Healthy Relationships

What Does Being a "Friend" Really Mean?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Around the holidays we hear all about spending time with loved ones, being grateful and showing them how much we care. A lot of our thoughts will be about our family and friends. But lately social media has changed our perception of friendship, how we view it, how we behave towards our friends, even how we use the word "friend."

Feigned Love: The Art of Settling

Dain Wallis | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Worried that you're settling? Not sure if you're in love or just going through the motions? Speaking from experience, here is your guide to the Art of Settling.

These Two Words Can Jeopardize Your Relationship Forever

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living
Tamika Schilbe

Often spoken with absolute authority, "I disagree" places itself firmly in opposition to the other. It carves an opinion in granite, hinting that further discussion is irrelevant. In personal relationships, these two words can instantly zap the life out of open communication. The opposite of "I disagree" is exploratory dialogue. Open discussion may create more connection.

Why We Still Tell Women to Sell Themselves

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

I was recently dismayed by a piece of advice given from one businesswoman to another. an entrepreneur sought advice on how to get mental and emotional support from her husband as she worked to grow her new business. In short, she was told the solution was to verbally appreciate her husband more, to "tell him he's your hero", and to orally appreciate her husband more... if you know what I mean. The advice is delivered in cute and quirky way, but it's impossible to miss the message. We're supposed to patronize our men, tell them they're our heroes, and then follow up with sexual favours? Ouch.

Canada's Best Date Spots

Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living

Whether you’re long term with the love of your life or recently found the date of your dreams, step up your dating game and explore new romantic te...

In a Relationship, It's Not If You Fight, But How You Fight

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Anger rarely ever brings out the best in us. When we feel our blood boiling, we often regress to a state that's childlike, emotional and even tantrum-y. What's more, conflicts are further complicated by the fact we don't all handle conflict the same way. I've come up with four conflict styles as I see them.

The Most Common Relationship Pet Peeves — Kind Of Solved

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living

In the weeks following Valentine's Day, couples seem to come undone more than they're brought together. As the New York Daily News reported, Februa...

Relationship Woes? Maybe You're Making One of These Mistakes

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

There are three common relationship mistakes that many of us make, which can get in the way of our happiness and success in love. Understanding what these mistakes are and why we're prone to making them can help us learn to avoid them in the future. If we recognize and let go of these, we're likely to have a lot more success in our current and future relationships.

How to Let Someone Go

Trey Anthony | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Living
Trey Anthony

I realize that holding on to something or someone for longer than necessary, does not make them or it "belong" to you. It actually has the opposite effect. The stronger and longer you hold on to them, the more they will wish for freedom. They will desperately want to seek air outside of you.

Could This Ritual Save Your Marriage?

2 For Couples | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada Living

Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life as a couple. So why celebrate such a special and momentous day only once a year? Dr...

Get Fit Together: Six New Exercises For You And Your Partner

The Experts At Ford | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Living

You and your partner are in sync about so many things – why not sync up on your exercise routine? We’re not talking cheesy tandem bike rides here ...

Aphrodisiacs: 7 Inedible Ways To Spice Up Your Sex Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Living

We've heard all of this before: eating chocolate can arouse you, an oyster's zinc has a positive effect on the libido, pumpkin seeds were once aphrodi...

How To Tell If Your Marriage Will Succeed

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Treleaven | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

In her book, For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage, Tara Parker Pope explores the scientific evidence that explains why some couples succeed and ...

What Makes a Good Relationship?

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada
Beverley Golden

I admit I'm still the little girl who believes in happily ever after, but I'm aware how that must start with happiness from within instead of looking for something out there to "complete me."