Tip of the Day Archive

February 22, 2021

Marriages can flourish despite differences, but not without mutual respect.

February 20, 2021

In a mental health crisis, professional counselling offers a route for relief.

February 19, 2021

When a family relationship’s toxic, rise above it toward your own goals.

February 18, 2021

Unusual changes in communication should be discussed with a psychologist for possible diagnoses, even if a relative has to initiate this.

February 17, 2021

Friends with Benefits arrangements work best for those who do not want “more” from a relationship.

February 16, 2021

Friends’ underlying values matter. But during a crisis, they matter far more.

February 15, 2021

If ever a former lover has ghosted you, there’s nothing to revive with someone who’s so emotionally cold and distanced despite your pain.

February 13, 2021

When a single issue affects a loving relationship, discuss it together or seek couple therapy.

February 12, 2021

Singles: Try a smarter, slicker approach to dating apps.

February 11, 2021

Counselling can help a couple learn to share and enjoy their roles as equal partners and parents.

February 10, 2021

In personal-service work, walk away from clients who disrespect you.

February 9, 2021

If you care about family, don’t give up without trying all reasonable means to repair a rift.

February 8, 2021

If light/sunshine/exercise don’t lessen your pandemic blues, mental-health therapy may be helpful.

February 6, 2021

Approach counselling with an open mind. Check your locale’s mental-health website for free or subsidized counselling help.

February 5, 2021

Post-divorce: Pursue new (online) interests, meet people through them, get counselling, love who you’ve become.

February 4, 2021

Menopausal women can enjoy sexual activity into their senior years. Talk to your doctor.

February 3, 2021

Family discord affects parents, children, grandparents. But good-hearted support doesn’t mean you can heal the main antagonists. Counselling helps.

February 2, 2021

It’s not uncommon for adult children of alcoholics to require help from therapy.

February 1, 2021

Until the pandemic ends through enough vaccinations and herd immunity, keep finding healthy ways to manage the stresses.

January 30, 2021

Some couples live amicably with extended family but not easily when there’s a domineering in-law.

January 29, 2021

Teenagers’ dating requests during a pandemic call for showing understanding, respect, facts and necessary firmness.

January 28, 2021

When life changes overshadow your “love” feelings, deal with the changes.

January 27, 2021

When a spouse suddenly leaves without warning, look beyond assumptions for an answer/help which might be crucially needed.

January 26, 2021

Tell a friend with a difficult situation that you’re “there” to help discuss it, if that’s wanted.

January 25, 2021

People who are always helping others sometimes need outside support/counselling.

January 23, 2021

A negative mother who won’t attend her adult daughter’s wedding needs to know she won’t be missed.

January 22, 2021

If negative about a relationship, caving in is unfair to you both.

January 21, 2021

A parent’s ongoing love/support for a child deserves equal support when the aging parent needs it.

January 20, 2021

Emotional cheating may exist in the hurt view of a partner especially if “another” woman or man is involved.

January 19, 2021

A long-loving partnership is a gift. Grief’s process takes slow steps to accept loss.

January 18, 2021

Don’t dismiss the notion of a healthy and satisfying sex life for older people.

January 16, 2021

With love, shared values, and children’s interests in mind,

living together is worth waiting for during this pandemic.

January 15, 2021

Stop fighting, learn to communicate, show your children a better way.

January 14, 2021

The wise parent is a leader by example regarding adult children’s disputes, not a referee.

January 13, 2021

If possible, consider a partner’s affair as an alarm for help for your relationship through counselling.

January 12, 2021

Caring in-laws can be a resource of love and emotional support.

January 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic carries one inescapable message: Your health and safety are precious and we ARE all in this together.


January 9, 2021

How a divorcing couple deals with their house, finances and wills regarding it all, can reassure adult children of the connection to their parents, or divide a family further.

January 8, 2021

Jealousy and distrust are destructive to a relationship. Clear any reasons for doubt, or get professional help.

January 7, 2021

Divorce isn’t only about the couple involved. There’s often a secondary dividing of relationships with others – once-close in-laws, friends you once shared. Some remain close, others take sides.

January 6, 2021

Depression is real. Offering assistance to get someone professional help is a true gift of caring.

January 5, 2021

There are proven approaches to repairing relationship resentments through counselling, therapy or coaching.

Start the path to change by asking yourself some important questions.

January 4, 2021

Grief takes time to heal, for everyone. But children’s loss of a parent is a blow that hurts forever.

January 2, 2021

When you want to marry someone, say so. Even when apart, love can flourish.

January 1, 2021

When a partner’s depressed, drinking, and lying, it’s time for serious efforts towards professional help.

December 31, 2020

Simple changes can renew your partnering connections.

December 30, 2020

Don’t make assumptions about women who work with your husband/boyfriend. If you feel he’s going to cheat, that’s a problem about him… or the marriage.

December 29, 2020

When an unmet online dater professes early “love,” steel yourself for the “ask” of money and/or private security information.

December 28, 2020

Never having a “serious relationship chat,” means having no voice about your life together.

December 26, 2020

Marriage break-up affects even the in-law parents/grandparents caught in the drama.