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Tip of the Day Archive

November 14, 2019

Practice the basic behaviours that make for a healthy relationship with close people. It’ll turn much of your life towards “happy.”

November 13, 2019

“Second-chance-love” sometimes involves many other people and factors. Think it through carefully.

 

November 12, 2019

Religious differences can divide a family. Discussion needs to be moderate and reassuring.

November 11, 2019

Restoring trust after cheating isn’t easy. Apologizing and recognizing the depth of hurt caused is essential.

November 9, 2019

Divorce is rarely only one party’s “fault” but rather a result of both accepting a distanced, hurtful situation for too long.

November 8, 2019

Addiction can affect everyone in a family. Al-Anon and other similar programs (e.g. Nar-Anon) offer significant help.

November 7, 2019

Parents of early teens need to be patient, helpful, but firm about safety-first.

November 6, 2019

If your partner and young-adult children hate each other, it’s up to the true grown-ups to try to create bridges.

November 5, 2019

Beware an instant “romance” with someone seeking constant caring for his/her needs.

November 4, 2019

Schoolyard bullies must be stopped by all the adults responsible for safe schools.

November 2, 2019

When physically abusive behaviour is evident, immediate help and safety are crucial!

November 1, 2019

If your intimate relationships are maintained only to please yourself, you can end up being very lonely.

 

October 31, 2019

Abused people need professional therapy to move past their trauma in order to have healthy relationships.

October 30, 2019

Underage drinking is a serious health, safety and legal issue for young teens.

October 29, 2019

Forgiveness is only possible if there are positive changes for a better future.

October 28, 2019

Research every avenue for your child’s special-needs support, while making sure you take breaks for rest and energy renewal.

 

October 26, 2019

A lover who ignores your child isn’t the right choice for a live-in partner.

October 25, 2019

Stalking is a crime and an obsession that’s possibly dangerous for the victim and ultimately for the stalker.

October 24, 2019

An adult having temper tantrums should seek diagnosis/ help from a psychologist, as the behaviour’s destructive to relationships.

 

October 23, 2019

Late-life divorce isn’t a decision or change that’s easy, nor does it guarantee the benefits you’re seeking.

October 22, 2019

It’s unsurprising when upsetting health issues curtail sexual activity. The relationship problem is that the couple don’t talk about it.

October 21, 2019

A lawyer’s warning letter about a police restraining order are two approaches to ending harassment.

October 18, 2019

Bored with go-nowhere relationships?  Get to know someone with different interests, fresh ideas, an open-mind.

October 17, 2019

When alcoholism’s suspected in a loved one, bring compassion to the task of looking for answers and help.

October 16, 2019

When others’ opinions control a couple’s plans, there’s a relationship crisis.

October 15, 2019

When an elderly parent behaves oddly, don’t panic or make assumptions. Seek information about his/her physical and mental health.

October 14, 2019

Strong moral values may bolster your own life and outlook, but strong moral judgment is often just not your business.

October 12, 2019

Angry/abusive behaviour is harmful to everyone involved. Get professional help.

October 11, 2019

Finding serious alarms in teenagers’ private texts, calls for parental action that’s chosen thoughtfully.

October 11, 2019

When an attached person keeps trying to keep you “connected,” he/she is practiced at it.  Disconnect.

October 9, 2019

If you see marriage as completing your life, make sure that you already feel whole as a person.

October 8, 2019

It’s too hard and too self-demeaning to stay in love with a partner you’re sure you can’t trust.

October 7, 2019

Alzheimer’s sufferers still benefit from caring touch and presence.

October 5, 2019

If one partner’s flirty and the other insecure, there’s a problem for both.

October 4, 2019

Even when bitterness marked a family, don’t fuel it after a death. Do what your loved one would’ve wanted.

October 3, 2019

Red flags in an early relationship? Go slow, and learn more character background.

October 2, 2019

If you can’t connect fully with someone you love, find out why and maybe there’s a chance.

October 1, 2019

Is your spouse the “dragon” at breakfast? Find a half-hour more for sleep.

September 30, 2019

By showing favouritism to one child and not another, parents create long-term negative consequences for both.

September 28, 2019

Despite a spouse’s disinterest in sex, an “outside arrangement” isn’t always an easy solution.

September 27, 2019

Partnering is what makes a marriage thrive. A constant checklist of who’s doing chores and when, aggravates it.

 

September 26, 2019

Save your conscience and self-respect by fulfilling your sexual needs without relying on a married cheater.

September 25, 2019

Premature ejaculation (PE) is both common and treatable.

September 24, 2019

Anxiety attacks require a medical check plus therapy to learn to recognize/control triggers to the reaction.

September 23, 2019

Anyone harassed/threatened should alert police of potential sources. If workplace is involved, contact your former employer/ union or labour department.

September 21, 2019

Alienated grandparents should keep trying ways to re-unite with grandchildren, unless the pain and loss becomes harmful to their health and well-being.

September 20, 2019

Re-connecting as a couple with a child you’d raised separately, after years apart, requires thoughtful planning and counselling help.

September 19, 2019

Grandparents mustn’t rush to less-than-informed judgment and misunderstanding of their adult children’s choices.

 

September 18, 2019

A true partner speaks up in support of you when his/her family purposefully behaves meanly towards you.

September 17, 2019

Working together to achieve your mutual dreams is what love is about, far more than an engagement ring.

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