#Relationships

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 03.14.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 02.27.2015 | 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 02.16.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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.

A Fail-Proof 3-Step Guide To Making Your Sweetheart Swoon on Valentine's Day

Blake Connoy | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
Blake Connoy

Whether you've been in a relationship for three months or three years, you usually have a good idea of your partner's favourite things. Grab a selection of them and put them in a decorative basket or box. The thoughtfulness and time put into sourcing all of their favourite things will undoubtedly be a huge hit.

How to Rekindle Your Sexual Desire

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Foreplay and sexual touching play a vital role in eliciting a sexual response in women. Sexual touching is not only considered a social norm, it enables physiological and psychological readiness. Foreplay readies our bodies for sex; exciting our brains, quickening our heartbeat, and preparing the genital organs for intercourse.

Have Women Lost Their "Feminine Mystique?"

Debra Macleod | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

In my despairing opinion, too many of us have become a louder, dumbed-down, sexed-up, selfie-snapping, pouty-lipped, desperate shadow of our former selves. That's what men are seeing, and that's how they're treating us.

How To Tell Your Children You're Getting a Divorce

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Allow your children time to grieve and remain open to ongoing conversations after the big announcement. If your children are asking you questions, this is positive. Encourage further conversations and be open to their questions, thoughts, and feelings. You may want to consider setting up a time for the children to talk with a therapist at some point.

4 Steps to Creating Achievable Goals for the New Year

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

As a therapist, I encourage people to set goals that are practical, realistic and attainable. Avoid the disappointment and discouragement of lofty resolutions by being patient and committed. In order to achieve this, I offer some simple and practical points of reflection and planning strategies that can reveal your priorities and assist you in moving forward.

Four Tips on How To Deal With Loss and Grief During the Holidays

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Find ways to honour those you miss. Look at old photos and tell stories of any loved ones you have lost. Honour the expectations that you may have had for relationships, life and even your vision of the season, as they are a part of our story. Let a lost loved one remain alive in you, and be an active part of your experience.

Ladies, This Is The Simple Truth About How Men Think

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

My girlfriend likes safety, security and endless amounts of back rubs. I bring her flowers just because, and write notes about my feelings. The feelings are there, I love her immensely, I just feel it's so unnecessary to verbalize it daily. Words don't matter, actions do.

What Every Single Girl Needs to Know About Dating

Alana Hurov | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

over the years and through a lot of bad encounters and relationships, I adapted and went from sweet and innocent to sexy vixen with an edge. Now that I am in a happy and committed relationship, I have some valuable advice for all of those single girls out there. I wish I had this kind of wisdom when I was on the hunt for my Prince.

The FIve Phases of a Break-Up

Carlen Costa | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

The most wonderful time of year can be the worst time of year if you're going through a break-up right around this time. This list contains the basic stages (as experienced in my inner circle) of what it looks like to get through a break-up.

Three Words That Could Change Your Christmas This Year

Anne Day | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
Anne Day

"I love you," "I am sorry," and "Please help me." How often do you say these words? When I was asked, I first thought, I am pretty good at shelling ou...

How to Maintain Your Sense of Self While You're Part of a Couple

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

There's a lot of talk in the media lately about "conscious uncoupling" but what about conscious coupling? How can you be a couple and still maintain your sense of self? What should you do and what should you look for when coupling up?

The People in Your Inner Circle Can Make Your Life Richer

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

As we craft our business plans for next year, we focus on our profit objectives, marketing efforts, and ideas for innovation. Here's another category to ponder: Who are those people in my business life who truly "have my back"?

8 Reasons Your Husband is Falling Out of Love With You

Debra Macleod | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

I can't tell you how many unhappy husbands I've seen in my office over the past decade or so. They present with all kinds of issues, from infidelity to in-law troubles and everything in between. Below are eight of the most common complaints that unhappy husbands make about their wives. Read them. Believe them. Stop them.

Why We Need To Remove the Stigma Around Men Who Seek Therapy

Carlen Costa | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

I started by telling you about my own experience in the world of abuse. I did this because those experiences are what helped me understand the importance of healing in light of a frightening situation. These women -- our sisters -- need our support and understanding to heal. But we cannot forget the men. At some point we are going to have to turn around and help heal this man. Many will think he is undeserving, but he too experienced trauma in his life which he has had to cope with. I'm not talking about forgiveness, I'm talking about compassion.

What Mothers Need To Teach Their Sons About Sex

Sue Nador | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

The Ghomeshi story is a very good reminder about the role mothers need to play in educating our sons early and often about sex and relationships. While both parents share responsibility for sex education, I think there are some areas in which moms have more street credibility.