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Tip of the Day Archive

September 26, 2017

You can’t know if a relationship will “work out” unless you give it a chance.

September 25, 2017

When considering a “surprise” pregnancy, the best interest of the child is as important as yours.

September 23, 2017

Can a long-distance age-gap relationship last? Only if you both keep wanting it.

September 22, 2017

Without love and respect, a break-up’s easily looming.

September 21, 2017

A constant trail of lies reveals that there’s no trust possible.

September 20, 2017

Stealthing is not a buzzword. It’s a crime.

September 19, 2017

Some ex-partners demonstrate that they can’t be considered even as “former family members” anymore.

September 18, 2017

Silence/lies about a “secret” child through cheating calls for re-thinking the whole relationship.

September 16, 2017

Erectile dysfunction can have a complex affect on relationships.

September 15, 2017

Trying to save your marriage is worth the effort, IF you can work at it together and regain trust.

September 14, 2017

If you fall for a helpful therapist, know the potential pitfalls in even suggesting a social relationship.

September 13, 2017

How to win back your ex? There’s more chance by showing willingness to make needed changes.

 

September 12, 2017

Attend a sibling’s wedding? If you care about family, YES!

September 11, 2017

Looking for love? Check the baggage between you – your own and the other person’s – before you let your expectations and feelings surge.

September 9, 2017

Another’s grief can’t be measured or judged.

September 8, 2017

Know yourself before seeking a relationship; know the other before seeking commitment.

September 7, 2017

You don’t need a fortune-teller to see how the “red flags” can become too many to allow a relationship to grow.

September 6, 2017

Abuse finds many outlets, so sometimes it’s directed to the person’s closest supporter.

September 5, 2017

Urge a troubled friend to get professional therapy.

September 4, 2017

A broken relationship between a mother and adult daughter has no simple answers. It requires professional therapy over time to make peace with your own choice moving forward.

September 2, 2017

An engagement ring won’t answer the questions of whether there’s enough mutual love and interest in marriage and family, for it to work.

 

September 1, 2017

Past good sex isn’t reason enough to resume a relationship that remains emotionally distant, unless there’s evident change.

August 31, 2017

In relationship standoffs, nothing changes until you stop fighting and start talking.

August 30, 2017

Teenage relationships easily suffer from lack of maturity and self-confidence. Take it slow, build trust.

August 29, 2017

When your security is threatened by someone who’s using you badly, protect yourself.

August 28, 2017

With repeated trust issues, if counselling doesn’t end the uncertainty, it’s time to move on.

 

August 26, 2017

Keeping a past divorce and existing children secret from a partner goes beyond hurtful – it’s a serious red flag.

August 25, 2017

Absent spouse won’t discuss the future? State your legal and financial rights/needs.

August 24, 2017

You don’t need Mom to tell you what to do, once you’re rid of a past abuser of any kind.

August 23, 2017

Don’t obsess on a past love if you’re staying married.

 

August 22, 2017

If stalking is suspected, notify police immediately.

August 21, 2017

Check your joint bank account together periodically to avoid surprises.

August 19, 2017

In early dating, leave the bitter drama between divorced parents for them to resolve, whenever possible.

August 18, 2017

Different tastes are fine, but stubborn stands divide a relationship.

August 17, 2017

Someone “reading your mind” may just be saying what you want to hear.

August 16, 2017

Tough no-win decisions regarding family often have to start with being true to yourself.

August 15, 2017

Repeated frustration, fights, and too-little bonding time, weaken a relationship.

August 14, 2017

Alcohol-fueled bullying isn’t excusable. Period.

August 12, 2017

Parenting styles and money managing are common flash points in 2nd /3rd marriages. Proceed carefully.

August 11, 2017

Don’t self-diagnose. Try only those recommended remedies that won’t be harmful or cause allergic reactions. If a serious problem persists, seek medical tests from a specialist.

August 10, 2017

Be true to yourself even when others’ lifestyles appear “better.”

August 9, 2017

Constant relationship fear and anxiety is emotionally abusive. Save yourself.

August 8, 2017

A young adult child’s mental health issues strain everyone, but he/she desperately needs parental support and help.

August 7, 2017

Don’t suffer miserably with a personal problem that others may’ve experienced. Reach out to all resources possible.

August 5, 2017

A rush to a relationship romance may not allow for a real break from a past lover.

August 4, 2017

You don’t have to reveal a friend’s affair, but you can help a friend re-think his/her behaviour and its consequences.

August 3, 2017

Pet dogs and small children both need love and training. But a child’s protection from being bitten, is a priority.

 

August 2, 2017

Families, especially parents, should honour and appreciate all who are loving and helpful with their children.

 

August 1, 2017

Adult children must plan how to ease unnecessary parental dependency.

 

July 31, 2017

A close friendship can be more rewarding and last much longer than a crush.