Tip of the Day Archive

December 22, 2017

Someone who needs to know “everything” you’re doing doesn’t trust you without his control.

December 21, 2017

Inter-generational living in the same space only works well when everyone works at it equally.

December 20, 2017

When a relationship’s strained by stress, parenting, criticism, and escapist feelings, counselling help is crucial.

December 19, 2017

A relationship can go stale due to circumstances. A break can either re-boot the connection or help you move on.

December 18, 2017

Constant false yet public accusations are abuse. Don’t accept it.

December 16, 2017

Constant anxiety, snooping, and issuing controls do not make for a lasting relationship.

December 15, 2017

Other people’s loud sex can be a problem that’s awkward to hear or address.

December 14, 2017

If you want companionship with a partner, bring optimism and open-mindedness to dating.

December 13, 2017

Some people date intensely while scorekeeping throughout.

December 12, 2017

Counselling may help you handle a difficult partner, but anger management may be necessary to effect change in him or her.

December 11, 2017

When parents split, keeping children secure is a crucial need.

December 9, 2017

If you accept crumbs in a relationship, it leaves you feeling neglected, disrespected, and unfulfilled.

December 8, 2017

Relationship criticisms from older siblings often just create long-standing rifts instead of help.

December 7, 2017

Choosing where the family moves together requires getting informed and assuring that, absent any need to flee immediately, both partners agree.

December 6, 2017

Avoid letting old fears cloud focus on your present life and what’s most important in it.

December 5, 2017

When a partner’s behaviour negatively affects immediate family, it’s crucial to discover the cause.

December 4, 2017

This is when telling your experience of sexual assault or harassment may make a difference.

December 4, 2017

If bullied online, respond with guidance from your workplace’s or professional standards and, if necessary, legal and/or police advice.

December 2, 2017

Partnership between someone asexual and someone highly sexual is a set-up for mutual frustration and resentment.

December 1, 2017

When a partner’s been emotionally damaged in the past, counselling’s the best chance for developing trust in a relationship.

November 30, 2017

Flirting’s fun when it’s not hurtful to others or risks harm to yourself.

November 29, 2017

Don’t rush to judgment or questioning trust for a traumatized victim of sexual assault.

November 28, 2017

Narcissists can be very difficult family members. Getting a diagnosis might induce the person to try some changed behaviour.


November 27, 2017

Alcohol addiction requires support to overcome, and must start with the person’s determined willingness.

November 25, 2017

Adult children must accept parents’ rightful efforts at fairness in dividing their assets.

November 24, 2017

When there’s a troubled family relationship, focus first on the person who most needs support.

November 23, 2017

When a partner minimizes contact and focuses on negative events, a break means re-thinking the relationship.

November 22, 2017

A couple’s differences over sexual desire can still be explored at any age.

November 21, 2017

With requests regarding family property, be informed and respectful, but not unrealistic.

November 20, 2017

Adult children’s rudeness may reflect their own unresolved issues.

November 18, 2017

Physical abuse is unacceptable, period.


November 17, 2017

“No time for sex” is a choice you can change.

November 16, 2017

When a best friend finds romance, it’s about that person’s happiness, not about being left behind.

November 15, 2017

If you snoop, you may find something. Be prepared to confront or distrust.

November 14, 2017

Connecting with grandkids through face-time, email, reading together, etc, strengthens overall family ties.

November 13, 2017

Juggling a logical marriage with an emotional passion can leave everyone involved empty-handed.

November 11, 2017

Feelings between married co-workers may be flirting, fantasy, or life changing. Examine your own marriage, first.

November 10, 2017

When the family situation changes dramatically, make sure “house rules” are workable, and not threats.

November 9, 2017

You don’t need to label it “stashing” to know when you’re being treated as second-class. Don’t accept it.

November 8, 2017

If an older parent’s suddenly rushing into a new marriage, ask questions rather than overreact.

November 7, 2017

Confront a turning point in your relationship head on, instead of confusing it with other issues.

November 6, 2017

Weight is a highly personal, sensitive topic, best only discussed with caring, supportive people.

November 4, 2017

If post-divorce bitterness negates access agreements, ask for court-ordered mediation.


November 3, 2017

Grandparents don’t owe babysitting duties. Be grateful for whatever help they provide.

November 2, 2017

Adult bullies thrive on public shaming. Fight back if you have a legal stance (e.g. slander, harassment) or ignore, if possible.


November 1, 2017

Deep hurts can’t heal if nurtured for years. Get professional counselling.

October 31, 2017

Grief and fear after a tragic loss have no set end-date. Therapy can help deal with it.

October 30, 2017

Toxic relationships play havoc with peace of mind. Protect yourself and your own choices.

October 28, 2017

A new baby can change many past attitudes. Don’t bring the burden of old resentments to a fresh start for your family.

October 27, 2017

When a live in partner bolts, focus on healing, then on what you want in a next relationship.