#Relationships

The Ultimate Guide To Gracious Valentine's Day Gifting

Lisa Orr | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

Not sure what to give your sweetheart for Valentine's Day this year? Have you had some epic Valentine's Day fails in the past (i.e. " I really thought you'd love a new vacuum for Valentine's Day honey")? Then this gift guide is for you.

5 Relationship Types Proving There Really Is Someone For Everyone

Collette Gee | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

As humans we share an inmate desire to connect with others. However, not all people seek to connect for the same reasons, or in the same way. Some people choose to connect a little. While some people need to connect a lot.

For A Happy Valentine's Day, Forget The Romance

Rachel Scott | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Living
Rachel Scott

You heard me. Set romance aside with all of its ideas about candlelit dinners and flowers. Think about what you love to do. Rock climbing? Great! Museum-crawling? Delightful! Let go of the traditional and think outside the box.

Generosity Is An Attractive Quality Anyone Can Fall In Love With

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Living
Debbie Wolfe

I fell for my husband the day he took a homeless man to lunch. Before then, my future mate had been a smart, funny, slightly older guy in the CBC newsroom where we both worked. But when I learned about his kindness to someone in need, David became "the one."

How To Talk To Your Teen About Sexting

Kids Help Phone | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Kids Help Phone

At Kids Help Phone, hundreds of kids contact us each year about sexting. Most teens make contact because they're feeling pressure to sext, or someone has shared a sext without their consent. A very large proportion of the calls are initiated after teens have already taken a sexting action and they're in crisis mode, or in desperate need of advice.

These 'Romantic' Gestures In Media Can Be Abusive In Real Life

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

On TV and in the movies, we see men and women exhibiting terrible behaviours, but the characters on the receiving end most often react as though these actions were reasonable and acceptable, giving the viewing audience the wrong message about how to go about their own relationships.

5 Ways For Single People To Have More Love On Valentine's Day

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada
Marcia Sirota

Even if you feel lonely on Valentine's Day, you can bring more love to yourself and to others. And who knows, with all this love in your heart, you might just attract a new partner into your life in the coming days. Here are five ways to do just that.

8 Ways To Have More Sophisticated Sex With Your Sweetheart

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Have your formerly grand romantic efforts dwindled to a half-hearted, "So, you wanna?" Well, today is your -- and your partner's -- lucky day. Here are eight easy ways to class-up a sex life that has fallen out of fashion.

Texters, Daters And The Challenges Of Modern Love

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

In speaking with numerous women over the past several years, I've heard all sorts of dating stories, and it seems that there are two types of men, these days: men who want to meet in person and men who don't: the daters and the texters.

Dating Dos And Don'ts In The Age Of Jian Ghomeshi

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Today, more than ever, a woman needs to know what to look for on a first date; the things that would make it great, as well as the red flags she should be aware of, in order to be safe.

10 Signs That You're On A Bad First Date

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I've noticed that sometimes, people on a date are miserable but feel compelled to stay until the logical conclusion of the activity, whether it's coffee, a meal or drinks. They don't realize that they're free to end the date at any point if they're not feeling it or if they're not having a good time.

It's Tough To Admit That My Siblings And I Don't Speak Anymore

Her Magazine | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

A few weekends ago, while we were at my parents' home, my oldest child asked me if I had a sister. I wasn't quite sure how to answer her. Yes, I do have a sister, and I've had her for 33 years. But no, we don't see each other and we don't speak to each other.

Do You Feel Like You're Babysitting Your Boss?

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

My boss is a mess. She is so disorganized, it's driving me crazy! She forgets meetings, leaves things undone and creates more work for me because I have to fix her mistakes. I feel like her mother. It's a huge waste of my time, and it keeps me from doing the other things that need to get done.

Managing Their Expectations

Monique Caissie | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada
Monique Caissie

I was consulting for a luxury car dealership not knowing what to expect. I'm one of those people who think "just get me from point A to point B - fan...

What's Written All Over Your Face?

Deri Latimer | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Deri Latimer

Your face reflects the internal narrative that you allow to take up space in your brain. It mirrors the voice in your head. Have you tuned into yours lately?

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be Ashamed To Use Lube

Simone Katerine | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

A few months ago, the internet lit up in a frenzy when UFC fighter Ronda Rousey attempted to give sex advice by suggesting, "You should never need lube in your life. If you need lube, then you're being lazy." Her comment is completely misguided and misinformed.

How To Survive And Thrive As A Couple This Holiday Season

Sue Nador | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

There is so much hype about the holidays. Unfortunately, our romantic notions are too often dashed and replaced with resentment, exhaustion and financial stress. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a bit of compromise, perspective and goodwill, you can survive and even thrive as a dynamic duo.

Why I Choose To Be Alone At Christmas

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

Some are geographically distant from those they hold dear and raise a solitary glass to absent friends. Others have lost loved ones to the grave. But for many of us, "no contact" is a choice we consciously made. Loneliness is simply less painful than the agony of spending time with our toxic families.

Let's Stop Enabling The Meddlers In Our Lives

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

This Christmas, their laser-beam eyes are focused on you. You're the dish of the day. You're gonna be stuffed with advice and ladled with criticism. Because they can't stand themselves. Deep in their souls, they feel like failures. What better antidote than subtly belittling you via the mechanism of meddling.

5 Ways Yoga Will Improve Your Relationship

Rachel Scott | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rachel Scott

Next time you hit a challenge, recreate your Savasana space by taking five deep breaths and clearing your mind. Reconnect to the calm beneath the storm. And then decide if him forgetting to get the groceries is really that big of a deal.

A Rebound Could Be What Your Breakup Needs

Natasha Koifman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Like most things in life, there is no one right way to get over a relationship that has ended. So if you have had a recent breakup, go ahead and get back out there like Blake and Gwen. Or feel free to treat yourself to some ice cream, rom com's and alone time. Either way will lead you to a better understanding of yourself.

Living Together Is Just As Good As Getting Married

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living

The moral of the story: do what feels right to you!

What To Pack For A Vacation With Friends

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Rhonda Scharf

While there are a million other things to pack (passport, toothbrush, etc.), these are the things that affect your roommates more than they affect you. We are a world filled with people that only think about themselves. Don't let that be you -- think of others and pack with them in mind!

Why Holiday Break Ups Are The Worst

Collette Gee | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

While breaking up is hard to do you know when things just aren't working out anymore. People who've experienced a sudden breakup during the holidays for example always assume the break up wasn't planned, and therefore begin to question whether the breakup was caused by some recent event caused by something they did or said.

These Are The Signs Your Spouse Is Having A Texting Affair

Debra Macleod | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

You look the other way and pretend not to notice or be bothered. You force yourself to not ask who your spouse is texting and not show how worried or hurt you are. You lay awake and stare at your partner's phone, wishing you could look through it but not wanting to cross that line. Finally, you crack.