Canada Marriage

Lies Bound His Family Together – And Tore Ours Apart

Linda Simpson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

My former spouse had entered out marriage dishonestly. Other than words, there was no "forsaking all others" honoured in our wedding vows. The truth was finally revealed very much later on our 25th wedding anniversary. Were we destined to divorce or were there other factors?

Country Girl Moves Family Back To The Sticks

James Di Fiore | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

When I met the future mother of my children there was one specific quality that made me fall in love more than all the rest; Michelle was from a small town in the country. She also had a way of pointing out my big city shortsightedness. You can't teach that. You really can't.

We're Marrying Our Two Cultures Into Something Uniquely Canadian

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living
Nicholas Mizera

Keeping relationships within a culture can be convenient, comfortable and maybe even somewhat expected of you -- but it also makes it easy to keep one's culture alive. Our parents had a clear blueprint for passing on their traditions, something the growing number of culturally mixed couples like us simply don't have.

Whatever Happened To Love At First Sight?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

Love seems to be such a complex and arduous path nowadays. It wasn't always that way. What happened? Why is it different now? And can we return to how things were?

7 Financial Bases You'll Need To Cover Before Blending Families

Jane Blaufus | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

My first husband passed away suddenly at the age of 39 and in 60 seconds, I became a widow with a 12-and-a-half-year-old daughter. I never intended to remarry but time and divine intervention had other plans for me. I remarried. This brought with it a myriad of important things we needed to discuss and consider.

How Different Generations Can See Eye-To-Eye On Prenups

Nathalie Boutet | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Nathalie Boutet

Prenups don't have to be all one-sided in favour of the family that wants to protect hard-earned assets. I find that bringing fairness and a balanced approach will often allow the young couple to reach a satisfactory agreement.

5 Ways To Slay That Massive Mountain Of Wedding Debt

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
Jeffrey Schwartz

Wedding debt is an awful gift to receive after you say I do. It is also a stressful way to start your marriage especially when the number one reason for a marriage to fall apart is not because of infidelity -- it is because of money woes.

How Do You Keep Your Marriage Strong After Having Kids?

Tracy Gillett | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Tracy Gillett

The euphoria of falling in love with our new babies is intoxicating. For me it was such a dominant force, that for a while it overshadowed everything else in my life, including my marriage. I took our marriage for granted, assuming it was strong enough to withstand any challenge. And it is incredibly resilient, but when a baby comes along we're tested like never before. Small cracks in a relationship may grow into colossal chasms and threaten the foundation of our precious family units.

Jennifer Aniston Isn't The Only One Feeling Societal Pressure To Have A Baby

Deepi Harish | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Society doesn't just pressure Aniston, this is the case for millennial women, specifically South Asian millennial women, like myself. A handful of my female friends and I fit into the following category: we're in our 30s, independent, outgoing, have careers, side interests and side hustles, but we can't seem to find a life partner that will truly be our ride or die.

Talking Money Before You Say 'I Do' Can Save Your Marriage

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

I understand talking about your finances may be a difficult topic for some, but if you think about the bigger picture -- you are building the early foundation of a strong marriage. You may even be saving your marriage from divorce.

5 Reasons To Have Your Wedding In Barbados

Mara Sofferin | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
Mara Sofferin

With design-driven hotels, epic surf breaks, seaside music festivals, and a bold local food scene, Barbados is unbeatable. Forget having a destination wedding, have a vacation wedding you and your guests will never forget!

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.

Twenty Years Of Marriage: A Love Story

Lori Gard | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

She kissed him one morning, some twenty-two years after their lips had first touched. It was something that felt strange and bizarre, new and yet comfortably familiar. And it was in that moment that she knew, even after all these years, in spite of all the pain and trouble and joy and elation they had both shared -- through the good and the bad: she knew that she still loved him.

First Comes Dinner, Then Comes Marriage..

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living

Save the fun stuff for your second date.

6 Places To Meet Tamil Singles

TamilCulture | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

I'm a happily married Tamil man sharing my insights in terms of where I think Tamil singles will have the most luck with meeting other Tamil singles. This list was a result of recent discussions I've had with single friends. By discussion, I mean more of a debate with me trying to get them to think beyond the standard club or bar/lounge.

How To Hang On To Your Marriage When You Have A Kid

Tara Mandarano | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

I never fully realized how much of a strain parenting would be on my relationship until my daughter arrived. Sure, in theory I knew that having a baby would change everything -- forever -- but I didn't really grasp just how much that extra person would alter the fabric and dynamic of our lives.

Toxic Mothers Don't Deserve Your Time On Mother's Day

Lenora Thompson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Lenora Thompson

Who doesn't want to be close to their mother, especially on Mother's Day? But for thousands it's just not possible. Being with Mom hurts too much. Her "love" is toxic. It causes too much emotional pain. No time is this more controversial and guilt-inducing than on Mother's Day.

How I Self-Destructed At The End Of A Decade-Long Relationship

Lily Burroughs | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Lily Burroughs

No matter how independent, self-reliant, and strong we are, sometimes there's a part of us that wants to self-destruct. Usually, after a traumatic experience, when we feel especially vulnerable, scared, and alone. And after the devastating breakup with my fiancé and boyfriend/best friend of nine years, I self-destructed in a big way.

Modern Estate Planning Should Reflect A Changing Society

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
Suzana Popovic-Montag

In recent years, an aging population and the rise of non-traditional marriages have become issues that are increasingly relevant to estate planning considerations in Canada. As society shifts over time, it is important that estate planning methods and strategies are capable of adaptation to suit changing needs.

What True Love Looks Like In Real Life

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

If you're evaluating your current relationship based on the guidelines listed below, keep in mind that these are ideals to strive for. They are standards that can spark productive conversation with your partner.

When Parenting Took Over Our Marriage

Vedavati M. | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Parents
Vedavati M.

We were co-parents living under the same roof. The hand-holding, affectionate, gregarious couple was a distant memory. Conversations were few and far between. When we talked, it was only about the baby. By the time she was a year old, we had stopped talking to each other directly.

Through Sickness And Health: Life With A Spouse With Liver Disease

Melanie Braga | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Melanie Braga

My husband, Mike and I met through mutual friends and were together for seven years before we got married. The two of us never thought that our wedding vows would be put to the test early in our life together. At the age of 22, Mike was diagnosed with Wilson disease.

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?

Our Social Media Addiction Makes Dating Even Harder

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Even if you've been chatting on various dating apps such as Tinder or Zoosk, meeting an actual human being in the flesh is completely different than online banter. The skills that make us good at online communication don't translate into the real world, and "relationships" online can have very little to do with real-life connections.

A Newlywed's Guide To Filing Taxes For The First Time

Jennifer Gorman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Gorman

Saying "I do" has an impact on almost every aspect of your life including your tax return. If you've recently tied the knot or plan to in the near future, here are the answers to common newlywed tax questions.