Tip of the Day Archive
Marriages can flourish despite differences, but not without mutual respect.
In a mental health crisis, professional counselling offers a route for relief.
When a family relationship’s toxic, rise above it toward your own goals.
Unusual changes in communication should be discussed with a psychologist for possible diagnoses, even if a relative has to initiate this.
Friends with Benefits arrangements work best for those who do not want “more” from a relationship.
Friends’ underlying values matter. But during a crisis, they matter far more.
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.
When a single issue affects a loving relationship, discuss it together or seek couple therapy.
Singles: Try a smarter, slicker approach to dating apps.
Counselling can help a couple learn to share and enjoy their roles as equal partners and parents.
In personal-service work, walk away from clients who disrespect you.
If you care about family, don’t give up without trying all reasonable means to repair a rift.
If light/sunshine/exercise don’t lessen your pandemic blues, mental-health therapy may be helpful.
Approach counselling with an open mind. Check your locale’s mental-health website for free or subsidized counselling help.
Post-divorce: Pursue new (online) interests, meet people through them, get counselling, love who you’ve become.
Menopausal women can enjoy sexual activity into their senior years. Talk to your doctor.
Family discord affects parents, children, grandparents. But good-hearted support doesn’t mean you can heal the main antagonists. Counselling helps.
It’s not uncommon for adult children of alcoholics to require help from therapy.
Until the pandemic ends through enough vaccinations and herd immunity, keep finding healthy ways to manage the stresses.
Some couples live amicably with extended family but not easily when there’s a domineering in-law.
Teenagers’ dating requests during a pandemic call for showing understanding, respect, facts and necessary firmness.
When life changes overshadow your “love” feelings, deal with the changes.
When a spouse suddenly leaves without warning, look beyond assumptions for an answer/help which might be crucially needed.
Tell a friend with a difficult situation that you’re “there” to help discuss it, if that’s wanted.
People who are always helping others sometimes need outside support/counselling.
A negative mother who won’t attend her adult daughter’s wedding needs to know she won’t be missed.
If negative about a relationship, caving in is unfair to you both.
A parent’s ongoing love/support for a child deserves equal support when the aging parent needs it.
Emotional cheating may exist in the hurt view of a partner especially if “another” woman or man is involved.
A long-loving partnership is a gift. Grief’s process takes slow steps to accept loss.
Don’t dismiss the notion of a healthy and satisfying sex life for older people.
With love, shared values, and children’s interests in mind,
living together is worth waiting for during this pandemic.
Stop fighting, learn to communicate, show your children a better way.
The wise parent is a leader by example regarding adult children’s disputes, not a referee.
If possible, consider a partner’s affair as an alarm for help for your relationship through counselling.
Caring in-laws can be a resource of love and emotional support.
The COVID-19 pandemic carries one inescapable message: Your health and safety are precious and we ARE all in this together.
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.
Jealousy and distrust are destructive to a relationship. Clear any reasons for doubt, or get professional help.
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.
Depression is real. Offering assistance to get someone professional help is a true gift of caring.
There are proven approaches to repairing relationship resentments through counselling, therapy or coaching.
Start the path to change by asking yourself some important questions.
Grief takes time to heal, for everyone. But children’s loss of a parent is a blow that hurts forever.
When you want to marry someone, say so. Even when apart, love can flourish.
When a partner’s depressed, drinking, and lying, it’s time for serious efforts towards professional help.
Simple changes can renew your partnering connections.
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.
When an unmet online dater professes early “love,” steel yourself for the “ask” of money and/or private security information.
Never having a “serious relationship chat,” means having no voice about your life together.
Marriage break-up affects even the in-law parents/grandparents caught in the drama.