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Tip of the Day Archive

October 12, 2018

Do the work of trying to grow your relationship through professional help, instead of letting toxic interference destroy your marriage.

October 11, 2018

A deeply-upset, distanced adolescent needs gentle outreach and ongoing counselling, to discover her hurts/fears and start to re-connect.

October 10, 2018

Talk to a sibling about perceived problems before moving to intervene directly in his/her relationship.

October 9, 2018

Over-scheduled, stress-inducing lifestyles can lead to making regrettable “escapist” mistakes.

October 8, 2018

Grandparents can be helpful to parents on early child-rearing but must show sensitivity and respect.

October 6, 2018

A good, secure parent-child relationship should be the goal of both divorced parents.

 

October 5, 2018

Can a mother-daughter relationship survive partnering in business? Get clear agreements ahead, then co-operate and compromise.

October 4, 2018

Moving on from a loved one’s loss takes time and your own permission to let grief rest.

October 3, 2018

Relationships can’t thrive on a one-way street.

October 2, 2018

The reasons for having a baby should be positive for both parents.

October 1, 2018

Fearing for a grandchild’s protection? Consult a counsellor, lawyer and/or children’s services.

September 29, 2018

“Sugar Daddies” and “Sugar Mommas” dating younger people for paid “companionship,” need to accept that it’s more business than personal.

 

September 28, 2018

Getting part-time care giving help for a dying loved one is crucial for maintaining your own energy/health necessary for supporting everyone involved.

September 27, 2018

“Break-up sex” is just that… a moment of contact, not a commitment, which would require renewed trust.

September 26, 2018

Deep disappointments hang on indefinitely if you close the door to trying a new approach.

September 25, 2018

Increased awareness of gender identity and diversity hopefully leads to more self-acceptance.

September 24, 2018

When someone has an ongoing food regime, due to a serious health issue, everyone involved would benefit from professional guidance.

September 22, 2018

When grief envelops a person close to you, reach out with every help possible.

September 21, 2018

Don’t take “Love at first sight” at face value alone. Be sure you know the character traits you want in a love partner.

September 20, 2018

Don’t mistake a mostly-text relationship for a close friendship if there’s only one-way needs and self-interest.

September 19, 2018

Dealing with uncaring and insensitive family? If explanations and peace making don’t work, walk away. You’ve already lost them.

September 18, 2018

If your partner’s “hobby” sidelines the marriage, you’re free to create your own lifestyle needs.

September 17, 2018

Parents: What you say socially and casually about your adult children’s choices, can come back to bite you.

September 15, 2018

Government and business must co-operate fully on protecting young people from legalized marijuana.

September 14, 2018

Parents need to seek information and counselling about strategies to re-direct their addicted video-gaming teens and young adults.

September 13, 2018

“Bad boys” are a losing bet for women who want a true partner.

September 12, 2018

For LGBTQ people who are apprehensive about coming out, an Internet search provides many websites that can be helpful.

September 11, 2018

Bringing a late-spouse’s ashes along on a sleepover date may send a silent message.

September 10, 2018

An adopted adult child whose birth parent wants contact, should take time to feel certain it’s the decision she/he wants.

September 8, 2018

When dating someone recently separated/divorced, avoid sending misleading signals about the future.

September 7, 2018

Only accept adult children moving back with parents, if they share some responsibilities.

September 6, 2018

New mates should stay out of small matters between a partner and his/her ex, regarding their adult children.

September 5, 2018

Admitting guilt for sexual abuse is essential for the victim. For the abuser, therapy may bring needed self-understanding.

September 4, 2018

Choosing a sperm donor requires knowing your own long-term priorities as a hopeful parent.

September 3, 2018

Alcohol can create behaviour problems for drinkers, at different levels of what’s “excessive” for them. They have to want to change their behaviour pattern.

September 1, 2018

Unrequited love tolerated too long becomes a stale burden instead of fulfillment.

August 31, 2018

Mental health issues require professional diagnosis, guidance, and family support.

August 30, 2018

Despite a difficult parent-child relationship, the maturing child can improve his/her own life.

August 29, 2018

When someone’s being controlled and isolated, offer support and help to plan a safe solution.

August 28, 2018

Tread only lightly and respectfully rather than interfering directly with an adult child’s serious romantic relationship.

August 27, 2018

During relationship difficulties, focus on your main problems, not small grievances with others.

August 25, 2018

“Catching up” with an ex sometimes gives misleading signals of renewed interest.

August 24, 2018

Divorcing sometimes raises a need for privacy, not sharing.

August 23, 2018

A crappy ex is just that. Move on.

August 22, 2018

Friendships that focus on trying to change another’s attitudes often have a relatively short shelf life.

August 21, 2018

Grandparents can best help their grandchildren thrive, if they consult with and respect the parents.

August 20, 2018

Protect youngsters from second-hand marijuana smoke and pot-laced foods; respect others’ rights to smoke elsewhere.

August 18, 2018

When a potential relationship presents obvious questions, take time to decide how to answer them yourself.

August 17, 2018

Channel fantasies of a romantic marriage of perpetual ease, into energy for creating a strong union and happy family life.

August 16, 2018

Wedding gifts to your adult children should reflect their choices.