Tip of the Day Archive
No relationship can thrive in an atmosphere of bullying and insults. Families in which these tactics persist are harmful to everyone, including innocent children.
Raising a child together is worth your best efforts to be positive, confident and support each other.
Family estrangements only survive when everyone maintains it. It only takes one party to rise above it.
Treat each significant relationship as unique, and leave the past behind.
Adult children living in countries that celebrate diversity won’t long accept bullying by parents disposed to caste inequities, racism, and religious intolerance.
Your own special interests can lead you to find an empathetic partner who also brings uniqueness to a relationship.
A parent’s love/understanding is still needed by adult children still being undermined/diminished by their other parent.
Separating spouses have options in lawyers’ approaches to the wants/concerns of both husband and wife.
Bad-mouthing an ex-spouse to your mutual children usually harms their relationship with you at least as much as with him/her.
Women who’ve suddenly been emotionally and physically abandoned by their husbands can reject the victim label. They can find healing, recovery, and motivation through personal determination and/or with the benefit of counselling.
After recovery from loss of a beloved partner of many years, zest for life/sex is normal and healthy, but should be pursued only when mentally/emotionally comfortable about it.
Medical/science experts believe vaccinations are the most effective way of keeping people who are in frequent/close contact safe from COVID-19.
Marriage only has a chance at “together forever” if both parties are honest and open about their needs/wants, and any preconceived future plans.
Snooping and secrecy are equally harmful to the trust, and mutual support that’s necessary in a lasting marriage.
To understand the reasons for a sudden relationship breakup, seek the guidance of a professional therapist to probe the underlying issues, how they were handled and/or why they were ignored.
Though love and marriage may be highly compelling, take stock of what you see and expect, then give it your all if you proceed.
Looking for lasting love through in-person meeting without online dating? For every goal for marriage that’s essential for you, listen to one of his/hers, too.
With so many youth feeling pandemic mental-health stress, a close parent/confidante can help by listening, encouraging therapy, and reacting quickly to any alarms.
Leadership in a relationship is meant to be shared, not one person’s teaching position.
When a long-time spouse has a secretive flirtatious relationship with a past lover, the marriage suffers lost trust.
Acting as both mother and lover to someone will ultimately hurt you both.
Hanging onto romantic memories and yearnings about a long-gone past relationship is emotionally unhealthy. Move on.
Family pressure against your choice of partner calls for an attempt at healthy discussion, and conviction on your decision vs. fear and accepting control.
When a dating partner wants total distance, it’s time to stop reaching out.
An emotionally healthy home life is far more important to young children’s development, learning, and adaptability, than a high-end house/pool.
Individual counselling support for teenagers as well as the parents during family upheaval, can help all involved.
Inquire through an online search whether contacting a long-past love interest can cause relationship problems for him/her.
Grieving is a time of reflection that shouldn’t include firm decisions on unknown matters like whether a potential girlfriend provides a “great father-in-law.”
When a partner doesn’t communicate important decisions, encourage her/his ideas and discuss needed details later.
The best way to seek a “pal” for companionship is to look where your interests take you and who your trusted friends recommend.
Any woman or man who feels threatened by someone’s sexual comments/touch/threats should report all to police.
If your relationships are repeating a negative pattern, take a break to rebuild your self-esteem. Don’t rush romance, build trust or move on.
We can learn from each other even when viewpoints on relationship matters differ.
Rushing to find love has never been a wise approach and is far less safe now during the pandemic.
Divorce is hard enough on children without one parent’s ongoing anger fuelling insecurity.
If you can recommend particular books and approaches on currently raising well-adjusted youngsters, send in your suggestions.
Both husband and wife need to separate their links to a work partner from their greater bond to their life partner.
Social media posts can be real OR not. Don’t overreact till you have the facts.
If a marriage proposal makes you doubt its underlying intent, that’s not a good sign. Think through your answer very thoroughly.
Singles: Don’t despair. Use self-care, outdoor air, healthy food, fitness and sleep to stay healthy and confident.
Co-habiting is a relationship, while property co-ownership is business.
At any age of maturity, make choices that can re-shape your future.
Sensing problems in another’s life? State your caring and support upfront to hopefully start a conversation.
When a partner’s self-interested only, make positive changes for yourself.
After maintaining a 15-year affair while still living with his wife, the man’s unlikely to disturb his future retirement by leaving her.
Lifetime-affecting decisions often appear more easily with the help of professional therapy (available virtually).
Adult children of divorce who can’t “trust” choosing a life partner, need to strengthen their own goals and self-confidence about future relationships.
Considering a serious relationship? Learn whether you’re both open to sharing delicate personal information.
Children given too much power in early relationships lose more than they gain. Adults must demonstrate the give and take of love.
End contact with online scammers who profess “love” that can cost your home, your savings, and your dignity.