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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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Do You Think You Have Found “The One”? Take This Test To Find Out

Do You Think You Have Found “The One”? Take This Test To Find Out

(Guest post for eHarmony Canada) I first spotted my husband across a crowded room at a party. He was everything I was looking for—smart, athletic, confident. I was smitten. But, during a late-night walk along the Thames River in London, Ontario, a few weeks later,…

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How To Grow Intimacy Through 10 Ordinary Day-To-Day Practices (Guest post for eHarmony)

How To Grow Intimacy Through 10 Ordinary Day-To-Day Practices (Guest post for eHarmony)

I didn’t know it at the time but my husband was being “strategic” and not cheap when he proposed to me without an engagement ring on the dock of my family’s cottage in 1988. According to a 2014 Emory University study, couples that spend relatively…

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Don’t Mention Her Mother And Other Rules for Fighting Fair

Don’t Mention Her Mother And Other Rules for Fighting Fair

Arguments are a good thing. So how do you make the most of them? I recently read a study that found that more than 40% of couples believe that fighting helps keep the lines of communication open. Tackling problems head on can be better for…

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble An’ if I stay it will be double (Should I Stay Or Should I Go, The Clash, 1982) Oh, the Clash! My all-time favorite 80’s band. Charlie, one of my…

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The Power Of “I Am Grateful…”

The Power Of “I Am Grateful…”

I read an article yesterday by Shawn Anchor, titled “How To Achieve Happiness Despite Everyday Challenges” that appeared in The Good Men Project (a publication I also write for). Anchor is the author of “The Happiness Advantage”. Formerly at Harvard, he is now one of the…

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Is There A Downside To Dating A Younger Man?

Is There A Downside To Dating A Younger Man?

My friend Rachel won the genetic lottery. She just celebrated her 50th birthday but could easily pass for 30-something. She is gorgeous, spirited, and when she complains about being out of shape, you want to slap her silly. A little more than a decade ago…

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