Tip of the Day Archive

June 22, 2018

In relationships of life and love, waiting out a problem isn’t always the route to resolving it.

June 21, 2018

It’s often up to the grandparents to work at staying connected to their grandkids.

June 20, 2018

Count the progress of your connection with someone, not the months of dates.

June 19, 2018

Facing ongoing drama between divorced ex’es, the new couple-to-be should seek counselling help.


June 18, 2018

Keeping or ending a pregnancy from a problematic relationship is a complex decision with long-lasting impact emotionally and practically. Don’t be bullied or coerced over it.

June 16, 2018

Don’t ask, don’t count. Assess a dating partner by his/her behaviour with you.

June 15, 2018

Rise above nasty gossip to enjoy your child’s wedding and secure your relationship with the new couple.

June 14, 2018

A secret outside affair doesn’t improve your relationship, it changes it.

June 13, 2018

Repeated sudden angry outbursts call for health checks of the person’s physical and/or mental health.

June 12, 2018

Discovering a partner’s unknown and troubling past is shocking, but still deserves an opportunity for honest discussion.

June 11, 2018

Some family rifts have a basis in events that need to be talked out with sensitivity.


June 9, 2018

Staying with an emotionally abusive, irrationally angry, and haranguing partner is dangerous to your well-being and risks your safety.

June 8, 2018

When sex/intimacy becomes “the elephant in the room,” start talking, preferably through counselling.

June 7, 2018

Warning: When one partner cuts off sexual relations, the other starts reacting.

June 6, 2018

Readers: The question is current again – Should you out a cheater?

June 5, 2018

Volatile relationships regarding angry ex-spouses with children, call for getting legal, family court, and sometimes police advice on how to handle.

June 4, 2018

If he’s married and not making plans with you, he’s got other plans for himself and his wife.

June 2, 2018

People love to “solve” others’ sex problems, but many can hardly discuss their own.

June 1, 2018

When two generations live together in constant conflict, someone among them has to be the adult and make a change in the situation.


May 31, 2018

Persistent cheating in a relationship can’t be excused as attention-seeking only. It’s also selfish betrayal of your partner.


May 30, 2018

Years of silence is no way to address a marital problem. Speak up in counselling, together.

May 29, 2018

The best revenge is moving on happily and confidently.

May 28, 2018

Grieving can happen even before an anticipated loss, and may require professional help to get through it

May 26, 2018

A partner’s persistent lying ends trust in him/her and in the relationship.

May 25, 2018

Video games aren’t parents’ enemy. It’s not keeping aware of how they’re being handled by your child, and not setting time controls and interaction boundaries.

May 24, 2018

Find wedding-day compromises and solutions that you can accept; reject those you can’t.

May 23, 2018

If trusting someone with sensitive secrets has been disappointing, insist that it can’t happen again. And mean it.

May 22, 2018

Don’t let another’s jealousy cast shadows on your wedding. Be firm but mindful of any ways to be kind.

May 21, 2018

Casual sex isn’t so casual if you can’t handle the consequences of helping someone cheat.

May 19, 2018

Enticements to unwanted sexual experiments and behaviours can happen anywhere. Be true to yourself.

May 18, 2018

Two strikes from a partner with a “love-them/leave-them pattern” should end this hurtful game.

May 17, 2018

Too-complicated relationships without a foreseeable change, wear people down.

May 16, 2018

When your family history’s rife with sibling resentment and anger, aging won’t resolve it.

May 15, 2018

Three LOUD alarms: Porn-addiction, including teen porn, teen step-daughters in the house, rejecting spousal sex.

May 14, 2018

If sexual-identity confusion becomes overwhelming, discuss it with a professional therapist.

May 12, 2018

Persistent unchecked neediness for outside flattery and desire that risks a partner and family, becomes a ticking time bomb.

May 11, 2018

Snooping, doubts, and interrogations are common steps towards break-ups. Try trust and discussion until there’s solid evidence or admission of deceit.

May 10, 2018

Be aware that affairs used as an “escape” often have their own emotional traps.

May 9, 2018

In all relationship experiences, don’t let one bad one define you by limiting your life.

May 8, 2018

Daily harangues are unacceptable. Get talking about solutions, or get help.

May 7, 2018

If your relationship contains love, shared interests, and compromises, feel confident to discuss the future.

May 5, 2018

If you can’t trust a future partner’s ability to manage his/her anger, walk away.

May 4, 2018

Not enough sex? Stop keeping score, find common ground. You’ll feel better.

May 3, 2018

Having a child should be a mutual decision, or it can divide your relationship.

May 2, 2018

Don’t stay trapped by another’s depression and addictions.


May 1, 2018

A complacent sex life can be heated up unless underlying issues are left unresolved.

April 30, 2018

If wedding plans only require a few peace-keeping/sanity adjustments, you’re lucky.

April 28, 2018

When slob behaviour’s “crippling” to a partner, make compromises and negotiate boundaries.

April 27, 2018

A fetish can be understood and better accepted if its source is understood.

April 26, 2018

Trust your need to move on and save yourself, instead of trying to trust someone who lies, cheats, and disrespects you.