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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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My Two Role Models For A Happy Marriage

My Two Role Models For A Happy Marriage

After I published last week’s post, I received an email from my Uncle Nick with a tsk tsk emoticon wagging its finger at me. “You lazy girl! You had your son write half your blog this week,” Nick admonished. If you recall, my post had…

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How I Finally Made The Grade–30 Years Later

How I Finally Made The Grade–30 Years Later

I have kept one big fat secret from my husband for more than 30 years. Whenever it looks like the conversation is wading into dangerous territory, I masterfully change the subject. I have hidden the evidence (being married to a criminal lawyer has its advantages)….

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Does Marriage Really Take Work?

Does Marriage Really Take Work?

My friend “Devon” told me something unexpected at lunch the other day. In hushed tones (we were near his place of work), he told me that he and his wife were seeing a marriage counselor. His revelation surprised me. I believed him to have a…

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Is it fishy not to need a man?

Is it fishy not to need a man?

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how more and more women are opting to gamble on themselves rather than stay in a marriage well past the best-before date. I referred to the famous quote “A woman needs a man like a fish…

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Two Masters of One Domain

Two Masters of One Domain

Here is the super interesting thing I learned recently from my new pal realtor/designer Nancie. The new trend in family homes is having two master bedrooms with separate ensuite bathrooms. Eight years ago, The National Association of Home Builders predicted that 60 percent of custom…

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Can You Prove Your Love?

Can You Prove Your Love?

It’s not like I was looking for more reasons to roll my eyes at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s “proof of relationship” protocols. (Here’s my rant from June 11.) But after reading today’s front-page story in The Toronto Star, “Proof of love? 532 pages aren’t enough,”…

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Is my marriage a sham?

Is my marriage a sham?

With all the fake marriages to gain entry into this wonderful country of ours, can you blame Citizenship and Immigration Canada for helping their officers weed out a ‘non-genuine’ marriage from true love? A recently leaked training manual titled “Evidence of Relationship” did just that….

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Mating in Captivity

Mating in Captivity

When I met my husband-to-be at 23 we lived in separate apartments, at diagonal corners of a large park. I remember that giddy feeling of walking to his place late at night, excited about how the night might unfold. There was a kaleidoscope of butterflies…

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Tell me your good news!

Tell me your good news!

When my boys left for university I tucked “launch letters” into their suitcases. While my job as hovering over-protective mother was finished, I felt I would be remiss if I did not impart invaluable maternal wisdom as they flew far away from the family nest….

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