Relationships

Practical tips on how to build and foster healthy relationships with your friends, family and loved ones.

7 Secrets of a Lasting Relationship

No matter how long you've been together, there are some simple, fundamental rules of the road. Putting them into practice isn't always easy, but it is critical. Learn how to handle conflict, and the good stuff—fun, sex, trust, affection—will be better than ever.

The 20+ Best Foods to Boost Your Sex Life

Need a bit of a boost in the bedroom? Whether they're backed by scientific evidence, or centuries of lore and...


Silent Signs Your Relationship is About to End

Ever wonder if you and your partner are built to last? Here are eight often-overlooked signs your relationship is on...


How to Be a Better Lover in 6 Easy Steps

Has sex become a tired routine? Try these simple suggestions to put the heat back into your bedroom encounters.


The Scientific Reason Why Couples Get Back Together After a Breakup

Nearly half of all separated couples give it another go. Science has an explanation—and with the right mindset, reuniting may...

What My Daughter Taught Me When She Came Out As Trans

"When my child told me she was trans, I remember the fear: for her safety, for how the world might...


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12 Rude Conversation Habits You Need to Stop ASAP

Interrupting people is never a good look. Here are other conversation habits that are just as rude.

How I Learned to Keep Feeling Sexy After 60

Desire doesn’t have an expiry date.


I Helped My Father Get Sober Again. It Saved Our Relationship

I resented the responsibility of getting my father sober—until I realized he just needed me to be there for...


This is the Worst Time of Day to Have Sex

Uh oh—it also happens to be the most popular time.


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7 Common Myths About Sex After 50 You Need to Stop Believing

How many of these misconceptions do you still hold?

What My Daughter Taught Me When She Came Out As Trans

"When my child told me she was trans, I remember the fear: for her safety, for how the world might...


What Not to Say When Someone Comes Out as LGBTQ+ (And What to Say Instead)

When a loved one takes the brave step to come out to you as an LGBTQ+ individual, the way you...


After 21 Years of Marriage, I Helped My Husband Come Out as Gay

We had three small children when my husband realized he was gay, but helping him come out taught them an...


How My Mom and I Moved Past Our Clashing Personalities and Reconnected

Mom and I agreed long ago that our differences would always present challenges. But during the first lockdown of the...


How to Help Someone with Depression

One in six Canadians will experience depression at some point in their life, but many of us don't know what...

The Buddy Breakup: How to End a Toxic Friendship

Expert advice on what to do when a fizzling friendship can't be fixed.


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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mother’s Day in Canada

Got your Mother's Day gift sorted yet? Take a few tips from these fascinating survey findings, which shed light on...


How to Get Through Mother’s Day Without Your Mom

Mother's Day can be incredibly painful after losing your mom. Here's practical advice on how to cope, from women who...


The Hidden Downside of Your Social Media Obsession

It turns out social media may not be so social after all.


Life Lessons I Learned From My Daughter

My daughter’s cancer diagnosis was devastating, but it was also the start of a journey that was a privilege to...


9 Red Flags in a Relationship that Mean Trouble

Whether you're dating or an already committed couple, pay attention to these warning signs that can mean trouble in your...


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40 Creative Romantic Ideas to Say “I Love You”

These are the perfect romantic ideas if you're looking for something to show your significant other how much you care...


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This Marriage Advice From the 1950s Still Applies Today

The decade known for happy housewives and Mad Men husbands may not appear to offer much guidance for modern unions....

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9 Hilarious First Kiss Stories to Make You Glad You’re No Longer a Teenager

Get ready to reminisce about that deliciously awkward moment when your lips first touched someone else's.


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My Funny Valentine: Hilarious Valentine’s Day Stories That Are Guaranteed to Make You Grin

Want to make your sweetheart smile with some funny love stories? Check out the funniest Valentine's Day stories in Reader's...


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170 LOL-Worthy Wedding Jokes About Marriage

Whether you're the best man, maid of honour, or master of ceremonies, it never hurts to kick off your wedding...


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12 Things to Never Do After a Fight

Relationship fights may seem like the end of the world, but it's completely normal and healthy for couples to disagree....


What to Do When a Friend Shares a Conspiracy Theory

Some people still believe the coronavirus is a hoax. Here's expert advice on how to judge information and how to...


My Cousin Gave Me Her Kidney—And Saved My Life

With my kidneys failing and an interminable waiting list for an organ donation, my situation was dire—until I received the...