Tip of the Day Archive
If a friend’s partner expresses unwanted romantic feelings for you, give the couple time and space to re-connect without you.
A big lie may have a solid excuse, but it can only be forgiven once.
When someone you love has mental health issues, your understanding of their origins and fears is crucially needed.
Learn from your life experience. Two controlling, cheating partners? A third is unacceptable.
When a partner lies, trust dies, unless you see ongoing behaviour changes and openness.
Never proceed to divorce if you both believe you and your spouse can work things out.
Credit-card debt can add up beyond a financial problem to a behavioural disorder.
Neglecting a former love’s needs calls for sincere apologies, unpressured contact and a focus on the future.
Dwelling on past hurt, despite current evidence of love and devotion, makes even a “good life” feel hollow.
Family’s don’t have to love everyone’s marital choice. But decency calls for attending the wedding.
If you don’t set limits on a lover’s relationship controls, you’ll end up as the “transition” person instead of the partner.
Some parental “mistakes” cannot be reconciled with adult children, without gaining understanding through professional therapy.
When children are involved, a new relationship should build slowly and thoughtfully toward mutual commitment.
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.
With donor conceptions more common, everyone involved should consider whether openness is healthier than secrecy.
Parents who dismiss a youngster’s story of abuse and don’t investigate/report it, are complicit in the child’s trauma.
Unfounded accusations of cheating are often indicators of the accuser’s own guilt.
Dating is a process. It doesn’t start with “love” but can build to it.
Sexual fantasy pushed beyond the tolerance limit of your partner, can end your relationship
The more you accept belittling treatment, the more you’ll lose your self-confidence.
Unhappy couples have a better chance for hope through counselling than through diversion-seeking dating.
On big issues, compromise is more than tit-for-tat, but rather about emotional giving and receiving.
Never let a near stranger’s demeaning rude remarks define you.
Don’t fall for someone’s practiced cons.
Rekindling a past romance? Be realistic about the present.
Boosted self-confidence, and better communication helps in finding dates.
Over-analyzing relationship issues without good counselling guidance can impede any positive change.
Don’t choose bitterness and anger if there’s a chance for better-quality life.
When a partner distances physically, both need to discuss the reasons (together or through counselling).
When an adult child divides a couple, a team strategy is needed.
Sharing new-baby information and mutual trust helps both parents become partners in child rearing.
Don’t let a go-nowhere “crush” limit your self-confidence for another real relationship.
A healthy emotional connection is essential for a long-term relationship.
Back off an office affair until the “attached” person either repairs or rethinks his/her current partnership.
Healing a partner’s deep resentment requires equally deep understanding of what “cheating” really means.
Uncertain paternity is delicate emotional territory. Offering “revelations” can be deeply harmful to the people involved.
DNA science has brought remarkable health benefits, AND new realities of genetic relatives.
If a partner’s falsely accusing you of cheating, the motivation may be his/her own guilt.
When an online “friend” cancels just before meeting in person, you’re probably luckier than you think.
Maintaining a loving relationship plus other partners requires full mutual consent.
A true friend doesn’t take advantage of knowing that you want more.
Most governing bodies of professional health practitioners have strict rules barring sexual/romantic relationships with patients.
Setting “limits” on love choices doesn’t guarantee finding The One.
If serious illness wrecks your sexual relationship, seek information and advice from medical and sex-therapy experts.
No relationship thrives where insults, disrespect, and immaturity divide both parties.
Forgoing intimacy in very early dating doesn’t signal rejection. It’s sometimes just about getting to know one another.
The “dog-talk” can create a harsh impasse if it’s conducted as adversaries instead of as practical, caring partners.
Age doesn’t define us; attitude and how we treat others does.
A “fresh start” after divorce means still being you, with an open mind towards new people.
Teenagers need awareness of how social media, text, and messaging apps complicate easily fragile emotions and early dating.