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Tip of the Day Archive

November 19, 2020

COVID-19 remains with us for some months ahead. If people you care about take risks, connect virtually only.

November 18, 2020

Aware that a friend’s cheating? Don’t snitch. Instead, warn him/her of the inevitable harm to spouse/kids/career.

November 17, 2020

Online dating relying on photos invites rejection. Talk to people’s faces virtually before considering meeting in person.

November 16, 2020

Giving upon yourself is what makes it harder to find love and a relationship partner.

November 14, 2020

A friendship that overrides a marriage requires open discussion.

November 13, 2020

When a marriage suddenly ends, focus on immediate reactions emotions of children involved.

November 12, 2020

Before raising very sensitive personal issues regarding sex with someone, get fully informed first, and consider your own sensitivity, too.

November 11, 2020

Adult children’s watch on their senior-generation’s pandemic response, should feel natural and respectful.

November 10, 2020

When a normally happy partner turns argumentative, look first for non-blaming reasons of health changes, and/or pressures from the pandemic.

November 9, 2020

Siblings who can rise above any envy over differing incomes/lifestyles, benefit from mutual emotional support.

November 7, 2020

A person who “ghosts” others is a coward. Period.

November 6, 2020

Holding onto past hurts only keeps you suffering. Forgive your lingering self-doubts. Trust yourself and put others’ nastiness behind you.

November 5, 2020

Look into available and free mental health/wellness supports to combat anxiety, depression etc.

November 4, 2020

While scientific facts about COVID-19 are still emerging, self-protective measures with dogs/cats, remain necessary.

November 3, 2020

When an unhealthy relationship finally ends, focus on regaining your self-confidence and emotional/physical well-being.

 

November 2, 2020

Lessen deep feelings of loneliness by reaching out to people who also need help finding meaningful connections that can last, and through volunteering.

October 31, 2020

Apologize for a past disagreement while communication is still possible, to try to avoid total estrangement.

October 30, 2020

Longstanding bitterness post-divorce mostly hurts the person maintaining it.

October 29, 2020

Knowing your own good qualities is the start to sharing them to build friendships.

 

October 28, 2020

Different fears/reactions during the pandemic are natural. Rise above any disconnect to renew the friendships that previously mattered to you.

October 27, 2020

Premature ejaculation?  Medications and counselling can help resolve it.

October 26, 2020

Remarried parents and their adult children must work at maintaining a connection.

October 24, 2020

Divorce is hard enough even on grown children. A new spouse should take the high road if an angry ex-spouse tries to make trouble over his/her daughter’s wedding.

October 23, 2020

Addictions can be conquered with an approach you choose.

October 22, 2020

A man who helps a female friend conceive a child, must consider his responsibility in that child’s life.

October 21, 2020

Divorcing parents must try hard over years to help children adjust, while acknowledging their pain and loss and reassuring them of continued love.

 

October 20, 2020

When married people secretly use dating apps, they’re “cheating” on their partners before even making contact with someone.

October 19, 2020

Changing one partner’s role in a household arrangement that’s been accepted for years, takes tact, sensitivity, relevant information, and time (barring an emergency).

October 17, 2020

Sibling rivalry’s common in youngsters. But successful grownups should do better by being generous of spirit.

October 16, 2020

For any loving relationship to endure, both partners must try to work out together how to handle any serious challenges.

 

October 15, 2020

When you have a strong urge to do something helpful for others, follow the combined urgings of your heart and mind.

October 14, 2020

Divorce hurts kids. Both parents must try hard to help heal them.

October 13, 2020

Don’t let negative self-images and mental health issues stunt your life. Seek professional counselling online, or through referral.

October 12, 2020

Pressures felt during emotion-laden family events can become disruptive. Reach out to find ways to communicate and regroup.

October 10, 2020

Face the future instead of the past when seeking a healthy, honest relationship.

 

October 9, 2020

Grief is a process that can lead to renewed purpose/hope for your life ahead.

October 8, 2020

Follow your heart and mind on making major life changes but first learn the most significant adjustments involved.

October 7, 2020

Stress and anger can destroy a relationship unless there’s serious effort at discussion and compromise, and/or counselling including anger management if needed.

October 6, 2020

Enter a new friendship thoughtfully, respecting the other’s start of a new life.

October 5, 2020

A past indiscretion that didn’t “cheat” on anyone else, should be left in the past.

October 3, 2020

Children need time to adjust to someone “new” in a parent’s life.

October 2, 2020

Sometimes a love story is just that. Be grateful if and when it happens to you.

October 1, 2020

Confessing lesbian feelings for a woman friend means being true to oneself.

September 30, 2020

Regular mood changes over years calls for a medical check and possibly for psychotherapy. Supporting a spouse through this shows true partnership.

September 29, 2020

However, the Blue Jays perform in the playoffs, they’re a beloved part of Toronto’s annual summer dreams.

September 28, 2020

When a partner’s poor health habits affect the whole family, be the better model for your children while you encourage self-care.

September 26, 2020

Don’t accept ongoing shaming and rejection. Insist on discussion, counselling or legal separation.

September 25, 2020

Living single by choice is not a barrier to a meaningful life.

September 24, 2020

Overcoming years of physical/emotional abuse, requires therapy and support, for love to be trusted.

September 23, 2020

Reach out for the help you need immediately. Living with suspicions/fears is harmful to everyone.