Relationship Advice

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.

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...