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Tip of the Day Archive

March 25, 2022

Your own self-respect is too important to let someone carelessly and uncaringly harm it.

March 24, 2022

When family conflict creates chaos, stop yelling/panicking and go calm/rational. Choose the response/choice that moves you forward.

March 23, 2022

Sometimes the line between close friends/love gets blurred. Don’t avoid a deeper relationship through fear of commitment.

March 22, 2022

Someone who hasn’t fully grieved their former spouse’s death, may feel conflicted about their new relationship.

March 21, 2022

When others are acting against you, focus on caring for/being for yourself and your most pressing needs.

March 19, 2022

Twins generally have a special relationship bond. Serious divides should be handled thoughtfully by parents and may also benefit from professional counselling if the twins agree.

March 18, 2022

Stay positive. When things are going well, enjoy.

March 17, 2022

Divorce can be very painful, but there IS life afterwards, sometimes a better life. Even with counselling help, it’s up to you to “move forward” creating your own future, taking yourself to places, activities, and people you trust.

March 16, 2022

A reader’s resources for parents undergoing marital stress due to separation issues, abuse: https://familyservicetoronto.org

https://www.torontocentralhealthline.ca/displayservice.aspx?id=171096

March 15, 2022

A new relationship with a widow or widower, needs to be given time and also caring consideration for the other’s loss and their ongoing grieving.

March 14, 2022

Relationship styles and attitudes that suit some couples, don’t always suit other people’s social or moral judgements. The best reaction is to leave their personal business to themselves.

March 12, 2022

Support and comforting words may soften someone’s grief. But, if their reaction is very worrying and long-lasting, professional help is needed.

March 11, 2022

Sex isn’t a necessity in every marriage, but being rejected sexually can open the door toward divorce.

March 10, 2022

Greed can destroy families. Keep your other supports close.

March 9, 2022

Don’t let doubts cloud your most important relationship. Ask directly what’s going on.

March 8, 2022

Never accept from a relationship partner what you believe are lies and repeated cheating. Show self-respect and plan a better life without them.

March 7, 2022

There’s a time for giving and receiving understanding and empathy, both for the people you wish to inform of your difficulties, and for yourself to accept.

March 5, 2022

If a relationship ends without explanation, trust your own strength of character. It’s missing in the other person.

March 4, 2022

Give a closed-off partner a reality check of options: Counselling or Divorce court.

March 3, 2022

When a would-be partner doesn’t discuss something directly involving you, slow down the “dating” to reconsidering.

March 2, 2022

“Family-positive” attitudes can renew healthy relationships between divorced parents and children.

March 1, 2022

When a spouse has played fast and loose for their own pleasure, choose a future of which you can be proud.

February 28, 2022

Both partners fear further turbulence, but couple’s counselling may help open their minds and hearts.

February 26, 2022

When adult children control access, connect with grandkids whichever way’s accepted. Strong opinions are best unmentioned, unless serious problems arise.

February 25, 2022

Stories of grief can provide insights towards reaching acceptance, and even hope for the future.

February 24, 2022

Adult children’s marital problems are their business. Tread very carefully, unless discussion ensues.

February 23, 2022

Consider online dating contact as an opportunity, not a done deal. Use your sense of self-worth to proceed slowly with eyes/ears wide open.

February 22, 2022

Whenever adults are aware of innocent children needing their safety assured, they can turn their compassion to looking into possible solutions, and help improve the children’s current lives and futures.

 

February 21, 2022

Never accept bullying. Trying to change your own responses to someone who’s toxic towards you, gives license for them to persist. End contact or stay distanced.

February 19, 2022

Sex can be enjoyed into age 70’s and older, through openness, creative solutions, and educating oneself through research and good health checks.

February 18, 2022

New ways to consider jobs and career-building have similar approaches to your relationship and personality needs.

February 17, 2022

A parent obsessing about a healthy, happy adult son, is likely lonely, and seeking/needing attention to her own health and well-being.

February 16, 2022

Grief is a process, difficult but insistent, eventually necessary and helpful.

February 15, 2022

When there’s a hint of better times becoming possible even during the pandemic, think positively and be helpful in whatever way you can.

February 14, 2022

When there’s an ugly breach in a family, a wedding is often the event that reveals it.

February 12, 2022

When feeling emotional conflict, listen to your inner voice.

February 11, 2022

There’s a responsibility to offer support and caring when a serious issue affects a long-time friend. But if a couple is involved, stay out of the middle.

February 10, 2022

Start practicing the relationship goals that you’ve defined, still in time for Valentine’s Day, if you want to get cuffing and cuddling with someone you can trust!

February 9, 2022

After a partner’s death, loneliness can become stifling. Get proactive to connect with friends/activities.

February 8, 2022

Concern about a spouse’s annual message to a long-ago ex indicates personal insecurity and suppressed marriage problems.

February 7, 2022

Parents should teach teenagers financial realities and state clear limits on adult children asking for “loans.”

February 5, 2022

Using an ultimatum to keep a difficult relationship going, only prolongs a very bad situation.

February 4, 2022

An employer who uses their past workplace affair to keep an employee from leaving, can face a formal workplace complaint.

February 3, 2022

Be alert and recognize red flags if you’re being rushed into an uncomfortably intense/controlling relationship.

February 2, 2022

The death of a beloved life partner is a passage. A later new relationship is a gift, not a replacement.

February 1, 2022

Don’t just listen to your inner voice, use it in relationships to maintain a healthy, positive self-image. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

January 31, 2022

There’s a time in life when circumstances make it crucial to your own self-respect to speak up against shallow mockery of others and divisive racism.

January 29, 2022

Resolving marital difficulties requires a fresh look at what’s possible and needed by everyone involved.

January 28, 2022

If someone close ignores Covid restrictions, explain that every family needs to help lessen cases/hospitalizations. Also, try to understand their fears.

January 27, 2022

Uncontrolled alcohol use negatively affects everyone in a family. Well-researched books offer new, motivating insights toward sobriety.