Tip of the Day Archive

April 20, 2021

Beware the fabulous-seeming stranger who makes too-early moves and loves you too soon.

April 19, 2021

Never let a past bullying of you be repeated.

April 17, 2021

Love is a bond of giving, not a benefit package that provides only one-way comfort for the taker.

April 16, 2021

In relationships, being right or wrong isn’t as significant as being wrong for each other.

April 15, 2021

A renewed loving and respectful relationship definitely deserves a second chance!

April 14, 2021

The “friend” in a separation/divorce should NOT be introduced to children until the kids have adjusted to the break-up.

April 13, 2021

Listening to readers is as much a part of being an advice columnist as answering questions from letter-writers.

April 13, 2021

When a partner’s self-interested only, make positive changes for yourself.

April 12, 2021

After meeting online, first in-person dates are often a mutual test of whether to stay connected or move on.

April 10, 2021

When long-ago behaviour causes a partner’s distrust, look to current reasons for the partner’s insecurity.

April 9, 2021

A big personality can make an attractive first impression… but too many negative behaviours harm a relationship.

April 8, 2021

When a lover insists on hiding the relationship, take a break until a healthy partnership is possible.

April 7, 2021

Don’t accept adult children’s blaming your divorce for their dating experiences. They must take responsibility for their decisions/behaviour.

April 6, 2021

Re-marriage to a partner you once divorced requires understanding the past and what’s needed in the future.

April 5, 2021

It’s a universal rule when in long-distance relationships with “strangers” online: Be wary/alert to potential scams.

April 3, 2021

If you’re already open to online dating, then be open enough to getting to know (safely, and over time) interesting, likeable new “types” of people.

April 2, 2021

A difficult truth may be hard to confess but withholding it, easily damages a relationship.

April 1, 2021

Despite pandemic restrictions, be grateful for whatever’s been positive.

March 31, 2021

A loveless, sex-less blameful marriage won’t survive unless counselling brings new insights and mutual caring.

March 30, 2021

Constant co-worker email/text exchanges intrude on couple relationships. Discuss before overreacting.

March 29, 2021

When it’s over for logical/final reasons, it’s over.

March 27, 2021

When a teenager confides to parents about sexual identification, they’re expressing trust and caring about their parents’ reaction.

March 26, 2021

Don’t let someone else’s nasty behaviour affect your own self-worth. Move on.

March 25, 2021

Take pride in your strengths and consider how you handled the more difficult changes you encountered during this past year.

March 24, 2021

When a loved one’s behaviour undergoes disturbing changes, research possible causes, and contact your family doctor.

March 23, 2021

Past child-custody issues are best put behind you rather than distance the adult child further.

March 22, 2021

Don’t limit your own life’s chances for love because of negative choices a parent made in past times.

March 20, 2021

Telling children about a pending divorce requires thoughtful preparation and agreement on what’s age-appropriate to be said.

March 19, 2021

Show children love, support, stability. But if deeply unhappy in a marriage resisting repair effort, focus on helping children through divorce.

March 18, 2021

There’s much to be learned from the relationship struggles of others, especially if they bear some similarities with your own situation.

March 17, 2021

Don’t rush someone with an already troubled mind about commitment, into a promised relationship.

March 16, 2021

Not every marital relationship conflict is as obvious a problem as it seems.

March 15, 2021

Validate your teenager’s hurt feelings after a first breakup. Stay understanding and comforting but seek counselling help if signs of depression persist.

March 13, 2021

If you want a couple relationship that’s more than friends with benefits, end the benefits.

March 12, 2021

Even after a divorce, it’s wise and helpful to a future relationship to seek deeper understanding of why the former marriage ended.


March 11, 2021

Don’t give up on yourself. Counselling can help you recognize your own value and re-build self-esteem.

March 10, 2021

Dating is a time of learning about each other. If you don’t trust what you see and hear, move on.

March 9, 2021

Fight COVID-19-stress with fitness for energy and self-care for positive feelings.

March 8, 2021

If you know someone who’s cheated, examine why you’re planning to expose them.

March 6, 2021

While divorce is always hard on kids, so is a home wherein two people live together miserably.

March 5, 2021

With uncertainty and fear leading to suspicion about possibly being poisoned by your spouse, check the scientific facts available in your already doctor-reviewed medical tests.

March 4, 2021

Pandemic stress is inevitable. Try ways your family can adjust and find alternative de-stressors.

March 3, 2021

When communication’s cut off, at least one partner in the relationship has given up. You both need to find out why.

March 2, 2021

When important decisions need considering, build up your confidence and ability to handle them one by one.

March 1, 2021

Talk to a physician about age-related changes in sexual performance that may be normal/easily treatable.


February 27, 2021

Post-pandemic “lessons” about family life can help you change some former habits towards less-stressful choices.

February 26, 2021

Angry outbursts increase tensions, create anxiety and weaken relationships. Anger management counselling helps change the pattern.

February 25, 2021

Adult children may have stresses/problems they don’t share, yet blame a parent rather than their partner or themselves.

February 24, 2021

A revelation of past cheating must be followed by the cheater’s answers as to Why, and What it means now.

February 23, 2021

A year of COVID-19’s threat has unsettled us all. We need understanding of each other’s stresses, not bitter judgement.

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