Tip of the Day Archive

June 22, 2019

If you’re the only one adapting to a loved one’s habits/tastes/activities, it’s a one-way give, not compromise.

June 21, 2019

If you keep going around in circles in the way you respond to life’s experiences, you get no farther ahead in understanding, wisdom and personal growth.

June 20, 2019

When a relationship’s unchanging, unacceptable negatives outweigh all the positives, end it.

June 19, 2019

Beware of love-bombing flattery and manipulation that leads towards control.

June 18, 2019

Advise teenagers that internet posts live on. But let them learn some lessons (barring risk of legal and physical danger).

June 17, 2019

The silent treatment often speaks volumes about a relationship ending, without ever being discussed.

June 15, 2019

Getting engaged is meant to be a public promise, not a stalling tactic. Don’t play fast and loose with your loved one’s patience.

June 14, 2019

Living with a perpetual cheater? Show him/her the door.

June 13, 2019

When to have sex with a new man? When you’re comfortable with your decision.

June 12, 2019

Caregiving is a full-time mission of responsibility for someone else’s needs. Take advantage of every possible community service and assistance.


June 11, 2019

A close relationship between brothers or sisters can provide needed support, by understanding/avoiding difficulties with the sibling’s spouse.

June 10, 2019

A relationship that one partner won’t acknowledge openly, will disappoint and hurt the other.

June 8, 2019

Divorce is tough on everyone involved. Parents and children can adjust but it takes time, effort, maturity, compassion for all.

June 7, 2019

Clear your possessions from an ex-partner’s home, ASAP. Delays complicate both approaches and reactions.

June 6, 2019

Don’t use a crisis affecting a divorced partner’s children, as the opportunity to push for marriage.

June 5, 2019

In some marriages, living without warmth or loving touch can be too lonely to warrant staying together.


June 4, 2019

Family sometimes makes too many demands. But showing your interest/support in small ways can help.


June 3, 2019

It isn’t a romantic “relationship” until both of you agree it is.

June 1, 2019

Don’t let a lover’s frozen emotions destroy your own openness, hopes, and future. Move on.

May 31, 2019

When a couple’s disagreement over one partner’s behaviour persists, and discussion and sex/intimacy end, their union (and family) are at risk of separation.

May 30, 2019

Sexual fantasies can enhance a couple’s relationship if shared. Acting on them secretly with others is just cheating.

May 29, 2019

Declaring mutual love with a married person is a step towards a family’s breakup, no matter how much you insist otherwise.

May 28, 2019

Harassment is unacceptable, worrisome, potentially dangerous. If it persists, seek legal and/or police help.


May 27, 2019

If a partner’s control creates isolation/depression, plan a safe exit, reach out to any family, and/or call police.

May 25, 2019

Boost online dating efforts by also meeting people and talking in person.

May 24, 2019

Romantic relationships kept secret for financial reasons, signals that person’s value of money more than of love.

May 23, 2019

If a friend’s partner expresses unwanted romantic feelings for you, give the couple time and space to re-connect without you.

May 22, 2019

A big lie may have a solid excuse, but it can only be forgiven once.

May 21, 2019

When someone you love has mental health issues, your understanding of their origins and fears is crucially needed.

May 20, 2019

Learn from your life experience. Two controlling, cheating partners? A third is unacceptable.

May 18, 2019

When a partner lies, trust dies, unless you see ongoing behaviour changes and openness.

May 17, 2019

Never proceed to divorce if you both believe you and your spouse can work things out.

May 16, 2019

Credit-card debt can add up beyond a financial problem to a behavioural disorder.

May 15, 2019

Neglecting a former love’s needs calls for sincere apologies, unpressured contact and a focus on the future.

May 14, 2019

Dwelling on past hurt, despite current evidence of love and devotion, makes even a “good life” feel hollow.

May 13, 2019

Family’s don’t have to love everyone’s marital choice. But decency calls for attending the wedding.

May 11, 2019

If you don’t set limits on a lover’s relationship controls, you’ll end up as the “transition” person instead of the partner.

May 10, 2019

Some parental “mistakes” cannot be reconciled with adult children, without gaining understanding through professional therapy.

May 9, 2019

When children are involved, a new relationship should build slowly and thoughtfully toward mutual commitment.


May 8, 2019

Mixed-faith marriages can work, between equal partners. But parents fearing coercion and controls are involved, must tread lightly to not push their child away.

May 7, 2019

With donor conceptions more common, everyone involved should consider whether openness is healthier than secrecy.

May 6, 2019

Parents who dismiss a youngster’s story of abuse and don’t investigate/report it, are complicit in the child’s trauma.

May 4, 2019

Unfounded accusations of cheating are often indicators of the accuser’s own guilt.


May 3, 2019

Dating is a process. It doesn’t start with “love” but can build to it.

May 2, 2019

Sexual fantasy pushed beyond the tolerance limit of your partner, can end your relationship

May 1, 2019

The more you accept belittling treatment, the more you’ll lose your self-confidence.

April 30, 2019

Unhappy couples have a better chance for hope through counselling than through diversion-seeking dating.


April 29, 2019

On big issues, compromise is more than tit-for-tat, but rather about emotional giving and receiving.

April 27, 2019

Never let a near stranger’s demeaning rude remarks define you.

April 26, 2019

Don’t fall for someone’s practiced cons.