Relationship Advice

Learning to Fight Fair Can Bring You Closer Together

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

This is your journey and your lesson and if you miss this information you will remain unaware. Do not be too proud to apologize, as an authentic apology can liberate everyone involved. This is the opportunity for conflict to become the vehicle for a deeper and richer relationship.

Put Your Spouse On A Pedestal To Stay Married Longer

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Living

With Valentine's Day coming up, certain married couples may find themselves looking into each other's eyes, and wondering how they've lasted so long t...

How to Fill in the Blanks on Valentine's Day

Sue Nador | Posted 02.11.2015 | 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.

Valentine's Day Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Romantic

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

One way or the other Valentine's Day can create expectations, and more often than not the higher the expectation the bigger the disappointment. As a therapist I have noted that the most romantic people often end up the most disappointed people.

Do Couples In Happy Relationships Masturbate?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Living

When you got married or settled into a long-term relationship, did you decide to give up masturbation forever? Or is self-love something you still enj...

Why Opposite-Sex Friendships Will Destroy Your Marriage

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Before you know it, the spouse and his or her extra-marital friend are comforting each other, turning to each other for advice, sharing details of their intimate life and relationships, and texting each other with increasing frequency and intimacy. As the excitement of their forbidden friendship grows, the dynamics in the marriage deteriorate. After all, three's a crowd.

Top Tips For Singles On Valentine's Day

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Valentine's can be a tricky time of year for many people (myself included). I am not in a relationship but still want to feel a part of this special day. It can also be a bit of a challenge if you have started dating someone new and want to have a nice day with that new partner but not sure of how to navigate this love-filled holiday.

How To Master The Art Of Online Dating In 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Living

New Year's resolutions aren't just a myth. While some of us are resolving to exercise regularly or count calories, many are looking to start dating an...

10 Tips To Improve All Your Relationships

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Living

We are all guilty of taking people in our lives for granted, whether they're our colleagues, family members, or friends. It can be easy to stop making...

Four Tips on How To Deal With Loss and Grief During the Holidays

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Find ways to honour those you miss. Look at old photos and tell stories of any loved ones you have lost. Honour the expectations that you may have had for relationships, life and even your vision of the season, as they are a part of our story. Let a lost loved one remain alive in you, and be an active part of your experience.

Ladies, This Is The Simple Truth About How Men Think

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

My girlfriend likes safety, security and endless amounts of back rubs. I bring her flowers just because, and write notes about my feelings. The feelings are there, I love her immensely, I just feel it's so unnecessary to verbalize it daily. Words don't matter, actions do.

The FIve Phases of a Break-Up

Carlen Costa | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

The most wonderful time of year can be the worst time of year if you're going through a break-up right around this time. This list contains the basic stages (as experienced in my inner circle) of what it looks like to get through a break-up.

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.

Eight Monster Men You Should Be Scared To Date

Debra Macleod | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Charming and disarmingly persuasive, this sexy, silver-tongued slickster will use your body to satisfy his every pleasure. And while it might feel really good while he's doing it, in the end he ends up stronger and you end up weaker. Unfortunately for you, this monster man is also a monstrous time-waster.

Stop Looking, You Will Never Find A Soulmate

Jessica O'Reilly | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jessica O'Reilly

The concept of a soulmate, the perfect partner who complements you on every level and completes all of your missing pieces, may be destroying your love life.

9 Qualities You're Going To Need To Find In The Man You're Going To Marry

Notable.ca | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

Trust the team at Notable.ca when we say that we know there are a lot of d-bags out there. You know the type: guys with a perpetual 'grass is greener...

Why You Shouldn't Stop Bringing Your A-Game To Your Relationship

Sue Nador | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

How does passion turn into pal-ship? Perhaps the very nature of sharing space with someone can breed too much familiarity. It's easy to get comfortable, even sloppy, when we live with each other day in and day out. What message does it send when I leave our house looking polished and revert immediately to comfy cellmate attire when I come home?

Mistakes Form the Yellow Brick Road to Wisdom

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

The most important step is to accept that we are all human. We all make mistakes. We all mess up. In fact it is my belief that this is most likely the purpose to life. Mistakes are opportunities, but through these opportunities we grow and learn what we are made of and what we have to contribute.

8 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Season To Fall In Love

Notable.ca | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

Earlier this summer, Notable.ca brought you some pretty sweet reasons to have a summer fling. Well, we hope that fling has sizzled or it's is about t...

Feigned Love: The Art of Settling

Dain Wallis | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Worried that you're settling? Not sure if you're in love or just going through the motions? Speaking from experience, here is your guide to the Art of Settling.

Why It's Sometimes OK for a Woman to "Need" a Man

Debra Macleod | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Ask your date to walk you to your car after dark. Ask your boyfriend to reach that plate on the top shelf, fix your computer or check your leaky faucet. I can hear the snarks from women now. Yet many men long to feel needed in a healthy way in their relationships.

Smoking Weed Could Be The Secret To A Great Relationship

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Living

If you smoke marijuana and your partner does too, we have good news for you: you're likely in the least abusive kind of relationship. As the Newsy ...

The Formula For A Happy Marriage? Fewer Options (And A Big Wedding)

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Living

A big wedding celebration preceded by few romantic relationships for both the bride and the groom could be a positive sign that they will be happy tog...

These Two Words Can Jeopardize Your Relationship Forever

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living
Tamika Schilbe

Often spoken with absolute authority, "I disagree" places itself firmly in opposition to the other. It carves an opinion in granite, hinting that further discussion is irrelevant. In personal relationships, these two words can instantly zap the life out of open communication. The opposite of "I disagree" is exploratory dialogue. Open discussion may create more connection.

For Shark Week, Here Are 8 Ways to Not Get Bitten in Love

Debra Macleod | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

If you're currently dating, do yourself a favour. Keep your eyes on the water's surface and, if anything with big teeth jumps out at you, protect yourself. Even when you're in the earliest stages of dating, it is possible to catch glimpses of deal breaker behaviour. Here are eight to watch out for.