Tip of the Day Archive

October 22, 2020

A man who helps a female friend conceive a child, must consider his responsibility in that child’s life.

October 21, 2020

Divorcing parents must try hard over years to help children adjust, while acknowledging their pain and loss and reassuring them of continued love.


October 20, 2020

When married people secretly use dating apps, they’re “cheating” on their partners before even making contact with someone.

October 19, 2020

Changing one partner’s role in a household arrangement that’s been accepted for years, takes tact, sensitivity, relevant information, and time (barring an emergency).

October 17, 2020

Sibling rivalry’s common in youngsters. But successful grownups should do better by being generous of spirit.

October 16, 2020

For any loving relationship to endure, both partners must try to work out together how to handle any serious challenges.


October 15, 2020

When you have a strong urge to do something helpful for others, follow the combined urgings of your heart and mind.

October 14, 2020

Divorce hurts kids. Both parents must try hard to help heal them.

October 13, 2020

Don’t let negative self-images and mental health issues stunt your life. Seek professional counselling online, or through referral.

October 12, 2020

Pressures felt during emotion-laden family events can become disruptive. Reach out to find ways to communicate and regroup.

October 10, 2020

Face the future instead of the past when seeking a healthy, honest relationship.


October 9, 2020

Grief is a process that can lead to renewed purpose/hope for your life ahead.

October 8, 2020

Follow your heart and mind on making major life changes but first learn the most significant adjustments involved.

October 7, 2020

Stress and anger can destroy a relationship unless there’s serious effort at discussion and compromise, and/or counselling including anger management if needed.

October 6, 2020

Enter a new friendship thoughtfully, respecting the other’s start of a new life.

October 5, 2020

A past indiscretion that didn’t “cheat” on anyone else, should be left in the past.

October 3, 2020

Children need time to adjust to someone “new” in a parent’s life.

October 2, 2020

Sometimes a love story is just that. Be grateful if and when it happens to you.

October 1, 2020

Confessing lesbian feelings for a woman friend means being true to oneself.

September 30, 2020

Regular mood changes over years calls for a medical check and possibly for psychotherapy. Supporting a spouse through this shows true partnership.

September 29, 2020

However, the Blue Jays perform in the playoffs, they’re a beloved part of Toronto’s annual summer dreams.

September 28, 2020

When a partner’s poor health habits affect the whole family, be the better model for your children while you encourage self-care.

September 26, 2020

Don’t accept ongoing shaming and rejection. Insist on discussion, counselling or legal separation.

September 25, 2020

Living single by choice is not a barrier to a meaningful life.

September 24, 2020

Overcoming years of physical/emotional abuse, requires therapy and support, for love to be trusted.

September 23, 2020

Reach out for the help you need immediately. Living with suspicions/fears is harmful to everyone.

September 22, 2020

You can stay positive if you consider your combined life experiences as helpful clues in assessing the true character of others.

September 21, 2020

When a divorced couple decide to remarry each other, they’ve hopefully grown into a wiser, matured, loving partnership.

September 19, 2020

Married life and parenting require both partners adapting to the new needs and realities while staying connected.

September 18, 2020

In a troubled union, seeking counselling early can help the couple see if there’s hope or not for their marriage.

September 17, 2020

Equality between partners is not a sometime thing.

September 16, 2020

When a family rift extends even to ignoring young children, the bitterness will stain all members except those who recognize they must walk away.

September 15, 2020

An extra-marital affair will fade under pressure from one side. Either the other person has reasons to leave his/her marriage, or it was just a fling.

September 14, 2020

Sharing your personal experiences on related issues with letter writer’s seeking advice makes this column a richer conversation.

September 12, 2020

Thinking a Friends-With-Benefits relationship is simple?  Discuss what each of you expects from it, the “rules” to establish, and whether your “friend” is having sex with others, too.


September 11, 2020

If a sexual fetish bothers your partner, discussion’s essential if the relationship is to last.

September 10, 2020

Being someone else’s cottage guest is a privilege, not a shareholder’s say in deciding who else can come along.

September 9, 2020

A child’s death is a parent’s worst nightmare, no matter the nature of their relationship.

September 8, 2020

Even close friendships can be rent apart by insensitivity, inner anxieties.

September 7, 2020

Let adult children of divorce decide about contact with the “other” parent.

September 5, 2020

When love instantly hits you over the head, look closely at who’s wielding the blow.

September 4, 2020

Want a personal “fresh start?” Try boosting your physical, emotional and mental health through guided exercise, therapy and growing self-confidence.

September 3, 2020

When strongly opposing views on the pandemic’s life-or-death risks become distressing, take a break from contact and discussion.

September 2, 2020

Helping a friend summon courage to reveal facts that could end her engagement, is kindness. Revealing her story yourself is gossiping.

September 1, 2020

When a once-close friend’s only greeting is competitive bragging, it’s time to move on.

August 31, 2020

Dating after years spent in a marriage or long relationship, requires learning technology skills at making new contacts and online assessments.


August 29, 2020

Sexual fantasies are normal and healthy, if both parties benefit from them.

August 28, 2020

Besides two sides to every story, readers’ feedbacks provide further possibilities.

August 27, 2020

In a relationship crisis, silence achieves nothing.

August 26, 2020

When everything signals a complicated relationship with many stresses, protect your own child, and wait till your boyfriend solves his problems.

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