Tip of the Day Archive
With family differences, work towards understanding, and solutions.
Wishing for past love too long? Don’t risk missing chances for a happy/better future.
Long-term dating without discussion of the future grows stale with regrets.
Dating apps provide limited profiles of an array of strangers. Choosing whom to meet in person requires careful selection.
By a third date, honesty about your most serious matters, such as finances, legal standing, must be discussed.
Rude, controlling behaviour isn’t friendship.
Regular cannabis users need to learn more about the physical/mood effects of THC.
Responsible adults keep records of financial “gifts” vs. loans, of what’s owed or repaid, and a detailed Will.
Avoid loneliness by joining friends and group activities on a regular basis.
Sexual harassment is intolerable, and against the law in both Canada and the United States.
Same-sex parents have the same chance to raise well-adjusted children as heterosexual parents.
Start fresh to improve your relationships.
When a partner refuses to divorce his/her past spouse, serious legal problems can arise.
Everyone’s life faces passages which commonly cause friendships to adjust or change.
Don’t wait for someone else to fulfill your dreams and ambitions.
Dating sites provide the photo and whatever profile a stranger writes. Ask character-based questions early.
Don’t risk your relationship by pursuing a personal goal at your partner’s emotional expense.
An “amicable” divorce still requires being legally informed and aware of any financial complications.
Happy New Year and fresh starts to all!
To paraphrase the old saying: The best revenge is feeling great!
All meaningful relationships have a place/purpose in your life, including the briefer passages.
If someone harasses you, and blocking contact doesn’t help, protect your safety, including notifying police.
Dwelling on a past abusive relationship prolongs trauma that wasn’t your fault. Get therapy.
To all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Be discreet when meeting people casually. Take time to assess whether closer friendship is likely, or not.
Separate socializing as part of your job from your personal dating life.
New Year’s Eve is a notable calendar date, not a definition of who you are.
Pursue your interests and seek like-minded people, and you, not Santa, will find your next relationship.
When you feel blocked from the ability to feel love, get professional help to deal with the reasons.
Don’t allow someone a second chance to devastate you, unless he/she shows evidence of having changed.
Distrusting your spouse ultimately destroys the relationship.
The answer to a woman’s question “Do I Need a Man?” has to come from within herself, considering her needs/wants and any children involved.
The importance of “size” in a relationship is relative to the degree of emotional feelings felt between the two partners.
The different personalities that attract two people, also require their adjusting to and accepting those differences.
When circumstances impose pressure and fatigue, lean in together. Touch, warmth, love, will revive desire.
Labelling step-grandparenting differently from grandparenting sends a divisive message.
At least one parent should be home when a young teenage couple have their “date” there.
Do NOT “move on” to another marriage until you’ve learned how your first marriage failed so dramatically.
When one partner’s emotionally stronger, the other still must share some couple-minded responsibilities.
Don’t let love make you accept a second-class role in your relationship. Lying/cheating can’t be dismissed.
Since opposites often attract, it’s almost inevitable that many couples have to learn to accept the reality of each other’s differences.
The trauma from physical abuse is deep-rooted. Without counselling, old fears can be re-triggered.
Age-difference isn’t as big a problem as one person being used and treated badly by other.
Sometimes the more obvious differences between two people aren’t what’s really dividing them.
Mid-life is no time to give up on yourself even if a partner has failed you. The years ahead are up to you!
A cheater who brags to you should be warned of being outed, if you know the spouse.
Hoping to re-connect with an alcoholic relative? Get informed about the best approaches, build trust slowly.
When you view your relationship partner with suspicion, make sure it’s not due to your own insecurity.
Disagreements occur in every couple’s relationship. “Fighting fair” is how they can disagree and stay connected.
An old/true saying: If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.