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So You Think You Can Date

So You Think You Can Date

The day I turned 20 I started to panic. My dating history could be tallied up on fewer than three lines in an Excel spreadsheet. I was destined to die a virgin in some remote convent surrounded by 18 feral cats. I hate cats. The…

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How To Avoid A Twitter-Induced Break-Up

How To Avoid A Twitter-Induced Break-Up

Last year I was advised to get with the social media program, and develop a Twitter following, if I was ever going to make it as a relationship writer. So now I tweet with promiscuous abandon, following random strangers and celebs in the hopes they…

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This Valentine’s Day give a card with more oomph

This Valentine’s Day give a card with more oomph

My favourite part of Valentine’s Day is shopping for a card. I love my annual pilgrimage to the stationery store. It feels so retro to linger over one card after another. I take the time to read each saying, feel the quality of the bond,…

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C’mon guys, take the compliment!

C’mon guys, take the compliment!

There is only one person in the world I would throw my best friend under the bus for.  That person is my hair stylist, Craig. When he dies, there will be a special place in heaven just for him – and that is on the…

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The thrill of the hunt

The thrill of the hunt

My older son Jake has been studying philosophy at a liberal arts college on the east coast. Most of the time, I have no idea what he is talking about. During one Skype call, he was jabbering excitedly about the delights of Epicurus. I started…

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How to keep your partner out of the friend zone

How to keep your partner out of the friend zone

Alex, the 16 year old son of my cousin Audrey, has miraculously leapfrogged overnight from a hockey obsessed kid into a handsome, mature and articulate young man. I am one of his millions of Facebook friends so know from his “relationship status” that he has…

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Ghosts of Girlfriends and Boyfriends Past

Ghosts of Girlfriends and Boyfriends Past

Unlike most people who start a committed relationship, I didn’t come with a past. If there had been an award in high school for “most likely to join a convent”, I would have won hands down. I wish I could report that undergrad was any…

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Simple creatures (Part 2)

Simple creatures (Part 2)

It took me too many years to figure out that if I wanted to get my husband to fulfill the activities on his side of the domestic ledger in a timely manner, I had to learn to speak his language. For too long, I honed…

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Preventative maintenance

Preventative maintenance

I nearly gagged this morning swallowing sour chocolate milk. I should have paid closer attention to the expiry date, but instead left it on the shelf for too long. Funny how relationships can be like that too. One day they’re sweet. The next day they’re…

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Advice to step-parents from my inner teen

Advice to step-parents from my inner teen

My sister and I were teenagers when our Dad fell in love with another woman, left our mother, and got re-married. I had not thought about this “other woman” for decades. When her marriage to my Dad vaporized so did my relationship with her. She…

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