Tip of the Day Archive

August 7, 2020

Ghosting is a cowardly act by someone not worth your time. Never feel that it’s your fault.

August 6, 2020

Surviving Covid relies on our adaptability and staying focused on getting through it safely, together.

August 5, 2020

Don’t hide unusual flirty texts from an ex. Discuss them openly with your spouse.

August 4, 2020

Suicidal thoughts/attempts are urgent cries for help. Call a suicide hotline immediately.

August 3, 2020

Mental health disorders can tear an entire family apart. Finding the right medication and ongoing professional help for all parties, is crucial.

August 1, 2020

Relationships need to spring from mutual interest and desire, not with one party withholding a “wait-and-see” response.

July 31, 2020

Pandemic-period dating can be creative and sustaining, if safety measures are followed by everyone involved.

July 30, 2020

See a changed family situation from everyone’s view, not just your own, to still be effective as a parent.

July 29, 2020

Relationships started with “lockdown orders” either revealed the best in a new partner or the worst.

July 28, 2020

A loss of trust can happen from a seeming-small, foolish decision. Think first before you risk your relationship.

July 27, 2020

When night terrors/bizarre behaviour occur, focus on the immediate situation and seek professional guidance.

July 25, 2020

When someone faces danger, trying to help matters.

July 24, 2020

Dreaming of a past, unfulfilled relationship won’t answer your current questions and hopes. Take the first step toward knowledge.

July 23, 2020

Labelling relationship troubles as “confusing” is an excuse for doing nothing.

July 22, 2020

Children of divorce sometimes carry resentment/anger/greed into adulthood. Reach out unless it becomes unbearable.

July 21, 2020

Divorce in the time of COVID-19 adds stress to stress. Get informed/prepared, unless you/your children need to seek safety first.

July 20, 2020

Curious about friends’ divorces at 40? Look inward, then talk to your spouse about how you’re doing together.

July 18, 2020

Been dropped and blocked? Don’t confuse having sex with trusting someone before you know anything much about him/her.

July 17, 2020

Don’t stand for bullying through a verbal attack. IF you did something wrong, apologize. Then walk away.

July 16, 2020

When parents “move on” after a loss to another mutually-desired relationship, be supportive.

July 15, 2020

When a friend’s at serious risk, get involved in helping.

July 14, 2020

When young adults behave like spoiled teenagers, they’re looking for boundaries that have meaning for them.

July 13, 2020

When dating post-divorce, reassure children about their priority in your life.

July 11, 2020

In a relationship, it’s the questions you don’t ask that indicate fear of the answer, also known as distrust.

July 10, 2020

When healthy young adults overtake their parents’ home and choices, it’s time to insist they move out.

July 9, 2020

Never accept a partner’s physical abuse as something you deserved. Carefully create a safe, private plan to leave.

July 8, 2020

A new baby is a responsibility which can be joyous but requires realistic preparation.

July 7, 2020

Strange times sometimes draw couples’ closer. If you want it to last, work at it.

July 6, 2020

When a parent emotionally abandons his/her own child, there’s a sad legacy on both sides.

July 4, 2020

Adult children sometimes question parents for their own  personal reasons.

Happy July 4th US Independence Day.

July 3, 2020

Covid information is, by its nature, anxious-making. Find balance from healthy outdoor time, personal interests, safe socializing.

July 2, 2020

Boring, bad or long-banished sex between a healthy couple may become gratifying sexual pleasure, if you try a new, positive approach.

July 1, 2020

Wishing all a Happy Canada Day, with distancing and protections to assure a safe, healthy aftermath of celebrations.

June 30, 2020

Grandparents have a caring role in guiding/advising adult children, but giving orders is rarely helpful.

June 29, 2020

Childhood trauma should only be probed by a professional therapist.

June 27, 2020

In a relationship, when someone you trusted lies to you, the reason may be different from what you think.

June 26, 2020

Don’t let pandemic be an excuse for spiteful tactics regarding shared custody of children.

June 25, 2020

Marital counselling can help, if both partners listen to professional insights, and accept the therapist’s guidance toward making changes.

June 24, 2020

Living in a couple relationship requires a commitment to making it work, not just a division of who-pays-for-what and mostly looking after yourself.

June 23, 2020

Raising health-conscious children/teens is a years-long process of modelling good practices without putting constant pressure on them.

June 22, 2020

For the anti-racism movement to succeed, we must be part of the change.

June 20, 2020

Teens feeling anxiety/depressed about the pandemic can get youth-related mental health support.

June 19, 2020

If a live-in partner becomes controlling, try both separate and joint counselling help, unless you have reason to fear staying together.

June 18, 2020

In healthy relationships, it’s unnecessary to wield your standards like a sledgehammer. Live by them naturally, compromise when it benefits both.

June 17, 2020

Not all marriages will/should last. But once there’s an attempt to improve one, give it a supportive chance.

June 16, 2020

If you seek security in a changing world, search for it within your own ability to adapt.

June 15, 2020

A “ladies man” may be a player disguised as a charmer, a loving husband who appreciates quality regardless of gender, or a boy who became wary of men.

June 12, 2020

Show empathy regarding the pandemic’s restrictions on all age groups, but stay firm that we must still protect our vulnerable seniors from greater risks.

June 12, 2020

Fight jealousy’s negative emotions within yourself and learn to discuss and resolve its cause, with counselling help if needed.

June 10, 2020

Family planning discussions should include future hopes, positive thinking and current realities.

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