Tip of the Day Archive
Every source of grief is hurtful. Focus on the strength and joys you have in the present.
When a close relative/friend is divorcing, be supportive. Wait till they settle before resuming friendship with their ex.
Divorced people with parenting responsibilities need increased awareness of children’s adjustment plus their own.
Enjoy your First Love. Give love unconditionally when the person and time is right.
When seeking counselling, research the types offered and the counsellor’s approach, to find the “right fit.”
Couples’ therapy can help a marriage thrive anew, together. Joining group sex instead, risks trust and respect.
Shy? Approach a potential date with a smile, a “Hello,” your name, and a simple comment. Build from there, slowly.
Separated/divorced parents owe children their right to a continued secure relationship with their other parent, if at all possible.
Even loving partners make foolish mistakes. Explain the hurt, then make peace.
Life experience in dating teaches strong lessons about who/what to trust in new relationships. Stay alert to signals from new people, especially those who move fast and up close.
Family members should be alert to divisive attitudes/actions that can destroy relationships between three generations.
When meeting new potential dates/friends. ask about their past highlights, current interests/hopes, and listen.
Family members’ off-putting habits are sometimes cries for help. Reach out. But with sheer rudeness, distance.
Worried about teens’ behaviour? Ask questions, listen, find help together.
Grown children who want to protect a dating parent need information about the parent’s own safety measures and goals, then back off.
Greet positive family revelations with gratitude and sensitivity.
Estrangement usually causes innocent children to lose out. Apologizing can open the door. Worth trying.
A miserable marriage warrants counselling, health checks, a trial separation. If nothing helps, move on.
Marriage won’t thrive without spouses’ efforts to hear/respect each other, discuss problems, share intimacy, feel loved.
Don’t give up on yourself due to a loveless marriage without partnership. Get legal advice and personal therapy.
Sometimes we must heal the relationship with ourselves before moving forward. Professional expertise is needed, e.g., psychology, psychiatry etc.
Distrust being swept up by excessive flattery and purposeful grooming for another’s wishes.
A vulnerable adult child still needs parental love/help.
Learn someone’s character one insight at a time.
The ages of 40s-through-50s can be a negative turning point for those who take their spouses for granted. Listen/discuss/speak love.
Couples usually want a partner’s support and empathy for issues that arise at the workplace or regarding their families. They don’t want instant solutions ordered by the other person.
When meeting new potential dates/friends, ask about their past highlights, current interests/hopes, and listen.
Value your own self-worth while seeking future love.
Grandparents and parents should be open to discussion about any problematic issues that could interfere with healthy, loving grandparent-grandchild relationships.
Shared communication is essential for a healthy long-term relationship, especially when issues call for compromise on divided opinions.
Relationships after the experience of divorce and lifestyle changes, need frequent/open communication about what matters to each person.
Divorced women and men equally need to commit to positivity and open communication with a partner.
Assess your personal/emotional/financial needs now, before deciding whether to return to an office-based job, or stay home-based if possible.
Surmounting alcoholism opens the door to the better life you seek.
Being a supportive friend means giving of yourself when it’s needed and staying thoughtfully out of the way when it’s not.
Financial infidelity that cheats a partner of their own money, is a warning to couples to handle finances together and with discussion.
The time to end grieving over a person who hurt you deeply is when you recognize that you’ve already moved on.
Persistent health-related symptoms make seeing a doctor your priority. But seeking friendship over loneliness is a mental-health need.
Seize the opportunity when you sense that a friend/loved one needs immediate mental health support.
Relationships thrive on commitment, trust, love and respect, irrespective of shared backgrounds if the former are absent.
A negative attitude that women avoid relationships prevents friendships that reveal a woman’s true interests.
A devoted pet is worth your time and loving care.
Parental alienation can also affect grandparents when an angry ex-partner divides child from parent.
A sudden break-up calls for actively securing your parenting and legal/financial rights and strengthening determination/self-confidence for a better future.
Marriage ended abruptly is usually deeply hurtful. But recovery is helped considerably through friendships, comfort, revived self-confidence, and therapy.
The “new normal” relies on what each person feels comfortable about doing or avoiding as the pandemic’s effects lessen.
Parents experiencing alienation should seek both professional therapy and legal advice, and keep reaching out gently to the children involved.
Living with emotional battering isn’t a relationship, it’s a constant physical/mental health risk. A solution is necessary, at least for yourself and daughter.
When one person in a relationship makes unilateral decisions about major changes, it often leads to separation.
Friends who disagree on vaccinations should avoid close contact during the threat of COVID-19 and variant infections.