Tip of the Day Archive

December 28, 2019

All meaningful relationships have a place/purpose in your life, including the briefer passages.

December 27, 2019

If someone harasses you, and blocking contact doesn’t help, protect your safety, including notifying police.

December 26, 2019

Dwelling on a past abusive relationship prolongs trauma that wasn’t your fault. Get therapy.

December 24, 2019

To all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 23, 2019

Be discreet when meeting people casually. Take time to assess whether closer friendship is likely, or not.

December 21, 2019

Separate socializing as part of your job from your personal dating life.

December 20, 2019

New Year’s Eve is a notable calendar date, not a definition of who you are.

December 19, 2019

Pursue your interests and seek like-minded people, and you, not Santa, will find your next relationship.

December 18, 2019

When you feel blocked from the ability to feel love, get professional help to deal with the reasons.


December 17, 2019

Don’t allow someone a second chance to devastate you, unless he/she shows evidence of having changed.

December 16, 2019

Distrusting your spouse ultimately destroys the relationship.

December 14, 2019

The answer to a woman’s question “Do I Need a Man?” has to come from within herself, considering her needs/wants and any children involved.

December 13, 2019

The importance of “size” in a relationship is relative to the degree of emotional feelings felt between the two partners.

December 12, 2019

The different personalities that attract two people, also require their adjusting to and accepting those differences.

December 11, 2019

When circumstances impose pressure and fatigue, lean in together. Touch, warmth, love, will revive desire.

December 10, 2019

Labelling step-grandparenting differently from grandparenting sends a divisive message.


December 9, 2019

At least one parent should be home when a young teenage couple have their “date” there.

December 7, 2019

Do NOT “move on” to another marriage until you’ve learned how your first marriage failed so dramatically.


December 6, 2019

When one partner’s emotionally stronger, the other still must share some couple-minded responsibilities.

December 5, 2019

Don’t let love make you accept a second-class role in your relationship. Lying/cheating can’t be dismissed.

December 4, 2019

Since opposites often attract, it’s almost inevitable that many couples have to learn to accept the reality of each other’s differences.


December 3, 2019

The trauma from physical abuse is deep-rooted. Without counselling, old fears can be re-triggered.

December 2, 2019

Age-difference isn’t as big a problem as one person being used and treated badly by other.

November 30, 2019

Sometimes the more obvious differences between two people aren’t what’s really dividing them.

November 29, 2019

Mid-life is no time to give up on yourself even if a partner has failed you. The years ahead are up to you!

November 28, 2019

A cheater who brags to you should be warned of being outed, if you know the spouse.

November 27, 2019

Hoping to re-connect with an alcoholic relative? Get informed about the best approaches, build trust slowly.

November 26, 2019

When you view your relationship partner with suspicion, make sure it’s not due to your own insecurity.

November 25, 2019

Disagreements occur in every couple’s relationship. “Fighting fair” is how they can disagree and stay connected.

November 23, 2019

An old/true saying: If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.


November 22, 2019

A prenuptial agreement between a couple can protect both parties from unpleasant surprises about assets and finances.

November 21, 2019

“Working late” doesn’t always signal a cheating-alert. But a non-accusatory chat may be needed to explain the change.


November 20, 2019

Heal from divorce through focusing on your kids, the gift of new love, and seeking help if needed.

November 19, 2019

A loving partner helps you find out why your breath smells bad, rather than just shaming you.

November 18, 2019

No Surprise: Quick, easy divorces require two people who agree on all the issues.

November 16, 2019

Pursue all legal avenues to see your children while also communicating in any way possible.

November 15, 2019

A job that’s caused diagnosed negative effects to your mental health, isn’t worth its higher salary.

November 14, 2019

Practice the basic behaviours that make for a healthy relationship with close people. It’ll turn much of your life towards “happy.”

November 13, 2019

“Second-chance-love” sometimes involves many other people and factors. Think it through carefully.


November 12, 2019

Religious differences can divide a family. Discussion needs to be moderate and reassuring.

November 11, 2019

Restoring trust after cheating isn’t easy. Apologizing and recognizing the depth of hurt caused is essential.

November 9, 2019

Divorce is rarely only one party’s “fault” but rather a result of both accepting a distanced, hurtful situation for too long.

November 8, 2019

Addiction can affect everyone in a family. Al-Anon and other similar programs (e.g. Nar-Anon) offer significant help.

November 7, 2019

Parents of early teens need to be patient, helpful, but firm about safety-first.

November 6, 2019

If your partner and young-adult children hate each other, it’s up to the true grown-ups to try to create bridges.

November 5, 2019

Beware an instant “romance” with someone seeking constant caring for his/her needs.

November 4, 2019

Schoolyard bullies must be stopped by all the adults responsible for safe schools.

November 2, 2019

When physically abusive behaviour is evident, immediate help and safety are crucial!

November 1, 2019

If your intimate relationships are maintained only to please yourself, you can end up being very lonely.


October 31, 2019

Abused people need professional therapy to move past their trauma in order to have healthy relationships.