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Tip of the Day Archive

July 22, 2019

Marriage has periods of hard work. Don’t be seduced by someone else playing fast and loose with your feelings.

July 20, 2019

When a friend’s devastated by a lost relationship, give support through distraction and/or suggest professional help.

 

July 19, 2019

When a partner’s suddenly “fallen out of love,” there’s more going on than you’re being told. Without joint counselling, there’s little hope.

July 18, 2019

A rocky, stressful marriage? Look first at reasons on both sides, through counseling, before considering leaving.

July 17, 2019

When a partner sneakily changes a legal agreement, trust is lost and the relationship damaged.

July 16, 2019

A co-worker “friend only” who’s sexually teasing you, is playing mind-games you need to end.

July 15, 2019

A young grandchild with family and behaviour problems especially needs loving encouragement, not distance.

July 13, 2019

Withholding affection while promising more in a relationship is a control tactic. And a red flag.

July 12, 2019

Don’t push for a new relationship with someone who’s still suffering trauma from the last one.

July 11, 2019

Waiting alone for a future with your married lover? Focus on yourself, instead.

July 10, 2019

Don’t accept repeated angry outbursts and meanness from a partner. Insist on him/her getting anger management therapy or leaving.

July 9, 2019

An adult “crush” obvious among work colleagues can be self-defeating. Focus on your strengths for greater self-confidence.

July 8, 2019

Don’t wait too long when dating to confide a personal illness. It can be seen as deceit.

July 6, 2019

Single and hooked on a lying cheater? Rescue yourself because he/she won’t change.

July 5, 2019

When a dating/relationship partner uses controlling and mean behaviour, take a long enough break to assess the whole relationship.

July 4, 2019

Let time and counselling help you absorb devastating events before making dramatic, difficult moves.

July 3, 2019

Harassment of an ex’es next partner calls for strong boundaries, period.

July 2, 2019

No sex, little agreement, no equality, just arguments, adds up to a negative relationship with pressing reasons to move on.

July 1, 2019

When a cheater keeps expecting he/she will be forgiven, the behaviour will not change.

June 29, 2019

Sex, if it’s your only connection to a married person, is a self-indulgent excuse for cheating on someone else’s unknowing partner.

June 28, 2019

Past relationships needn’t define you. They can make you wiser, more selective, and more ready for a happy future.

June 27, 2019

Barring physical or emotional abuse, marriage is worth the time/effort of counselling, until you’re certain it isn’t.

June 26, 2019

Raising a child without a partner requires commitment and responsibility for years ahead.

June 25, 2019

Past loves from younger years are part of life experience. Re-charge your self-confidence to move forward.

June 24, 2019

If a past decision led to long-lasting love and happiness, current regrets are self-defeating.

June 22, 2019

If you’re the only one adapting to a loved one’s habits/tastes/activities, it’s a one-way give, not compromise.

June 21, 2019

If you keep going around in circles in the way you respond to life’s experiences, you get no farther ahead in understanding, wisdom and personal growth.

June 20, 2019

When a relationship’s unchanging, unacceptable negatives outweigh all the positives, end it.

June 19, 2019

Beware of love-bombing flattery and manipulation that leads towards control.

June 18, 2019

Advise teenagers that internet posts live on. But let them learn some lessons (barring risk of legal and physical danger).

June 17, 2019

The silent treatment often speaks volumes about a relationship ending, without ever being discussed.

June 15, 2019

Getting engaged is meant to be a public promise, not a stalling tactic. Don’t play fast and loose with your loved one’s patience.

June 14, 2019

Living with a perpetual cheater? Show him/her the door.

June 13, 2019

When to have sex with a new man? When you’re comfortable with your decision.

June 12, 2019

Caregiving is a full-time mission of responsibility for someone else’s needs. Take advantage of every possible community service and assistance.

 

June 11, 2019

A close relationship between brothers or sisters can provide needed support, by understanding/avoiding difficulties with the sibling’s spouse.

June 10, 2019

A relationship that one partner won’t acknowledge openly, will disappoint and hurt the other.

June 8, 2019

Divorce is tough on everyone involved. Parents and children can adjust but it takes time, effort, maturity, compassion for all.

June 7, 2019

Clear your possessions from an ex-partner’s home, ASAP. Delays complicate both approaches and reactions.

June 6, 2019

Don’t use a crisis affecting a divorced partner’s children, as the opportunity to push for marriage.

June 5, 2019

In some marriages, living without warmth or loving touch can be too lonely to warrant staying together.

 

June 4, 2019

Family sometimes makes too many demands. But showing your interest/support in small ways can help.

 

June 3, 2019

It isn’t a romantic “relationship” until both of you agree it is.

June 1, 2019

Don’t let a lover’s frozen emotions destroy your own openness, hopes, and future. Move on.

May 31, 2019

When a couple’s disagreement over one partner’s behaviour persists, and discussion and sex/intimacy end, their union (and family) are at risk of separation.

May 30, 2019

Sexual fantasies can enhance a couple’s relationship if shared. Acting on them secretly with others is just cheating.

May 29, 2019

Declaring mutual love with a married person is a step towards a family’s breakup, no matter how much you insist otherwise.

May 28, 2019

Harassment is unacceptable, worrisome, potentially dangerous. If it persists, seek legal and/or police help.

 

May 27, 2019

If a partner’s control creates isolation/depression, plan a safe exit, reach out to any family, and/or call police.

May 25, 2019

Boost online dating efforts by also meeting people and talking in person.

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