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Tip of the Day Archive

May 23, 2019

If a friend’s partner expresses unwanted romantic feelings for you, give the couple time and space to re-connect without you.

May 22, 2019

A big lie may have a solid excuse, but it can only be forgiven once.

May 21, 2019

When someone you love has mental health issues, your understanding of their origins and fears is crucially needed.

May 20, 2019

Learn from your life experience. Two controlling, cheating partners? A third is unacceptable.

May 18, 2019

When a partner lies, trust dies, unless you see ongoing behaviour changes and openness.

May 17, 2019

Never proceed to divorce if you both believe you and your spouse can work things out.

May 16, 2019

Credit-card debt can add up beyond a financial problem to a behavioural disorder.

May 15, 2019

Neglecting a former love’s needs calls for sincere apologies, unpressured contact and a focus on the future.

May 14, 2019

Dwelling on past hurt, despite current evidence of love and devotion, makes even a “good life” feel hollow.

May 13, 2019

Family’s don’t have to love everyone’s marital choice. But decency calls for attending the wedding.

May 11, 2019

If you don’t set limits on a lover’s relationship controls, you’ll end up as the “transition” person instead of the partner.

May 10, 2019

Some parental “mistakes” cannot be reconciled with adult children, without gaining understanding through professional therapy.

May 9, 2019

When children are involved, a new relationship should build slowly and thoughtfully toward mutual commitment.

 

May 8, 2019

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.

May 7, 2019

With donor conceptions more common, everyone involved should consider whether openness is healthier than secrecy.

May 6, 2019

Parents who dismiss a youngster’s story of abuse and don’t investigate/report it, are complicit in the child’s trauma.

May 4, 2019

Unfounded accusations of cheating are often indicators of the accuser’s own guilt.

 

May 3, 2019

Dating is a process. It doesn’t start with “love” but can build to it.

May 2, 2019

Sexual fantasy pushed beyond the tolerance limit of your partner, can end your relationship

May 1, 2019

The more you accept belittling treatment, the more you’ll lose your self-confidence.

April 30, 2019

Unhappy couples have a better chance for hope through counselling than through diversion-seeking dating.

 

April 29, 2019

On big issues, compromise is more than tit-for-tat, but rather about emotional giving and receiving.

April 27, 2019

Never let a near stranger’s demeaning rude remarks define you.

April 26, 2019

Don’t fall for someone’s practiced cons.

April 25, 2019

Rekindling a past romance? Be realistic about the present.

April 24, 2019

Boosted self-confidence, and better communication helps in finding dates.

April 23, 2019

Over-analyzing relationship issues without good counselling guidance can impede any positive change.

April 22, 2019

Don’t choose bitterness and anger if there’s a chance for better-quality life.

April 20, 2019

When a partner distances physically, both need to discuss the reasons (together or through counselling).

April 19, 2019

When an adult child divides a couple, a team strategy is needed.

April 18, 2019

Sharing new-baby information and mutual trust helps both parents become partners in child rearing.

April 17, 2019

Don’t let a go-nowhere “crush” limit your self-confidence for another real relationship.

April 16, 2019

A healthy emotional connection is essential for a long-term relationship.

April 15, 2019

Back off an office affair until the “attached” person either repairs or rethinks his/her current partnership.

 

April 13, 2019

Healing a partner’s deep resentment requires equally deep understanding of what “cheating” really means.

April 12, 2019

Uncertain paternity is delicate emotional territory. Offering “revelations” can be deeply harmful to the people involved.

April 11, 2019

DNA science has brought remarkable health benefits, AND new realities of genetic relatives.

April 10, 2019

If a partner’s falsely accusing you of cheating, the motivation may be his/her own guilt.

April 9, 2019

When an online “friend” cancels just before meeting in person, you’re probably luckier than you think.

April 8, 2019

Maintaining a loving relationship plus other partners requires full mutual consent.

April 6, 2019

A true friend doesn’t take advantage of knowing that you want more.

April 5, 2019

Most governing bodies of professional health practitioners have strict rules barring sexual/romantic relationships with patients.

April 4, 2019

Setting “limits” on love choices doesn’t guarantee finding The One.

April 3, 2019

If serious illness wrecks your sexual relationship, seek information and advice from medical and sex-therapy experts.

April 2, 2019

No relationship thrives where insults, disrespect, and immaturity divide both parties.

April 1, 2019

Forgoing intimacy in very early dating doesn’t signal rejection. It’s sometimes just about getting to know one another.

March 30, 2019

The “dog-talk” can create a harsh impasse if it’s conducted as adversaries instead of as practical, caring partners.

March 29, 2019

Age doesn’t define us; attitude and how we treat others does.

March 28, 2019

A “fresh start” after divorce means still being you, with an open mind towards new people.

March 27, 2019

Teenagers need awareness of how social media, text, and messaging apps complicate easily fragile emotions and early dating.

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