Tip of the Day Archive
Consider the message and fallout from your partner not inviting a parent to the wedding.
Don’t let in-law interference cause a divorce.
What we teach young people holds true for adults and all genders: Sex has consequences. Be prepared.
Years of long-distance become a “break-up” if there’s no discussion about a future together.
Everyone who experiences sexual assault has a “voice” needed to speak up, and identify the act and the perpetrator.
When pressured romantically by a manipulator, know that he/she is seeking to control you.
Healing from a separation takes time and openness to professional help.
When neither partner says what they really feel, the “elephant in the room” grows larger.
A disappointing relationship doesn’t define you. Move forward.
Obesity and weight-loss are sensitive personal topics best not discussed publicly at work.
A hostile separation calls for understanding the laws involved.
Be upfront about wanting your relationship exclusive. Don’t take it for granted.
When a spouse acts only on his/her own interest, you’re free to make the same choice.
Be careful how you affect others emotions when you’re “selling” the benefits of relationships.
Health changes in a longtime partner can happen to either one. Apply compassion and try simple solutions.
Sexual assault is a crime that calls for being reported to prevent it happening again.
When your spouse seems constantly “annoying,” consider what’s changed in you, not just him/her.
Managing the technology in your personal life is an ongoing process.
Devastating hurts from childhood through teenage often requires professional therapy.
Adult children experiencing marital problems need support and professional counseling, plus advice, not parental intervention except in cases of abuse.
You can’t know if a relationship will “work out” unless you give it a chance.
When considering a “surprise” pregnancy, the best interest of the child is as important as yours.
Can a long-distance age-gap relationship last? Only if you both keep wanting it.
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.