#Cheating

10 Proactive Ways To Fix The Cracks Forming In Your Marriage

Debra Macleod | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

I often hear people say that their partner's affair or request for separation came "out of the blue" and that they had "no clue" their partner was that unhappy. Yet when the situation stabilizes a bit and they're able to look back with the clarity of hindsight, they usually admit that there were little cracks beginning to show.

#Hurtbae: Two Exes Met Again To Talk About Why He Cheated Repeatedly

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Living

Keep some tissues nearby, 'cause this video is heartbreaking.

Cheating Is More Common Than You Think, Says Author Cheryl Strayed

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Living

But it doesn't have to mean your relationship is over.

10 Things Your Cheating Spouse Doesn't Want You To Know

Debra Macleod | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Finding out that your husband or wife has been unfaithful isn't just a time of profound heartbreak and shock, it's also a time of intense confusion. There are so many unanswered questions and so many overwhelming emotions. Unfortunately, not all unfaithful partners will react with honesty, humility or empathy when their betrayal is discovered.

Should You Tell Your Friend They're Being Cheated On? It Depends.

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living

For starters, you better have proof.

When Your Unfaithful Spouse Refuses To End An Affair

Debra Macleod | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Too often, an unfaithful spouse whose affair has been discovered will continue to see and/or contact their affair partner. Sometimes this is done in secret. They may assure their spouse that they've ended the affair; however, their lack of transparency and untrustworthy behaviour indicates otherwise.

Why "We're Just Friends" Is Often A Lie

Debra Macleod | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The truth is, many opposite-sex friendships are sustained because of a simmering attraction between two people. If circumstances were different, they could easily be sexual partners. And they know it. This underlying current of attraction makes talking, texting and spending time together as "just friends" all the more exciting. It has an erotic edge to it.

Telltale Signs Your Man Is Dating An Insecure Woman

Collette Gee | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

Ever get this nagging feeling that your man is pulling away from you, but you don't know why? Your mind creates vivid images about him spending time with another woman because somewhere deep down inside you don't feel good enough for him. If this is something you're experiencing, then your man is dating an insecure woman.

Going Through A Divorce? You Must Read This Book

Linda Simpson | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Listening to a friend talk about their divorce, I pause and think -- this all sounds familiar. My friend details the lead up to her separation and there are so many similarities it's a bit unnerving. Same actions, same words, same behaviour. How is that possible? Turns out similarities are not even unusual but predictable, right down to the language a departing spouse might use.

How I Self-Destructed At The End Of A Decade-Long Relationship

Lily Burroughs | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Living
Lily Burroughs

No matter how independent, self-reliant, and strong we are, sometimes there's a part of us that wants to self-destruct. Usually, after a traumatic experience, when we feel especially vulnerable, scared, and alone. And after the devastating breakup with my fiancé and boyfriend/best friend of nine years, I self-destructed in a big way.

Cheating Is Natural, Monogamy Isn't, Says Professor

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Living

Cheating is often considered a choice, but a psychology professor from the University of Washington says it's actually our biological inclination. ...

Beyonce's "Lemonade": Thoughts About Art, Love, Betrayal And Forgiveness

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

With "Lemonade"... Beyonce did what all true artists do -- she mined her life for her art, exposing her deepest secrets in service of her creativity, while also using her music to say, "This is my life! I dare you to judge!"

This Mattress Can Apparently Tell If Your Partner Is Cheating

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living

"Having peace of mind is not easy in a relationship.. until now."

These Are The Signs Your Spouse Is Having A Texting Affair

Debra Macleod | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

You look the other way and pretend not to notice or be bothered. You force yourself to not ask who your spouse is texting and not show how worried or hurt you are. You lay awake and stare at your partner's phone, wishing you could look through it but not wanting to cross that line. Finally, you crack.

This Is Why People Cheat, According To Science

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living

It may be taboo, but cheating is such a common behaviour.

5 Fascinating Facts About Cheating

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Living

5. It's a good evolutionary strategy.

After 2 Years, These Exes Are Finally Getting Closure

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Living

It's real and raw, and you're going to need tissues.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Are Possibly the Worst Parents in America

Lauren Messervey | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

I am not by any means condoning Josh Duggar's behaviour. His actions have been reprehensible. What I am doing is pointing out an all too familiar calling card that has been handed out time and time again by the same backwards religious fanatics that America calls its own. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have failed utterly as parents by refraining from doing one thing: protecting their children.

Sexual Prudery Shouldn't Pass as Activism

Laurie Essig | Posted 08.27.2016 | Canada Living
Laurie Essig

Ashley Madison had the honesty to say it is for married people to have affairs as opposed to encourage married and partnered people to pretend they're single. And for that their customers have had their personal information, including apparently credit card information, released?

How Would You React to Finding Your Spouse's Name on Ashley Madison?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

If your spouse's name came up on this list of dumped emails, how would you feel? And what would you do? Would you forgive them and try to work on the relationship? Would you ever be able to trust your spouse again?

Is Ashley Madison to Blame for Broken Hearts and Ruined Marriages?

Collette Gee | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

While cheating can be extremely damaging to most relationships, an affair actually begins long before the act itself. Having an affair is often one person's way of signaling to their partner that something is wrong in the relationship. And, often one person uses cheating as a catalyst to either fix or flee from the problems.

What To Do If You've Been Caught On Ashley Madison

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living

Tuesday's data dump of supposed Ashley Madison users likely has some couples questioning their relationships and others wondering if they know someone...

Life Is Short, Turn Your Spouse On

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The recent Ashley Madison hack hasn't just exposed user data - it's also brought to light our various attitudes toward marriage and monogamy in today's high-tech, high-strung society. There are many reasons people stray and technology enables infidelity in a way that is faster and easier -- although certainly not more secretive -- than ever before. Yet in the end, it is always a question of choice. "Will I break the promise I made to my spouse?" In the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, we're seeing a lot of "You got what you deserved!" opinions.

There's a Difference Between Fantasy and Cheating on Ashley Madison

Sue Nador | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

I'm a big believer in some personal autonomy. I don't feel I owe it to my husband to share every one of my deepest and darkest secrets. And I don't push him to tell me everything on his mind either. God no, I don't want to know everything on his mind. I'm a gal who enjoys a bit of mystery and his over-sharing would be a buzz kill. But there is a difference between "thought" and "action". It's fine to fantasize -- no harm is done.

The Most Common Phrases a Cheating Spouse Uses

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Many people who suspect their partner is having an inappropriate opposite sex friendship -- and who fear it is leading to infidelity -- often end up questioning themselves or worrying that they are being jealous, paranoid or controlling. After all, no one wants to be "that" spouse.