Tip of the Day Archive

September 2, 2023

Speak up. Close friends will respond to your feeling left out. Others travelling with you will appreciate your reaching out.

September 1, 2023

Sibling love and support is most appreciated when it’s given without doubts.

August 26, 2023

A close relationship with a sibling is not the same as an emotionally romantic relationship with a spouse.


August 25, 2023

A father’s promotion to work/live in the U.S. away from his wife and children needs a full family discussion.

August 19, 2023

Romantic relationships between late-teens/young adults can be very supportive, if couples keep up with their studies.

August 18, 2023

When uncertain about the ups and downs of a relationship, talk to yourself. Then, raise the inner questions that you need to contemplate, and not fear.

August 12, 2023

Feeling heard and understood is also the most important basis of any relationship.


August 11, 2023

When a divorced parent bitterly destroys their child’s relationship to the other parent, no one benefits.


August 5, 2023

Early dreams of the perfect family lifestyle don’t always surmount the test of time.

August 4, 2023

Almost everyone has made some foolhardy decisions. Learn from them.

July 29, 2023

Loving grandparents can communicate positive, helpful information to their young grandkids, without lecturing the adult parents on how they choose to live. Instead, being helpful can resolve differences.

July 28, 2023

When someone’s marital affair could hurt people you know and care about, avoid the gossip entirely.

July 22, 2023

When a grandmother behaves as the extended family’s gossip-spreader, walk away.

July 21, 2023

Help towards an adult child’s advanced education costs, but the student must pay a reasonable share.

July 15, 2023

If both people in the relationship want a more honest, mutually self-affirming future, it’s a healthy choice. Accept agreeably.


July 14, 2023

When our own relationships need support, trusted friends can sometimes help with difficult decisions for going forward.

July 8, 2023

Complicated relationships can become less satisfying as an individual recognizes their personal need for deeper meaning in their life.


July 7, 2023

If you’re triggered by past traumatic events, professional therapy can be helpful.

July 1, 2023

Divorce, other peoples’ children, and dating anew all require work.

June 30, 2023

When friendship falters, both sides must yield or acknowledge failure.

June 24, 2023

Any wife being treated “like a servant,” needs to get help from a supportive organization e.g.  a local YWCA.


June 23, 2023

When visiting an aging relative in a care home, show sincere interest in their well-being.


June 17, 2023

When a husband’s diligently-sought birthday gift only annoys you, postpartum “baby blues” may be involved.

June 16, 2023

It’s up to the adult offspring of their parents, especially those already in mid-life, to make healthy decisions about maintaining their well-being, and seek medical advice when needed to benefit their future.

June 10, 2023

When tragedy strikes and emotions are high, future decisions should be weighed very thoughtfully.


June 9, 2023

To live together to “see what happens,” isn’t as illuminating as mutually discovering how great it can be.

June 3, 2023

Don’t judge a potential partner’s age-related background. Learn about it.

June 2, 2023

Ignore years-ago high-school gossip.


May 27, 2023

Never judge a book by its cover, or a person by their thinning hair.

May 26, 2023

True friendship is about caring when it matters, not about gift exchanges.

May 20, 2023

An adult child’s undisclosed lifestyle is only a parent’s potential business if dangerous or coercive.

May 19, 2023

Be prepared to help your young adult through the possible heartbreak of a first relationship.

May 13, 2023

Dating-assists will always attract some singles, whether online, seated together briefly, or connected by paid match-makers. Your choice.

May 12, 2023

If you want to protect a family member you love, make time to visit and be present in their life.

May 6, 2023

Cheating can destroy a marriage and split a family, or be a turning point for positive change.

May 5, 2023

Mental health issues require professional help (psychologists/psychiatrists/clinical social workers, etc.) not lay peoples’ uneducated opinions.

April 29, 2023

To gain mutual trust with your children, discuss its importance from early years.

April 24, 2023

When you have love and self-achievement, pass it on.

April 21, 2023

When close friendship and family bonds collide due to opposing values, stay out of the middle but try to stay connected.

April 19, 2023

Don’t jump to conclusions about someone’s behaviour that reminds you of past events.

April 13, 2023

A health-compromised parent must seek professional supports to prevent her adult child from bullying her and giving her work orders.

April 11, 2023

When there’s a serious noise problem between adjoining apartment or condo-dwellers, resolve amicably rather than through legal means, if at all possible.

April 8, 2023

When a relationship’s going nowhere, recognize that it’s wrong for you. Move on.


April 7, 2023

Leave flawed relationships in the past; find happiness in your future.

March 31, 2023

Don’t let close people compete for your attention. It’s immature and harms all the relationships.

March 28, 2023

Don’t tell an adult child that you never loved their other parent. It resolves nothing.

March 23, 2023

When your core values are argued against, you’re with the wrong person.

March 22, 2023

Every special relationship matters, including those which ended simply because their time was over.

March 13, 2023

If he/she is stringing someone else along, you may be facing the same fate.

March 10, 2023

Loving grandparents can help families by example, not by lecture.