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Tip of the Day Archive

May 9, 2008

Beware of Reno Reality: it can expose more need for repairing the marriage than the house.

May 8, 2008

NEVER have unprotected sex with a partner you don’t know well.

May 7, 2008

There are few universal conclusions about the effects of divorce versus unhappy marriages; instead, there are individuals, their specific problems and how they handle them.

May 6, 2008

Sometimes the best “help,” comes from backing off enough for people to figure out how to help themselves.

May 5, 2008

Parents must speak up on behalf of a child’s emotional well-being, even if it means affecting the marital relationship.

May 3, 2008

“Distancing” can be a natural adjustment in dating, or a step out the door.

May 2, 2008

Don’t overreact to a partner’s feelings of natural jealousy, when there’s a logical reason triggering it.

May 1, 2008

When a man only wants to make babies but not hang around to raise them, he’s giving you more responsibility, not a gift of love.

April 30, 2008

The nostalgia of an old romance can be seductive; be mindful of the present and all the other people involved.

April 28, 2008

When fear of rejection persistently blocks normal functioning, professional therapy may be necessary.

April 26, 2008

When a baby’s arrival triggers a clash of generations, those with maturity and wisdom should back off until the sensitivities settle.

April 25, 2008

When a “partner” keeps treating you like a visitor in his/her life, it’s time to reassess the relationship.

April 24, 2008

Amateur researchers should not consider their instant knowledge about serious illnesses to be definitive, nor specific.

April 23, 2008

When a relationship is going well, don’t push your needs as more important than the other person’s…find the balance.

April 22, 2008

It’s an old adage that still holds true in romance: Little things mean a lot.

April 21, 2008

Different generations sometimes see children’s issues differently, but parents must always protect their kids.

April 19, 2008

When distance is only an excuse, take stock of where the relationship is really going.

April 18, 2008

If you stay in the background, don’t be surprised when someone else steals the limelight.

April 17, 2008

Couples with small children need to work out a time for having sex and intimacy or risk losing that important bond.

April 16, 2008

When there’s a standoff disagreement in a relationship, look at the needs of both sides before making dramatic decisions.

April 15, 2008

When the clues to potential cheating keep adding up, it’s time to sum up the relationship.

April 14, 2008

Long distance relationships can only last if there’s also a balance of time spent together.

April 12, 2008

A successful union usually melds two separate people and their behaviour patterns into a workable, comfortable team.

April 11, 2008

Wedding planning raises many emotions; it’s not a wise time for family standoffs.

April 10, 2008

The tale-bearer who informs a friend of betrayal by another friend, is likely to end up outside of this group.

April 9, 2008

A constant flirt’s attention-seeking often becomes more tiresome than attractive.

April 8, 2008

When a partner’s past, finished relationship is the cause of your depression, the problem likely lies within you more than him.

April 7, 2008

In-law troubles are rarely resolved by running away; recognizing your own part in the conflict starts the process.

April 5, 2008

Saving a young person from serious harm outweighs most other considerations.

April 4, 2008

When you march to your own drummer, don’t be surprised at finding a different beat.

April 3, 2008

Stay neutral in a marital split or expect to lose at least one friend.

April 2, 2008

Divorce requires much thinking through and preparation, not just the dream of another’s arms.

April 1, 2008

Happy April Fool’s Day! Remember: The day’s pranks can be fun, but not when they’re at the expense of another.

March 31, 2008

A partner’s sudden flight from the relationship usually comes after a long period of warning signs.

March 29, 2008

In a marital split, there’s inevitably hurt and anger on all sides.

March 28, 2008

Escaping a marriage through a fantasy affair only brings “distance” until the realities of divorce hit home.

March 27, 2008

When in-laws clash, the solution lies in learning how to handle each other’s personalities and changing your reaction to de-fuse the situation.

March 26, 2008

Sounding alarms on a friend’s new relationship, can end up backfiring on the friendship.

March 25, 2008

Living together without connection is a lonely set-up for everyone.

March 24, 2008

When a child of divorce is marrying, putting up with ex-relatives is how parents show support and love.

March 22, 2008

A spouse is your equal, someone to encourage, rather than browbeat with your information.

March 21, 2008

Memories of past relationships can carry important lessons for future ones.

March 20, 2008

Consider physical pokes and other horseplay, as a warning signal, if a partner doesn’t stop because it hurts you.

March 19, 2008

Ongoing financial ties with an ex, are often issues for new partners.

March 18, 2008

It’s unfair to distance yourself from parental criticism, without trying to show support for your partner who IS affected by it.

March 17, 2008

A romantic pitch can’t just be about what you feel; you need to find out what the other person wants from love.

March 15, 2008

While snooping is wrong, sometimes the evidence found is more significant than the method of discovery.

March 14, 2008

If you respond to suspicions with betrayal, you have to recognize that you’re both flawed and need to re-connect from scratch….if possible.

March 13, 2008

When one partner’s sexual energy far outdistances the other’s, it’s time to talk about it and make some compromises.

March 12, 2008

Coming out can’t be pushed to someone else’s deadline; it’s a turning point that must come from within.

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