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Tip of the Day Archive

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.

April 24, 2007

The work of maturing from a teenage romance to a responsible child-rearing couple often needs guidance.

April 23, 2007

When one partner holds back, the other often pushes harder for a commitment.

April 21, 2007

A dating gripe site needs to be read with an eye for others’ personal motives.

April 20, 2007

Smokers need their own motivation to quit; loved ones can only be supportive to those efforts.

April 19, 2007

An innocent rose shouldn’t be soured by jealousy.

April 18, 2007

Sexual turn-ons between two consenting adults require mutual comfort, as well as agreed limits.

April 17, 2007

A gentle outreach to get to know someone better, can open the door for later contact.

April 16, 2007

Rather than leave children with a troubled parent, the other parent should first try everything possible to improve the home atmosphere.

April 14, 2007

When there’s an obvious lie, privacy is a secondary issue.

April 13, 2007

Secret relationships often have a way of suddenly exploding into full view.

April 12, 2007

The therapist/client relationship has to feel like a good fit on both sides.

April 11, 2007

When every sound from a partner is off-putting, listen closer to your own heart.

April 10, 2007

Moving in together is not a “fix” for existing doubts about a relationship.

April 9, 2007

Gossip about a family’s private details can reap destructive results.

April 7, 2007

In-law problems can’t get resolved if the person who’s upset has a spouse who stays detached.

April 6, 2007

When a marriage is troubled, look to major repair work instead of picking at sore spots.

April 5, 2007

Family interference in adult relationships often pushes the relative further away.

April 4, 2007

When major life changes put stress on relationships, professional help can ease communication and understanding.

April 3, 2007

Some kinds of personal risk-taking are too much for a partner to bear.

April 2, 2007

Relationships are not best achieved by choosing “either/or.”

March 31, 2007

Internet love affairs are a beginning, requiring personal meetings to become real.

March 30, 2007

Small-stuff critiques can erode a relationship.

March 29, 2007

Differing lifestyle expectations can destroy relationships.

March 28, 2007

Teenagers’ angry behaviour is sometimes a covert cry for help.

March 27, 2007

Lending money frequently can ruin a relationship.

March 26, 2007

Email slip-ups can create havoc in relationships. Think first.

March 24, 2007

When a partner handles money matters secretly, it’s time to discuss more than the budget.

March 23, 2007

Mutual sensitivity is a must in any relationship.

March 22, 2007

A cheater can change, if he/she has the will and self-knowledge to do so.

March 21, 2007

You can’t test a romance for long-term possibilities if there’s a third partner in the picture.

March 20, 2007

Do not let friends dictate your loyalties, according to their whims.

March 19, 2007

Stirring up an old emotional can spread the sadness further.

March 17, 2007

When a partner’s porn-watching is disturbing to you, it’s no longer a private matter.

March 16, 2007

Letting friends know of their body odour is a favour to them as well as yourself.

March 15, 2007

When children change their normal behaviour, explore what prompted it.

March 14, 2007

You can avoid the hoopla of a birthday, but it’s foolish to try to avoid your age and stage.

March 13, 2007

Going after someone else’s full-time partner, is looking for trouble.

March 12, 2007

Finding a date/mate takes trying new approaches and showing flexibility.

March 10, 2007

When you have strong suspicions, odds are you need to discover some facts.

March 9, 2007

Before sharing your credit card, check out the reasons for being asked.

March 8, 2007

Rejecting a partner sexually is a sure way to not achieve the improvements you seek.

March 7, 2007

Not confronting a relative’s repeated racist remarks is tantamount to accepting them.

March 6, 2007

Shyness can sometimes be helped by enriching your own life and interests.

March 5, 2007

The solution to a loveless marriage requires thoughtful weighing of options.

March 3, 2007