Tip of the Day Archive

February 25, 2020

Help a mother and you help a child.

February 24, 2020

Children need their parents to discuss, age-appropriately, the issues of the day with them, to build informed awareness and combat fears.

February 22, 2020

A good roommate relationship is valuable. Make sure any other emotions are discussed and mutually agreed.

February 21, 2020

When divorce is the choice for an unhappy, unworkable marriage, identify your positive needs/ expectations, and how to meld them with another’s if there’s a new relationship.

February 20, 2020

Narcissism’s effect on others can be harmful, especially to young people being manipulated emotionally.

February 19, 2020

Instant Love at First Sight is wonderfully magical. Taking time to build friendship/trust is wise reality.

February 18, 2020

When a relationship feels right, don’t walk away from challenges. Talk them through, try ways to adapt.


February 17, 2020

Women experiencing a difficult menopause will more likely seek advice/remedies if their partners show understanding without pressuring for sex.

February 15, 2020

When there’s a rush to intimacy and isolation – always being alone instead of meeting friends – start probing the reasons.

February 14, 2020

The message of Valentine’s Day is to keep love and partnership foremost in your relationship, beyond material gifts.

February 13, 2020

Repeatedly selfish, self-serving behaviour is emotionally hard on everyone involved.


February 12, 2020

Large weight gains/obesity often involve many factors, well beyond indulgence.

February 11, 2020

A sibling’s intrusive health-related message may have a caring intent. Worth discussing.

February 10, 2020

The best help for a deeply-grieving person is understanding and support.

February 8, 2020

Differing finances among family members can cause problems.

But friendship and thoughtfulness can ease the differences.

February 7, 2020

Don’t rush a live-in relationship before knowing solid facts, agreed plans and his/her true character.


February 6, 2020

Family dysfunctions are usually apparent. Be helpful to new members when its needed.

February 5, 2020

If you’ve taken on a major life challenge, ease up on side issues for a while.

February 4, 2020

Even the best of friends need to make sure that financial agreements are drawn up legally.

February 3, 2020

Grief from the past must be addressed in the present, if memories/guilt still disturb you.

February 1, 2020

A relationship can exist mostly in your own mind, if you let fantasy build up instead of asking direct questions. Protect yourself from painful disappointment.

January 31, 2020

Don’t dismiss the power of emotional connection. It’s needed at every age phase.

January 30, 2020

A passionate affair may seem perfect but rushing to divorce won’t always work. Some marriages can be re-fired to greater happiness.

January 29, 2020

Don’t let a cheater use you to cover his/her lies.

January 28, 2020

Avoid involvement in family members’ rifts, stay connected and they may settle on their own.

January 27, 2020

When a sibling relationship becomes too toxic to tolerate, ending contact becomes necessary unless there’s positive change.

January 25, 2020

New couples need to try adapting to each other’s different habits and compromising on others.

January 24, 2020

No one should live fearing threats/harassment with nowhere to turn. Police and social agencies need to respond.

January 23, 2020

Hate your ex’s phony hugs? Choose a way to gently change this scene at family gatherings.

January 22, 2020

Dealing with someone’s seeming-narcissism requires understanding the root of it and deciding your response, with the help of therapy.

January 21, 2020

With family differences, work towards understanding, and solutions.

January 20, 2020

Wishing for past love too long? Don’t risk missing chances for a happy/better future.

January 18, 2020

Long-term dating without discussion of the future grows stale with regrets.

January 17, 2020

Dating apps provide limited profiles of an array of strangers. Choosing whom to meet in person requires careful selection.

January 16, 2020

By a third date, honesty about your most serious matters, such as finances, legal standing, must be discussed.

January 15, 2020

Rude, controlling behaviour isn’t friendship.

January 14, 2020

Regular cannabis users need to learn more about the physical/mood effects of THC.

January 13, 2020

Responsible adults keep records of financial “gifts” vs. loans, of what’s owed or repaid, and a detailed Will.

January 11, 2020

Avoid loneliness by joining friends and group activities on a regular basis.

January 10, 2020

Sexual harassment is intolerable, and against the law in both Canada and the United States.

January 9, 2020

Same-sex parents have the same chance to raise well-adjusted children as heterosexual parents.

January 8, 2020

Start fresh to improve your relationships.

January 7, 2020

When a partner refuses to divorce his/her past spouse, serious legal problems can arise.

January 6, 2020

Everyone’s life faces passages which commonly cause friendships to adjust or change.

January 4, 2020

Don’t wait for someone else to fulfill your dreams and ambitions.

January 3, 2020

Dating sites provide the photo and whatever profile a stranger writes. Ask character-based questions early.

January 2, 2020

Don’t risk your relationship by pursuing a personal goal at your partner’s emotional expense.

January 1, 2020

An “amicable” divorce still requires being legally informed and aware of any financial complications.

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year and fresh starts to all!

December 30, 2019

To paraphrase the old saying: The best revenge is feeling great!

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