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Tip of the Day Archive

December 27, 2018

Consider a New Year’s resolution as a fresh start on something that can improve your daily outlook.

December 26, 2018

An emotional frenzy is a poor foundation for any major decision, especially one that involves marriage.

December 25, 2018

Understanding, acceptance, and helping someone the best you can are the gifts that matter most.

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings to ALL!

 

December 24, 2018

Don’t knock generational differences, adapt instead.

 

December 22, 2018

Porn-watching harms a relationship if it replaces a healthy sexual bond.

December 21, 2018

Hold off on suspicions and accusations by mentioning instead some ways to revive your marital bond.

December 20, 2018

First-date “commitment” rules rarely work. Hold that discussion until there’s mutual interest.

December 19, 2018

The age difference often matters less than the nature of the relationship.

December 18, 2018

Don’t lean on a dating partner for repeated help if you can’t return the feelings he/she wants from you.

December 17, 2018

A wedding event’s “fresh-start” attitude is more possible if old baggage isn’t carried forward and in public view.

December 15, 2018

A Christmas dinner that serves grudges is a bitter rejection of the holiday spirit.

December 14, 2018

Premature ejaculation is a common male problem, with a variety of behavioural and medical treatments available.

December 13, 2018

Recognize when a relationship is too abusive for you to accept. And run!

December 12, 2018

Self-protection is a vital part of rising above hurtful experiences. “Moving on” is what you can make happen, instead of just waiting.

December 11, 2018

Feeling guilt from cheating/divorce won’t change an ex’s reaction, but alertness to mental health signals may help others respond to her needs.

December 10, 2018

Does tough love help or harm an adult child? Depends on who’s getting the tough end and who’s ordering it.

December 8, 2018

When both partners are suspected cheaters, the relationship’s ill-fated unless both seek professional help instead of damning evidence.

December 7, 2018

Avoid a friend’s lustful husband. No free stay is worth risk to you physically/sexually, nor to the friendship.

December 6, 2018

Get the help needed to prevent an untrustworthy ex from causing you emotional and mental harm.

December 5, 2018

Backbiting, feuds and nastiness within families can affect several generations. Get counselling if this is your legacy.

December 4, 2018

A controlled friendship offered instead of a romantic relationship, will always feel like “crumbs.”

December 3, 2018

When someone you care about exhibits changed, worrisome behaviour, support seeking professional help.

December 1, 2018

Fixating on sad details of a years-ago divorce is a negative choice. Move on through healthy activities, interest groups, and new friendships.

November 30, 2018

When a marriage fails everyone involved, a separation may be the healthiest response.

November 29, 2018

Hot correspondence with an old flame when both are married, is playing with fire.

November 28, 2018

Bonds can break if you refuse to accept an adult child’s partner.

November 27, 2018

Threatened divorce? Ask questions, then get legal advice, individual counselling and personal support.

November 26, 2018

Don’t ruin a great business partnership by pushing emotions that aren’t reciprocated.

November 24, 2018

A romantic crush can be fun so long as it doesn’t become obsessive, with unrealistic expectations.

November 23, 2018

A repeatedly abusive partner who takes advantage financially? Make a private, safe plan to end the relationship. Involve police if necessary.

November 22, 2018

Repeated angry outbursts and blaming signal that a relationship needs honest discussion and/or counselling.

November 21, 2018

Neighbourhood sex-noise issues can be extra-awkward to address, so start with what you can fix yourself.

November 20, 2018

#MeToo reveals the pain of someone trying to use and abuse you.

November 19, 2018

When another’s grudges affect your relationship with your own children, choose your kids over unreasonable anger and demands.

November 17, 2018

Expressing “love” after only a few dates may be more about someone’s wants/needs than a truly deep emotional commitment.

November 16, 2018

When your circle of friends is small (including ex’es), gossip can blow it apart.

November 15, 2018

When someone goes to jail, the spouse and children also live a form of hard time, emotionally.

November 14, 2018

Answer a cry for help swiftly, and ready to listen without questioning.

November 13, 2018

When a dating relationship appears problematic, state your concerns and boundaries.

November 12, 2018

When marital fights include depression/suicidal threats, get therapy fast and alert the person’s doctor.

November 10, 2018

When a spouse decides unilaterally to separate, get legally and financially informed, fast.

November 9, 2018

A wedding should include generosity of thought regarding each other’s children from previous relationships.

November 8, 2018

“Manly” men are decent and honest in relationships.

November 7, 2018

Being controlled financially calls for getting legal/financial advice.

November 6, 2018

If you don’t identify and curb your impulses to text or make moves in a cheating manner, you’ll mess up your relationships that matter most.

November 5, 2018

Divorce is never easy, almost always hard on children, but staying in a miserable or abusive marriage is equally difficult.

 

November 3, 2018

Accepting frequent conflict isn’t worth the help you receive if you can provide for yourself.

November 2, 2018

Not speaking is never a helpful way to resolve hurt feelings in a relationship (except to briefly calm down).

November 1, 2018

Tolerating a bully’s behaviour gives permission for the bullying tactics to continue.

October 31, 2018

Crushes can be private feelings to enjoy personally, but not to share unless there’s a clear, mutual connection.