Tip of the Day Archive

April 25, 2018

Emotional issues can’t be resolved without each partner recognizing their own part in them.

April 24, 2018

End contact with a suspected online scammer.

April 23, 2018

Stepparent “bonds” take time, empathy, and having some fun together.

April 21, 2018

When a married friend’s cheating upsets you, say why, and change the topic.

April 20, 2018

Casual workplace flirting is a game for some people. Beware of taking it more seriously than it’s meant.

April 19, 2018

Outside drama can destroy a marriage when a couple’s focus on it is most needed.

April 18, 2018

Polyamory is a defined lifestyle choice which works for some people, not for others.

April 17, 2018

When a partner “hides” your continuing dating relationship, it demeans you.

April 16, 2018

Some painful losses are best put aside while you nurture your health and positive living.

April 14, 2018

If you want an open future in a relationship, don’t hang onto someone who’s already closed the doors.

April 13, 2018

When a spouse refuses to explain rejection of home and marriage, get legal, financial advice towards a likely breakup.

April 12, 2018

Avoid dating married men through self-respect, plus changing how and where you meet them.

April 11, 2018

Many “friends with benefits” relationships have a “best before” date, which is when to move on.

April 10, 2018

If separating a marriage/family, only do it when confident you’ve made the right decision.

April 9, 2018

Encourage a sibling’s bond with your children by stressing her/his importance to you.

April 7, 2018

Anyone who knowingly sets up or plays you in a sham relationship is a “snake.”

April 6, 2018

Changing a relationship pattern of fighting between a “fixer” vs. a “withholder,” calls for self-awareness and openness on both sides.

April 5, 2018

Strategy dating can pit you against a tougher player. Instead, be open, honest, and careful.

April 4, 2018

Victims of sexual assault – men and women alike – deserve our collective support of attitude change.

April 3, 2018

Constant teasing isn’t funny to its target, and says more about the teaser that’s also no joke.

April 2, 2018

A rush to bed often fizzles fast or never gets to emotional intimacy.

March 31, 2018

How to end phone calls from an ex? If kids aren’t involved, a polite but firm, “Don’t call me.”

March 30, 2018

When a person shows indifference at a partner’s most vulnerable time, the message is clear: She/he wants out.

March 29, 2018

Finding available help for someone is more beneficial than taking on what you can’t handle.

March 28, 2018

Child-rearing beliefs don’t excuse willfully disrespecting other people’s homes.

March 27, 2018

Solutions aren’t always perfect or easy to accept. But depression and feelings of failure are much harder on you.

March 26, 2018

Polyamory is a sexual and partner relationship choice that must be mutually agreed, and have some basic agreed expectations.

March 24, 2018

In-law problems call for understanding their source and finding workable solutions.

March 23, 2018

Uncertainty about a relationship can clear from a break followed by honest discussion.


March 22, 2018

When you can’t change others’ behaviour, try changing your reactions.

March 21, 2018

Getting pregnant sometimes takes time. Over-worrying doesn’t help.

March 20, 2018

Divulging a birth secret must be decided through careful assessment and great sensitivity.


March 19, 2018

The answer to a relationship divide sometimes requires independent action that leads to compromise.

March 17, 2018

The #MeToo survey reveals how pervasive sexual assault and harassment have been for years.


March 16, 2018

Arbitrarily rejecting sex without a health reason or trying therapy is a relationship exit strategy.

March 15, 2018

In early relationships, showing jealousy when an ex is mentioned in accounts of someone’s past, is a red flag.

March 14, 2018

Adult children can gain independence from earlier family stresses.

March 13, 2018

Recommending appearance “fixes” calls for serious sensitivity.

March 12, 2018

Believe those who’ve experienced sexual trauma. It can happen to anyone, unless reactions change.

March 10, 2018

Run from a would-be partner who’s been manipulative, suspicious, judgmental, and insulting.

March 9, 2018

In divorced families, work to avoid causing children to have their loyalties to either parent tested unnecessarily.

March 8, 2018

As men and women recognize any past guilt in non-consensual sexual behaviour they’d thought was okay, the #MeToo movement can achieve greater awareness/safety for all.

March 7, 2018

Children distressed by shocking incidents need steadily supportive love bolstered by counselling.

March 6, 2018

“Spicing up” sex with your partner should be a mutual decision about which you’re both comfortable.

March 5, 2018

If you love deeply, it’s worth giving a relationship a second try.

March 3, 2018

When a partner sends jealousy-arousing signals, trust dies unless changes are made.

March 2, 2018

Encourage a partner towards professional help for mental health issues.


March 1, 2018

Sexual abuse stories seeking only a voice, not gain, deserve respect in the #MeToo movement.

February 28, 2018

Treat a roommate how you want to be treated – respectfully and responsibly.

February 27, 2018

A partner must know any “secret” that can come back to you both, and derail trust.