Couples

Common Law Spouses

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada
Suzana Popovic-Montag

It is increasingly common for couples to choose to live together without first getting married. This decision may be seen as an intermediary step in t...

Bring Joy To Your Relationship

Susan Valentine | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

Ooh, couples, what is it that really breaks our heart? A lack of joy. It doesn't matter if we're embroiled in anger and blame, or frozen out by cold and distant withdrawal. Couples in crisis are not experiencing joy, either individually or together.

The Secret To Great Communication Is Simple

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Whether the relationship is personal or professional, communicating with people you care about is an art, kind of like dancing the Tango. Good communication takes practice and effort, but once you know the secret to great communication, you can have better, deeper and more meaningful connections.

Moving In Together - It Isn't Always 50/50

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

There are lots of things to consider before you take the plunge to live together. It certainly takes the relationship to another level of intimacy and commitment but it can also spell the end if it's not done properly.

You Cannot Have The Big Love Without The Big Risk

Alyson Jones | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

When you truly connect and are present with another human being you create a powerful emotional vulnerability in yourself and others. Disconnection is a self-protective mechanism that is activated when we feel highly vulnerable. This self-protection then leads us to pull back and withdraw.

Wedding Gift Ideas For The Couple That Has Everything

Sari Friedman | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

Guests plan on spending an average of $146 on wedding gifts this year, according to a recent survey by Ebates.ca. While this budget leaves room for great gifts, many would agree that the struggle is real when it comes to figuring out what to get the couple that has everything.

Eat This, Not That At Mexico's Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

There are nine restaurants and seven bars that offer a spectrum of international cuisines and drinks. As your willing guinea pig, I sampled my way through as many eateries as possible. Here are my top recommendations for what you should and should not devour.

This Major Predictor Of Infidelity Is Also A Love Enhancer

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

In my experience as a psychologist working with couples, unless a relationship has truly run its course, most people who cheat end up regretting their choice and hurting more people than they could ever anticipate. Wouldn't it be helpful to conduct a simple self-assessment to gauge the strength of your connection?

Is A Joint Bank Account Right For Your Relationship?

David Lester | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
David Lester

If you're both feeling the love, keep one account and pay everything from that account.

A Third Of Canadians Keep Financial Secrets From Partner

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business

And a fifth argue about money at least once a week.

The Perfect Valentine's Day Menu (From An Executive Chef)

Stephen Perrin | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Living
Stephen Perrin

As an executive chef at four restaurants, V-Day allows me to get playful in the kitchen. A Valentine's dinner needs to be pretty -- a visual feast as well as culinary. It should quench one kind of hunger, and hopefully replace it with another. Consider food and drink part of foreplay. It's all part of the seduction.

Couples: Are You Fighting Again? Blame Your Brain

Susan Valentine | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

You and your partner get into a spectacular fight. And let us guess... it's his fault. Or hers. Definitely not yours. It's never really our fault. Even if we apologize, we may still think our partner provoked us to act that way. If only he listened better. If only she stayed out of it. As couples therapists we see this often.

30 Costumes To Wear With Your Loved One

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Living

Two heads can be better than one!

Real Fears That People In Interracial Relationships Have

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living

"I always stare at interracial couples in public and wonder how they met because their cultures seem so different."

Three Ways to Make Your Marriage Special Every Day

Kyana Miner | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living
Kyana Miner

My husband and I were friends before we were a couple. But we don't wait for a day to express our love and gratitude for each other. For us, every day is special. And with two toddlers, this is not easy. But here's how we commit to everyday happiness.

Good Communication Can Prevent a Breakup

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.23.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

We make three fundamental mistakes around communication that can really jeopardize an otherwise viable relationship, and there are three important communication skills that can make the difference between an unhappy break-up and an ongoing, happy relationship.

Men, You Can Have Fantastic Relationships With Women

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Fantastic relationships come when we can be equal yet different. When we accept each-other with all our own unique strengths and foibles, gifts and challenges, we can come together and complement one-another.

These Couples Prove No One Remembers Phone Numbers Anymore

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Living

In the event of an emergency, would you be able to recall your partner's number by memory? We didn't think so. In the video above by Elite Daily, 1...

Couples Review Kooky Products Designed For Two

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living

Products for couples can be really cute. And then again, they can also be really creepy. In the Buzzfeed video above, we watch four couples review ...

Getting A Time Out in Paradise

Rania Walker | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

The Cove is an adult-only resort catering to couples and singles who want to vacation in class. Their private beach club CAIN boasts infinity pools with lounging beds, private two-room cabanas offering separate showers and butler services and do you hear that...No? Peaceful, kid-free relaxation.

After 51 Years Together, This Man Dies Five Hours After His Wife's Funeral

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

You've read these stories before. Elderly couple have been married for years, first one takes ill, then the other and they inevitably go within hours ...

The Top Ten Rules for Being a Worldly Traveler

Rania Walker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

My cousin is traveling to Europe with her husband for the first time and a flood of memories and recent experiences prompted me to recall our own learnings over the years. Whether you're traveling near or far, there are some regional tips and general etiquette that all tourists should keep in mind.

A Simple Trick To Improve Your Sex Life

University of Toronto News | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Research showed that couples who spent extra time together reported feeling more satisfied with both their sex lives and their relationship with their partner. The afterglow of post-sex affection proved to be long lasting for couples, with participants reporting higher levels of satisfaction with their sex lives and relationships in a follow-up survey conducted three months later.

How We Brought Our Relationship Back to Life After Having Kids

Sue Nador | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

It is easy not to notice when a relationship is fraying bit by bit. Our relationship seemed fine, and even better than fine. But spending those weekends together made us realize just how much we had missed each other. Our resurrection weekends kept the embers of our relationship burning. It was this yearly injection of passion that kept our love alive during those kid-centred years.

As a Widow, I Miss Touch More Than Sex

Joan Sutton | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

Couples who live together in intimacy take for granted the many times in a day when they touch each other, from bumping into one another in the bathroom, to fingertips brushing over a coffee cup or one cold foot seeking out the warmer one under the blanket.