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Tip of the Day Archive

January 2, 2008

Family pressures need to be addressed before a controversial relationship can be introduced.

January 1, 2008

Big mistakes in a relationship aren’t easily forgiven, if ever, but learning from them offers a chance at future happiness.

December 31, 2007

Double standards in a relationship leave one partner feeling unfairly treated. 

December 29, 2007

Sometimes the issue you’re arguing about is a smokescreen for one much deeper.

December 28, 2007

Sometimes the right signals are there but people are afraid to recognize them, since it means they must act.

December 27, 2007

Assess who might prefer time to absorb a break-up, before making “goodbye” gestures.

December 26, 2007

December 24, 2007

It’s never too late to learn to get along, where children are involved. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2007

When one or both partners let intimacy diminish, it’s a sure signal of deeper issues that need to be discussed.

December 21, 2007

Keep your Christmas spirit alive and real by not building impossible expectations.

December 20, 2007

When relationships are entangled with money and property, get legal advice.

December 19, 2007

After a miscarriage, partners need to support each other, not grieve alone.

December 18, 2007

Rushing into a next relationship after a messy divorce, makes adjustments even harder, especially for children.

December 17, 2007

Children are a worthy reason to try to make a union work, but not a reason to stay together if it can’t work.

December 15, 2007

Repeated cheating is a risky way of filling needs, especially when you don’t know what you’re seeking.

December 14, 2007

Keeping a reasonably neat home is a job for both working parents to figure out by mutual agreement.

December 13, 2007

Medical research by lay people is best cross-checked with trusted, knowledgeable medical experts.

December 12, 2007

How people treat their own parents and in-laws, is the lesson they teach on family connections.

December 11, 2007

When a bad relationship involves physical threats, safety should become the main focus, especially for children.

December 10, 2007

It’s dangerous to idealize the past and return to an ex whom you already realized wasn’t right for you.

December 8, 2007

“Friends with benefits” means two people have agreed on a sex-only relationship and understand why – otherwise, one party is being used.

December 7, 2007

When a partner’s making excuses to see someone else, it’s time to confront.

December 6, 2007

When a partner lets circumstances interfere completely with the relationship, it’s time to probe further who’s In and who’s Out.

December 5, 2007

Treat a loan to relatives like any other business matter and get a signed note promising re-payment.

December 4, 2007

You can’t move forward confidently with your own life if you’re pre-occupied with bitterness from the past.

December 3, 2007

Rushing into sponsoring for immigration an unmet internet “love,” is as likely to burn you as playing with fire.

December 1, 2007

A divorced parent is less effective in helping a child’s relationship with the other parent, if using controlling ways.

November 30, 2007

When one incident threatens an entire marriage there’s usually a deeper issue that needs to be addressed.

November 29, 2007

When a crush interferes with your ability to seek normal relationships, it’s an unhealthy situation.

November 28, 2007

Be prepared that snooping often raises bigger relationship issues than were suspected.

November 27, 2007

When problem relationships become a pattern, you need to examine your own choices and reactions.

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.

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