Relationship Advice

WATCH: Men Answer Tough Relationship Questions

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to dating, some questions can be too tough to ask. In the video above by Buzzfeed, eight guys answer difficult relationship questions...

Do Opposites Really Attract?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living

They say opposites attract, but when it comes to going the distance, these odd couples rarely survive. In the video by The List TV above, matchmake...

Why Couples Who Have More Sex May Not Be Happier

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living

We've been told by research, self-help books and the media that having lots of sex will make us happy, yet a new study at Carnegie Mellon University i...

What To Do When You And Your Partner Disagree On How To Raise The Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

We all thought starting a family was the most romantic thing we could do as a couple. Making a baby is the ultimate act of love. During our pregnancy ...

The Six C's of a Healthy Relationship

Collette Gee | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

Some people go their entire lives not knowing what a healthy relationship looks like, or they may have an idea, but have not defined them for themselves. The 6 C's illustrate the various components of a healthy relationship. A good relationship cannot exist without mutual respect.

7 Questions To Ask Before You Start Creeping On Your Ex

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living

Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, sometimes you just want to know what your ex has been up to. It's natural to be curious, so don't think yo...

7 Steps to Renew Your Life This Easter

Alyson Jones | Posted 04.02.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Utilizing Easter as a renewal time is relatively simple, and can assist you in creating the space you need to live your exceptional life. You can do this as an individual exercise that is personal and private, or you can take some this Easter weekend and gather the family to discuss each point. Here are the seven steps to renewing your life.

10 Ways To 'Spring Clean' Your Relationship

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living

Just like your closet, kitchen and that shed you've been avoiding in the past few months, your relationship could also use a "spring clean." "Wheth...

8 Ways to Bring a Zombie Marriage Back to Life

Debra Macleod | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

If you're in a zombie marriage, you know the signs: apathy, routine, familiarity, empty interactions, irritability, indifference and sexlessness. You don't actively dislike each other -- you've just kind of stopped showing up. If this sounds familiar to you, don't run away (or aim for the head) just yet. Instead, try these eight tips to see whether they can bring your zombie relationship back to life.

You Might Be Able To Save That Toxic Friendship .. If You Want To

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living

Admit it, you have a friend you probably don't even like. Friendships are all about giving and taking, sharing and caring, but when a friend is only d...

7 Quick Tips to Cure What's Complicating Your Relationship

Collette Gee | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

If you have been feeling aggravated that your relationship isn't going well, do not stress! You can get expert assistance from a relationship coach or you can cure what's complicating your relationship with these seven quick tips.

Stop Talking Your Relationship To Death!

Debra Macleod | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Of course, relationship problems do have to be discussed. But trust me -- if you improve your interactions before you talk about them, you'll spend a lot less time digging up and re-burying cats that should have been laid to rest a long time ago.

Tips for My Little Sister: How to Live the Best Life Ever

Gillian Mandich | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

In honour of International Women's Day I'm writing this blog in celebration of women and the special bond of sisterhood. I wanted to share an excerpt of letter I wrote to my little sister as she set off to live in Australia for a year. This is my greatest big sister advice about how to live the best life ever‬.

Learning to Fight Fair Can Bring You Closer Together

Alyson Jones | Posted 04.29.2015 | 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 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.

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

Alyson Jones | Posted 04.25.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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.