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Tip of the Day Archive

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.

December 24, 2016

When a relationship’s going sour but there’s still a glimmer of hope, try a break instead of a blow-up.

 

December 23, 2016

Personal counselling can help you through a prolonged break-up.

December 22, 2016

If determined to stay in a relationship, stand up for yourself in every way possible.

 

December 21, 2016

Try some new get-together patterns at Christmas that might lighten old family divisions.

December 20, 2016

Difficult neighbour-relations are extremely hard to resolve, but other open-minded neighbours may help if asked.

 

December 19, 2016

If you accept second-class status, you won’t change what’s causing it or feel equal in your relationship.

 

December 17, 2016

Learn acceptable ways to not be reminded of your ex through your social media.

December 16, 2016

Choose the best timing for a proposal, speak the right words, and it’ll be memorable.

December 15, 2016

Putting up with workplace harassment only encourages more of it.

December 14, 2016

Get counselling to try to create compromises with a controlling partner and/or weigh your options.

December 13, 2016

If a tell-all talker finds you, understand that he/she thinks it’s a discussion, but you can leave.

December 12, 2016

Help a bride-to-be understand that she’s neglecting your friendship.

December 10, 2016

A pregnancy “during a break” leads to serious decisions about whether to stay with the baby’s father.

December 9, 2016

Accepting a parent’s financial support calls for honesty and respect from the adult child.

 

December 8, 2016

Stay supportive of a sister, but don’t criticize her marriage unless she first talks of problems.

December 7, 2016

Major family tensions call for a slow, steady approach, helped by professional guidance.

December 6, 2016

Probing a persistently unsettling family relationship requires professional therapy.

December 5, 2016

Try to create a respectful bridge between your new life together and your partner’s long-time friends.

December 3, 2016

If a friend’s “dramatic” be extra thoughtful during their worst stress.