#Relationships

This 50-Year Marriage Has Lessons For Every Couple Out There

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living

"Love is the beginning of a journey."

I Went Six Days Without Netflix

Ashley Redmond | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Living
Ashley Redmond

This Netflix cleanse was obviously not on purpose and I don't advocate it for everyone. But by forcing myself to be alone and engage in activities that I like such as organizing and chatting on the phone I was allowing myself to be with my thoughts and be present in the moment. It was kind of awesome.

Is Social Media Making You Soulless?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

We don't need an official study to tell us that digital media affects our relationships, although there are many. When we're online 24/7, it's pretty clear that it's going to influence our offline lives too. Digital media is creating a huge disconnect between us that's not going away.

How to Fight With Your Partner

Sue Nador | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

I recently read a study that found that more than 40 percent of couples believe that fighting helps keep the lines of communication open. Tackling problems head on can be better for a relationship than bottling things up. But as experts point out, not all arguments are created equal.

How to Survive a Bad Breakup

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

A bad breakup can feel like a stun gun has been applied directly to the center of your chest. You can feel paralyzed, overwhelmed with pain and grief, confused and utterly lost. How does a person cope with such an assault to their emotional world?

19 Ways to Have a Thriving Marriage

Lori Gard | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

We spent our 19th wedding anniversary very much like we do every other day. Since that day and for almost two weeks, I have been contemplating the idea of a list. A list of 19 characteristics essential to a flourishing marriage. Without further ado, here are those nearly twenty. Because 19 is actually enough.

One-Time High School Sweethearts Kellie And Dave Fell In Love Again At 45

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.10.2015 | 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...

Single in the City and the Census

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Julie (not her real name) couldn't believe her ears. He wanted to take a break. Another relationship over before it began. She was tired of waiting, n...

It's Time To Stop Pretending You Hate Weddings

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to wedding season, most people believe you either love it or hate it. But now there's research to suggest that absolutely no one is immu...

Why My Marriage Lasting Isn't Just About Luck

Shawna Scafe | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Living
Shawna Scafe

We've had our share of faults and bad habits that we brought into this relationship. We've both done and said things we wish we could take back. And even though we've now found a groove as parents, there were months, years, where all of our existing problems bubbled to the surface under the pressures of having kids.

This Is What you Really Get When You Marry Someone

Lauren Messervey | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

The media likes us to think that the perfect body, both male and female, is what we want to hold forever, but I'd like to disagree. I'd like to watch time take its toll and hear the words "I love you" with the same sincerity that was spoken when I was once young and beautiful. There is something in this that means so much more than the superficial joy of having someone frozen in perfection.

10 Tips To Make Your First Time (With Anyone) Extra Special

The Huffignton Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living

Having sex with a new partner is always a bit nerve wracking—whether it’s just your first time together or your first time with anyone.

7 Things All Couples Need To Know Before They Get Married

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living

Getting engaged is an exciting time for couples, and in the days and weeks leading up to saying 'I do,' they can be so busy planning and preparing for...

The Five Fatal Relationship Mistakes That are Keeping You Single

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I can think of five fatal relationship mistakes that you might be making today that are probably the reason for your "bad luck" in love. If you want to change your luck in love, check out these five fatal mistakes, see which ones you've been making, and stop doing them.

Four Black Actresses Give Advice on Having Great Girlfriends

Giselle Phelps | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Giselle Phelps

Well, I recently attended the American Black Film Festival in New York City. This time, I was lucky to have a riveting conversation with four black actresses: Terri J. Vaughn, Garcelle Beauvais, Essence Atkins, and Malinda Williams. They're all starring in a T.V. movie coming out later this summer called "Girlfriends' Getaway 2."

Who Needs A Man With Friends Like These

Sadiya Ansari | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sadiya Ansari

Last weekend, I ran the Nike Toronto Women's 15k on the Island and had the good fortune of having two girlfriends come out to support me. They jumped in a cab at 6:15 a.m., waited in line for a ferry, getting to the island three hours before my race time and watched me in the pouring rain.

This Touching Video Of Father-Child Bonds Will Bring You To Tears

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to child rearing, mothers tend to take the limelight as the primary caregivers — but studies say the role of the father is just as imp...

A Cross-Border Love Story That Started On Twitter

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 06.12.2015 | 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...

Let's Stop Labelling Ourselves

Heather Magee | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

We humans have an innate desire to define things, don't we? Let's slap a label on something to determine it's perceived value, purpose or meaning. It's how we categorize and compartmentalize our surroundings. People, too.

The Debate About #CropTopDay Has Big Implications for Women's Rights

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Whether or not young people today are even aware, the sexual revolution is the backdrop and the impetus for the thinking that undergirds the protest. The present tension over dress codes shows us something. While one segment of society now feels that any limits on women with bare skin in public are unacceptable, others still think some fashion choices simply aren't appropriate.

I Found My Prince Charming While Dating After 50

BrazenWoman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
BrazenWoman

My self-esteem post-divorce sucked from being told I was old and that I would never find anyone who would want me. And let's face it, when someone throws you away after 20 years, you tend to think there's some reason why. Then I decided, "Screw him. I'm doing this."

I Had to Tell My Husband I Have Herpes

BLUNTmoms | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
BLUNTmoms

I was afraid to tell my husband. I was equal parts afraid to be accused of cheating or learn he had, even though logic assured me otherwise. I thought of not saying anything. I envisioned stashing my pills in the inner pocket of my handbag, making excuses to avoid sex. While it sucks to have herpes, it's not a death sentence. If you ever have to deliver this kind of news to a partner, don't do what I did and treat it like the end of the world.

How Is Your Relationship With Your Mother-in-Law?

Jenna Em | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Why is there a tendency for daughter-in-laws to have bumpy relationships with mother-in-laws? It's understandable that conflict can arise when two different ideologies collide. Ideologies about child-rearing, domestic chores, finances, "wifely" duties, working outside the home, personal appearance, "husband care" and so on.

In 34 Years, This Couple Has Seen The Best And Worst Of Life Together

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 05.30.2015 | 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...

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.