Relationship Advice

5 Ways to Enhance Intimacy

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

These five easy life hacks will provide you with simple strategies to shift your energy and focus from work and business to love and passion. They don't require a lot of hard work, but they do require serious commitment that I know you have.

The Most Hilarious Things Couples Do In Private

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Living

Basically, there's no such thing as abnormal behaviour.

What Ashley Madison Tells Us About Affairs and Relationships

Alyson Jones | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Ashley Madison caters to married people and the motto of the site is "Life is short. Have an affair." This leads us to bigger questions regarding relationships and an examination of why a "cheating" website has such a huge number of users. What does this have to say about the modern state of marriage and monogamy?

What To Do If You've Been Caught On Ashley Madison

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living

Tuesday's data dump of supposed Ashley Madison users likely has some couples questioning their relationships and others wondering if they know someone...

Life Is Short, Turn Your Spouse On

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The recent Ashley Madison hack hasn't just exposed user data - it's also brought to light our various attitudes toward marriage and monogamy in today's high-tech, high-strung society. There are many reasons people stray and technology enables infidelity in a way that is faster and easier -- although certainly not more secretive -- than ever before. Yet in the end, it is always a question of choice. "Will I break the promise I made to my spouse?" In the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, we're seeing a lot of "You got what you deserved!" opinions.

The Most Common Phrases a Cheating Spouse Uses

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Many people who suspect their partner is having an inappropriate opposite sex friendship -- and who fear it is leading to infidelity -- often end up questioning themselves or worrying that they are being jealous, paranoid or controlling. After all, no one wants to be "that" spouse.

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 You Should Stop Telling Me to Find Someone

Arlene Dickinson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Arlene Dickinson

I can't imagine I am the only woman over 50, not married or in a serious relationship, that has been told by some well meaning friend that It would be so good for me to find someone. Find someone? Is there a specific spot I should look? Is there a lost and found pile I can dig through to see if someone in there belongs to me?

Newlyweds Need to Talk About Finances Beyond the Wedding

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

Canadians are into the height of wedding season, and while brides and grooms may have carefully budgeted for the wedding ceremony, reception, and honeymoon, I worry that sometimes financial planning stops once the special day is done.

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.

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.

How to Survive a Bad Breakup

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

A bad breakup can feel like a stun gun has been applied directly to the center of your chest. You can feel paralyzed, overwhelmed with pain and grief, confused and utterly lost. How does a person cope with such an assault to their emotional world?

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.

One-Time High School Sweethearts Kellie And Dave Fell In Love Again At 45

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Living

Ever wonder what makes a romance last? Or how people stay together despite what life throws at you? With It Takes Two, The Huffington Post Canada is t...

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...

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.

10 Tips To Make Your First Time (With Anyone) Extra Special

The Huffignton Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living

Having sex with a new partner is always a bit nerve wracking—whether it’s just your first time together or your first time with anyone.

Can Your Marriage Survive Autism?

Julie M Green | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Parents
Julie M Green

Sometimes it feels as though there are three parties in my relationship -- my husband, me, and Autism. For a long time autism ate up every minute my spouse and I spent together. I'm by no means an expert, but here are a few pearls I've gleaned after 15 years' married about making a relationship work when you have a child with special needs.

6 Dating Tips From Around the World

Debra Macleod | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

how to break out of a dating rut? Well, one way is to take a look at the dating conventions and gender interactions that exist in other countries to see whether adding a little international flair to our domestic dating scene might help Cupid land that arrow. Check out the following six dating tips.

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...

11 Sex Myths That Could Be Ruining Your Relationship

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living

Whether you're starting out with a new partner or have been involved for a while, there comes a time in every relationship when sex becomes an issue. ...

A Cross-Border Love Story That Started On Twitter

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

Ever wonder what makes a romance last? Or how people stay together despite what life throws at you? With It Takes Two, The Huffington Post Canada is t...

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.

Are You Too Nice in Your Relationships?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Many of us are convinced that being "nice" is the way to win a friend or a partner and keep them; that if we please this person and give them what they need, they'll love us and stay with us, forever. Well, it doesn't really work that way. When we're "nice," the other person can't know who we really are.

Men, You Can Have Fantastic Relationships With Women

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Fantastic relationships come when we can be equal yet different. When we accept each-other with all our own unique strengths and foibles, gifts and challenges, we can come together and complement one-another.