Like most couples, we have certain labels we've come to own over time. I, for example, am the visionary, the queen of creative chaos. I bring fire, optimism and 10 ideas a minute to each conversation. Meanwhile, Pat is producer, the king of structure. He is organized, dependable, a genius at follow through.
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Many of us are convinced that being "nice" is the way to win a friend or a partner and keep them; that if we please this person and give them what they need, they'll love us and stay with us, forever. Well, it doesn't really work that way. When we're "nice," the other person can't know who we really are.
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Fantastic relationships come when we can be equal yet different. When we accept each-other with all our own unique strengths and foibles, gifts and challenges, we can come together and complement one-another.
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When it comes to dating, some questions can be too tough to ask. In the video above by Buzzfeed, eight guys answer difficult relationship questions. From dating deal breakers to the timing on getting...
They say opposites attract, but when it comes to going the distance, these odd couples rarely survive. In the video by The List TV above, matchmaker Joann Cohen says that while differences might be in...
We've been told by research, self-help books and the media that having lots of sex will make us happy, yet a new study at Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S. suggests that upping your sexual activi...
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We all thought starting a family was the most romantic thing we could do as a couple. Making a baby is the ultimate act of love. During our pregnancy our partners kiss our belly, as we assemble the nu...
Some people go their entire lives not knowing what a healthy relationship looks like, or they may have an idea, but have not defined them for themselves. The 6 C's illustrate the various components of a healthy relationship. A good relationship cannot exist without mutual respect.
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Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, sometimes you just want to know what your ex has been up to. It's natural to be curious, so don't think you're the only one doing it. Studies say nearly 90 per...
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Utilizing Easter as a renewal time is relatively simple, and can assist you in creating the space you need to live your exceptional life. You can do this as an individual exercise that is personal and private, or you can take some this Easter weekend and gather the family to discuss each point. Here are the seven steps to renewing your life.
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Just like your closet, kitchen and that shed you've been avoiding in the past few months, your relationship could also use a "spring clean." "Whether you’re a new couple or have been married for a whi...
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If you're in a zombie marriage, you know the signs: apathy, routine, familiarity, empty interactions, irritability, indifference and sexlessness. You don't actively dislike each other -- you've just kind of stopped showing up. If this sounds familiar to you, don't run away (or aim for the head) just yet. Instead, try these eight tips to see whether they can bring your zombie relationship back to life.
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Admit it, you have a friend you probably don't even like. Friendships are all about giving and taking, sharing and caring, but when a friend is only draining you, it might be time for you to take a br...
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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.
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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.
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In honour of International Women's Day I'm writing this blog in celebration of women and the special bond of sisterhood. I wanted to share an excerpt of letter I wrote to my little sister as she set off to live in Australia for a year. This is my greatest big sister advice about how to live the best life ever.
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.
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With Valentine's Day coming up, certain married couples may find themselves looking into each other's eyes, and wondering how they've lasted so long together. A UBC study may have an answer for them:...
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This Valentine's Day, why not leave the pre-fab cards on the rack and buy a blank one instead? You can customize your own declaration of love on an open canvas. The possibilities are endless, and it will take only marginally more effort to compose your own Valentine than to buy one ready-made. Here are some tips for your do-it-yourself Valentine.
When you got married or settled into a long-term relationship, did you decide to give up masturbation forever? Or is self-love something you still enjoy from time to time? In a HuffPost Live segment l...
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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.
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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.
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Before you know it, the spouse and his or her extra-marital friend are comforting each other, turning to each other for advice, sharing details of their intimate life and relationships, and texting each other with increasing frequency and intimacy. As the excitement of their forbidden friendship grows, the dynamics in the marriage deteriorate. After all, three's a crowd.
New Year's resolutions aren't just a myth. While some of us are resolving to exercise regularly or count calories, many are looking to start dating and find love in 2015 -- and putting their goals int...
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We are all guilty of taking people in our lives for granted, whether they're our colleagues, family members, or friends. It can be easy to stop making the extra effort when you see them day after day,...
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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Charming and disarmingly persuasive, this sexy, silver-tongued slickster will use your body to satisfy his every pleasure. And while it might feel really good while he's doing it, in the end he ends up stronger and you end up weaker. Unfortunately for you, this monster man is also a monstrous time-waster.
The concept of a soulmate, the perfect partner who complements you on every level and completes all of your missing pieces, may be destroying your love life.
Trust the team at Notable.ca when we say that we know there are a lot of d-bags out there. You know the type: guys with a perpetual 'grass is greener' mentality. Guys who criticize like it's a sport,...