Tip of the Day Archive
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.
Dating successfully calls for knowing yourself first.
Romantic young couples need to experience their own relationship journey. Barring any worrying signals, supportive family needs to stand by until asked and/or needed.
When a new partner becomes suspicious and jealous of your ongoing contact with an ex, either lessen the contact right away or re-think the new relationship.
No relationship can thrive in an atmosphere of bullying and insults. Families in which these tactics persist are harmful to everyone, including innocent children.
Raising a child together is worth your best efforts to be positive, confident and support each other.
Family estrangements only survive when everyone maintains it. It only takes one party to rise above it.
Treat each significant relationship as unique, and leave the past behind.
Adult children living in countries that celebrate diversity won’t long accept bullying by parents disposed to caste inequities, racism, and religious intolerance.
Your own special interests can lead you to find an empathetic partner who also brings uniqueness to a relationship.
A parent’s love/understanding is still needed by adult children still being undermined/diminished by their other parent.
Separating spouses have options in lawyers’ approaches to the wants/concerns of both husband and wife.
Bad-mouthing an ex-spouse to your mutual children usually harms their relationship with you at least as much as with him/her.
Women who’ve suddenly been emotionally and physically abandoned by their husbands can reject the victim label. They can find healing, recovery, and motivation through personal determination and/or with the benefit of counselling.