Tip of the Day Archive
Practice the basic behaviours that make for a healthy relationship with close people. It’ll turn much of your life towards “happy.”
“Second-chance-love” sometimes involves many other people and factors. Think it through carefully.
Religious differences can divide a family. Discussion needs to be moderate and reassuring.
Restoring trust after cheating isn’t easy. Apologizing and recognizing the depth of hurt caused is essential.
Divorce is rarely only one party’s “fault” but rather a result of both accepting a distanced, hurtful situation for too long.
Addiction can affect everyone in a family. Al-Anon and other similar programs (e.g. Nar-Anon) offer significant help.
Parents of early teens need to be patient, helpful, but firm about safety-first.
If your partner and young-adult children hate each other, it’s up to the true grown-ups to try to create bridges.
Beware an instant “romance” with someone seeking constant caring for his/her needs.
Schoolyard bullies must be stopped by all the adults responsible for safe schools.
When physically abusive behaviour is evident, immediate help and safety are crucial!
If your intimate relationships are maintained only to please yourself, you can end up being very lonely.
Abused people need professional therapy to move past their trauma in order to have healthy relationships.
Underage drinking is a serious health, safety and legal issue for young teens.
Forgiveness is only possible if there are positive changes for a better future.
Research every avenue for your child’s special-needs support, while making sure you take breaks for rest and energy renewal.
A lover who ignores your child isn’t the right choice for a live-in partner.
Stalking is a crime and an obsession that’s possibly dangerous for the victim and ultimately for the stalker.
An adult having temper tantrums should seek diagnosis/ help from a psychologist, as the behaviour’s destructive to relationships.
Late-life divorce isn’t a decision or change that’s easy, nor does it guarantee the benefits you’re seeking.
It’s unsurprising when upsetting health issues curtail sexual activity. The relationship problem is that the couple don’t talk about it.
A lawyer’s warning letter about a police restraining order are two approaches to ending harassment.
Bored with go-nowhere relationships? Get to know someone with different interests, fresh ideas, an open-mind.
When alcoholism’s suspected in a loved one, bring compassion to the task of looking for answers and help.
When others’ opinions control a couple’s plans, there’s a relationship crisis.
When an elderly parent behaves oddly, don’t panic or make assumptions. Seek information about his/her physical and mental health.
Strong moral values may bolster your own life and outlook, but strong moral judgment is often just not your business.
Angry/abusive behaviour is harmful to everyone involved. Get professional help.
Finding serious alarms in teenagers’ private texts, calls for parental action that’s chosen thoughtfully.
When an attached person keeps trying to keep you “connected,” he/she is practiced at it. Disconnect.
If you see marriage as completing your life, make sure that you already feel whole as a person.
It’s too hard and too self-demeaning to stay in love with a partner you’re sure you can’t trust.
Alzheimer’s sufferers still benefit from caring touch and presence.
If one partner’s flirty and the other insecure, there’s a problem for both.
Even when bitterness marked a family, don’t fuel it after a death. Do what your loved one would’ve wanted.
Red flags in an early relationship? Go slow, and learn more character background.
If you can’t connect fully with someone you love, find out why and maybe there’s a chance.
Is your spouse the “dragon” at breakfast? Find a half-hour more for sleep.
By showing favouritism to one child and not another, parents create long-term negative consequences for both.
Despite a spouse’s disinterest in sex, an “outside arrangement” isn’t always an easy solution.
Partnering is what makes a marriage thrive. A constant checklist of who’s doing chores and when, aggravates it.
Save your conscience and self-respect by fulfilling your sexual needs without relying on a married cheater.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is both common and treatable.
Anxiety attacks require a medical check plus therapy to learn to recognize/control triggers to the reaction.
Anyone harassed/threatened should alert police of potential sources. If workplace is involved, contact your former employer/ union or labour department.
Alienated grandparents should keep trying ways to re-unite with grandchildren, unless the pain and loss becomes harmful to their health and well-being.
Re-connecting as a couple with a child you’d raised separately, after years apart, requires thoughtful planning and counselling help.
Grandparents mustn’t rush to less-than-informed judgment and misunderstanding of their adult children’s choices.
A true partner speaks up in support of you when his/her family purposefully behaves meanly towards you.
Working together to achieve your mutual dreams is what love is about, far more than an engagement ring.