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Poetry for The Stable Genius

Poetry for The Stable Genius

It’s truly stunning what comes out of the mouth of the stable genius to our south. Even if he has the  attention span of a toddler, he should still be required to read up (even a little bit) on issues he clearly feels passionate about….

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A+ on Resolutions so Far

A+ on Resolutions so Far

Well, it’s January 5th. How are your resolutions going so far? I’m happy to report that I haven’t broken any New Year promises to myself. It’s easier when your resolution is to not make any resolutions. If you recall, I did commit to a few…

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (And Work Less in their Relationship)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (And Work Less in their Relationship)

I was having this weird flash back to university days this week. It may have been triggered by getting a Christmas card from my pal Heather. Our dear friendship goes back to university days, a very, very long time ago. Cindy Lauper’s “Girls Just Want…

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When Should You Say “I Love You”?

When Should You Say “I Love You”?

Do you remember the first time you told someone “I love you”? Looking back, what motivated you to say it at that exact moment? And, if you were to roll back the hands of time, would you pick the same time? In this story for…

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5 Tips for Dating an Introvert

5 Tips for Dating an Introvert

I first learned about the personality assessment, Meyers-Briggs, in my corporate work. And it explained a lot. Like why, as an introvert, I would rather have root canal than sign up for  golf day. Now, I have been thinking about it in the relationship context….

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Vacationing with your Partner’s Parents? 3 Ways to Make a Great Impression

Vacationing with your Partner’s Parents? 3 Ways to Make a Great Impression

It’s summer! Are you in a new relationship and visiting your partner’s parents’ cottage for the first time? Or, perhaps you’ve been in a relationship for a while and are getting ready for a return visit? My recently published column in eHarmony Canada is just…

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Are You Taking Your Relationship for Granted?

Are You Taking Your Relationship for Granted?

  Have you ever taken your partner or someone close to you for granted? I think most of us are guilty of this – and even think it’s “normal”. I mean who can be on their best behaviour forever. Right? In this post for eHarmony…

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Want to be a better partner? 5 questions to ask yourself right now.

Want to be a better partner? 5 questions to ask yourself right now.

Did you ever think you were Mr. or Miss Smarty Pants about relationships? That you knew everything you needed to know about how to be the best partner ever? Guilty! But then I started to blog about them and realized that even after decades of…

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Hey, Let’s Talk About Vaginal Dryness!

Hey, Let’s Talk About Vaginal Dryness!

My BFF Lori is my go-to-gal when I want an unfiltered opinion. She always tells it like it is, and calls me on my shit whether I want her to or not.  We had brunch last week, and in between Heuvos Rancheros and coffee I…

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Why Mr. Right May Be Too Good To Be True

Why Mr. Right May Be Too Good To Be True

The Situation Many years ago, an older relative grew concerned about my limited dating history. “You are waiting for a knight in shining armour,” he admonished. It’s not like I didn’t share his concerns. I also worried that perhaps I was being too picky, and…

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