Tip of the Day Archive

September 12, 2007

Starting a serious relationship with a secret is a recipe for living with tension and fear.

September 11, 2007

Use this anniversary of tragedy and loss, to acknowledge the loved ones in your life and the importance of your relationships.

September 10, 2007

When you stoop to snoop, you may end up fighting shadows in your own mind.

September 8, 2007

Moving forward after a bad break-up means being open to new possibilities, showing interest and being interesting.

September 7, 2007

Hostile post-divorce relationships can cause more harm to children than to either spouse.

September 6, 2007

When emotions from a past divorce interfere with sex in a relationship, it’s time for professional help.

September 5, 2007

Living with suspicion and insecurity is counterproductive – damaging to the very relationship you wish to secure.

September 4, 2007

Low libido is a problem that both partners need to address with intention, not blame.

September 3, 2007

Partners who’re always giving “lessons” in behaviour, are usually controllers, not teachers.

September 1, 2007

When a partner is haunted by old baggage, no relationship can thrive.

August 31, 2007

A relationship that exists only in one person’s mind, is not real.

August 30, 2007

An online “friendship” isn’t a romance until you start dating in person.

August 29, 2007

An affair is an affair, and can’t necessarily predict the potential for a happily married union.

August 28, 2007

When a snorer’s in denial, a tape recorder can provide the wake-up message.

August 27, 2007

Living together in conflict and tension is often counter-productive to the goal of family unity.

August 25, 2007

Forgiving a past affair isn’t enough, if you constantly remind your self and your partner about it.

August 24, 2007

It’s an old adage but it rings true in relationships – keep doing what you always did, and you’ll always get the same result.

August 23, 2007

Emotions run high enough at wedding time, without letting old, contentious issues become related to the event.

August 22, 2007

When a partner’s trust has been betrayed, it’s inevitable that other resentments will surface.

August 21, 2007

In-law problems are never helped by childish tit-for tat reactions.

August 20, 2007

Decisions about having children shouldn’t be made in fear.

August 18, 2007

When a lazy habit threatens a relationship, it’s time to shape up and change the pattern.

August 17, 2007

Bad marriages needn’t be life sentences, if you actively seek help in fixing or changing the situation.

August 16, 2007

Looking sexy sometimes is a treat for your partner, so long as you’re not trying to be a copy of someone else.

August 15, 2007

If you suspect you’re leading someone on, you are.

August 14, 2007

When one partner’s drinking has the other partner suspicious and judgmental, that’s a drinking problem that needs to be addressed openly, and together.

August 13, 2007

A cheater can reform through understanding what motivated him/her, and how to replace that behaviour.

August 11, 2007

Single parents need to seek potential partners who are supportive to their responsibilities to their children.

August 10, 2007

Pushing your relationship on others is often a sign of neediness and/or insecurity.

August 9, 2007

While some romance breakups are expensive financially, they’re object lessons in learning to exercise character judgment even when dealing from the heart.

August 8, 2007

Divorce doesn’t just end a marriage; it also opens up unexpected possibilities, whether good or bad.

August 7, 2007

Paranoia can destroy relationships and self-esteem unless treated at its root cause.

August 6, 2007

A relationship at any age has many of the same needs as previous ones, especially for compromise.

August 4, 2007

Resolving in-law issues often involves getting objective help to see the part played by all the parties involved.

August 3, 2007

Closure of a relationship doesn’t necessarily come to you from another person’s explanation; it comes more surely from within yourself, when you accept that it’s over.

August 2, 2007

Accepting that a relationship is over often requires distancing yourself and your judgment from the other person’s choices.

August 1, 2007

When an extra-marital affair goes sour, it’s likely the whole situation that’s not working.

July 31, 2007

Being friends with benefits only works if both parties are sure they’ll not later want more commitment.

July 30, 2007

When an ex comes up with rules for staying “friends,” you can expect there’ll be further demands.

July 28, 2007

When an ex-spouse gets married again, it’s time to drop unnecessary contact (except regarding children) unless it’s mutually comfortable.

July 27, 2007

A close friendship can develop into a relationship, but only if at least one party takes the chance to raise the possibility.

July 26, 2007

The family harm caused by substance abuse requires thoughtful, long-term repair.

July 25, 2007

An imbalance in a couple’s sexual needs should be addressed and negotiated, before it puts the whole relationship at risk.

July 24, 2007

When jealousy strikes, work at rising above it rather than let it defeat you.

July 23, 2007

When a spouse shows little commitment, the partner has to decide what he/she can’t accept.

July 21, 2007

Raising children is a choice that’s best made from a basis of love, not need.

July 20, 2007

Long distance relationships can’t survive without communication that’s sensitive to each others’ feelings.

July 19, 2007

You can’t repair a marriage if you’re distracting yourself with work and playing around.

July 18, 2007

When someone has reciprocal feelings for you, they somehow let you know.

July 17, 2007

When a friend sets out on a trouble-strewn path, a warning is better than turning away.

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