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.

How Eating Disorders Impact Sexuality

Lyba Spring | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

There is an association between low BMI and loss of libido, sexual anxiety and sexual relationships. These findings are consistent with the explanation that low body weight impairs the physiological functioning of sexual organs.

Dealing With Office Gossip, When It Is About You

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Gossip. It happens in every workplace and in every family. For some reason, we just love to talk about others. Until that conversation is about us. When we're the subject of office gossip, it no longer seems like harmless entertainment.

Fascial Stretch Therapy Is Awesome For Your Sex Life

Carlen Costa | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Our genitalia experiences pleasure because of the interaction with our nerve endings. When experiencing pelvic zone pleasure in particular, much like osteopathy or yoga, FST helps to decompress your pelvis and open your hips to help expand not only range of motion, but the sensing of pleasure as well.

This Is What I Learned From A Social Media Break

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

A friend and I made a pact to delete the social apps off our devices and not personally post anything, or look at anyone else's posts, for one week. I love social media -- but going off it gave me a fresh perspective.

How I Finally Made The Grade - 30 Years Later

Sue Nador | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

I would be mortified if my husband ever discovered my university marks. I shudder to think how he would feel. Probably duped. He's attracted to brainy women, and it was a sleight of hand living with philosophers. I was only "academic" by association. The brainy aura of my roommates bathed me in a beautiful sharp light.

5 Tips to Improve Your Emotional Fitness

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Counselling should push you and test your limits, and help you understand your strengths and vulnerabilities. It may be uncomfortable and exhausting at times, but in the same way a good work out feels good physically, a good psychological workout can be deeply, emotionally satisfying.

5 Tips to Avoid Having an Argument Escalate

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

You've had an argument and it got completely out of hand. It escalated into something personal, and then something hurtful. It's a good way to ruin relationships, and all the hurtful things that were said can be very hard to recover from. Force yourself to stay as calm as possible. Don't take any bait to react negatively, or explosively.

Couples: Are You Fighting Again? Blame Your Brain

Susan Valentine | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

You and your partner get into a spectacular fight. And let us guess... it's his fault. Or hers. Definitely not yours. It's never really our fault. Even if we apologize, we may still think our partner provoked us to act that way. If only he listened better. If only she stayed out of it. As couples therapists we see this often.

8 Ways to Improve Your Love Life Today

Simone Katerine | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

One thing I've learned in my seven plus years of writing about sex and relationships, is that the word "sexpert" gets thrown around a lot. I've even had the word featured under my byline (I thought everyone knew it's the blind leading the blind, here?) However, when it comes to Sexperts, Rebecca Rosenblat is the real deal.

Are You Sabotaging Your First Dates?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

A first date can be awkward or enjoyable, exciting or boring, amazing or excruciatingly painful. People are simultaneously putting themselves forward and sizing each other up with everything leading toward the one important decision they need to make: whether or not to have a second date.

4 Personal Laws to Consider Before Starting to Date Again

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Living
Mario & Diane Cloutier

If you have had one or more serious breakups, your journey to finding your perfect mate will likely require a serious shift. We call this a shift to a "no compromises, no settlements mindset." It incorporates several elements, but we will zero-in on a specific one: your personal "laws."

My Standards Are Simple and Mine Alone

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.06.2015 | Canada Living
Shanita Hubbard

"Your standards are too high." If you're 30-plus, educated, single, and a woman, you probably hear this at family barbecues and any company gatherings that take place after three rounds of drinks have been purchased. I used to hear this all the time.

They Got Engaged After 3 Weeks, And Just Celebrated Their 50th Anniversary.

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living

Ever wonder what makes a romance last? Or how people stay together despite what life throws at you? With It Takes Two, The Huffington Post Canada is t...

After 2 Years, These Exes Are Finally Getting Closure

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Living

It's real and raw, and you're going to need tissues.

Sexual Prudery Shouldn't Pass as Activism

Laurie Essig | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Laurie Essig

Ashley Madison had the honesty to say it is for married people to have affairs as opposed to encourage married and partnered people to pretend they're single. And for that their customers have had their personal information, including apparently credit card information, released?

Real Fears That People In Interracial Relationships Have

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living

"I always stare at interracial couples in public and wonder how they met because their cultures seem so different."

Is Ghosting an Appropriate Way to End a Relationship?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

In this era of being super-connected through our technology, the most shocking thing we can do today is to totally disconnect from another person. It's impossible to know why Charlize chose ghosting as her way of dealing with Sean, or even if that's actually what she did, but it makes me think about the whole idea of making a clean break from someone in a world that's all about connectivity.

What Ashley Madison Tells Us About Affairs and Relationships

Alyson Jones | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Ashley Madison caters to married people and the motto of the site is "Life is short. Have an affair." This leads us to bigger questions regarding relationships and an examination of why a "cheating" website has such a huge number of users. What does this have to say about the modern state of marriage and monogamy?

Is Ashley Madison to Blame for Broken Hearts and Ruined Marriages?

Collette Gee | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

While cheating can be extremely damaging to most relationships, an affair actually begins long before the act itself. Having an affair is often one person's way of signaling to their partner that something is wrong in the relationship. And, often one person uses cheating as a catalyst to either fix or flee from the problems.

Are Apps Like Clover a Cure for the 'Dating Apocalypse'?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I've gotten a lot of feedback for my recent post about the addictive quality of Tinder and today's hook-up culture. I wrote it in response to Nancy Jo...

What To Do If You've Been Caught On Ashley Madison

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living

Tuesday's data dump of supposed Ashley Madison users likely has some couples questioning their relationships and others wondering if they know someone...

Life Is Short, Turn Your Spouse On

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The recent Ashley Madison hack hasn't just exposed user data - it's also brought to light our various attitudes toward marriage and monogamy in today's high-tech, high-strung society. There are many reasons people stray and technology enables infidelity in a way that is faster and easier -- although certainly not more secretive -- than ever before. Yet in the end, it is always a question of choice. "Will I break the promise I made to my spouse?" In the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, we're seeing a lot of "You got what you deserved!" opinions.

There's a Difference Between Fantasy and Cheating on Ashley Madison

Sue Nador | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

I'm a big believer in some personal autonomy. I don't feel I owe it to my husband to share every one of my deepest and darkest secrets. And I don't push him to tell me everything on his mind either. God no, I don't want to know everything on his mind. I'm a gal who enjoys a bit of mystery and his over-sharing would be a buzz kill. But there is a difference between "thought" and "action". It's fine to fantasize -- no harm is done.