Infidelity

Would You Stay With A Cheating Spouse?

Erica Diamond | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Erica Diamond

It's why I thank my mother and father for raising me with good self esteem and it's why we should raise our daughters with good self esteem. So she can stand on her own two feet without a man -- if ever need-be. So if ever she finds herself in a marriage where her hubby is parking his penis in another woman's garage, she has options.

A Married Man's Take On Why Men Cheat

AskMen | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen

Cheating is about one thing, and that's the transgressor's inability or unwillingness to reconcile the feeling of love with the decision to love. Feeling love is easy, because it's a largely chemical affair. But, once we cross that bridge into a serious, committed monogamous relationship, those feelings aren't enough. The decision to love is another matter entirely, and one that many cannot come to terms with.

Marriage 101: Eight Classes I Wish Existed

Debra Macleod | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Divorce rates are nasty and too many women find themselves in unhappy, unhealthy marriages. I've compiled a list of eight subjects that, if I found myself Dean of Spouse School, I would recommend as prerequisites to marriage.

Vegas "Sex" Casino: Would You Go With Your Spouse?

Debra Macleod | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

M.S. Shadlock's controversial sexual thriller, The Inferno, is about a "sex hotel and casino" in Las Vegas where you gamble with sex, not money. It explores -- among other things -- what happens when couples push the limits of their sexuality in an effort to spice-up their marriages. Would couples really go to a place like this?

Infidelity, Part 2: How to End an Affair

Debra Macleod | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Time heals all wounds, right? Wrong. If a couple who has suffered through infidelity does not properly recover and heal from it, time only makes the scar more visible. The wound may even re-open now and then. But if a couple uses time smartly, it can soothe the pain and the scar can begin to fade.

Part 1: How Technology Has Enabled Cheating

Debra Macleod | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Dating and social networking sites provide low-risk, high-excitement ways to connect with strangers and/or reconnect with past friends or lovers. The payoff -- a rush of adrenaline and arousal -- is instantaneous and people often mistakenly believe that they have made an authentic, meaningful connection with someone they have either never met or barely know.

Is Your Marriage Counsellor a Home-Wrecker?

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

In many cases, couples' counselling can be the final nail in the marital coffin. Why? Because counselling is a practice that focuses on the self. This "all about me," approach is the precise opposite of what struggling spouses need to save a marriage in crisis. It's naïve to think that an individual's personal experience with marriage doesn't factor into the relationship advice they dispense.

Eight Ways to Make Your Husband Want You Again

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

It's a devastating thing for a woman to admit -- that her husband seems to have lost his desire for her. Women often jump to the conclusion that unsatisfying sex is the reason for the chilly temperatures. Yet as often as not, men withdraw from their wives for non-sexual reasons. Check out these eight Do's and Don'ts to see whether any of them might help reignite his spark for you.

Is Technology Making It Harder For People To Cheat?

CBC | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Living

As the email scandal surrounding ex-CIA boss David Petraeus proves, those who decide to cheat on their spouses, as careful as they may think they are,...

What Men Can Learn From 50 Shades of Grey

Debra Macleod | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

This widespread resentment toward Christian Grey -- kink version of the Alpha male -- has sparked a furor among men. But men are missing the point. It isn't Mr. Grey's bank account or bondage gear that makes him Mr. Right. The real reason women lust after him is because he makes them feel lusted after.

10 Red Flags Your Partner Might Be Cheating

2 For Couples | Neil Morton | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Living

Signs of relationship infidelity come in many forms -- some obvious, others more subtle. "Even before physical cheating comes emotional cheating -...

I Made Out With a Married Man, and Told His Wife

Delaine Moore | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Living
Delaine Moore

Last year I spent out eight hours with a handsome "urban cowboy" at a bar. A day and a make-out session later, I found out he was married. I told his wife what had happened. I don't know if I made the right decision, so after a year of not speaking to her, I got in contact with her, and here's what she had to say about knowing that her husband cheated on her.

Should You Stay Married After An Affair?

Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Living

Devastation, anger, betrayal -- without a doubt, these are the emotions certain to overwhelm any marriage in the wake of infidelity. But what isn't qu...

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.

Exes And Facebook: Should You Contact Someone You've Dated?

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Living

Texting and social media are so woven into the fabric of our lives it's nearly impossible to imagine what we did without them. And while texting and F...

The Real Reason Why People Cheat

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

It's too easy to say that people cheat because they're unhappy in their marriage. I've observed that there are a number of reasons why people cheat, and these have everything to do with the character of the person cheating.

I Cheated on You... Will You Marry Me?

Jowita Bydlowska | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living
Jowita Bydlowska

I believe in love. And I also believe in men having fire lit up under their butts after dalliances, suddenly panicking and making the gravest of life decisions to save the said butts.