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Tip of the Day Archive

May 28, 2007

A good therapy relationship requires a good “fit” and a willing client.

May 26, 2007

Discussions about a pre-nuptial agreement should always be guided by a professional advisor.

May 25, 2007

May 24, 2007

An emotional relationship may be the real thing, or an escape from reality.

May 23, 2007

The most important factor about an age difference is your comfort level with it.

May 22, 2007

When parents dump their marital problems on grown children, make them responsible for their own lives.

May 21, 2007

Being a “friend” doesn’t come with a right to judge or burst the other person’s bubble in deeply personal matters.

May 19, 2007

When a flirt is met with the annoyance of both partners in a couple, the challenge fizzles.

May 18, 2007

Since you’re judged by the company you choose, judge yourself accordingly.

May 17, 2007

Secrets and lies will eventually create more trouble than the image you tried to invent.

May 16, 2007

It’s an unfortunate reality that addictions often play havoc with relationships.

May 15, 2007

Creative planning can turn a relationship crossroads into a bonding opportunity.

May 14, 2007

When one partner won’t compromise, be prepared that tough issues will always lead to pitched battles.

May 12, 2007

Some long-term promises, if broken, will destroy the relationship they seek to secure.

May 11, 2007

You cannot be your brother’s keeper, only a ready support when wanted.

May 10, 2007

Intimacy takes closeness and openness that sometimes requires time to flourish sexually.

May 9, 2007

Grandparents are an important source of support for their grandchildren, but can lose their opportunity if they act as meddlers.

May 8, 2007

A “tipster” on someone else’s relationship is otherwise called a troublemaker.

May 7, 2007

When a family relationship is toxic, weigh the benefits you wanted against the troubles you’re experiencing

May 5, 2007

Relationship chat about who’s paying for what needs to happen between the couple, without gossipy input from outsiders.

May 4, 2007

Parents’ sexual secrets shouldn’t be disclosed to children who aren’t mature enough to handle the information.

May 3, 2007

A loveless marriage can be lonelier than living on your own.

May 2, 2007

Snooping is a sure way to express your own distrust and turn curiosity into trouble.

May 1, 2007

Despite a family break-up, do not destroy the worthwhile links that still exist with your most important relatives.

April 30, 2007

For adult children, financial support from parents sometimes comes with too high a cost.

April 28, 2007

Workplace dating that seems problematic from the start, is better off avoided.

April 27, 2007

Inviting an ex-spouse to the wedding is a decision that belongs only to the bride and groom, and should be made early enough not to build false expectations in anyone involved.

April 26, 2007

A first kiss is only an introduction, not a do-or-die performance.

April 25, 2007

On issues of child support and asset-splitting, learn the legal rights and responsibilities of both sides.

April 24, 2007

The work of maturing from a teenage romance to a responsible child-rearing couple often needs guidance.

April 23, 2007

When one partner holds back, the other often pushes harder for a commitment.

April 21, 2007

A dating gripe site needs to be read with an eye for others’ personal motives.

April 20, 2007

Smokers need their own motivation to quit; loved ones can only be supportive to those efforts.

April 19, 2007

An innocent rose shouldn’t be soured by jealousy.

April 18, 2007

Sexual turn-ons between two consenting adults require mutual comfort, as well as agreed limits.

April 17, 2007

A gentle outreach to get to know someone better, can open the door for later contact.

April 16, 2007

Rather than leave children with a troubled parent, the other parent should first try everything possible to improve the home atmosphere.

April 14, 2007

When there’s an obvious lie, privacy is a secondary issue.

April 13, 2007

Secret relationships often have a way of suddenly exploding into full view.

April 12, 2007

The therapist/client relationship has to feel like a good fit on both sides.

April 11, 2007

When every sound from a partner is off-putting, listen closer to your own heart.

April 10, 2007

Moving in together is not a “fix” for existing doubts about a relationship.

April 9, 2007

Gossip about a family’s private details can reap destructive results.

April 7, 2007

In-law problems can’t get resolved if the person who’s upset has a spouse who stays detached.

April 6, 2007

When a marriage is troubled, look to major repair work instead of picking at sore spots.

April 5, 2007

Family interference in adult relationships often pushes the relative further away.

April 4, 2007

When major life changes put stress on relationships, professional help can ease communication and understanding.

April 3, 2007

Some kinds of personal risk-taking are too much for a partner to bear.

April 2, 2007

Relationships are not best achieved by choosing “either/or.”

March 31, 2007

Internet love affairs are a beginning, requiring personal meetings to become real.