#Relationships

Getting Married at 25 Is the Best Decision I've Ever Made

Charlotte Ottaway | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Charlotte Ottaway

My husband is my greatest fan in life. He is constantly encouraging me to chase my dreams, pushing me to face my weaknesses. He inspires me; he balances me. He supports me in everything I do. When you have someone standing beside you, ready to nudge you forward and catch you when you fall, it feels like anything is possible. I'm 27 now, and I still have a lot to learn about married life. But I already know the choice to wed my husband was the greatest decision I've made so far. Being a wife has changed my life in ways I hadn't ever considered.

Are You Too Nice in Your Relationships?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Many of us are convinced that being "nice" is the way to win a friend or a partner and keep them; that if we please this person and give them what they need, they'll love us and stay with us, forever. Well, it doesn't really work that way. When we're "nice," the other person can't know who we really are.

Why I've Decided to Get an Arranged Marriage

TamilCulture | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

Whenever I tell my friends that I've thought about getting married to a guy that my parents will pick for me, I always get the same response. But the more I learned about the traditions of my culture, the more I realized that our marriages are both a contract and a sacred journey across lifetimes.

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...

I've Realized I'm Not the Mother I Always Thought I'd Be

Jessica Blumel | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Jessica Blumel

Before I had kids, I dreamed about being a stay-at-home mom. I loved the idea of having the whole household under control and making life easy for my husband by rocking the homemaker role. But as it turns out, I am happy in that role about one day per week and otherwise feel totally and utterly stifled.

Love Can Be Better, The Second Time Around

TamilCulture | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

Amidst the carnage of a failed marriage, as your days become consumed with prying the broken shards of glass from the wounds of a shattered life, it is hard to conceive that anyone will ever be worth the risk of going through all of this again. But a life without love is incomplete -- Love is always worth it.

The Only Thing I Want for Mother's Day Doesn't Have a Price

Julie Nowell | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Parents
Julie Nowell

I am about to experience my 12th Mother's Day, and this year I want to share a secret to dads and kids everywhere about what us moms really want. I didn't realize it until my daughter gave me a gift this past birthday. It was simple, cost nothing, and has awakened me to what I really want in life.

If you Make Clients Feel Good, They'll Keep Coming Back

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

It's great to work with someone who makes you feel important. Someone who remembers your name, and maybe that you have a dog named Brownie or that you recently took a vacation to Florida. When you work with someone like that, the time seems to fly and you look forward to working with them again.

These Couples Prove No One Remembers Phone Numbers Anymore

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Living

In the event of an emergency, would you be able to recall your partner's number by memory? We didn't think so. In the video above by Elite Daily, 1...

Should I Donate to a Child in Need, or Pay for My Loving Dog's Surgery?

Sue Nador | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

My dog was carefully assessed, x-rayed, and operated on by the best veterinary surgeon, and then received excellent private follow-up care. All of this cost several thousands of dollars. I did not think twice about spending the money. But after reading a piece in the New York Times recently, John and I began to grapple with the ethics of directing so much money to an animal.

Six Steps to Becoming a Hero to Your Children

Alyson Jones | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

The problem for many parents is that they want to become friends with their children, rather than heroes. Our children do not need more friends, and they certainly do not need their parents competing with their friends for their attention. But as a hero, you can find a way to transform challenge into growth.

How I Fixed My Foot-in-Mouth Moment

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Sometimes all we need to do is wait for the entire message to make it to our brain before we share what is on our mind. However, sometimes we aren't that patient and when we mess up, we must own the misunderstanding and we must fix it. Then, don't do it again!

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.

Couples Review Kooky Products Designed For Two

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living

Products for couples can be really cute. And then again, they can also be really creepy. In the Buzzfeed video above, we watch four couples review ...

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.

Are You a Cat or a Dog in Relationships?

Alana Hurov | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

After 20 years of dating and over 100 relationships later, I have created "The Milk and Bone Theory." Take a close look at the behaviour of cats and dogs, notice which qualities you share with both animals. You will most likely have commonalities with one more than the other. Here are five ways to tell if you are a cat or a dog in a relationships.

The Ancient Tradition That Can Keep Your Family Together

Debra Macleod | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The ancient Vesta tradition is an example of an old faith that is making a comeback. It is a tradition that reaches back to distant antiquity but whose dynamic nature and ability to reflect progressive 21st century humanist and secular values is making it a popular choice for those who identify as "spiritual but not religious."

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.

Why I'm Making 2015 All About 365 Days of Me

Megan Fielding | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Megan Fielding

In summary, the year of fun ended in a drained bank account, a broken heart, and feeling slightly beaten down. Although the ending sounds like a massive Debbie Downer (insert wa wa wahhh sound effect), reflecting back it was an epic year and I wouldn't have changed a thing! With last year's lessons in mind, I'm embarking on this year's proclamation.

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.

Three Things

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

It was the great Carl Sagan who said: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." And let's not forget in t...

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.