Tip of the Day Archive

October 19, 2017

Consider the message and fallout from your partner not inviting a parent to the wedding.

October 18, 2017

Don’t let in-law interference cause a divorce.


October 17, 2017

What we teach young people holds true for adults and all genders: Sex has consequences. Be prepared.

October 16, 2017

Years of long-distance become a “break-up” if there’s no discussion about a future together.

October 14, 2017

Everyone who experiences sexual assault has a “voice” needed to speak up, and identify the act and the perpetrator.

October 13, 2017

When pressured romantically by a manipulator, know that he/she is seeking to control you.

October 12, 2017

Healing from a separation takes time and openness to professional help.


October 11, 2017

When neither partner says what they really feel, the “elephant in the room” grows larger.

October 10, 2017

A disappointing relationship doesn’t define you. Move forward.

October 9, 2017

Obesity and weight-loss are sensitive personal topics best not discussed publicly at work.

October 7, 2017

A hostile separation calls for understanding the laws involved.

October 6, 2017

Be upfront about wanting your relationship exclusive. Don’t take it for granted.

October 5, 2017

When a spouse acts only on his/her own interest, you’re free to make the same choice.

October 4, 2017

Be careful how you affect others emotions when you’re “selling” the benefits of relationships.

October 3, 2017

Health changes in a longtime partner can happen to either one. Apply compassion and try simple solutions.


October 2, 2017

Sexual assault is a crime that calls for being reported to prevent it happening again.

September 30, 2017

When your spouse seems constantly “annoying,” consider what’s changed in you, not just him/her.

September 29, 2017

Managing the technology in your personal life is an ongoing process.

September 28, 2017

Devastating hurts from childhood through teenage often requires professional therapy.

September 27, 2017

Adult children experiencing marital problems need support and professional counseling, plus advice, not parental intervention except in cases of abuse.

September 26, 2017

You can’t know if a relationship will “work out” unless you give it a chance.

September 25, 2017

When considering a “surprise” pregnancy, the best interest of the child is as important as yours.

September 23, 2017

Can a long-distance age-gap relationship last? Only if you both keep wanting it.

September 22, 2017

Without love and respect, a break-up’s easily looming.

September 21, 2017

A constant trail of lies reveals that there’s no trust possible.

September 20, 2017

Stealthing is not a buzzword. It’s a crime.

September 19, 2017

Some ex-partners demonstrate that they can’t be considered even as “former family members” anymore.

September 18, 2017

Silence/lies about a “secret” child through cheating calls for re-thinking the whole relationship.

September 16, 2017

Erectile dysfunction can have a complex affect on relationships.

September 15, 2017

Trying to save your marriage is worth the effort, IF you can work at it together and regain trust.

September 14, 2017

If you fall for a helpful therapist, know the potential pitfalls in even suggesting a social relationship.

September 13, 2017

How to win back your ex? There’s more chance by showing willingness to make needed changes.


September 12, 2017

Attend a sibling’s wedding? If you care about family, YES!

September 11, 2017

Looking for love? Check the baggage between you – your own and the other person’s – before you let your expectations and feelings surge.

September 9, 2017

Another’s grief can’t be measured or judged.

September 8, 2017

Know yourself before seeking a relationship; know the other before seeking commitment.

September 7, 2017

You don’t need a fortune-teller to see how the “red flags” can become too many to allow a relationship to grow.

September 6, 2017

Abuse finds many outlets, so sometimes it’s directed to the person’s closest supporter.

September 5, 2017

Urge a troubled friend to get professional therapy.

September 4, 2017

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.

September 2, 2017

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.


September 1, 2017

Past good sex isn’t reason enough to resume a relationship that remains emotionally distant, unless there’s evident change.

August 31, 2017

In relationship standoffs, nothing changes until you stop fighting and start talking.

August 30, 2017

Teenage relationships easily suffer from lack of maturity and self-confidence. Take it slow, build trust.

August 29, 2017

When your security is threatened by someone who’s using you badly, protect yourself.

August 28, 2017

With repeated trust issues, if counselling doesn’t end the uncertainty, it’s time to move on.


August 26, 2017

Keeping a past divorce and existing children secret from a partner goes beyond hurtful – it’s a serious red flag.

August 25, 2017

Absent spouse won’t discuss the future? State your legal and financial rights/needs.

August 24, 2017

You don’t need Mom to tell you what to do, once you’re rid of a past abuser of any kind.

August 23, 2017

Don’t obsess on a past love if you’re staying married.


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