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Tip of the Day Archive

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.

September 27, 2007

Mature singles may’ve not married for a variety of reasons that should not be guessed.

September 25, 2007

An extramarital affair is always risky, but secret sexual encounters with a same-sex lover is like playing with matches and dynamite.

September 24, 2007

An ex may be a friend, but a partner comes first.

September 22, 2007

A critical attitude toward another’s family, while dating, adds more stress than solutions.

September 21, 2007

A relationship gets too costly to bear when only one side is paying emotionally as well as financially.

September 20, 2007

Children generally feel that their parents’ sex life is “Too Much Information.”

September 19, 2007

A loving partner doesn’t listen to family insulting you.

September 18, 2007

Relationships kept in the dark often don’t survive in the light.

September 17, 2007

In-law troubles can break up a family, if there aren’t boundaries against intrusions and control.

September 15, 2007

A relationship based on one person always giving in, is headed for trouble.

September 14, 2007

A partner who indulges in deceit and demands is dangerous to your self-esteem and well-being.

September 13, 2007

Staying with a guy who’s trolling for others, says more about you than him.

September 12, 2007

Starting a serious relationship with a secret is a recipe for living with tension and fear.

September 11, 2007

Use this anniversary of tragedy and loss, to acknowledge the loved ones in your life and the importance of your relationships.

September 10, 2007

When you stoop to snoop, you may end up fighting shadows in your own mind.

September 8, 2007

Moving forward after a bad break-up means being open to new possibilities, showing interest and being interesting.

September 7, 2007

Hostile post-divorce relationships can cause more harm to children than to either spouse.

September 6, 2007

When emotions from a past divorce interfere with sex in a relationship, it’s time for professional help.

September 5, 2007

Living with suspicion and insecurity is counterproductive – damaging to the very relationship you wish to secure.

September 4, 2007

Low libido is a problem that both partners need to address with intention, not blame.

September 3, 2007

Partners who’re always giving “lessons” in behaviour, are usually controllers, not teachers.

September 1, 2007

When a partner is haunted by old baggage, no relationship can thrive.

August 31, 2007

A relationship that exists only in one person’s mind, is not real.

August 30, 2007

An online “friendship” isn’t a romance until you start dating in person.

August 29, 2007

An affair is an affair, and can’t necessarily predict the potential for a happily married union.

August 28, 2007

When a snorer’s in denial, a tape recorder can provide the wake-up message.

August 27, 2007

Living together in conflict and tension is often counter-productive to the goal of family unity.

August 25, 2007

Forgiving a past affair isn’t enough, if you constantly remind your self and your partner about it.

August 24, 2007

It’s an old adage but it rings true in relationships – keep doing what you always did, and you’ll always get the same result.

August 23, 2007

Emotions run high enough at wedding time, without letting old, contentious issues become related to the event.

August 22, 2007

When a partner’s trust has been betrayed, it’s inevitable that other resentments will surface.

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