Tip of the Day Archive
In-law problems can’t get resolved if the person who’s upset has a spouse who stays detached.
When a marriage is troubled, look to major repair work instead of picking at sore spots.
Family interference in adult relationships often pushes the relative further away.
When major life changes put stress on relationships, professional help can ease communication and understanding.
Some kinds of personal risk-taking are too much for a partner to bear.
Relationships are not best achieved by choosing “either/or.”
Internet love affairs are a beginning, requiring personal meetings to become real.
Small-stuff critiques can erode a relationship.
Differing lifestyle expectations can destroy relationships.
Teenagers’ angry behaviour is sometimes a covert cry for help.
Lending money frequently can ruin a relationship.
Email slip-ups can create havoc in relationships. Think first.
When a partner handles money matters secretly, it’s time to discuss more than the budget.
Mutual sensitivity is a must in any relationship.
A cheater can change, if he/she has the will and self-knowledge to do so.
You can’t test a romance for long-term possibilities if there’s a third partner in the picture.
Do not let friends dictate your loyalties, according to their whims.
Stirring up an old emotional can spread the sadness further.
When a partner’s porn-watching is disturbing to you, it’s no longer a private matter.
Letting friends know of their body odour is a favour to them as well as yourself.
When children change their normal behaviour, explore what prompted it.
You can avoid the hoopla of a birthday, but it’s foolish to try to avoid your age and stage.
Going after someone else’s full-time partner, is looking for trouble.
Finding a date/mate takes trying new approaches and showing flexibility.
When you have strong suspicions, odds are you need to discover some facts.
Before sharing your credit card, check out the reasons for being asked.
Rejecting a partner sexually is a sure way to not achieve the improvements you seek.
Not confronting a relative’s repeated racist remarks is tantamount to accepting them.
Shyness can sometimes be helped by enriching your own life and interests.
The solution to a loveless marriage requires thoughtful weighing of options.
You can’t force someone to quit smoking, but you can show how much you care for their health.
It’s never too late to apologize again for a mistake.
Don’t let family/social niceties interfere with protecting your child from aggression.
When a partner can’t accept your responsibility to children, you’re facing a deal-breaker.
Until a couple has The Talk, there are chances for misunderstandings and confusions about their relationship.
Relationship “solutions” that are tossed out in rage usually create far worse problems.
When a whole household is troubled, there’s more than one solution needed to calm it.
There’s more to finding a partner than scoring high as a catch.
If you let a pet peeve grow unresolved, you may end up with less friends and bigger problems.
Don’t let fear blind you to how far you’ve come away from a difficult past.
No relationship can thrive when one partner’s self-interest always comes first.
When divorce is unavoidable, look to the children’s best interests first.
Cultural and/or age gaps can be bridged, so long as others’ disapproval doesn’t win out.
Hope and optimism are necessary companions, if life is to move forward from tougher times.
Improving your self-esteem is an ongoing voyage of discovery and learning.
If you want people to ignore your bad record, you need to show you’re improving it.
Cheating just for kicks is a habit that dies hard.
Focus on your positive attributes to increase confidence in all areas.
When a partner’s anger becomes destructive, and change is unlikely, it’s time to save yourself.