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Tip of the Day Archive

September 29, 2022

Loving, helpful in-laws can provide great emotional support to first-time parents. But ignoring their most important asks, can ruin the entire family’s relationship.

September 27, 2022

Marriages survive best on compromises, short-term breaks and long-term agreements.

September 23, 2022

Doubting yourself repeatedly can signal having been “gaslit.” Get the help of a psychotherapist/psychologist to end family or other “controlling” relationships.

September 21, 2022

Dogs, flower beds, grassy landscape and park benches are all potential “public” meeting places when looking for “The One.”

September 19, 2022

When once-close friends form strongly different/contentious opinions, distance gently. If you miss this person, reassess.

September 17, 2022

When only you sustain your marriage, it won’t improve unless you insist on changes, or separation.

September 15, 2022

Decide what matters most now, and for the future.

September 13, 2022

In a relationship, long-time quirks need to be discussed and understood by both people.

September 9, 2022

Jealousy can destroy a parent-child relationship, especially if the adult child perceives self-interest, personal ambition and past neglect from the parent’s successes.

September 7, 2022

In relationships, if you keep doing the same thing without a happy result, seek a psychologist’s professional insights as your guide.

September 5, 2022

After a loss/divorce, new romantic relationships are sometimes destroyed by jealous, money-seeking adult children. Discuss ahead, not later.

September 3, 2022

Divorce affects parent-child relationships, especially when a newcomer’s included. Assure children of your love.

 

September 1, 2022

You can’t know whether a relationship’s happening if both sides aren’t mentioning it.

August 30, 2022

Substance abuse can seem impossible to overcome. Or, with personal resolve and weighing the consequences rather than hold that belief, determination and addiction counselling can lead to healthy changes.

August 26, 2022

If you’re wondering why some people easily draw attention, start to explore/share your own background stories, experiences, yearnings. And wear them proudly!

August 22, 2022

Negative attitudes about “others” ignore the economic and cultural benefits of Canada’s world-acclaimed diversity, with newcomers bringing unique talents/skills/foods/music, and the ambitions of their children born here.

August 20, 2022

Responding to parents’ serious health needs is necessary. So is sharing information with your partner.

August 18, 2022

Small-minded people do their community and its children a disservice through mean, petty, and ignorant prejudices against race, religion and wrongly-assumed politics of immigrant “outsiders.”

August 16, 2022

Couples struggling with differences in mixed-race/cross-culture unions, can strengthen their love through communication, understanding, counselling.

August 13, 2022

Relationships that suit the needs of only one partner, reflect that person’s self-absorption and the other’s deflated (or weakened) self-esteem.

August 12, 2022

Finding passion in senior years is a gift. Handle it with care and build respectful boundaries into a thriving relationship.

August 9, 2022

Sometimes, a smile and gentle outreach to a stressed parent can calm the situation and save a child from harsher consequences.

August 8, 2022

Parents must make well-considered decisions regarding young children’s best interests, and include them in discussions and reasons for Yes or No.

August 5, 2022

The pandemic’s effects on would-be daters reveals the significance of stating what you expect/need from a relationship.

August 4, 2022

When several post-divorce relationships present major obstacles, perhaps the date-seeker actually fears any commitment.

August 3, 2022

Overwhelmed parents of toddlers/babies should seek local Moms/Dads groups where kids play (babies watch/sleep) while parents chat and learn.

August 1, 2022

Celebrating children’s birthdays, graduations and other milestones along with invited family/friends is a time-honoured tradition. But there’s no “honour” in setting up guests for a thankless cash-grab.

July 30, 2022

If a man with erectile dysfunction won’t attempt intimacy (loving words, embraces, kissing), enjoy his caring friendship, or move on.

July 28, 2022

Healthy seniors may enjoy added years of happiness with a new partner, barring adult children’s interference.

July 27, 2022

Awkward moments from one’s past are often misinterpreted in memory. Focus on present happiness.

July 26, 2022

Unexpected glimpses of others’ cheating behaviour are like an early warning system: Among the many choices presented to people new to relationship pitfalls, choose your own important values.

July 22, 2022

Keep pursuing all expert information that becomes available, and discuss/explore potential aids towards intimacy with your wife.

July 20, 2022

If dealing with ongoing or past abuse, online mental health support is available free in Ontario. Check go.lifeworks.com/depression

July 19, 2022

If you want to improve your sex life, consider what’s lacking, seek professional information and try to discuss/achieve positive changes within your relationship.

July 18, 2022

Generosity is a gift of goodwill. Taking it for granted from others, is a foolish mistake.

July 16, 2022

Adult children who’ve suffered years of parental abuse/neglect, must focus on their healing and building self-worth.

July 14, 2022

Someone who looks/acts too good to be true, and also rushes from first date to marriage, may have a hidden motive. Look closer.

July 12, 2022

Sibling estrangement is a family-based failure that started at home. It takes heart and soul to keep the door open.

July 11, 2022

Whatever your life and career goals are, it’s pursuing them that makes your ambitions and dreams more possible.

July 9, 2022

If there’s any possibility of transmitting syphilis, a potential sexual partner must be informed!

July 8, 2022

There’s more to married team-work than dividing chores. Caring/kindness/loving actions and words, form long term bonds.

July 6, 2022

Mood disorders, age-related worries, reluctance to pursue the cause, are some ways people stay “stuck” in depression rather than search for answers.

July 4, 2022

Violence, physical and emotional abuse are crimes, punishable by law, no matter if the perpetrator is a spouse or family member. Seek help, support and safety through Abused Women’s Shelters.

July 2, 2022

A relationship is an experience. But learning how to live/love in a relationship is personal growth.

 

July 1, 2022

Relationships are complex whether new, old, or at a stalemate. Face emerging problems with discussion, then adapt to changes that are necessary, or your only choice.

June 30, 2022

What you know you can’t trust isn’t really different from whom you know you can’t count on as your life partner. The immediate solution is to count only on yourself, your long-time supportive friends and your family.

 

June 28, 2022

Never make hasty decisions about an emotionally-charged matter. Instead, consider who/what is most important.

June 24, 2022

If the situation were a 50-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, there would’ve been an immediate phone call to police.

June 22, 2022

All relationships can have weak spots. When a sibling’s involved, emotions can go deep. Tread carefully.

June 21, 2022

When caught in a stranger’s public flirting display, know that it’s about their bad behaviour, not yours.

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