Crushes can be harmless, but obsession with someone can become a serious problem for you both.

July 8, 2017

A second chance for a cheater won’t work without trust.

July 7, 2017

A cheater who’s obsessed with sex and excels at deceit, is a bad risk for ever trusting again.

July 6, 2017

Don’t let an insensitive, thoughtless person define you by exclusion. Include yourself!

July 5, 2017

Doubts about a fiancé(e)’s character are an alarm bell about lifetime issues. Delay wedding plans until you feel certainty and trust.

July 4, 2017

Parental approval that’s being withheld from accomplished adults is just another form of parental control.

July 3, 2017

Being “the truth messenger” about a past trauma can sometimes backfire.

July 1, 2017

Venting to a counsellor can help you learn to accept reality.

June 30, 2017

Choosing casual sex over intimacy often reveals a person’s insecurity and lack of self-respect.

June 29, 2017

Gut pain is more real and telling than a romance built mostly on hope.

June 28, 2017

To stay together after an affair, the commitment has to be boosted repeatedly.

June 27, 2017

Once bitten, twice shy or a practiced liar/cheat will bite again.

June 26, 2017

When being “the other woman” feels too guilty and complicated, take a break to reconsider it.

June 24, 2017

You can’t be an innocent bystander to a serious rift between the two most important people in your life.

June 23, 2017

Get professional help to stop the memory of past stress/abuse from overshadowing your present.

June 22, 2017

For long-term couples, money and its uses are rarely just “personal.”

June 21, 2017

Relatives who purposefully lie and exclude you from a dying parent’s bedside aren’t “family” to you.

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