Canada Marriage

8 Ways to Take Your Marriage "Off Hold"

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

It's a mistake to think that you can put your relationship "on hold" until the kids are gone. Instead, practice these eight ways to take your marriage "off hold" right now, and keep it alive and well throughout the various stages of your life together.

Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good for My Marriage

Her Magazine | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

This summer has been a summer of firsts for my husband and me. Although we have been together for 22 years, and married for almost 17 of those, this is the first time in 12 years (note: our oldest daughter is 12) where we have finally managed to make us a priority again.

I Went Six Days Without Netflix

Ashley Redmond | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Living
Ashley Redmond

This Netflix cleanse was obviously not on purpose and I don't advocate it for everyone. But by forcing myself to be alone and engage in activities that I like such as organizing and chatting on the phone I was allowing myself to be with my thoughts and be present in the moment. It was kind of awesome.

Good Communication Can Prevent a Breakup

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.23.2015 | 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.

The Beauty in Missing

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I love the subtlety and ambiguity of words, and that no doubt had a lot to do with why I taught English for 23 years, and why I am now pursuing a care...

Financial Tips to Help Couples Live Happily Ever After

Pramod Udiaver | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living
Pramod Udiaver

For many couples weddings are the first time they must make a decision together about large sums of cash, and they may not be sure with how to approach their finances.

How to Fight With Your Partner

Sue Nador | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

I recently read a study that found that more than 40 percent of couples believe that fighting helps keep the lines of communication open. Tackling problems head on can be better for a relationship than bottling things up. But as experts point out, not all arguments are created equal.

Autism Destroyed My Marriage, But I'm Not Mad

Trish Klein | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada
Trish Klein

Autism has a bad rap with families and marriages. Pulling them apart. The stress, the constant worrying, the lack of time with your spouse and other children. The focus becomes your affected child and there is no time for you and forget about your partner. I thought my marriage was strong. It wasn't strong enough.

19 Ways to Have a Thriving Marriage

Lori Gard | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

We spent our 19th wedding anniversary very much like we do every other day. Since that day and for almost two weeks, I have been contemplating the idea of a list. A list of 19 characteristics essential to a flourishing marriage. Without further ado, here are those nearly twenty. Because 19 is actually enough.

I Don't Feel Like a Widow, But I Am One

Robin Summerfield | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Living
Robin Summerfield

The truth is I don't feel 44 and I don't feel like a widow. I feel married and 80-years-old. In the past four years, I have aged tremendously, both physically, emotionally and mentally. And in my mind, I am still married. Mike has just been gone a little more than a month.

Single in the City and the Census

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Julie (not her real name) couldn't believe her ears. He wanted to take a break. Another relationship over before it began. She was tired of waiting, n...

It's Time To Stop Pretending You Hate Weddings

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to wedding season, most people believe you either love it or hate it. But now there's research to suggest that absolutely no one is immu...

Why My Marriage Lasting Isn't Just About Luck

Shawna Scafe | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Living
Shawna Scafe

We've had our share of faults and bad habits that we brought into this relationship. We've both done and said things we wish we could take back. And even though we've now found a groove as parents, there were months, years, where all of our existing problems bubbled to the surface under the pressures of having kids.

This Is What you Really Get When You Marry Someone

Lauren Messervey | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

The media likes us to think that the perfect body, both male and female, is what we want to hold forever, but I'd like to disagree. I'd like to watch time take its toll and hear the words "I love you" with the same sincerity that was spoken when I was once young and beautiful. There is something in this that means so much more than the superficial joy of having someone frozen in perfection.

7 Things All Couples Need To Know Before They Get Married

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living

Getting engaged is an exciting time for couples, and in the days and weeks leading up to saying 'I do,' they can be so busy planning and preparing for...

Is Marriage More Beneficial For Men?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

For years, scientists have been saying it is better for your health to be married than it is to be single. And now, researchers at University College ...

Zoe Saldana Says Her Husband Insisted On Taking Her Last Name

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living

Zoe Saldana's husband Marc is the latest celebrity to take on his wife's last name. The Guardians of the Galaxy star reveals in the July issue of I...

5 Ways to Succeed at Marriage

Debra Macleod | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Ah, the quintessential happy home -- mom, dad, a kid or two (or three) cuddled on the couch for a family movie night, munching popcorn and enjoying each other's company. In a world where divorce and family breakdown are rampant, does this vision still exist?

These Two Meetings Will Save Your Marriage and Business

Geeta Nadkarni | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Business
Geeta Nadkarni

Like most couples, we have certain labels we've come to own over time. I, for example, am the visionary, the queen of creative chaos. I bring fire, optimism and 10 ideas a minute to each conversation. Meanwhile, Pat is producer, the king of structure. He is organized, dependable, a genius at follow through.

I Had to Tell My Husband I Have Herpes

BLUNTmoms | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
BLUNTmoms

I was afraid to tell my husband. I was equal parts afraid to be accused of cheating or learn he had, even though logic assured me otherwise. I thought of not saying anything. I envisioned stashing my pills in the inner pocket of my handbag, making excuses to avoid sex. While it sucks to have herpes, it's not a death sentence. If you ever have to deliver this kind of news to a partner, don't do what I did and treat it like the end of the world.

Getting Married at 25 Is the Best Decision I've Ever Made

Charlotte Ottaway | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Charlotte Ottaway

My husband is my greatest fan in life. He is constantly encouraging me to chase my dreams, pushing me to face my weaknesses. He inspires me; he balances me. He supports me in everything I do. When you have someone standing beside you, ready to nudge you forward and catch you when you fall, it feels like anything is possible. I'm 27 now, and I still have a lot to learn about married life. But I already know the choice to wed my husband was the greatest decision I've made so far. Being a wife has changed my life in ways I hadn't ever considered.

'I Was Drugged The Day Of My Wedding'

Connected | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Living

Lori’s parenting comes into question during her and Jan’s weekend in Connecticut with the kids. After nine years of marriage and seven years apart...

I am a French Woman in Love with a Tamil Man

TamilCulture | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

We were university students focusing on our education and far from looking for a relationship. Everything was different about us -- culture, language, colour, behaviour, goals. From our first encounter he anticipated the likeliness of his parents preferring to find him a Tamil wife. But life is full of surprises.

Don't Pressure Him to Commit

Collette Gee | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

There are times when one or both partners are simply having a good time, enjoying the dating arrangement. It allows them to enjoy themselves and go out on an easy-going, not really committed level, all while they've got a close friend at their side. Regrettably when one partner ends up being more involved than the other, it can result in problems.

Marriage Before Baby Carriage Means You're Less Likely to Split

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living

No surprise here — the Marriage Foundation of the U.K. wants you to get married before you have babies. The foundation, which was created by form...