Canada Marriage

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...

Are You a Cat or a Dog in Relationships?

Alana Hurov | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

After 20 years of dating and over 100 relationships later, I have created "The Milk and Bone Theory." Take a close look at the behaviour of cats and dogs, notice which qualities you share with both animals. You will most likely have commonalities with one more than the other. Here are five ways to tell if you are a cat or a dog in a relationships.

The Ancient Tradition That Can Keep Your Family Together

Debra Macleod | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The ancient Vesta tradition is an example of an old faith that is making a comeback. It is a tradition that reaches back to distant antiquity but whose dynamic nature and ability to reflect progressive 21st century humanist and secular values is making it a popular choice for those who identify as "spiritual but not religious."

Spouse Poaching: Why Married People Are Sexy Targets

Debra Macleod | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Affairs are messy things and it is unlikely that the illusion of this relationship will lead to any kind of happy reality for you. Even if you do defy the odds and this person leaves his or her spouse for you, all you've accomplished is "winning" someone else's cheating husband or cheating wife.

How to Fill in the Blanks on Valentine's Day

Sue Nador | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

This Valentine's Day, why not leave the pre-fab cards on the rack and buy a blank one instead? You can customize your own declaration of love on an open canvas. The possibilities are endless, and it will take only marginally more effort to compose your own Valentine than to buy one ready-made. Here are some tips for your do-it-yourself Valentine.

How to Hit the Spiritual "Reset Button" in Your Life

Debra Macleod | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

As a couples mediator, January is always an extra-busy month for my practice. There is always a wave of clients seeking to improve their relationships and family lives so that the new year is a happier one than the old year was. They want to hit the reset button in their lives.

What Every Single Girl Needs to Know About Dating

Alana Hurov | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

over the years and through a lot of bad encounters and relationships, I adapted and went from sweet and innocent to sexy vixen with an edge. Now that I am in a happy and committed relationship, I have some valuable advice for all of those single girls out there. I wish I had this kind of wisdom when I was on the hunt for my Prince.

Arranged Marriages Can Be Happy Marriages Too

Hana Shafi | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living
Hana Shafi

My parents have been married for 25 years. They're different in a lot of ways, but their marriage has survived through the hardships of immigrating to a new country. You might not guess it, but my parents had an arranged marriage. The Western narrative of an arranged marriage is quite severe: A family forces their oppressed daughter to marry a man 20 years her senior and she sees him for the first time at the altar. But the truth is in the language -- arranged marriage is not the same as forced marriage.

8 Lies That Parents on the Brink of Divorce Might Tell Themselves

Debra Macleod | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

As a former divorce mediator and current couples and family mediator, I have heard every excuse that parents use to feel better about breaking up their family. Here are eight of the most common lies that, if you're considering divorce, you might be telling yourself.

Getting A Time Out in Paradise

Rania Walker | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

The Cove is an adult-only resort catering to couples and singles who want to vacation in class. Their private beach club CAIN boasts infinity pools with lounging beds, private two-room cabanas offering separate showers and butler services and do you hear that...No? Peaceful, kid-free relaxation.

After 51 Years Together, This Man Dies Five Hours After His Wife's Funeral

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

You've read these stories before. Elderly couple have been married for years, first one takes ill, then the other and they inevitably go within hours ...

8 Reasons Your Husband is Falling Out of Love With You

Debra Macleod | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

I can't tell you how many unhappy husbands I've seen in my office over the past decade or so. They present with all kinds of issues, from infidelity to in-law troubles and everything in between. Below are eight of the most common complaints that unhappy husbands make about their wives. Read them. Believe them. Stop them.