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Tip of the Day Archive

May 23, 2022

When a partnership involves each other’s children, respecting/protecting/treating them as your own, is essential.

May 21, 2022

Hell hath no fury like the cold meanness of adult children who interfere with their parent’s love and generosity to someone important to their life. Worse, some insist on checking the parent’s will to their beloved spouse.

May 20, 2022

Forget the years of putdowns from a bully father. You’ve always been wiser than him. Still are.

May 19, 2022

We can only learn from others’ experiences if we get the information correctly.

May 18, 2022

Recognizing when an offer of help can remove tension, also strengthens your own self-confidence.

May 17, 2022

It’s rarely only one partner ‘s “fault” – not based on gender – for not saving the intimacy in their union.

May 16, 2022

Accepting others’ lifestyles honours the legal freedoms our society values, including whom we love.

May 14, 2022

Obituaries, sad for the families, shine a light beam on the adventures, achievements, and especially, the love a lifetime can bring to those who seek and honour it.

May 13, 2022

Learning’s a life process, for work and especially for close relationships.

May 12, 2022

A divorced parent’s new marriage can arouse extreme anger/fear of losing parental love and generosity.

May 11, 2022

Successful romantic relationships require ongoing intimacy and the joy of an exciting sexual connection.

May 10, 2022

Every relationship partnership faces division of shared costs, and joint vs. private savings.

May 9, 2022

Estranged siblings can reconnect, by surmounting divisive/risky family influences.

May 7, 2022

As a single young woman who unknowingly fell for a married man, be open and honest with someone who accepts who you are today.

May 6, 2022

When a relationship feels like it’s missing something, or you are, therapy can address insecurity on your part or a better understanding of love.

 

May 5, 2022

When a romantic partner equates “marriage” as a divorce trap/money grab, reassess the relationship.

May 4, 2022

We can be our own change-makers from angry reactors to past hurts to learning to heal our own wounds from the past.

May 3, 2022

Mothering an adult child who’s never achieved full independence or earned a living wage, takes a special skill of showing sincere interest, and encouragement that they can eventually manage without having to be told what to do.

May 2, 2022

Two strong-minded people living together must learn how to openly discuss when/whether to marry, or instead, move on.

April 30, 2022

Strengthen your own self-respect and awareness of your personal needs/goals for a lasting relationship.

April 29, 2022

If hosting a special event on a specifically-planned or limited budget, inform guests of any restrictions regarding numbers and/or potential food issues.

April 28, 2022

Divorce is harder on children when one parent’s openly blaming the other.

April 27, 2022

Denying sex within a marriage, without explanation, opens the door to at least one party walking out that door.

April 26, 2022

Relationship concerns are best aired by seeking common ground, not who’s right or wrong.

April 25, 2022

Adult sibling resentments/bullying are rarely a surprise to the family. Empathy, discussion, counselling, health assessment, all may be helpful, IF they’re tried.

April 23, 2022

Love, marriage and even sex are all perceived differently, based on people’s experiences and understanding.

April 22, 2022

Whenever there’s been love in your life, its painful loss shouldn’t surprise. They’re hallmarks of what a life has been.

April 21, 2022

When family members clash in a shared business, an equitable, legal solution is better than ending all family connections.

April 20, 2022

How a relationship partner spends their “free night out” with specific friends only, can be great fun, or isolating for the other.

April 19, 2022

Think of your future as desired goals that you can work towards, not instant decisions on what roles you’ll adopt.

April 18, 2022

If your relationship/marriage has proven loving and trusting, don’t let past bad experiences haunt you.

April 16, 2022

Finances/upbringing may differ, but a relationship thrives best between equals.

 

April 15, 2022

You’ll recognize who’s your potential partner among those you date, when you know which person you’d miss too much.

April 14, 2022

Teenagers rebelling against their parents’ divorce/new relationships, need supportive re-assurance of being still loved/connected to parents.

April 13, 2022

Stay with your important goals to end reliance on those who’ve been emotionally abusive and still trigger hurtful memories.

April 12, 2022

The second time around with your “first love” should hopefully be deeper, wiser, more certain, more mature, and far more lasting.

April 11, 2022

Your spousal relationship should be the most decisive factor regarding divorce… not who gets the proceeds of a house sale.

April 9, 2022

A parent’s death can shake stability and self-confidence. Grief counselling helps to regain perspective.

April 8, 2022

Marital disagreements are not unusual. Learning to manage them respectfully and leave them behind, is essential for a relationship to remain loving.

April 7, 2022

Sibling feuds are emotionally draining, difficult to reverse. Regarding a complex unfairness issue, seek legal help.

April 6, 2022

When divorce upends a child’s life, the remaining parent at home must seek counselling help before moving in someone new.

April 5, 2022

When a very close friend distances from personal contact with you, for reasons unknown, don’t jump to conclusions. Give him/her the benefit of the doubt.

April 4, 2022

Supporting an adult child’s major decisions is how parents and offspring stay connected.

April 2, 2022

Humour is a gift to yourself and others, but not to those it also mocks/hurts.

April 1, 2022

“Mean Girls” was a 2004 movie. In 2020, no one should tolerate a “friend’s” repeated meanness.

March 31, 2022

For a partner with painful past memories of witnessing abuse, conflict is a trigger. Therapy CAN help, if it’s wanted.

March 30, 2022

Call greater interest in a “friend” than being with a spouse, an affair – emotional/selfish/unfair.

March 29, 2022

Don’t let unhappy memories determine your present choices. Avoid discussing them with critics.

March 28, 2022

Don’t be fierce to just prove a point… be “fierce” in what you care most about and the values you uphold.

March 26, 2022

After a divorce, both ex-spouses are still their kids’ parents. New partners should accept this naturally.

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