Relationship Tips

Mistakes Form the Yellow Brick Road to Wisdom

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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.

Does the 'Opposites Attract' Rule Really Work in Relationships?

Collette Gee | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Collette Gee

I'm not saying that if you have similar taste in food, health and romance that your relationship is doomed. What I am saying however is that those similarities are not enough to hold your relationship together. Two dear friends of mine, John and Sandy, have been married for over 15 years. They couldn't be more opposite from one another.

Men: Such Simple Creatures

Sue Nador | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada
Sue Nador

My husband buys an average of nine magazines per month, subscribes to three daily newspapers, and owns about five million books. He has a strong emoti...

Relationship Tips from a Military Spouse

29Secrets | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Living
29Secrets

As the wife of a military fighter pilot, I've been forced to make separation work several times and I've learned ways to cope and even thrive along the way. So, if you find yourself in this predicament, here are a few things that I've gleaned from detachments over the years.

A Married Man's Take On Why Men Cheat

AskMen.com | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

Cheating is about one thing, and that's the transgressor's inability or unwillingness to reconcile the feeling of love with the decision to love. Feeling love is easy, because it's a largely chemical affair. But, once we cross that bridge into a serious, committed monogamous relationship, those feelings aren't enough. The decision to love is another matter entirely, and one that many cannot come to terms with.

13 Easy Ways To Make Your Partner Feel Special

2life | Kate Drummond | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada Living

Your partner is the most important person in your life -- but how often do you make them feel that way? Surprising your significant other with...

Living With Psoriasis: Six Tips for a Happy Relationship

Kimberly Moffit | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Kimberly Moffit

Every relationship has its challenges, whether it's penciling-in quality time together or trying to reignite a flame. But for Canadians living with a chronic illness, engaging in relationships can be especially tough, particularly because their conditions make intimacy so much more difficult.

The Most Common Relationship Pet Peeves — Kind Of Solved

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living

In the weeks following Valentine's Day, couples seem to come undone more than they're brought together. As the New York Daily News reported, Februa...

Eight Ways to Make Your Husband Want You Again

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

It's a devastating thing for a woman to admit -- that her husband seems to have lost his desire for her. Women often jump to the conclusion that unsatisfying sex is the reason for the chilly temperatures. Yet as often as not, men withdraw from their wives for non-sexual reasons. Check out these eight Do's and Don'ts to see whether any of them might help reignite his spark for you.

Have We Forgotten To Compliment Men?

Christine Hart | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Hart

A few months ago I gave a male date-coaching client of mine a compliment. After a few seconds of silence, he said: "No one has ever called me handsome...Thank you." I later consulted a few male friends on the topic and this is what one of them shared with me.

Relationship Woes? Maybe You're Making One of These Mistakes

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

There are three common relationship mistakes that many of us make, which can get in the way of our happiness and success in love. Understanding what these mistakes are and why we're prone to making them can help us learn to avoid them in the future. If we recognize and let go of these, we're likely to have a lot more success in our current and future relationships.

Is Your Marriage in a Bad Mood?

Debra Macleod | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Don't make any stupid mistakes when your marriage is in a slump. Don't drown your sorrows in a bottle of Jack or jump into bed with the first Facebook friend to give you a poke. For better or for worse, remember? Most marital bad moods will pass quickly enough, but serious mistakes in judgement will hang around a lot longer.

What 'Commoner' Couples Can Learn From Will And Kate

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living

It's been a year since the royal couple tied the knot, and we haven't seen a single slip-up: No public tantrums, sloppy make-out sessions or tense mom...

5 Steps to Dealing With Unrequited Love

Nicole Forrester | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

Continued communication with someone who is not interested in you will keep you in purgatory. You're hanging onto a thread of hope for a possible future relationship. This hope doesn't exist. It is an ILLUSION! What you really need is time to grieve the loss of someone you never had.

Steps to Finding a Good Man

Deena Douara | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Living
Deena Douara

This is not an article about how to get yourself married. It's not about making yourself emotionally available, or putting yourself out there, or not returning calls right away. It's not even about finding the right match for you. I don't really know you. What I can speak to though is how to discern good men from bad.

12 Tips for Enduring Love

Barbara Sibbald | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Living
Barbara Sibbald

We all labour under the sad misconceptions of "romantic love." The implication is that we ought to "live happily ever after," but that's just not realistic. Or healthy. Cheerfully accept your partner's limitations and your own. Don't expect that one person to meet all your needs.

Making Love Last

Barbara Sibbald | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Living
Barbara Sibbald

The ideal of romantic love is mired in the beginning of the love relationship; the most sexually charged, fleeting period when we are most attracted to one another. This inevitably dissipates, and either the relationship fizzles or slowly unravels, or that we begin the real work of love. And so the question is: How do you make love last?

Finding the Perfect Mate

Barbara Sibbald | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Living
Barbara Sibbald

Don't expect to have all your needs met by one person. This sounds like a variation on the platitude "Don't put all your eggs in one basket," but this tendency is often the biggest stumbling block to finding a healthy love relationship -- and keeping it.

Reigniting Romance

Pega Ren | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

You have made love hundreds of times. You no longer wonder what you will discover about each other sexually -- you know it all. Sex is comfortable, predictable, soothing, and quite possibly infrequent. How do you get from zero to sixty without the numbers in between that the romance of old used to fill? You long for the passion, the romance, the fire of your early days together. You wish you knew how to recapture that magic. Is it possible? Yes, it is, with some conditions.

What's Your Anger Style?

Pega Ren | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

I think people are defined by two distinct and diverse anger styles: the shouters and the sulkers. How can a shouter live harmoniously with a sulker? Understanding the different expressive styles helps, as does agreement about how to fight constructively.

The Four Faces of Intimacy

Beverley Golden | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

What does intimacy mean to you? Sexual intimacy is probably the most stereotypical and most familiar definition of the word in modern society. But most people want more than just the act of sex -- they want some depth.

What Men and Women Really Want in Love (and How to Get it)

Marcia Sirota | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Men and women have needs that are specific to their gender. What we want from our partners isn't necessarily what they want from us. Men and women communicate differently and we must tailor the way we express ourselves to suit these differences.

Aphrodisiacs: 7 Inedible Ways To Spice Up Your Sex Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Living

We've heard all of this before: eating chocolate can arouse you, an oyster's zinc has a positive effect on the libido, pumpkin seeds were once aphrodi...

Why I'm Relieved After Breakups

Nicole Forrester | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

While I have never been married, and certainly hope never to divorce, I have had my share of failed relationships and rejections. As I reflect back on my own past relationships failures, I can honestly say there is no one that I wish I was still with. In fact, I've found myself thanking God that they are out of my life.

Face the Truth About Your Bad Relationship

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

If you deny the possibility that someone could be hurtful, you put yourself and your loved ones at great risk. Facing this truth, on the other hand, is empowering and will enable you to make the kinds of choices which will give you a better life.