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Tip of the Day Archive

April 22, 2017

Enabling a partner to treat you badly guarantees there’s no hope for change.

April 21, 2017

Sometimes the things about a partner that feel upsetting may relate to our own past as much as theirs.

April 20, 2017

Attraction to a co-worker may only be sparks. Don’t start a fire you can’t control.

April 19, 2017

Living with bitterness and anger at the person who “stole” your partner is self-destructive.

April 19, 2017

Living with bitterness and anger at the person who “stole” your partner is self-destructive.

April 18, 2017

Suspect elder abuse? Get informed about available resources and legal responsibilities.

April 17, 2017

Casual sex between roommates, is often a step towards needing to move.

April 15, 2017

Respect a partner’s right to test their dreams, and she/he will want to share with you whatever happens.

April 14, 2017

Don’t “test” your dates. If you have questions about their attitudes, ask.

April 13, 2017

To travel or have babies at 23? Learn how to compromise on major decisions before the wedding!

April 12, 2017

The person you love and commit to must be your priority, even before critical parents.

April 11, 2017

If long-past trauma is still limiting your life and peace of mind, see a professional therapist to help you put it behind you.

April 10, 2017

Post-separation grief is natural, so long as you look after what’s necessary for your family and work, and seek help if you get stuck in sadness.

April 8, 2017

Don’t let a parent’s post-divorce bitterness still limit your life and choices as an adult.

April 7, 2017

When someone’s behaviour is upsetting and dangerous, protect yourself and end contact.

April 6, 2017

Stay out of other friends’ dramas, especially if you’re already experiencing stress.

April 5, 2017

Handle post-separation issues in steps, especially if depression’s involved.

April 4, 2017

A virgin-by-choice has to decide personally when feeling emotionally ready for sexual experience.

April 3, 2017

A partner’s indifference to the effects of excess personal flatulence is no joke.

April 1, 2017

What matters isn’t who finalizes a long-ago breakup, but that you’re moving on from it.

March 31, 2017

See-sawing from an affair to divorce to living together, obscures what you’re really able to give to a relationship.

March 30, 2017

Children raised under joint custody need assurance that they’re wanted and secure with each parent.

March 29, 2017

Don’t let fear and frustration create barriers to your relationship.

March 28, 2017

Forgiving repeated meanness and rejections gives your partner no reason to change.

March 27, 2017

New parents need time alone together besides visits with eager relatives.

March 25, 2017

Don’t change your basic values to hold onto someone.

March 24, 2017

Even when anger and resentment are warranted, it takes a toll on those who live with it.

March 23, 2017

Planning marriage with a person, who’s repeatedly lied to you, is a recipe for distrust and heartbreak.

March 22, 2017

Make your own best choices (with your partner) for your wedding, rather than be upset by others’ egos and past agendas.

March 21, 2017

When a relationship’s toxic to you, don’t wait for the other person to agree to get help. Go on your own.

March 20, 2017

Focusing on petty judgements may reflect relationship-fear rather than the wrong partner.

March 18, 2017

When a new “friend” comes between a married couple, there’s a disruptive impasse ahead.

March 17, 2017

Change a mother-daughter power struggle to a relationship between two equal adults.

March 16, 2017

A babysitter for your children must be someone you trust, period.

March 15, 2017

To paraphrase the renowned American writer/poet civil-rights activist Maya Angelou: “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”

March 14, 2017

Fantasy or escapist daydreams interfere with taking positive steps to feel better about yourself.

March 13, 2017

Families dealing with addictions aren’t alone. There’s support available for loved ones and the addicted person.

March 11, 2017

In a standoff over chores? When there’s no workable solution, look for the deeper problem.

March 10, 2017

When trust ends, seeking truth is sometimes the only way to save yourself from more deception.

March 9, 2017

A discovered secret of extramarital sex with a same-sex partner must be discussed as soon as possible.

March 8, 2017

With a chronic complainer, respond to the issues on which you can be supportive, and sidestep the nonsense.

March 7, 2017

A severely depressed partner needs professional help beyond emotional support.

 

March 6, 2017

Someone who’s periodically gone from a relationship without explanation, has someone else waiting.

 

March 4, 2017

The devastating crime of sexual molestation by a parent leaves long-term issues to handle.

March 3, 2017

Laziness regarding work can become far more annoying in a long-term relationship.

March 2, 2017

Even small white lies, if they keep adding up, become a grey cloud over a relationship.

March 1, 2017

As new parents, check with the baby’s doctor and seek information on any persistent and worrisome behaviours.

 

February 28, 2017

Being wooed by lies and deceit isn’t a secure basis for a long-term relationship.

 

February 27, 2017

When you suspect an ex’es motives, ask the question directly or get professional advice.

February 25, 2017

If a partner experiences shocking news, be supportive and don’t overreact, even if he/she needs some time alone.

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