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Tip of the Day Archive

September 17, 2019

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

September 16, 2019

Don’t stand by or withdraw help when children may be living in unsafe conditions or at serious risk of abuse/neglect/isolation.

September 14, 2019

Heard from a past fling? Respond that you’re busy.

September 13, 2019

A relationship’s end is an opportunity for self-reflection, confidence-boosting, and personal growth.

September 12, 2019

Shut out toxic gossipers and get help to heal yourself from an emotional loss.

September 11, 2019

A high-school relationship is a good time to learn not to let gossipers rule. Insist on knowing the truth.

September 10, 2019

A relationship winding down to the end of its run reveals a clear message: Time to move on.

September 9, 2019

Despite purposeful alienation of you, a parent, don’t give up reaching out to your children.

September 7, 2019

When a loved one’s in an emotional crisis, giving support is crucial for you to get through it together.

September 6, 2019

When an ugly incident divides a once-close family, healing the cause is as important as sharing the information.

September 5, 2019

When a porn-addicted partner suddenly stops a pattern of great sex in the marriage, the couple must finally confront the addiction.

September 4, 2019

Teenagers rejecting a parent post-divorce need gentle encouragement toward professional therapy.

September 3, 2019

Despite cracks in sibling relationships, try to reach out when a sibling’s suffering.

September 2, 2019

Dating site users do need to assess profiles in a self-interested way, for potential connection.

August 31, 2019

Men suffer pain and humiliation from a cheater, just as women do. We need more of their stories.

August 30, 2019

When a family-based problem is sure to cause unhappiness, seek small solutions first, then build to what works best.

August 29, 2019

Revealing an illicit affair (even anonymously) “helps” the betrayed spouse and the children to deal with it sooner.

August 28, 2019

If ready to cheat and risk all, first consider changing your own part in restless unhappiness.

August 27, 2019

When a sudden breakup has no obvious motive, it takes re-built self-confidence to be able to move on.

August 26, 2019

Infidelity’s painful to discover, creating a tough choice which only you can make.

August 24, 2019

Cheating while married or with a married person, always ends up hurting the betrayed spouse deeply.

August 23, 2019

When a marriage is breaking down, focus on your choices, not just blame.

August 22, 2019

Avoid too-much-information about a family member’s cheating. Encourage counselling so the couple confronts their problems.

August 21, 2019

A secret affair with a married partner insisting on no future together, usually ends in resentments.

August 20, 2019

Contact and visit frail elderly relatives to assure that their condition/care doesn’t require intervention.

August 19, 2019

Don’t let a rare, bad choice of cheating define you. Focus on the reasons, and change what you can.

August 17, 2019

It’s hard to accept that someone deceived you and cheated. But you can move on in time.

August 16, 2019

Introduce your post-divorce “friend” slowly and thoughtfully to your children, and your ex too, if sharing custody.

August 15, 2019

Never resort to threats or harassment.

August 14, 2019

If someone tries to cross the friendship line with your partner, present a united front against it.

August 13, 2019

If a couple can’t discuss their sex problem, they’re unlikely to stay together.

August 12, 2019

Do not accept a spouse’s repeated cheating and irresponsibility regarding your children.

August 10, 2019

Learn your own value, become self-protective, and avoid hangers-on. Therapy helps.

August 9, 2019

Finances can be a major battleground for couples. Negotiate from understanding and love, not control.

August 8, 2019

What is it that holds “opposites” together? Love, but only if boosted by mutual respect and shared core values.

August 7, 2019

When a relationship has you feeling insecure, counselling can reveal whether it comes from within you or him/her.

August 6, 2019

Late-age love is a gift to enjoy. But if it feels stolen, decide how you can best handle it.

August 5, 2019

When your feelings over a spouse’s opposite-sex friendships are ignored, try counselling on your own before a complicated divorce.

August 3, 2019

An ex-spouse’s dating post-divorce is his/her business. But if travelling, someone needs to know where.

August 2, 2019

There are many sides to why someone cheats – his, hers, the lover’s and the kids.’

August 1, 2019

When something’s new/odd/disturbing about your physical or mental health, seek experienced professional help.

July 31, 2019

Separating a family is a tough decision. But accepting physical/emotional abuse, fear, and cheating is worse.

July 30, 2019

It’s the clinging to family rifts that divide even the next generation. Reach across that gap wherever possible.

July 29, 2019

To have closeness with relatives, respect for each other’s needs and situations must be equal.

July 27, 2019

If there’s no physical attraction to your partner, you’re unlikely to stay committed or faithful.

 

July 26, 2019

Choosing a partner with commitments to his/her past loves builds relationship insecurities that’ll likely persist.

July 25, 2019

Meanness over money (especially when it’s available) can destroy a relationship.

July 24, 2019

Don’t rush your new “friend” into your children’s lives until you’ve thought out the best possible approaches.

July 23, 2019

Don’t seek a relationship when your life’s in flux. Focus on major challenges first.

July 22, 2019

Marriage has periods of hard work. Don’t be seduced by someone else playing fast and loose with your feelings.

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