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Tip of the Day Archive

November 26, 2007

When an adult child is deceptive and insensitive, trust is broken.

November 24, 2007

You can’t choose a partner’s relatives, so decide together how to handle them.

November 23, 2007

Acting insensitive to your partner’s feelings can start to erode a relationship.

November 22, 2007

An ultimatum is often added pressure at the worst time.

November 21, 2007

A gem from the past can be too glittery to hang onto, if it disturbs your new partner.

November 20, 2007

Office gossip about someone’s partner being gay can be dangerous to both long friendships and jobs.

November 19, 2007

Partners who are left alone too often may become vulnerable to people who seize the advantage.

November 17, 2007

Differences in relatives’ personal food choices needn’t be a recipe for family divisiveness.

November 16, 2007

A relationship with constant “win or lose” discussions, always leaves one party dissatisfied.

November 15, 2007

Don’t let past “mistakes” obstruct the success of a good relationship.

November 14, 2007

An active, loving sex life can be one of the great connectors in marriage.

November 13, 2007

When it comes to protecting your child, trust your gut.

November 12, 2007

Children’s best interests do NOT include running their parents’ lives.

November 10, 2007

When someone’s opinions are always being forced onto you, the whole relationship is likely to be unequal.

November 9, 2007

An emotional affair may be more of a warning than a habitual pattern.

November 8, 2007

When a sexual “problem” affects a relationship, it’s sometimes more about the relationship than the sex.

November 7, 2007

The signals given during dating are often Early Warning Signs that need to be fully understood.

November 6, 2007

Compassion and compromise are necessary in post-divorce weddings and second-time marriages.

November 5, 2007

The “fatal” mistakes in a marriage are the ones from which you flee, rather than learn and work to improve.

November 3, 2007

Trust returns through day-to-day behaviour, not through promises.

November 2, 2007

When more time is spent with pornography than with you, it’s time to go it alone.

November 1, 2007

In relationships, pushy equals needy and is usually a big turn-off.

October 31, 2007

Hallowe’en can be a fun, fanciful event, so long as children’s safety comes first.

October 30, 2007

Knowing your own part in a break-up, is the first step towards getting better at relationships.

October 29, 2007

“Don’t talk to strangers” is an old safety rule that still applies to getting close and personal electronically.

October 26, 2007

Revealing a partner’s innermost secrets is a no-no that can become a deal-breaker.

October 25, 2007

Being the Rescuer to an Abuser comes at too high a price.

October 24, 2007

Hiding from in-law problems with your spouse is unfair to everyone involved.

October 23, 2007

A continued power struggle in marriage either wears both sides down to misery or eventually causes a split.

October 22, 2007

To gossipmongers, your marital problems are pure entertainment.

October 20, 2007

Obesity is best approached as a health risk, rather than a relationship problem.

October 19, 2007

When someone is running your life, you may have given them the power.

October 18, 2007

A marriage that can end over “puppy wars” has other problems eroding it.

October 17, 2007

Loved ones deserve greater sensitivity and caring when they’ve been through a trauma.

October 16, 2007

Show adult children understanding for their need for separate space and routines.

October 15, 2007

Compromises sometimes have to be re-worked over time – but not through sudden whim.

October 13, 2007

Email contact isn’t evidence of cheating, but secrecy indicates a problem with trust.

October 12, 2007

Don’t expect trust from someone you once betrayed, until you’ve proven your renewed commitment.

October 11, 2007

When depression becomes the overriding response to problems, professional help is needed immediately.

October 10, 2007

When a dating relationship creates persistent anxiety, explore the roots of your reactions.

October 9, 2007

When a married person doesn’t want a friendship to “go further,” back off any other expectations, for everyone’s sake.

October 8, 2007

Don’t snitch on bad behaviour, try to influence change.

October 6, 2007

Different moral values can eventually mean different, and unacceptable behaviour – better to start a relationship knowing you’re both on the same values page.

October 5, 2007

When a partner repeatedly ignores “the problem” you raise, he or she IS the problem.

October 4, 2007

Your family’s friendship with your “ex” sometimes calls for negotiations to assure everyone’s comfort.

October 3, 2007

Stay close and supportive to children on whom you can have a positive influence.

October 2, 2007

When a relationship goes stale, it’s the people who need to refresh their motivation, or move on.

October 1, 2007

When cheating becomes obvious, stop snooping and take action.

September 29, 2007

When a partner offers no ideas regarding a problem, the spouse often feels unheard.

September 28, 2007

The ongoing bitterness of an ex-spouse can harm a family more than the divorce.

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