Tip of the Day Archive
When an adult child manipulates/controls the parent’s next marriage, the partner should consider leaving them both.
Stress during COVID-19 is common and unavoidable. Compromise through these times and your relationships will improve.
COVID-19 will leave painful memories but those who are lucky can learn from its fierce lessons.
When a married lover’s spouse and family come first, you don’t.
Following your own principles should be satisfying enough without judging others.
One shared interest only, to the exclusion of all others, is a shaky foundation for a lasting relationship.
Don’t accept abuse. Call 911 from a safe location and ask for help.
If a partner’s social behaviour makes you uncomfortable, discuss it and consider counselling.
In a fully consensual extra-marital affair, any “blame” rests with both parties.
Dating during COVID-19 gives some relationships room to grow.
Don’t let COVID-19 further strain your parent-adult child relationship. Stick to your safety rules.
When a long-time spouse turns elsewhere for flirting and frequent contact, look for what’s gone missing in your relationship.
Families are facing many pressures while trying to survive this pandemic.
Dislike racism/bigotry? Say so, and avoid those who spout it.
We’re “all together in this” because all lives matter.
Focus on your relationship, not on nasty relatives.
Being supportive means being ready to help but not intruding with it.
In extraordinary times, we need extraordinary understanding of what each other is experiencing.
Coronavirus stressed? Hang in and reach out. There are online resources for most concerns. We are in this together.
Jealousy is sometimes a natural reaction against a partner not offering a respectful solution to a past relationship that persists.
Hope for Love in a pandemic: Common interests, attraction and growing trust through online connecting, even when in-person meeting is delayed.
Don’t let alcohol/drug abuse become the elephant in the room. Start a discussion to learn the extent of substance reliance.
Save your energy for staying well and managing through stay-home orders until the time for change is as safe and informed as possible.
Smoking and vaping allow COVID-19 to attack even young lungs already weakened by regularly inhaling nicotine.
Divorced parents must be honest and open with adult children about a serious love relationship.
When a relationship’s over, it’s obvious. Accept it and move on.
Families at home with children must muster their strengths, tolerance, creativity, and determination to fight the virus’ spread.
In war, everyone’s at risk. In a pandemic, even those who feel invulnerable may spread the deadly disease which can turn on them too.
Emotional/verbal family abuse can be harmful to both abuser and abused. Protect yourself, help the weaker one if possible.
Some difficult mother/daughter relationships still call for moments of connection (remotely) during this dangerous pandemic.
Children need close family support during this pandemic.
Former cheaters may change when older… or not.
Show the realities of what COVID-19 does to victims, to teenagers who resent strict rules.
At a time of pandemic fears, try to smooth family squabbles any decent way you can.
Adapt to the “new-normal” in our changing world.
Nasty gossip affecting children is bullying. School officials must take action.
Love should blend two people’s needs and desires, not what their adult children prefer.
When shared custody issues cause grief to older children, get legal/mediator help to change the agreement.
Stay up-to-date informed about the risks in your community and living situation, related to having sex during the coronavirus.
Don’t let external difficulties beyond your control divide you. Set boundaries and co-operate to get through it.
Find your “normal” to maintain needed relationships, especially the one with yourself.
Responding to what’s needed in crises and helping others, keep individuals/families and communities strong.
In this COVID-19 crisis, do everything possible based on information to date, to keep your household members safe.
These critical times that carry serious health threats, require great patience, understanding and trust, especially in still-developing relationships.
Many families are exercising responsible care/concern for their older generation during Covid-19.
Too much couple togetherness staying home? Solve small stuff, compromise on bigger things, connect as friends and lovers.
When you self-isolate from exposure to the coronavirus, you’re helping yourself and the immediate, critical need to slow the surge of illness for us all.
Getting through social isolation requires finding online resources for human connection, creativity, fitness, and needed help.
In these tough times, “lean in” to your important relationships, with a partner, close family and friends, together, online and whatever ways possible.
A basic difference in values is a deal-breaker.