Getting Married

Why Men Get Laid, But Women Get Screwed

Debra Macleod | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Women often enter into casual sex and cohabitation assuming these things are their only options. Yet these practices have only become the default dating norms over the past few decades. And guess what? They're a failed social experiment.

Why Buy the Cow...Oh Wait, Women Aren't Cows, Debra Macleod

Matthew Bellissimo | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Matthew Bellissimo

In her article titled "Don't Live With Your Boyfriend If You Want To Get Married," Debra Macleod provides her reasons for why she thinks couples should not make the cohabitation commitment before the man decides to "put a ring on it." Macleod refers to herself as a "relationship expert." She may want to reconsider that title.

Don't Live With Your Boyfriend if You Want to Get Married

Debra Macleod | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Over the past decade or so, I've found there are a few common pitfalls that women who want to get married inadvertently fall into, and which decrease their chances of getting married while they're still young enough to walk down the aisle without stopping for breath. One of these pitfalls is living together before marriage.

Some Conversations to Have Before You Set a Wedding Date

Jane Blaufus | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

After 25+ years in the financial services industry, I have found that there are some common financial mistakes along with some other things that keep rearing their ugly head with newlyweds (and long-time married couples as well, by the way). Here are a few things I suggest you discuss before you even set the wedding date.

It's OK to Be the "Marrying Type"

29Secrets | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living

We all have the freedom to skip the ceremony, share some living space, and leave it at that -- but what if that doesn't cut it for you? What if you need to stand in a church, on a beach, in front of a priest or a justice of the peace, and actually marry the person you love? Well, that's OK too, and here's why.

Misinterpretation of The Holy Book Is Destroying Our Natural World

Sangita Iyer | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

"And God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and...

I'm Taking My Husband's Name, But Not Online

Sarah Millar | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Living
Sarah Millar

I consider myself quite progressive. Heck, I'd even go so far as to call myself a feminist. But when my fiancé and I get married, I'll legally become Sarah Foster. But the Internet is beyond hard. It is for that reason that while I plan to change my name personally to my future husband's, I will remain Sarah Millar online.

Learning to Cook Like My Mother

masalamommas | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Living

Growing up my parents were always experimenting with food, farming and flavours, I reaped the benefits of homemade, wholesome dishes on a daily basis. I never truly appreciated the art of cooking until I got married. It would take me hours to cook a meal, I would run out of ideas or become frustrated with why my food was not tasting like my parents'.

6 Things To Do Before Your Bachelorette Party

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada Style

As wonderful as your engagement parties and bridal showers have been, expect to experience unprecedented levels of fun and hilarity during your bachel...

Getting Married? Here's How To Plan For A Legal Name Change

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Style

Every bride has her reasons for changing (or not changing) her last name after her wedding, and there is no right or wrong answer in regards to this: ...

Five Things You Should Know Before Setting Up Your Wedding Registry

Hana Abaza | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Style
Hana Abaza

Weddings are funny things. They're riddled with etiquette dos and don'ts, complex social dynamics, and conflict between family members. One of the areas where there seems to be the most confusion is your wedding registry. To help you avoid some common wedding registry pitfalls and get what you really want from your registry, here are five things you need to consider before you start.

Marriage Is an Institution -- But I'm Not Ready for an Institution

Barbara Sibbald | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Living
Barbara Sibbald

We have a love-hate relationship with the idea of marriage. On the one hand, we embrace its emotional closeness and practical aspects, primarily the financial and emotional stability it provides, particularly for raising children. On the other hand, we resent the day-to-day mundane sameness of it.

The Ultimate Wedding Trend Tips For 2012

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Style

If you're engaged and planning a wedding for 2012, you're probably well on your way to finalizing all of your big day preparations -- what colour flow...

Engagement Rings: Should A Man Spend More Than $2,000 On Bling?

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Living

What price would you put on true love? Apparently it's not worth as much these days: Recent surveys have shown guys are now spending far less money on...