Tip of the Day Archive

February 26, 2019

Seeking a relationship despite distance is reasonable; rushing one too soon is unwise.

February 25, 2019

When a marriage reaches an impasse, silence is useless. Face your difficult choices.

February 23, 2019

If you accept abuse from a partner, there’s no reason for him or her to change.

February 22, 2019

When a devastating marriage break-up occurs, don’t let an ex-spouse’s weak behaviour define you.

February 21, 2019

Marrying someone committed to a hostile defensive approach, is a set-up for years of fighting and unhappiness.

February 20, 2019

Step One in a relationship crisis is talking openly together about what’s gone wrong.

February 19, 2019

Never just accept the bullying of someone you know. Speak up where it counts.

February 18, 2019

Dishonesty and disrespect don’t solve family problems; they make them worse.

February 16, 2019

Explain your feelings, rather than argue limits, about another woman’s interest in your man.

February 15, 2019

After dating for many months, you deserve a truthful reason why a good relationship ended.

February 14, 2019

Dramatic illness can upset a relationship through fear, hurt and anger.


February 13, 2019

Online dating can resemble online shopping – some great values, more lemons. Choose carefully.

February 12, 2019

Couples counselling can be successful, when both commit to it.


February 11, 2019

Do not confuse sibling “love” with respect, when there’s meanness and manipulation involved.

February 9, 2019

Can a partner bring a woman-friend home when you’re away and children may be present? Discuss it.

February 8, 2019

Don’t rush to have another child with the father who won’t grow up.

February 7, 2019

There’s no definite age at which a marital split is easiest on children. But a persistently nasty home environment isn’t better.

February 6, 2019

If you give a child a cell phone, you must teach and oversee its responsible use, and take action against any mis-use.

February 5, 2019

Don’t lend money for something the recipient still can’t afford to enjoy.

February 4, 2019

Couples need to create their own trusted team as loving friends, beyond their other connections.


February 2, 2019

Once you know someone’s cheating on a friend/relative, you’re no longer just a bystander.


February 1, 2019

When a relationship’s controlled to suit only the other person, it’s already doomed. Move on.

January 31, 2019

Don’t let others’ opinions/drama rule your life.

January 30, 2019

Parents and adult children will sometimes have conflicts… both sides need to accept their differences.

January 29, 2019

People who get mired in the deep sorrow of a loss, should consider getting grief counseling.

January 28, 2019

Couples need to set boundaries with interfering in-laws, if they want their union to last and thrive.

January 26, 2019

Don’t accept only the smallest slice of the “true love” that you want.

January 25, 2019

Snobbery and materialism are often fallback attitudes of those who are insecure.

January 24, 2019

When someone wants to change your looks and clothing, ask who’s image is being reflected.

January 23, 2019

Verbal aggression resolves nothing, can become physical, and exposes both parties’ weaknesses.

January 22, 2019

A crush can be a temporary lift of daydreaming, or start a great deal of trouble.

January 21, 2019

The toughest decisions are often the most important for moving forward in a family relationship.

January 19, 2019

Can a marriage thrive after one partner cheated? It requires mutual effort including self-reflection on both parts. Therapy helps.


January 18, 2019

A couple’s enduring relationship requires at least as much careful tending as a longtime business partnership.

January 17, 2019

Since BYOB is about bringing booze, not taking it home, use common sense about the occasion.

January 16, 2019

Finding time to connect as adults is a crucial need of couples with kids.

January 15, 2019

Some “accommodations” in a marriage are too demeaning to accept.

January 14, 2019

Whether it’s about visiting dogs or people, state your boundaries on behaviour upfront.

January 12, 2019

A person’s hard journey from pain to inner strength can’t depend on those who are weak and frightened.

January 11, 2019

Don’t let social media and dating app approaches demean who you are and what you want from dating.

January 10, 2019

Depression clouds decision-making. Get therapy and treatment to help you feel confident about making life decisions.

January 9, 2019

When someone’s suicidal, seek professional help immediately.

January 8, 2019

Lending money to relatives can be problematic, but personal ties warrant trying to help in some way.


January 7, 2019

Illogical fears only mock the present, when much more thought and work are needed to improve the future.

January 5, 2019

Long-distance relationships require getting together, even if only for visits, to stay connected.

January 4, 2019

The deep desire to have a child can be non-negotiable, and a deal-breaker for some couples.

January 3, 2019

When “lifestyle mania” rules, relationships easily suffer.

January 2, 2019

Mix high spirits and cross-flirting couples, and “fun” can get out of hand, unless you don’t let it.

January 1, 2019

Relationship “Stop” signs are glaring truths: If there’s no connection for years, there’s no future.

December 31, 2018

Fantasizing privately during sex with your partner about his friend whom you prefer, is deceitful and risky.