Couples Therapy

How Botox Can Harm Your Relationship

Susan Valentine | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

We rely on the expression around the eyes with our partners to connect. It tells us if they are feeling safe or happy or worried or threatened. Without this cue we don't know how to respond. We see this in children with autism who have flat muscle tone around the eyes; not only are we unable to understand their social engagement cues, but they are not able to understand ours either.

3 Signs Your Marriage Could Use Therapy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Living

You live in your relationship every day, so it's not always easy to tell when certain longstanding issues are becoming real, could-break-us-up problem...

The One Thing All Couples Should Do in Bed

Susan Valentine | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

Sure, you may still end up fighting, but it won't be nearly as acute. And haven't you noticed how much easier everything seems when you and your loved one are close? How life feels better? Deadlines seem less daunting, children seem less demanding, and other stressors become more manageable.

PTSD Symptoms Improve Thanks To Couples Therapy: Study

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new Canadian study suggests talk therapy involving couples can make a big difference in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder or...

Relationship Advice: When to Break Up

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

If one or more deal breakers are present in your relationship, you'll have to see whether it's possible for you partner to stop what they're doing immediately. There's no point in waiting for them to change. You've already been tolerating the intolerable.

How You Know He's Cheating: The Difference Between Women's Intuition and Paranoia

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada
Marcia Sirota

Ellie has a habit of expecting the worst of others, so when she felt that her husband was keeping things from her, it was easy for me to think that she was imagining things. It turns out that Ellie was right. After months of having been labeled as "crazy" and "paranoid" she was finally, albeit sadly, vindicated.