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Tip of the Day Archive

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.

July 22, 2022

Keep pursuing all expert information that becomes available, and discuss/explore potential aids towards intimacy with your wife.

July 20, 2022

If dealing with ongoing or past abuse, online mental health support is available free in Ontario. Check go.lifeworks.com/depression

July 19, 2022

If you want to improve your sex life, consider what’s lacking, seek professional information and try to discuss/achieve positive changes within your relationship.

July 18, 2022

Generosity is a gift of goodwill. Taking it for granted from others, is a foolish mistake.

July 16, 2022

Adult children who’ve suffered years of parental abuse/neglect, must focus on their healing and building self-worth.

July 14, 2022

Someone who looks/acts too good to be true, and also rushes from first date to marriage, may have a hidden motive. Look closer.

July 12, 2022

Sibling estrangement is a family-based failure that started at home. It takes heart and soul to keep the door open.

July 11, 2022

Whatever your life and career goals are, it’s pursuing them that makes your ambitions and dreams more possible.

July 9, 2022

If there’s any possibility of transmitting syphilis, a potential sexual partner must be informed!

July 8, 2022

There’s more to married team-work than dividing chores. Caring/kindness/loving actions and words, form long term bonds.

July 6, 2022

Mood disorders, age-related worries, reluctance to pursue the cause, are some ways people stay “stuck” in depression rather than search for answers.

July 4, 2022

Violence, physical and emotional abuse are crimes, punishable by law, no matter if the perpetrator is a spouse or family member. Seek help, support and safety through Abused Women’s Shelters.

July 2, 2022

A relationship is an experience. But learning how to live/love in a relationship is personal growth.

 

July 1, 2022

Relationships are complex whether new, old, or at a stalemate. Face emerging problems with discussion, then adapt to changes that are necessary, or your only choice.

June 30, 2022

What you know you can’t trust isn’t really different from whom you know you can’t count on as your life partner. The immediate solution is to count only on yourself, your long-time supportive friends and your family.

 

June 28, 2022

Never make hasty decisions about an emotionally-charged matter. Instead, consider who/what is most important.

June 24, 2022

If the situation were a 50-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, there would’ve been an immediate phone call to police.

June 22, 2022

All relationships can have weak spots. When a sibling’s involved, emotions can go deep. Tread carefully.

June 21, 2022

When caught in a stranger’s public flirting display, know that it’s about their bad behaviour, not yours.

June 20, 2022

Disregard any rejection/blame from adult children who deny making their own mistakes.

June 18, 2022

Our disappointments remain only to inspire change. The choice is yours.

June 16, 2022

Use your workplace skills for encouraging best business practices. Then, recognize that personal relationships can also benefit from encouragement rather than disagreements, and shared free-time activities.

June 14, 2022

Deciding end-of-life issues, within the current laws that legally allow assisted suicide, are a person’s right. Healthy seniors should also consider all the factors that affect their ultimate decision.

June 13, 2022

Surmounting childhood losses and isolation reveals inner strengths and determination. Once focused, a better, happier future can be reached.

June 11, 2022

Many people are much stronger emotionally than they think. If they firmly decide to rise above sadness and false guilt over past hurts, they have a real chance to rebuild their self-confidence.

June 10, 2022

The death of a beloved partner calls on all your human resources – e.g., accepting grief, connecting with its reality, and renewing social outreach.

 

June 8, 2022

Relationship crumbs are too messy to hang onto. Move on.

June 6, 2022

If close people suddenly exhibit strange behaviour, focus on the most vulnerable ones to help/support.

 

 

June 4, 2022

To find the “perfect” partner, know what you bring to a relationship, and be clear-eyed about what they need/offer.

June 3, 2022

Even with close friendships, we need generous acceptance of differences, and efforts to better understand them.

June 2, 2022

If friendship plans are broken for something or someone deemed “better,” reconsider the friendship.

May 31, 2022

Parents have a duty to tell children even uncomfortable truths, helping them face reality with strength and understanding.

May 27, 2022

Don’t give up on finding love. Dating apps can help, but for shy people it’s sometimes better to just bump into the person who takes your breath away.

May 26, 2022

True friendship is a two-way gift, not a one-way route to only satisfying your own self-interest.

May 25, 2022

Dating when inexperienced can cause unpleasant tensions. Keep hopes and dreams real, not fantasy.

May 24, 2022

For young love to mature despite separate locales, focus on honesty and trust.

May 23, 2022

When a partnership involves each other’s children, respecting/protecting/treating them as your own, is essential.

May 21, 2022

Hell hath no fury like the cold meanness of adult children who interfere with their parent’s love and generosity to someone important to their life. Worse, some insist on checking the parent’s will to their beloved spouse.

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