Tip of the Day Archive
On big issues, compromise is more than tit-for-tat, but rather about emotional giving and receiving.
Never let a near stranger’s demeaning rude remarks define you.
Don’t fall for someone’s practiced cons.
Rekindling a past romance? Be realistic about the present.
Boosted self-confidence, and better communication helps in finding dates.
Over-analyzing relationship issues without good counselling guidance can impede any positive change.
Don’t choose bitterness and anger if there’s a chance for better-quality life.
When a partner distances physically, both need to discuss the reasons (together or through counselling).
When an adult child divides a couple, a team strategy is needed.
Sharing new-baby information and mutual trust helps both parents become partners in child rearing.
Don’t let a go-nowhere “crush” limit your self-confidence for another real relationship.
A healthy emotional connection is essential for a long-term relationship.
Back off an office affair until the “attached” person either repairs or rethinks his/her current partnership.
Healing a partner’s deep resentment requires equally deep understanding of what “cheating” really means.
Uncertain paternity is delicate emotional territory. Offering “revelations” can be deeply harmful to the people involved.
DNA science has brought remarkable health benefits, AND new realities of genetic relatives.
If a partner’s falsely accusing you of cheating, the motivation may be his/her own guilt.
When an online “friend” cancels just before meeting in person, you’re probably luckier than you think.
Maintaining a loving relationship plus other partners requires full mutual consent.
A true friend doesn’t take advantage of knowing that you want more.
Most governing bodies of professional health practitioners have strict rules barring sexual/romantic relationships with patients.
Setting “limits” on love choices doesn’t guarantee finding The One.
If serious illness wrecks your sexual relationship, seek information and advice from medical and sex-therapy experts.
No relationship thrives where insults, disrespect, and immaturity divide both parties.
Forgoing intimacy in very early dating doesn’t signal rejection. It’s sometimes just about getting to know one another.
The “dog-talk” can create a harsh impasse if it’s conducted as adversaries instead of as practical, caring partners.
Age doesn’t define us; attitude and how we treat others does.
A “fresh start” after divorce means still being you, with an open mind towards new people.
Teenagers need awareness of how social media, text, and messaging apps complicate easily fragile emotions and early dating.
When a partner’s mental health is in serious question, seek information from his/her physician, or get the person to a mental health clinic.
Don’t accept repeated putdowns and sarcastic criticism as “just joking.”
When you can’t forget a past wound, you need to discuss it together and/or in counselling, to heal.
Sudden distancing isn’t always explained or understood. Moving on becomes essential.
Bickering couples need to hear that their arguments strain other friendships.
An affair when single is a mindless romance; when happily married it’s a fool’s risk.
Tough mother-in-law? Decide with your partner on reasonable boundaries with room for improved relations.
Give a full-time caregiver more than an occasional visit. They need regular time on their own.
Sometimes, a beautiful, generous-spirited love outweighs all other considerations in a relationship.
While a wedding’s very important, a sibling’s mental health care is urgent.
Abuse is never acceptable, not even for some rare moments of happiness.
Impotence has several contributing factors, including both physical and emotional disorders, for which treatment may be available. Seek medical or counselling help.
Cyber-stalking’s illegal (especially if harassment’s involved), and an unhealthy obsession requiring therapy for the stalker.
You may get along with an ex-partner who cheated on you, but you can’t trust him/her.
A passionate romance in extraordinary circumstances is a gift, but not always one that can last.
You only need to meet one serial romancer to know the next one… and expect nothing more.
Two people, who communicate differently, must adjust to each other’s style and meanings.
When the dating signals from someone don’t feel right, they probably aren’t. End it.
Speak up when your gut feelings show that you want “more” from dating someone than being friends with benefits.
When an adult child becomes physical, your personal safety is the priority.
Avoid letting depression take control of your life by seeing a doctor or mental health clinic, soon.