Tip of the Day Archive

February 22, 2018

When a romantic partner wants to be “just friends,” the break-up decision’s already been made… unless counselling is sought.

February 21, 2018

Secrets and nastiness are insidious factors that destroy relationships.

February 20, 2018

If family members have difficulty accepting your new partner, try talking it out with them, then decide what you can or cannot accept.

February 19, 2018

Don’t break up a family over hurt pride; learn what’s true and why it happened.

February 17, 2018

When a health challenge affects sexual intercourse, try different intimate acts and work on the relationship.

February 16, 2018

Men and women alike, who live in abusive relationships, should start working on a safe plan to leave, as well as speak out against abuse.

February 15, 2018

If someone with suicidal intent won’t accept your help, alert mental health authorities for advice.

February 14, 2018

When someone squanders your love, it’s time to love yourself more.

February 13, 2018

The pain of sexual assault and abuse knows no gender.

February 12, 2018

Moving in together may warrant a new setting, but needs a practical approach besides a fresh start.

February 10, 2018

When a “soul mate” moves on emotionally, the description no longer applies. Move on, too.

February 9, 2018

Children need persistent gentle contact, e.g. emails, phone calls, texts, even if rejected, to know the separated parent still loves them.

February 8, 2018

“Parenting” includes checking reliable information and standing up for what you believe protects your children.

February 7, 2018

An unexpected but gentle same-gender sexual approach doesn’t have to end a friendship if both stay respectful.

February 6, 2018

Sibling advice sometimes highlights the differences from each other instead of the connection.

February 5, 2018

Excuses made for not rocking the boat or fear of being on your own can leave you in a dangerous situation.

February 3, 2018

To those who’ve said of such stories, that these women are only after paybacks, you’re still the problem. It’s time for solutions.

February 2, 2018

A good friend expresses concerns over the other’s bad relationship… then backs off if it continues.

February 1, 2018

A parent’s financial changes/needs are a reality that should be explained up front.


January 31, 2018

Beware “Bride’s Day” controls that set the pattern throughout the marriage.

January 30, 2018

Counter an emotionally abusive environment with community supports, inner strength, and personal goals.


January 29, 2018

Intelligent and thoughtful feedback by readers is appreciated.


January 27, 2018

Secrets and mysteries make relationships feel shaky from doubts and lack of trust.


January 26, 2018

When a partner accepts gifts in exchange for sexual flirting, it’s a wrong message to everyone involved.

January 25, 2018

Staying silent about sexual abuse is over. Women and men must speak up against sexual assault, sexual harassment, or inappropriate sexual behaviour.

January 24, 2018

“Blending” a family requires parents to help their children adjust and not feel disloyal to their other parent/relatives.

January 23, 2018

After a family break-up, keep showing love and seeking trusting relationships with hurt children.

January 22, 2018

A generous kind partner is a treasure, unless good deeds are directed everywhere but at home.

January 20, 2018

“Separated” doesn’t mean divorced. Honesty matters.

January 19, 2018

Probe the reasons for opposing emotions, apply logic and understanding, and/or ask a neutral professional who’s aware of the issue.

January 18, 2018

I urge men and boys who’ve suffered sexual abuse and harassment, to join the current outcry.

January 17, 2018

Choosing between two partners is never the whole answer to another person’s life.

January 16, 2018

It usually takes two people for a relationship to become broken, yet just one can start the repair work that’s needed.

January 15, 2018

If a partner arbitrarily rejects sex long-term, without discussion or seeking help, get strong and consider getting “gone.”

January 13, 2018

When loving, respectful couples work towards common goals, “class” is a non-issue.

January 12, 2018

After three years together you have every right to ask whether there’s a future with a person you love.

January 11, 2018

#MeToo crosses all lines: gender, race, income, and nationality. Speaking up helps others find courage, and hopefully, peace.

January 10, 2018

Overly-zealous disdain for a sibling’s partner is neither helpful to the sibling nor the couple’s children.

January 9, 2018

Conceiving a child must be a couple’s joint desire and decision.

January 8, 2018

Major behaviour changes may have a treatable cause. But if getting help is rejected, the partner must seek safety.

January 6, 2018

Medications, and especially date-rape drugs (roofies) mixed with alcohol, can have dangerous effects. Be aware of symptoms.

January 5, 2018

Tomorrow: A registered nurse describes the effects of a date-rape drug secretly put into her drink.

January 4, 2018

Buried feelings of being used, rejected, and forgotten easily cause depression, and require therapy.

January 3, 2018

Do not further victimize someone who’s been sexually assaulted. Give support.

January 2, 2018

If baby-care feels burdensome, see your doctor regarding post-partum depression and health issues.

January 1, 2018

A New Year’s Resolution – That the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and sexual harassment continues and strengthens.

December 30, 2017

The elders aren’t always right, particularly if they encourage mean-spirited rivalry in the family.

December 29, 2017

Don’t let “the dating scene” intimidate you. Be yourself, and maintain your own principles.

December 28, 2017

Resume contact with an estranged father slowly and carefully.


December 27, 2017

A house that divides a couple won’t become a home.