Relationship Advice

Ladies, This Is The Simple Truth About How Men Think

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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 12.07.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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.

The Most Awkward (And Most Important) Talk To Have With Your Partner

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Living

For people entering a marriage all dewy-eyed and confident, relationship counsellors have some news for you: one of you is likely to cheat on the othe...

Three Things New Dads Can Do to Get More Sex

Sue Nador | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

Yup, the sad truth is that dads with young kids probably get less sex. But rather than fretting about this sad state of affairs, a far better strategy is to keep the small sparks of desire burning until the fireworks can begin again.

Do You Know the Achilles Heel of Your Relationship?

Sue Nador | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

I knew immediately what John was talking about. I am prone to self-absorption, lost in my own thoughts. I pretend to listen, but John is no fool -- it's obvious to him that the imaginary conversations inside my head are too often more important than the real conversations between us. No wonder he sometimes feels that he is not that important.

5 Steps to Getting Your Man to Do the Dishes

Alana Hurov | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

I consider myself pretty lucky to be able to say that my best friend is also my boyfriend. With all that said, it isn't always dinner by flowers and candlelight. In fact, it's more often than not a daily negotiation of the cleaning duties. So, in one week...I discovered the formula for the age old question of how to get any man to do the dishes.

Be Honest: Do You Throw Texter Tantrums?

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The adult temper tantrum is alive and well. Although it takes many unpleasant forms, one of the most common is what I call a "texter tantrum." Not a week goes by that I don't have a client hold up a cell phone and say, "Look at what my partner has been saying to me!"

Your Wife Is Right. So Admit It and Move On

Heather Lin | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Living
Heather Lin

It sounds like I'm just moaning about petty things that drive me crazy, and yes, I know these issues might relate only to me. But if these, or issues like these, are the main points of contention in a relationship, then in the end, I think we're all going to be okay. But when in doubt, just remember, you do want to get some sleep tonight.

10 Ways To Make A Long-Distance Relationship Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Living

A long-distance relationship is tough to maintain, but it can also be so worthwhile. Last week, "Humans of New York" profiled a man who met a woman...

Five Ways to a Happy Marriage

Debra Macleod | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Happy kids and a happy home hinges on one thing: a happy marriage between Mom and Dad. The quality of a couple's marriage sets the tone for family life. Below are five general qualities to strive for (or avoid, as the case may be). They aren't exhaustive, but they are a good start.

You're More Closely Related To Your Spouse Than You Think

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Living

According to a new study, spouses are more likely to share DNA with each other than other people. Research out of the University of Colorado's Ins...

So You Went Out With a Man and Never Heard From Him Again?

Collette Gee | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

For six long weeks you've wished and prayed for a sign or just a word from this guy. And on a sunny Sunday afternoon, your cell phone rings, and as you reach down to retrieve your cell from your designer bag, you see it. A text message from him that simply reads: "Hello." You sit there quietly, pondering what you should do.