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Tip of the Day Archive

July 25, 2017

When excess drinking causes damaging behaviour, everyone involved must take responsibility.

July 24, 2017

Mild jealousy of a former relationship is better understood when discussed honestly.

July 22, 2017

Hiding an intended nudist lifestyle from the person you marry is naked deception.

July 21, 2017

Love can conquer differences that two people confront with mutual respect, and an ultimate shared goal.

July 20, 2017

Walk away from second-place contender in a relationship.

July 19, 2017

Someone who’d rather cheat with you than love you freely and openly is best left behind.

July 18, 2017

An adult child should try reasonable means to live independently of a demanding, difficult parent.

July 17, 2017

Financial divides are not uncommon in post-divorce unions. If trust is missing, reassurance and/or counselling’s needed.

July 15, 2017

When repeated relationships fail, take a break from “serial partnering”, and take time for other needs.

July 14, 2017

Report abuse, don’t let it rule your life with silence.

July 13, 2017

Divorce is the pits, but your children’s and your own adjustment must be priorities.

July 12, 2017

Body odour is a no-joke matter to those who can’t find a solution.

July 11, 2017

Maintaining sobriety requires knowing what you can and cannot handle.

July 10, 2017

Crushes can be harmless, but obsession with someone can become a serious problem for you both.

July 8, 2017

A second chance for a cheater won’t work without trust.

July 7, 2017

A cheater who’s obsessed with sex and excels at deceit, is a bad risk for ever trusting again.

July 6, 2017

Don’t let an insensitive, thoughtless person define you by exclusion. Include yourself!

July 5, 2017

Doubts about a fiancé(e)’s character are an alarm bell about lifetime issues. Delay wedding plans until you feel certainty and trust.

July 4, 2017

Parental approval that’s being withheld from accomplished adults is just another form of parental control.

July 3, 2017

Being “the truth messenger” about a past trauma can sometimes backfire.

July 1, 2017

Venting to a counsellor can help you learn to accept reality.

June 30, 2017

Choosing casual sex over intimacy often reveals a person’s insecurity and lack of self-respect.

June 29, 2017

Gut pain is more real and telling than a romance built mostly on hope.

June 28, 2017

To stay together after an affair, the commitment has to be boosted repeatedly.

June 27, 2017

Once bitten, twice shy or a practiced liar/cheat will bite again.

June 26, 2017

When being “the other woman” feels too guilty and complicated, take a break to reconsider it.

June 24, 2017

You can’t be an innocent bystander to a serious rift between the two most important people in your life.

June 23, 2017

Get professional help to stop the memory of past stress/abuse from overshadowing your present.

June 22, 2017

For long-term couples, money and its uses are rarely just “personal.”

June 21, 2017

Relatives who purposefully lie and exclude you from a dying parent’s bedside aren’t “family” to you.

June 20, 2017

Dating with feelings and respect is a basis for re-connecting when time/changes allow.

 

June 19, 2017

When money’s the main threat to a relationship, probe the emotional issues behind it.

 

June 17, 2017

When an insecure partner turns to repeated rejection, couple’s counselling is needed or the relationship’s doomed.

June 16, 2017

Older man/younger woman unions arouse a lot of judgment and assumptions, despite having few confirming details.

June 15, 2017

A master liar/manipulator can destroy a relationship but not “steal” your life. Get therapy and decide your future.

June 14, 2017

Speak up about an unwanted sexual advance immediately and out the aggressor.

June 13, 2017

If “cheating” stems from loneliness, counselling might end the pattern.

June 12, 2017

Suddenly seeking sex-only, doesn’t come across as flattering as you may think.

June 10, 2017

Showing off can turn off a potential romance.

June 9, 2017

If guilt feelings persist, get help to find out why.

 

June 8, 2017

After years of creating resentment, a “changed” spouse needs to prove he/she’s trustworthy.

June 7, 2017

A relationship that gives way to all other responsibilities just won’t grow.

June 6, 2017

Don’t accept family pressure to jointly buy a cottage unless you’re fully committed to the plan.

 

June 5, 2017

Anyone who’s aggressive with a baby, presents a danger to be prevented and resolved.

June 3, 2017

If a couple has opposing values regarding sexual behaviour, they need to agree on boundaries or there’s trouble ahead.

June 2, 2017

Every child who wants to know about his/her biological parent deserves an age-appropriate answer.

June 1, 2017

When a partner chooses absence and “friends” over being with you, re-think the relationship.

 

May 31, 2017

Cosmetic treatments for looking youthful are a personal choice but should be done by accredited professionals.

May 30, 2017

Some sexual practices can seem fascinating but require self-knowledge about what you can handle.

May 29, 2017

Siblings raised with abuse, chaos, and anger, can understand overreactions and try to forgive.