Relationships

Carmen Electra On Her Struggles With Love, Insecurity And Tragedy

The Huffington Post Canada | Leena Tailor | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Music

At 42, Carmen Electra remains one of the world’s biggest sex symbols, still making headlines with her seductive ‘Werq’ music video and a racy sw...

My Hundred-Foot Journey to Acceptance From My Family

Komal Minhas | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Komal Minhas

Tonight as I watched the poetry that is The Hundred-Foot Journey, a part of me broke open. As I explained to my aunt and my mom when we came home after the film - sharing such a beautiful story of acceptance of our magnificent Indian culture, in the setting of the often ethnocentrically perceived nation of France, is indicative of the hope and pockets of beauty embedded within profound change and transition.

These Two Words Can Jeopardize Your Relationship Forever

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Living
Tamika Schilbe

Often spoken with absolute authority, "I disagree" places itself firmly in opposition to the other. It carves an opinion in granite, hinting that further discussion is irrelevant. In personal relationships, these two words can instantly zap the life out of open communication. The opposite of "I disagree" is exploratory dialogue. Open discussion may create more connection.

For Shark Week, Here Are 8 Ways to Not Get Bitten in Love

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

If you're currently dating, do yourself a favour. Keep your eyes on the water's surface and, if anything with big teeth jumps out at you, protect yourself. Even when you're in the earliest stages of dating, it is possible to catch glimpses of deal breaker behaviour. Here are eight to watch out for.

17 Rules For Friends With Benefits

Carlen Costa | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Have the talk before you hook-up (or once you've peed right after) and set the lay of land. You both know what this is. Games are meant to be played with rope and whipped cream, not with each other's emotions. If you're feeling compromised about a situation have the courtesy to put it out there and mutual respect to problem-solve together.

So You Want A Responsive Partner? What Does That Even Mean?

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living

It's widely considered the spark that ignites romance, but a team of researchers wanted to know exactly what heterosexual singles mean by saying they'...

Instead of Making a Spreadsheet About Sex, Try Writing a Love Note

Debra Macleod | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

I stumbled upon a story about a husband who, apparently upset with the lack of sex in his marriage, made a spreadsheet that documented how often his wife had sex with him. I've had many clients over the years show me similar lists. Lists like this are made -- and shared on social media -- out of an emotional mixture of frustration, resentment, self- righteousness, a lack of self-restraint and a profound level of immaturity.

Three Things New Dads Can Do to Get More Sex

Sue Nador | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

Yup, the sad truth is that dads with young kids probably get less sex. But rather than fretting about this sad state of affairs, a far better strategy is to keep the small sparks of desire burning until the fireworks can begin again.

The 3 Ways to Attract Love to Your Life

Collette Gee | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

There are three ways to attract love, and before we can attract love, we must be open and available to all three: accepting love, believing in love and receiving love.

Exercise Your Way to a Hotter Sex Life

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Sex is good. Good sex is great. And great sex... well that's the dream right? While I can't promise that the next guy you bring home will be a God in sack, I can all but guarantee that sweating it out at the gym will help turn up the heat in the bedroom. Now that's what I call an effective incentive!

Do You Know the Achilles Heel of Your Relationship?

Sue Nador | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

I knew immediately what John was talking about. I am prone to self-absorption, lost in my own thoughts. I pretend to listen, but John is no fool -- it's obvious to him that the imaginary conversations inside my head are too often more important than the real conversations between us. No wonder he sometimes feels that he is not that important.

5 Steps to Getting Your Man to Do the Dishes

Alana Hurov | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

I consider myself pretty lucky to be able to say that my best friend is also my boyfriend. With all that said, it isn't always dinner by flowers and candlelight. In fact, it's more often than not a daily negotiation of the cleaning duties. So, in one week...I discovered the formula for the age old question of how to get any man to do the dishes.

