Tip of the Day Archive
Don’t let your aging mother-in-law’s apparent fears and meanness to you over losing her head-of-family status, break up your love relationship with your fiancé.
Loving, helpful in-laws can provide great emotional support to first-time parents. But ignoring their most important asks, can ruin the entire family’s relationship.
Marriages survive best on compromises, short-term breaks and long-term agreements.
Doubting yourself repeatedly can signal having been “gaslit.” Get the help of a psychotherapist/psychologist to end family or other “controlling” relationships.
Dogs, flower beds, grassy landscape and park benches are all potential “public” meeting places when looking for “The One.”
When once-close friends form strongly different/contentious opinions, distance gently. If you miss this person, reassess.
When only you sustain your marriage, it won’t improve unless you insist on changes, or separation.
Decide what matters most now, and for the future.
In a relationship, long-time quirks need to be discussed and understood by both people.
Jealousy can destroy a parent-child relationship, especially if the adult child perceives self-interest, personal ambition and past neglect from the parent’s successes.
In relationships, if you keep doing the same thing without a happy result, seek a psychologist’s professional insights as your guide.
After a loss/divorce, new romantic relationships are sometimes destroyed by jealous, money-seeking adult children. Discuss ahead, not later.
Divorce affects parent-child relationships, especially when a newcomer’s included. Assure children of your love.
You can’t know whether a relationship’s happening if both sides aren’t mentioning it.
Substance abuse can seem impossible to overcome. Or, with personal resolve and weighing the consequences rather than hold that belief, determination and addiction counselling can lead to healthy changes.
If you’re wondering why some people easily draw attention, start to explore/share your own background stories, experiences, yearnings. And wear them proudly!
Negative attitudes about “others” ignore the economic and cultural benefits of Canada’s world-acclaimed diversity, with newcomers bringing unique talents/skills/foods/music, and the ambitions of their children born here.
Responding to parents’ serious health needs is necessary. So is sharing information with your partner.
Small-minded people do their community and its children a disservice through mean, petty, and ignorant prejudices against race, religion and wrongly-assumed politics of immigrant “outsiders.”
Couples struggling with differences in mixed-race/cross-culture unions, can strengthen their love through communication, understanding, counselling.
Relationships that suit the needs of only one partner, reflect that person’s self-absorption and the other’s deflated (or weakened) self-esteem.
Finding passion in senior years is a gift. Handle it with care and build respectful boundaries into a thriving relationship.
Sometimes, a smile and gentle outreach to a stressed parent can calm the situation and save a child from harsher consequences.
Parents must make well-considered decisions regarding young children’s best interests, and include them in discussions and reasons for Yes or No.
The pandemic’s effects on would-be daters reveals the significance of stating what you expect/need from a relationship.
When several post-divorce relationships present major obstacles, perhaps the date-seeker actually fears any commitment.
Overwhelmed parents of toddlers/babies should seek local Moms/Dads groups where kids play (babies watch/sleep) while parents chat and learn.
Celebrating children’s birthdays, graduations and other milestones along with invited family/friends is a time-honoured tradition. But there’s no “honour” in setting up guests for a thankless cash-grab.
If a man with erectile dysfunction won’t attempt intimacy (loving words, embraces, kissing), enjoy his caring friendship, or move on.
Healthy seniors may enjoy added years of happiness with a new partner, barring adult children’s interference.
Awkward moments from one’s past are often misinterpreted in memory. Focus on present happiness.
Unexpected glimpses of others’ cheating behaviour are like an early warning system: Among the many choices presented to people new to relationship pitfalls, choose your own important values.
Keep pursuing all expert information that becomes available, and discuss/explore potential aids towards intimacy with your wife.
If dealing with ongoing or past abuse, online mental health support is available free in Ontario. Check go.lifeworks.com/depression
If you want to improve your sex life, consider what’s lacking, seek professional information and try to discuss/achieve positive changes within your relationship.
Generosity is a gift of goodwill. Taking it for granted from others, is a foolish mistake.
Adult children who’ve suffered years of parental abuse/neglect, must focus on their healing and building self-worth.
Someone who looks/acts too good to be true, and also rushes from first date to marriage, may have a hidden motive. Look closer.
Sibling estrangement is a family-based failure that started at home. It takes heart and soul to keep the door open.
Whatever your life and career goals are, it’s pursuing them that makes your ambitions and dreams more possible.
If there’s any possibility of transmitting syphilis, a potential sexual partner must be informed!
There’s more to married team-work than dividing chores. Caring/kindness/loving actions and words, form long term bonds.
Mood disorders, age-related worries, reluctance to pursue the cause, are some ways people stay “stuck” in depression rather than search for answers.
Violence, physical and emotional abuse are crimes, punishable by law, no matter if the perpetrator is a spouse or family member. Seek help, support and safety through Abused Women’s Shelters.
A relationship is an experience. But learning how to live/love in a relationship is personal growth.
Relationships are complex whether new, old, or at a stalemate. Face emerging problems with discussion, then adapt to changes that are necessary, or your only choice.
What you know you can’t trust isn’t really different from whom you know you can’t count on as your life partner. The immediate solution is to count only on yourself, your long-time supportive friends and your family.
Never make hasty decisions about an emotionally-charged matter. Instead, consider who/what is most important.
If the situation were a 50-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, there would’ve been an immediate phone call to police.
All relationships can have weak spots. When a sibling’s involved, emotions can go deep. Tread carefully.