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Tip of the Day Archive

April 24, 2008

Amateur researchers should not consider their instant knowledge about serious illnesses to be definitive, nor specific.

April 23, 2008

When a relationship is going well, don’t push your needs as more important than the other person’s…find the balance.

April 22, 2008

It’s an old adage that still holds true in romance: Little things mean a lot.

April 21, 2008

Different generations sometimes see children’s issues differently, but parents must always protect their kids.

April 19, 2008

When distance is only an excuse, take stock of where the relationship is really going.

April 18, 2008

If you stay in the background, don’t be surprised when someone else steals the limelight.

April 17, 2008

Couples with small children need to work out a time for having sex and intimacy or risk losing that important bond.

April 16, 2008

When there’s a standoff disagreement in a relationship, look at the needs of both sides before making dramatic decisions.

April 15, 2008

When the clues to potential cheating keep adding up, it’s time to sum up the relationship.

April 14, 2008

Long distance relationships can only last if there’s also a balance of time spent together.

April 12, 2008

A successful union usually melds two separate people and their behaviour patterns into a workable, comfortable team.

April 11, 2008

Wedding planning raises many emotions; it’s not a wise time for family standoffs.

April 10, 2008

The tale-bearer who informs a friend of betrayal by another friend, is likely to end up outside of this group.

April 9, 2008

A constant flirt’s attention-seeking often becomes more tiresome than attractive.

April 8, 2008

When a partner’s past, finished relationship is the cause of your depression, the problem likely lies within you more than him.

April 7, 2008

In-law troubles are rarely resolved by running away; recognizing your own part in the conflict starts the process.

April 5, 2008

Saving a young person from serious harm outweighs most other considerations.

April 4, 2008

When you march to your own drummer, don’t be surprised at finding a different beat.

April 3, 2008

Stay neutral in a marital split or expect to lose at least one friend.

April 2, 2008

Divorce requires much thinking through and preparation, not just the dream of another’s arms.

April 1, 2008

Happy April Fool’s Day! Remember: The day’s pranks can be fun, but not when they’re at the expense of another.

March 31, 2008

A partner’s sudden flight from the relationship usually comes after a long period of warning signs.

March 29, 2008

In a marital split, there’s inevitably hurt and anger on all sides.

March 28, 2008

Escaping a marriage through a fantasy affair only brings “distance” until the realities of divorce hit home.

March 27, 2008

When in-laws clash, the solution lies in learning how to handle each other’s personalities and changing your reaction to de-fuse the situation.

March 26, 2008

Sounding alarms on a friend’s new relationship, can end up backfiring on the friendship.

March 25, 2008

Living together without connection is a lonely set-up for everyone.

March 24, 2008

When a child of divorce is marrying, putting up with ex-relatives is how parents show support and love.

March 22, 2008

A spouse is your equal, someone to encourage, rather than browbeat with your information.

March 21, 2008

Memories of past relationships can carry important lessons for future ones.

March 20, 2008

Consider physical pokes and other horseplay, as a warning signal, if a partner doesn’t stop because it hurts you.

March 19, 2008

Ongoing financial ties with an ex, are often issues for new partners.

March 18, 2008

It’s unfair to distance yourself from parental criticism, without trying to show support for your partner who IS affected by it.

March 17, 2008

A romantic pitch can’t just be about what you feel; you need to find out what the other person wants from love.

March 15, 2008

While snooping is wrong, sometimes the evidence found is more significant than the method of discovery.

March 14, 2008

If you respond to suspicions with betrayal, you have to recognize that you’re both flawed and need to re-connect from scratch….if possible.

March 13, 2008

When one partner’s sexual energy far outdistances the other’s, it’s time to talk about it and make some compromises.

March 12, 2008

Coming out can’t be pushed to someone else’s deadline; it’s a turning point that must come from within.

March 11, 2008

Adjusting to the fallout of divorce takes time and a positive outlook, even about big changes.

March 10, 2008

When a relationship has more stress than shared enjoyment, it’s time for The Talk about whether it’s worth staying together.

March 8, 2008

Moving forward means not being afraid to look back.

March 7, 2008

Don’t turn a negative experience into a lifelong saga of woe; real life is what you make of it.

March 6, 2008

When working for a negative boss, take positive steps to boost your own outlook.

March 5, 2008

When a partner shows unusual anger and judgment towards an in-law, the problem sometimes rests in the couple’s relationship.

March 4, 2008

When fury persists over an old relationship, it means you need to forgive yourself, more than the other person.

March 3, 2008

A broken heart over a break up often reflects anger at oneself, as much as the other person.

March 1, 2008

When battle lines are drawn down the marital bed, the fight isn’t about love and babies.

February 29, 2008

When you’re unhappy at home, poaching on someone else’s happiness isn’t the answer.

February 28, 2008

Breaking up IS hard to take, especially if you wallow in the past.

February 27, 2008

When major decisions are based around only one partner’s needs and feelings, the “team spirit” is bound to fade.

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