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Tip of the Day Archive

June 21, 2007

No matter how self-protective a lie may be, it’s ultimately bound to have a negative effect on a relationship that you were dishonest.

June 20, 2007

When a potential partner acts like a carefree, irresponsible single, you can expect to be leaned on for the serious matters.

June 19, 2007

Changes in sexual desire usually have a reason that needs exploring, rather than a threat of escape.

June 18, 2007

Loving step-parents should be celebrated.

June 16, 2007

Serial relationships don’t leave time for learning from the past.

June 15, 2007

Intrusive in-laws take a great risk of eventually being left out.

June 14, 2007

A romantic escape is often the clue that your reality needs to be changed.

June 13, 2007

It’s up to the adult child to set boundaries with critical parents.

June 12, 2007

Sometimes, the messes you created have gone too far to fix, and the people you betrayed should be left alone.

June 11, 2007

When parents’ rules seem strict, try various compromises, but always prove yourself worth their trust.

June 9, 2007

When a family member risks serious trouble, be direct, not passive.

June 8, 2007

Family support needs to be positive and encouraging, not critical.

June 7, 2007

When a partner seeks flights of fantasy it’s time for the whole relationship to undergo a reality check.

June 6, 2007

Abusive relationships are destructive to everyone involved.

June 5, 2007

Sometimes it’s the little things that signal warnings of far bigger relationship problems.

June 4, 2007

Every relationship involves obligations, yet some need to be weighed against personal unhappiness.

June 2, 2007

The Rescuer is often NOT the person turned to for a next equal partnership.

June 1, 2007

Don’t return to an old relationship expecting it to be exactly the same.

May 31, 2007

When a partner seizes power, refuse to be dominated.

May 30, 2007

Advice should be geared to solutions and improvement, not to judgment and punishment.

May 29, 2007

Questioning one’s own sexual orientation is a personal quest that requires time for acceptance and adjustment.

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.

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