Tip of the Day Archive
COVID-19 remains with us for some months ahead. If people you care about take risks, connect virtually only.
Aware that a friend’s cheating? Don’t snitch. Instead, warn him/her of the inevitable harm to spouse/kids/career.
Online dating relying on photos invites rejection. Talk to people’s faces virtually before considering meeting in person.
Giving upon yourself is what makes it harder to find love and a relationship partner.
A friendship that overrides a marriage requires open discussion.
When a marriage suddenly ends, focus on immediate reactions emotions of children involved.
Before raising very sensitive personal issues regarding sex with someone, get fully informed first, and consider your own sensitivity, too.
Adult children’s watch on their senior-generation’s pandemic response, should feel natural and respectful.
When a normally happy partner turns argumentative, look first for non-blaming reasons of health changes, and/or pressures from the pandemic.
Siblings who can rise above any envy over differing incomes/lifestyles, benefit from mutual emotional support.
A person who “ghosts” others is a coward. Period.
Holding onto past hurts only keeps you suffering. Forgive your lingering self-doubts. Trust yourself and put others’ nastiness behind you.
Look into available and free mental health/wellness supports to combat anxiety, depression etc.
While scientific facts about COVID-19 are still emerging, self-protective measures with dogs/cats, remain necessary.
When an unhealthy relationship finally ends, focus on regaining your self-confidence and emotional/physical well-being.
Lessen deep feelings of loneliness by reaching out to people who also need help finding meaningful connections that can last, and through volunteering.
Apologize for a past disagreement while communication is still possible, to try to avoid total estrangement.
Longstanding bitterness post-divorce mostly hurts the person maintaining it.
Knowing your own good qualities is the start to sharing them to build friendships.
Different fears/reactions during the pandemic are natural. Rise above any disconnect to renew the friendships that previously mattered to you.
Premature ejaculation? Medications and counselling can help resolve it.
Remarried parents and their adult children must work at maintaining a connection.
Divorce is hard enough even on grown children. A new spouse should take the high road if an angry ex-spouse tries to make trouble over his/her daughter’s wedding.
Addictions can be conquered with an approach you choose.
A man who helps a female friend conceive a child, must consider his responsibility in that child’s life.
Divorcing parents must try hard over years to help children adjust, while acknowledging their pain and loss and reassuring them of continued love.
When married people secretly use dating apps, they’re “cheating” on their partners before even making contact with someone.
Changing one partner’s role in a household arrangement that’s been accepted for years, takes tact, sensitivity, relevant information, and time (barring an emergency).
Sibling rivalry’s common in youngsters. But successful grownups should do better by being generous of spirit.
For any loving relationship to endure, both partners must try to work out together how to handle any serious challenges.
When you have a strong urge to do something helpful for others, follow the combined urgings of your heart and mind.
Divorce hurts kids. Both parents must try hard to help heal them.
Don’t let negative self-images and mental health issues stunt your life. Seek professional counselling online, or through referral.
Pressures felt during emotion-laden family events can become disruptive. Reach out to find ways to communicate and regroup.
Face the future instead of the past when seeking a healthy, honest relationship.
Grief is a process that can lead to renewed purpose/hope for your life ahead.
Follow your heart and mind on making major life changes but first learn the most significant adjustments involved.
Stress and anger can destroy a relationship unless there’s serious effort at discussion and compromise, and/or counselling including anger management if needed.
Enter a new friendship thoughtfully, respecting the other’s start of a new life.
A past indiscretion that didn’t “cheat” on anyone else, should be left in the past.
Children need time to adjust to someone “new” in a parent’s life.
Sometimes a love story is just that. Be grateful if and when it happens to you.
Confessing lesbian feelings for a woman friend means being true to oneself.
Regular mood changes over years calls for a medical check and possibly for psychotherapy. Supporting a spouse through this shows true partnership.
However, the Blue Jays perform in the playoffs, they’re a beloved part of Toronto’s annual summer dreams.
When a partner’s poor health habits affect the whole family, be the better model for your children while you encourage self-care.
Don’t accept ongoing shaming and rejection. Insist on discussion, counselling or legal separation.
Living single by choice is not a barrier to a meaningful life.
Overcoming years of physical/emotional abuse, requires therapy and support, for love to be trusted.
Reach out for the help you need immediately. Living with suspicions/fears is harmful to everyone.