#Relationships

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.

A Good Meal Makes Women Feel More Romantic

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Living

Women's responses to romantic gestures are more enthusiastic if her stomach is feeling satisfied, according to a new study. Working with women who ...

Kissing Isn't As Common As You Think

AFP/ Relaxnews | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Living

"This is a real reminder of how Western ethnocentrism can bias the way we think about human behavior."

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.