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Tip of the Day Archive

February 21, 2017

Do NOT rush into a move that can ruin your relationship with your children. Think long and hard, get counselling, put the children first.

February 20, 2017

Friends can be most supportive by raising questions that matter about a toxic relationship.

February 18, 2017

Lines of trust between a couple shouldn’t be handled loosely.

February 17, 2017

Some relationships are important just because they exist.

February 16, 2017

When a random text from a long-ago friend stirs up trouble, it’s the relationship that needs discussing.

February 15, 2017

Love at a distance can only be kept warm if both parties fan the flame.

February 14, 2017

Don’t rush towards a break-up; discuss ways to a closer connection.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2017

Weight is not fair game for casual comments.

February 11, 2017

Don’t ignore heavy emotional reactions from an ex. Alert close support people.

February 10, 2017

Weighing your own past hurts against your children’s needs requires the ancient wisdom of King Solomon, or a current process of counselling.

February 9, 2017

When a volatile relationship ends, counselling can help you recognize in future what is considered healthy and unhealthy “love.”

February 8, 2017

Frequent absence from family recreation and sexual partnership is unfair, period.

February 7, 2017

If leading by example doesn’t work, just say what you need.

February 6, 2017

Always being convenient and comfortable for the other is a one-sided relationship.

 

February 4, 2017

When one sibling is assaulted by another, each needs separate support and response.

 

February 3, 2017

When out-of-character behaviour causes a break-up, you need to prove that it won’t happen again.

February 2, 2017

Even on a beach, discretion’s wise when you meet someone new.

February 1, 2017

When travelling with a teenage couple, parents and teens need to be open about their expectations and concerns.

January 31, 2017

An angry family split doesn’t resolve issues; it only hides you from them.

January 30, 2017

When there’s hurt feelings between close family, speak openly and find new approaches together.

January 28, 2017

Since divorce of a family member affects many who are close, be helpful, not judgmental.

 

January 27, 2017

Helping a dating companion out financially doesn’t grant a license for control.

 

January 26, 2017

How you handle your first family post-divorce affects everyone involved for years to come.

January 25, 2017

If a health issue affects your sex life, discuss this first with your doctor, then see a counsellor if needed.

January 24, 2017

A common dream of children that their separated/divorced parents will eventually re-unite, rarely comes true as it’s imagined.

January 23, 2017

Resolving past traumas calls for professional help and willingness to work it through personally.

January 21, 2017

When a bad experience lingers as a disturbing trauma, see a professional counsellor for help getting past it.

January 20, 2017

It’s not necessarily the fetish that’s a problem, it’s how it’s handled.

January 19, 2017

Newlyweds need to slowly work together on helping children adjust to a new person in their parent’s life.

January 18, 2017

Messages of criticism and snide remarks are about jealousy and competition, not friendship.

January 17, 2017

When an illicit affair blows up, focus on your child’s best interests and your future.

January 16, 2017

Don’t let a friend’s disappointing actions dent your own self-confidence.

January 14, 2017

Sudden overwhelming grief can change how a person deals with his/her life, including a relationship.

 

January 13, 2017

Virginity is a choice every person has a right to make, lying about it doesn’t make you “cool.”

January 12, 2017

An affair with a married person usually has complications that make the relationship hard to count on.

January 11, 2017

The “Perfect Wedding” has a relaxed bride and groom at the ceremony.

January 10, 2017

Firm boundaries can counter in-law jealousies.

January 9, 2017

Divorce proceedings don’t preclude treating your girlfriend with the same respect you treat your child and ex.

January 7, 2017

People who want to cheat find a way, but you have the choice to refuse them.

January 6, 2017

Judgement and criticism will drive relatives away, not closer.

January 5, 2017

People who cheat, choose to do so. They’re rarely “victims of society convictions” that it’s okay.

January 4, 2017

Feeling truly “burnt-out” and ready to drop out, calls for a health check, first.

January 3, 2017

Who owns the engagement ring post break-up? Find out ahead.

January 2, 2017

If you take back a husband who’s deceived you financially, set up banking guarantees that it can’t happen again.

December 31, 2016

Happy and Healthy New Year to All!

December 30, 2016

Consider any relationship involving regular angry outbursts in public, as unhealthy.

December 29, 2016

When close relatives accept stressful relationships, be supportive rather than meddle.

December 28, 2016

Living separate lives is fine in a marriage IF you both agree to it.

December 27, 2016

When a partner’s betrayed you, focus on whether you still want the union, not on the affair person.

December 26, 2016

Feeding an obsession can become unhealthy instead of fun.

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