Tip of the Day Archive
Don’t judge a potential partner’s age-related background. Learn about it.
Ignore years-ago high-school gossip.
Never judge a book by its cover, or a person by their thinning hair.
True friendship is about caring when it matters, not about gift exchanges.
An adult child’s undisclosed lifestyle is only a parent’s potential business if dangerous or coercive.
Be prepared to help your young adult through the possible heartbreak of a first relationship.
Dating-assists will always attract some singles, whether online, seated together briefly, or connected by paid match-makers. Your choice.
If you want to protect a family member you love, make time to visit and be present in their life.
Cheating can destroy a marriage and split a family, or be a turning point for positive change.
Mental health issues require professional help (psychologists/psychiatrists/clinical social workers, etc.) not lay peoples’ uneducated opinions.
To gain mutual trust with your children, discuss its importance from early years.
When you have love and self-achievement, pass it on.
When close friendship and family bonds collide due to opposing values, stay out of the middle but try to stay connected.
Don’t jump to conclusions about someone’s behaviour that reminds you of past events.
A health-compromised parent must seek professional supports to prevent her adult child from bullying her and giving her work orders.
When there’s a serious noise problem between adjoining apartment or condo-dwellers, resolve amicably rather than through legal means, if at all possible.
When a relationship’s going nowhere, recognize that it’s wrong for you. Move on.
Leave flawed relationships in the past; find happiness in your future.
Don’t let close people compete for your attention. It’s immature and harms all the relationships.
Don’t tell an adult child that you never loved their other parent. It resolves nothing.
When your core values are argued against, you’re with the wrong person.
Every special relationship matters, including those which ended simply because their time was over.
If he/she is stringing someone else along, you may be facing the same fate.
Loving grandparents can help families by example, not by lecture.
Adult life presents in stages, with past friends moving on but sometimes reconnecting years later.
Cheaters exist among all genders and for many motivations. Date casually until you’re certain of feeling full trust.
Don’t measure yourself by anyone else’s concept of your present and future. Live your dreams, and love yourself at any age.
Post-divorce marriage of a parent is easily worrying to adult children. A wise parent eases the two forces into a common understanding.
Define yourself as you are in the current time frame, based on hopes and plans for your future, not on your past.
Past trauma can have lasting effects. But current love and trust can overcome old fears.
Consider a needed divorce as a passage for reaffirming your values, staying close to trusted friends, and pursuing new interests.
Be grateful for the good that you have in your life. Period.
Don’t attribute factors in your life years back to having similar effects on your daughter’s life today.
Explore your city’s varied group activities. It’ll improve your life.
Don’t brood over long-ago hurts. Live in the present and enjoy the best life you can manage.
A close, caring relative can sometimes be the best person to confide in and discuss serious choices, when parents are too busy or distracted.
Where there’s committed love and trust, a partner’s independence isn’t a threat.
Reconnect with your own needs after a tough personal experience, before entering any new relationship.
When a couple stays close and loving, their “differences” can become a unique bond.
If the marriage you shared with your first spouse didn’t become “happily ever after,” think long and hard about what will make you two better at it now. You need to be sure, for everyone’s sake.
Paying for another’s overspending may cost the friendship
It’s too late to “re-educate” some people.
It’s not the calendar that’s negative, it’s how you see yourself. Seek counselling and mental health supports (some are free).
Do not dwell on the actions of someone you don’t know nor will ever respect.
We may not always seek or enjoy being a troubled sibling’s support person. But the instinct from within reflects kindness and caring.
For those who prefer Christmas gift-buying amid bustling crowds rather than ordering online, choose a like-minded shopping buddy for your outing.
When a family dispute revolves around a disputed bequest in a legal will, don’t get anxious. Find a trusted lawyer who handles legal wills as part of their law practice.
If you always see a change in past events from the view of how they affected you, there’s more chance of your staying stuck with the what-ifs of yester-year instead of the very much-needed what-now.
Plans made during an earlier romantic period don’t always last through time. Be prepared to adjust or change course.
Stay distanced from your spouse’s ex if things didn’t end well. Protect your own marriage through loving support.