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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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Are You Snooping On Your Date? Three Reasons To Stop Right Now.

Are You Snooping On Your Date? Three Reasons To Stop Right Now.

I asked my friend, “Libby”, “Do you ever snoop on your boyfriend—like read his texts when he’s not looking?”“No,” she said emphatically. This surprised me. Libby is an incredibly nosy person. So my follow-up question was, “Have you ever snooped on a boyfriend?” “Yes,” she…

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Three Communication Tips For Contacting An Old Flame

Three Communication Tips For Contacting An Old Flame

My friend “Brian” received an email from “Maggie” out of the blue, someone whom he had dated in high school and has not seen in decades. Maggie hinted she often made it into the city where Brian lived—prompting Brian’s wife to ask, “WTF?” Have you…

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Is Your Partner’s Ex Driving You Crazy? 3 Ways You Can Make It Stop.

Is Your Partner’s Ex Driving You Crazy? 3 Ways You Can Make It Stop.

(Guest post for eHarmony Canada) I met my friend Tara for dinner last week at a downtown bistro. Coming in from the chilly Toronto sidewalk, I was greeted by her warm smile. After kisses on both cheeks, we quickly ordered two glasses of red wine,…

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Did Your Romantic Interest Let You Down? Here’s What To Do About It.

Did Your Romantic Interest Let You Down? Here’s What To Do About It.

(Guest post for eHarmony Canada) You met someone on-line three months ago, and you invited him to dinner for the first time at your place. You cooked and cleaned, and spent a small fortune on oysters, Camembert and red wine. After he arrived, you led…

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