Tip of the Day Archive
When there’s hurt feelings between close family, speak openly and find new approaches together.
Since divorce of a family member affects many who are close, be helpful, not judgmental.
Helping a dating companion out financially doesn’t grant a license for control.
How you handle your first family post-divorce affects everyone involved for years to come.
If a health issue affects your sex life, discuss this first with your doctor, then see a counsellor if needed.
A common dream of children that their separated/divorced parents will eventually re-unite, rarely comes true as it’s imagined.
Resolving past traumas calls for professional help and willingness to work it through personally.
When a bad experience lingers as a disturbing trauma, see a professional counsellor for help getting past it.
It’s not necessarily the fetish that’s a problem, it’s how it’s handled.
Newlyweds need to slowly work together on helping children adjust to a new person in their parent’s life.
Messages of criticism and snide remarks are about jealousy and competition, not friendship.
When an illicit affair blows up, focus on your child’s best interests and your future.
Don’t let a friend’s disappointing actions dent your own self-confidence.
Sudden overwhelming grief can change how a person deals with his/her life, including a relationship.
Virginity is a choice every person has a right to make, lying about it doesn’t make you “cool.”
An affair with a married person usually has complications that make the relationship hard to count on.
The “Perfect Wedding” has a relaxed bride and groom at the ceremony.
Firm boundaries can counter in-law jealousies.
Divorce proceedings don’t preclude treating your girlfriend with the same respect you treat your child and ex.
People who want to cheat find a way, but you have the choice to refuse them.
Judgement and criticism will drive relatives away, not closer.
People who cheat, choose to do so. They’re rarely “victims of society convictions” that it’s okay.
Feeling truly “burnt-out” and ready to drop out, calls for a health check, first.
Who owns the engagement ring post break-up? Find out ahead.
If you take back a husband who’s deceived you financially, set up banking guarantees that it can’t happen again.
Happy and Healthy New Year to All!
Consider any relationship involving regular angry outbursts in public, as unhealthy.
When close relatives accept stressful relationships, be supportive rather than meddle.
Living separate lives is fine in a marriage IF you both agree to it.
When a partner’s betrayed you, focus on whether you still want the union, not on the affair person.
Feeding an obsession can become unhealthy instead of fun.
When a relationship’s going sour but there’s still a glimmer of hope, try a break instead of a blow-up.
Personal counselling can help you through a prolonged break-up.
If determined to stay in a relationship, stand up for yourself in every way possible.
Try some new get-together patterns at Christmas that might lighten old family divisions.
Difficult neighbour-relations are extremely hard to resolve, but other open-minded neighbours may help if asked.
If you accept second-class status, you won’t change what’s causing it or feel equal in your relationship.
Learn acceptable ways to not be reminded of your ex through your social media.
Choose the best timing for a proposal, speak the right words, and it’ll be memorable.
Putting up with workplace harassment only encourages more of it.
Get counselling to try to create compromises with a controlling partner and/or weigh your options.
If a tell-all talker finds you, understand that he/she thinks it’s a discussion, but you can leave.
Help a bride-to-be understand that she’s neglecting your friendship.
A pregnancy “during a break” leads to serious decisions about whether to stay with the baby’s father.
Accepting a parent’s financial support calls for honesty and respect from the adult child.
Stay supportive of a sister, but don’t criticize her marriage unless she first talks of problems.
Major family tensions call for a slow, steady approach, helped by professional guidance.
Probing a persistently unsettling family relationship requires professional therapy.
Try to create a respectful bridge between your new life together and your partner’s long-time friends.
If a friend’s “dramatic” be extra thoughtful during their worst stress.