Tip of the Day Archive

June 24, 2017

You can’t be an innocent bystander to a serious rift between the two most important people in your life.

June 23, 2017

Get professional help to stop the memory of past stress/abuse from overshadowing your present.

June 22, 2017

For long-term couples, money and its uses are rarely just “personal.”

June 21, 2017

Relatives who purposefully lie and exclude you from a dying parent’s bedside aren’t “family” to you.

June 20, 2017

Dating with feelings and respect is a basis for re-connecting when time/changes allow.


June 19, 2017

When money’s the main threat to a relationship, probe the emotional issues behind it.


June 17, 2017

When an insecure partner turns to repeated rejection, couple’s counselling is needed or the relationship’s doomed.

June 16, 2017

Older man/younger woman unions arouse a lot of judgment and assumptions, despite having few confirming details.

June 15, 2017

A master liar/manipulator can destroy a relationship but not “steal” your life. Get therapy and decide your future.

June 14, 2017

Speak up about an unwanted sexual advance immediately and out the aggressor.

June 13, 2017

If “cheating” stems from loneliness, counselling might end the pattern.

June 12, 2017

Suddenly seeking sex-only, doesn’t come across as flattering as you may think.

June 10, 2017

Showing off can turn off a potential romance.

June 9, 2017

If guilt feelings persist, get help to find out why.


June 8, 2017

After years of creating resentment, a “changed” spouse needs to prove he/she’s trustworthy.

June 7, 2017

A relationship that gives way to all other responsibilities just won’t grow.

June 6, 2017

Don’t accept family pressure to jointly buy a cottage unless you’re fully committed to the plan.


June 5, 2017

Anyone who’s aggressive with a baby, presents a danger to be prevented and resolved.

June 3, 2017

If a couple has opposing values regarding sexual behaviour, they need to agree on boundaries or there’s trouble ahead.

June 2, 2017

Every child who wants to know about his/her biological parent deserves an age-appropriate answer.

June 1, 2017

When a partner chooses absence and “friends” over being with you, re-think the relationship.


May 31, 2017

Cosmetic treatments for looking youthful are a personal choice but should be done by accredited professionals.

May 30, 2017

Some sexual practices can seem fascinating but require self-knowledge about what you can handle.

May 29, 2017

Siblings raised with abuse, chaos, and anger, can understand overreactions and try to forgive.

May 27, 2017

A partner’s criticisms deserve to be heard, but set boundaries on what you’ll accept.

May 26, 2017

A “best friend” who propositions your partner has crossed the line. Loyalty no longer applies.


May 25, 2017

Polyamory is a relationship lifestyle that involves having more than one partner by mutual consent between everyone involved.

May 24, 2017

Once an unrepentant compulsive liar/cheater is exposed, you’re knowingly facing drama and deception.


May 23, 2017

Confront intense family interference with a united front, or it’ll tear you apart.


May 22, 2017

When a new partner’s behaviour suddenly changes, learn what’s happening before you try to “fix” things.

May 20, 2017

A shocking incident of an unwanted sexual come-on, can leave long-term doubts about how you reacted at the time.


May 19, 2017

Those people who envy and critique the personal choices that make you happy, are NOT good friends or caring family.

May 18, 2017

Understand why your partner wants your presence when the ex is around, before you try to make changes.

May 17, 2017

Someone who strings you along and lets others know, cares only about himself.

May 16, 2017

Shakespeare knew it long ago: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; / For loan oft loses both itself and friend.” (Polonius, in Hamlet).

May 15, 2017

Past sexual partners should NOT be counted, only their health checks, re: STD’s, should be open.

May 13, 2017

Unless married people are prepared for the realities of separation, an affair can become a nightmare.

May 12, 2017

After a break-up, healing trumps friends’ neediness.

May 11, 2017

Having a “relationship” is only an idea, unless there’s someone specific with mutual attraction to be together.

May 10, 2017

If fears of a family breakup keep recurring, tell your parents and be open to getting counselling.

May 9, 2017

Discuss Power of Attorney and caregiving options well before they’re needed.

May 8, 2017

When information that could destroy your close family is evident and true, you must speak up.

May 6, 2017

His post-first-sex suggestion that new girlfriend gets her breasts enlarged is insulting, shallow, and self-serving.


May 5, 2017

A sudden “I-don’t-love-you-anymore” is mostly shock value to avoid heavy discussion.

May 4, 2017

Frequent arguments between adult sisters often have a mutual history of hurt feelings and disappointments.


May 3, 2017

Adult children of divorce usually have strong reasons for breaking ties with a parent.

May 2, 2017

Cheating on a low-libido boyfriend for better sex with a now married ex is a solution bound to implode.

May 1, 2017

Steady love can feel like magic if you put new energy into it.

April 29, 2017

Make a safe and secret plan to leave an abuser.

April 28, 2017

Respecting another’s strong religious commitment is essential for a lasting relationship.

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