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Five Ways To Survive (And Even Thrive) As A Couple This Holiday Season

Five Ways To Survive (And Even Thrive) As A Couple This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! Are you dreaming about cozying up with your honey by a roaring fire? Romantic walks in a winter wonderland after a pristine snowfall? Tears of joy as your partner surprises you with just the perfect gift? Not so fast. Unfortunately,…

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My Son (And His Girlfriend) Are Coming Home For the Holidays

My Son (And His Girlfriend) Are Coming Home For the Holidays

I am super-duper excited! Tonight, Jake is coming home for Christmas, and Micah a few days from now. The past few years that Jake has been studying on the east coast, he has arrived home solo. But this year, his girlfriend Michelle will be coming…

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Three No-Nos For Your Holiday Business Party

Three No-Nos For Your Holiday Business Party

Last week I went to a seasonal party. I arrived solo and seemed to immediately catch the attention of a man who I did not know. Within minutes, I was being told how sexy and exotic I looked, and not to leave without telling him….

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My National Man of Mystery (NMOM)

My National Man of Mystery (NMOM)

My husband spends an inordinate amount of time working on national security cases in Ottawa. His legal work is “top secret” which means that he can’t even tell me the location of his office. I try to probe like any self-respecting wife about what he…

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How To Fill In The Blanks This Valentine’s Day

How To Fill In The Blanks This Valentine’s Day

It’s tough being a guy on Valentine’s Day. Over half of women say they would end their relationship if their partner didn’t give them anything on this annual ritual for lovers. Talk about performance anxiety! While there isn’t data on whether women are just making…

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Does Your Partner Expect You To Read Her Mind?

Does Your Partner Expect You To Read Her Mind?

Here is what took two decades of being in a heterosexual relationship to learn. Like many people, my husband: 1. Takes what I say at face value. 2. Is not able to read my mind. I wrote a thesis on gender differences in cognitive functioning…

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Jumping Off The New Year’s Resolution Bandwagon

Jumping Off The New Year’s Resolution Bandwagon

Happy New Year, dear reader! Did you set any resolutions today? Hordes of people did—40% to be exact. I’m not one of them. I gave up on making New Year’s resolutions years ago. I was never very creative in any case—lose weight, exercise more, and…

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How Not To Flirt At Your Holiday Business Party

How Not To Flirt At Your Holiday Business Party

Last week I went to a seasonal party. I arrived solo and seemed to immediately catch the attention of a man who I did not know. Within minutes, I was being told how sexy and exotic I looked, and not to leave without telling him….

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California, Baby!

California, Baby!

My husband John and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year. We have never been sentimental about our anniversary. The most we ever do is exchange cards—if we remember (my BFF, Heather, whose nephew was born on our wedding day sometimes reminds me)….

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Mother’s Day: 10 Reasons Why Being A Mom Rocks

Mother’s Day: 10 Reasons Why Being A Mom Rocks

Being a mom can suck from time to time—schlepping a noisy carload of kids to outer Suburbia for little league; making 11th hour trips to the hardware store to pick up parts for the science project your kid forgot was due the next day; or,…

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