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Tip of the Day Archive

November 30, 2022

Unhappy? Change what bogs you down. Look at “why” before “who.”

November 28, 2022

Estranged families, and especially grandparents and grandchildren, experience the terrible loss of generational joy in each other’s love.

November 25, 2022

Seniors who start over once widowed, often live longer, happier lives.

November 22, 2022

Mixing family, love and finance can stir up a spicy stew.

November 19, 2022

Mental health issues, such as multiple personality disorders, are very hard to understand and navigate. Seek professional advice to deal with each specialized situation.

November 14, 2022

When you reach a “certain age,” take a step back and let people make their own mistakes.

 

November 10, 2022

When dating online, it’s best to learn about each other slowly and thoughtfully.

November 9, 2022

Never discount the effects of a neglected, lonely, emotionally-abusive childhood. If you’ve known love and support, help your partner/lover embrace a can-do attitude towards the future.

November 4, 2022

New relationships involving changed locations/backgrounds/family life require time and compromises to maintain their loving connection.

 

November 1, 2022

After a life-partner’s loss and grief, some people ultimately find new, loving relationships. It’s a cycle of life, not a rejection of the past.

October 29, 2022

Haunted by past sexual abuse, this woman needs a therapist’s guidance more than her unsupportive family.

October 24, 2022

Try harder to get along with your brother’s wife, or you’ll continue losing sibling closeness.

 

October 20, 2022

Relationships whither from hurts and retaliation. Find peace together, or move on.

October 19, 2022

Divorce isn’t always the end of a family connection. The original love between a couple, and their children, can live on in memory and respect.

October 15, 2022

A long-term couple relationship thrives on mutual fairness as well as equal support.

October 10, 2022

A long-time “friend” who’s known to have spread gossip and “trash-talk” about you and your young teenagers, is no friend at all. You can’t trust this person.

October 8, 2022

Stay clear of the dislike any of your friends may have towards each other. See them separately.

October 3, 2022

A long-term couple relationship thrives on mutual fairness as well as equal support.

October 1, 2022

Don’t let your aging mother-in-law’s apparent fears and meanness to you over losing her head-of-family status, break up your love relationship with your fiancé.

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.

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