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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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Can Your Relationship Handle Kids?

Can Your Relationship Handle Kids?

John’s in Vancouver this week which means Jessie (my dog) and I get the bed to ourselves. And I get to watch Netflix in bed which is an added bonus. Yesterday I watched the first episode of Master of None with Aziz Ansari (hilarious!). He…

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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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How Dora’s Affair Started

How Dora’s Affair Started

I am going to see Every Other Couple at the Hot Docs Festival today. This documentary from Finland profiles couples who vowed to be together forever but are now picking up the pieces after their divorce. A number of years ago, I interviewed Dora (not her…

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3 Communication Tips for your Long Distance Romance

3 Communication Tips for your Long Distance Romance

Listen to this. A sociologist in 1932 looked at thousands of marriage licenses in Philadelphia and found that close to 40% had lived within a 20 block radius of each other before marriage; one out of eight had lived in the same building. Other sociologists…

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2017 New Year’s Resolution: Be Kind In Your Dating Life

2017 New Year’s Resolution: Be Kind In Your Dating Life

New Year’s resolutions don’t often win the prize for creativity. Lose weight, get organized, quit smoking. These are hard to keep so no wonder most resolutions go the way of the dodo bird before the snow melts. How about a more realistic resolution for 2017?…

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4 Ways to Fly Solo while waiting for “The One”

4 Ways to Fly Solo while waiting for “The One”

My friend Jamie married for the first time in her mid-40s. “I was totally happy and loved being single,” she told me as we chatted over coffee recently. But when she finally met her husband-to-be ten years ago, she was smitten: “He was the most…

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You Are Dating Someone with Kids. Can This Relationship Work?

You Are Dating Someone with Kids. Can This Relationship Work?

There is a special place in heaven for people who accept that love is a “package deal”. While every relationship requires some compromises and sacrifices, dating someone with kids (a.k.a. “the package”) really puts those values to the test. Are you up for the challenge?…

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10 Tips For A Great Coffee Date

10 Tips For A Great Coffee Date

  My pal “Sabrina” phoned me after her first coffee date with “Bill”. He seemed so promising on-line but “did nothing but talk about himself the whole time,” she complained. Bill squandered an opportunity to get to know Sabrina better, and turned her off in…

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Most People Lie on their Dating Profile. Should You?

Most People Lie on their Dating Profile. Should You?

Shortly after my friend Mary got engaged, she discovered her fiancé had fibbed about his age. “I was cleaning my apartment, and found his passport,” she recalls. “His date of birth showed that he was five years older than he told me he was.” Naturally,…

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