Why Valentine’s Day Can Suck, Even If You’re “Happy”

Valentine’s Day is a magical day – that is, if you’re six years old and also believe in fairies and wizards. For adults, the day can be a bit more complicated. Sure, some still get excited about it. But for many of us, it’s just another day on the calendar. And for others, it can […]

When is the “right time” to separate?

Maybe you know you need to end your marriage, but you can’t quite figure out the “right time” to do it. If so, you’re far from alone.  It’s important to realize that the “right” timing depends so much on your individual circumstances, and that it’s not always practical, or even possible, to end it when […]

How to Negotiate Your Way To A Better Relationship With Just About Anyone

    To have a successful relationship of any kind – whether it’s with a romantic partner, a friend, a colleague, or anyone else, good negotiation skills are an absolute must. No matter how much you love, like, or respect someone, weak negotiation skills will eventually erode any relationship and threaten the positive foundation on which […]

Can Your Marriage Be Fixed, or Should You End It?

Just as gym memberships spike each January, so do calls to divorce lawyers. It’s prime resolution time right now; whether the goal is shedding extra pounds or casting off the dead weight of a bad relationship, there’s no time like the New Year to make much-needed changes in your life. But there’s obviously one big, […]

Before you vent about your husband…read this!

Moms who are the primary caregivers for their kids often have one or more of the following gripes about their husbands: Feeling unappreciated, feeling that their husbands have no clue how exhausting their lives are, being asked, “so, what do you do all day, anyway?”, being highly educated yet sacrificing hours each day to thankless, […]

Why Living Beyond Your Means Can Mean Big Relationship Trouble

Debt is a huge problem for families these days.  In recent weeks, newspapers like Toronto’s The Globe and Mail have been highlighting disturbing household finance trends, featuring families with maxed-out credit who are living so close to the line that one missed paycheque has the potential to sink them.  Sadly, these articles come as no surprise to me. In the vast […]