Top 10 Ways to Be a Contagious Parent

masalamommas | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Living
masalamommas

Each child is different, gifted uniquely, and those moments of celebration, even if all you do is take them out for Dollar Menu sundaes, builds their confidence. Teaching them not to give up. And helps them to expect more of themselves. And in the end, they need to know that they are loved, accepted, and treasured, apart from their accomplishments. Simply because they are yours.

Be Honest: Do You Throw Texter Tantrums?

Debra Macleod | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

The adult temper tantrum is alive and well. Although it takes many unpleasant forms, one of the most common is what I call a "texter tantrum." Not a week goes by that I don't have a client hold up a cell phone and say, "Look at what my partner has been saying to me!"

Your Wife Is Right. So Admit It and Move On

Heather Lin | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Living
Heather Lin

It sounds like I'm just moaning about petty things that drive me crazy, and yes, I know these issues might relate only to me. But if these, or issues like these, are the main points of contention in a relationship, then in the end, I think we're all going to be okay. But when in doubt, just remember, you do want to get some sleep tonight.

How To Conquer Emotional Eating After a Breakup

Abby Langer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Speaking of meals, surround yourself with people who love you, and have meals with them. Have them over and prepare a meal or have them bring something. More points for friends and family who actually eat well, so you don't get a bucket of KFC and pint of sympathy ice cream for your dinner.

A Simple Trick To Improve Your Sex Life

University of Toronto News | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Research showed that couples who spent extra time together reported feeling more satisfied with both their sex lives and their relationship with their partner. The afterglow of post-sex affection proved to be long lasting for couples, with participants reporting higher levels of satisfaction with their sex lives and relationships in a follow-up survey conducted three months later.

What I Have Learned About Being a Mom

Dr. Sara T | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Alberta
Dr. Sara T

Mother's Day, like many other occasions that celebrate someone special in your life, can either be joyful or full of sorrow. It depends on where we are developmentally in our lives and the stage of interpersonal growth.

Does the 'Opposites Attract' Rule Really Work in Relationships?

Collette Gee | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Collette Gee

I'm not saying that if you have similar taste in food, health and romance that your relationship is doomed. What I am saying however is that those similarities are not enough to hold your relationship together. Two dear friends of mine, John and Sandy, have been married for over 15 years. They couldn't be more opposite from one another.

How I Survived 21 Years of Marriage and Still Want More

Mara Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Mara Shapiro

Ever wonder how they do it? I mean the older couples you see in the park, at the store, holding hands in the mall? What makes it last? How do they get there, how do they survive each other? Soon, my marriage turns 21.

10 Lessons Learned From the Eye of the Storm

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

I've come to learn that the best parenting I can offer at certain times is to give myself a time out. This gets significantly easier as my kids get older. It's when I realize that my kids are being kids and sometimes that just means loud craziness and it's me who needs some down time.

So You Went Out With a Man and Never Heard From Him Again?

Collette Gee | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

For six long weeks you've wished and prayed for a sign or just a word from this guy. And on a sunny Sunday afternoon, your cell phone rings, and as you reach down to retrieve your cell from your designer bag, you see it. A text message from him that simply reads: "Hello." You sit there quietly, pondering what you should do.

How We Brought Our Relationship Back to Life After Having Kids

Sue Nador | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

It is easy not to notice when a relationship is fraying bit by bit. Our relationship seemed fine, and even better than fine. But spending those weekends together made us realize just how much we had missed each other. Our resurrection weekends kept the embers of our relationship burning. It was this yearly injection of passion that kept our love alive during those kid-centred years.

Why Having Sex With Your Ex is a Bad Idea

Simone Katerine | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

You dated someone. You broke up. At some point you started sleeping with them again, but you never "got back together." You knew this wasn't a great idea, but you did it anyways. Sound familiar?

A Quarter-Life Crisis Sent Me to Therapy

Katie Boland | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

I sat in a therapist's office two weeks ago. "I think I'm having a nervous breakdown," I told her. Summer ended. My relationship fell apart. Then, it just disappeared. Then, I wondered if I'd made it all up. I felt like my friends didn't like me anymore. There's been a lot said about the quarter-life crisis. Is that why a lot of my friends and I needed help?