Tip of the Day Archive
Family pressures need to be addressed before a controversial relationship can be introduced.
Big mistakes in a relationship aren’t easily forgiven, if ever, but learning from them offers a chance at future happiness.
Double standards in a relationship leave one partner feeling unfairly treated.
Sometimes the issue you’re arguing about is a smokescreen for one much deeper.
Sometimes the right signals are there but people are afraid to recognize them, since it means they must act.
Assess who might prefer time to absorb a break-up, before making “goodbye” gestures.
It’s never too late to learn to get along, where children are involved. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
When one or both partners let intimacy diminish, it’s a sure signal of deeper issues that need to be discussed.
Keep your Christmas spirit alive and real by not building impossible expectations.
When relationships are entangled with money and property, get legal advice.
After a miscarriage, partners need to support each other, not grieve alone.
Rushing into a next relationship after a messy divorce, makes adjustments even harder, especially for children.
Children are a worthy reason to try to make a union work, but not a reason to stay together if it can’t work.
Repeated cheating is a risky way of filling needs, especially when you don’t know what you’re seeking.
Keeping a reasonably neat home is a job for both working parents to figure out by mutual agreement.
Medical research by lay people is best cross-checked with trusted, knowledgeable medical experts.
How people treat their own parents and in-laws, is the lesson they teach on family connections.
When a bad relationship involves physical threats, safety should become the main focus, especially for children.
It’s dangerous to idealize the past and return to an ex whom you already realized wasn’t right for you.
“Friends with benefits” means two people have agreed on a sex-only relationship and understand why – otherwise, one party is being used.
When a partner’s making excuses to see someone else, it’s time to confront.
When a partner lets circumstances interfere completely with the relationship, it’s time to probe further who’s In and who’s Out.
Treat a loan to relatives like any other business matter and get a signed note promising re-payment.
You can’t move forward confidently with your own life if you’re pre-occupied with bitterness from the past.
Rushing into sponsoring for immigration an unmet internet “love,” is as likely to burn you as playing with fire.
A divorced parent is less effective in helping a child’s relationship with the other parent, if using controlling ways.
When one incident threatens an entire marriage there’s usually a deeper issue that needs to be addressed.
When a crush interferes with your ability to seek normal relationships, it’s an unhealthy situation.
Be prepared that snooping often raises bigger relationship issues than were suspected.
When problem relationships become a pattern, you need to examine your own choices and reactions.
When an adult child is deceptive and insensitive, trust is broken.
You can’t choose a partner’s relatives, so decide together how to handle them.
Acting insensitive to your partner’s feelings can start to erode a relationship.
An ultimatum is often added pressure at the worst time.
A gem from the past can be too glittery to hang onto, if it disturbs your new partner.
Office gossip about someone’s partner being gay can be dangerous to both long friendships and jobs.
Partners who are left alone too often may become vulnerable to people who seize the advantage.
Differences in relatives’ personal food choices needn’t be a recipe for family divisiveness.
A relationship with constant “win or lose” discussions, always leaves one party dissatisfied.
Don’t let past “mistakes” obstruct the success of a good relationship.
An active, loving sex life can be one of the great connectors in marriage.
When it comes to protecting your child, trust your gut.
Children’s best interests do NOT include running their parents’ lives.
When someone’s opinions are always being forced onto you, the whole relationship is likely to be unequal.
An emotional affair may be more of a warning than a habitual pattern.
When a sexual “problem” affects a relationship, it’s sometimes more about the relationship than the sex.
The signals given during dating are often Early Warning Signs that need to be fully understood.
Compassion and compromise are necessary in post-divorce weddings and second-time marriages.
The “fatal” mistakes in a marriage are the ones from which you flee, rather than learn and work to improve.