Tip of the Day Archive

January 23, 2018

After a family break-up, keep showing love and seeking trusting relationships with hurt children.

January 22, 2018

A generous kind partner is a treasure, unless good deeds are directed everywhere but at home.

January 20, 2018

“Separated” doesn’t mean divorced. Honesty matters.

January 19, 2018

Probe the reasons for opposing emotions, apply logic and understanding, and/or ask a neutral professional who’s aware of the issue.

January 18, 2018

I urge men and boys who’ve suffered sexual abuse and harassment, to join the current outcry.

January 17, 2018

Choosing between two partners is never the whole answer to another person’s life.

January 16, 2018

It usually takes two people for a relationship to become broken, yet just one can start the repair work that’s needed.

January 15, 2018

If a partner arbitrarily rejects sex long-term, without discussion or seeking help, get strong and consider getting “gone.”

January 13, 2018

When loving, respectful couples work towards common goals, “class” is a non-issue.

January 12, 2018

After three years together you have every right to ask whether there’s a future with a person you love.

January 11, 2018

#MeToo crosses all lines: gender, race, income, and nationality. Speaking up helps others find courage, and hopefully, peace.

January 10, 2018

Overly-zealous disdain for a sibling’s partner is neither helpful to the sibling nor the couple’s children.

January 9, 2018

Conceiving a child must be a couple’s joint desire and decision.

January 8, 2018

Major behaviour changes may have a treatable cause. But if getting help is rejected, the partner must seek safety.

January 6, 2018

Medications, and especially date-rape drugs (roofies) mixed with alcohol, can have dangerous effects. Be aware of symptoms.

January 5, 2018

Tomorrow: A registered nurse describes the effects of a date-rape drug secretly put into her drink.

January 4, 2018

Buried feelings of being used, rejected, and forgotten easily cause depression, and require therapy.

January 3, 2018

Do not further victimize someone who’s been sexually assaulted. Give support.

January 2, 2018

If baby-care feels burdensome, see your doctor regarding post-partum depression and health issues.

January 1, 2018

A New Year’s Resolution – That the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and sexual harassment continues and strengthens.

December 30, 2017

The elders aren’t always right, particularly if they encourage mean-spirited rivalry in the family.

December 29, 2017

Don’t let “the dating scene” intimidate you. Be yourself, and maintain your own principles.

December 28, 2017

Resume contact with an estranged father slowly and carefully.


December 27, 2017

A house that divides a couple won’t become a home.


December 26, 2017

If bullied online, respond with guidance from your workplace’s or professional standards and, if necessary, legal and/or police advice.

December 23, 2017

When someone drops the “no-love” bomb, weigh confronting, accepting, or moving on.

December 22, 2017

Someone who needs to know “everything” you’re doing doesn’t trust you without his control.

December 21, 2017

Inter-generational living in the same space only works well when everyone works at it equally.

December 20, 2017

When a relationship’s strained by stress, parenting, criticism, and escapist feelings, counselling help is crucial.

December 19, 2017

A relationship can go stale due to circumstances. A break can either re-boot the connection or help you move on.

December 18, 2017

Constant false yet public accusations are abuse. Don’t accept it.

December 16, 2017

Constant anxiety, snooping, and issuing controls do not make for a lasting relationship.

December 15, 2017

Other people’s loud sex can be a problem that’s awkward to hear or address.

December 14, 2017

If you want companionship with a partner, bring optimism and open-mindedness to dating.

December 13, 2017

Some people date intensely while scorekeeping throughout.

December 12, 2017

Counselling may help you handle a difficult partner, but anger management may be necessary to effect change in him or her.

December 11, 2017

When parents split, keeping children secure is a crucial need.

December 9, 2017

If you accept crumbs in a relationship, it leaves you feeling neglected, disrespected, and unfulfilled.

December 8, 2017

Relationship criticisms from older siblings often just create long-standing rifts instead of help.

December 7, 2017

Choosing where the family moves together requires getting informed and assuring that, absent any need to flee immediately, both partners agree.

December 6, 2017

Avoid letting old fears cloud focus on your present life and what’s most important in it.

December 5, 2017

When a partner’s behaviour negatively affects immediate family, it’s crucial to discover the cause.

December 4, 2017

This is when telling your experience of sexual assault or harassment may make a difference.

December 4, 2017

If bullied online, respond with guidance from your workplace’s or professional standards and, if necessary, legal and/or police advice.

December 2, 2017

Partnership between someone asexual and someone highly sexual is a set-up for mutual frustration and resentment.

December 1, 2017

When a partner’s been emotionally damaged in the past, counselling’s the best chance for developing trust in a relationship.

November 30, 2017

Flirting’s fun when it’s not hurtful to others or risks harm to yourself.

November 29, 2017

Don’t rush to judgment or questioning trust for a traumatized victim of sexual assault.

November 28, 2017

Narcissists can be very difficult family members. Getting a diagnosis might induce the person to try some changed behaviour.


November 27, 2017

Alcohol addiction requires support to overcome, and must start with the person’s determined willingness.

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