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

Want to make your sweetheart smile? Check out the funniest Valentine's Day stories in Reader's Digest history.

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This Marriage Advice From the 1950s Still Applies Today

They may be from a bygone era, but these tips about loyalty, generosity and love have proven to be timeless.


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How to Care for Aging Parents: Strategies for the Sandwich Generation

Juggling work, kids, and the well-being of their own parents, those in the Sandwich Generation certainly don’t have it easy....


What My Mother-in-Law’s Dementia Diagnosis Taught Me About Caregiving

We weren’t prepared for my mother-in-law’s dementia—or the care that she truly needed.


How to Rebuild Trust in a Relationship

If you’re struggling to move on from a betrayal, this eight-step plan might help.

The Real Reason Marriage is on the Decline Across Canada

We asked Lisa Strohschein, University of Alberta sociology professor and editor-in-chief of the journal Canadian Studies in Population, for her...


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The Best Things to Do on Christmas Day

Inspired ways to make the most of the holiday.


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How to Keep the Peace at Family Dinner This Holiday

Don’t see eye to eye with family members on a hot-button issue? Relationship and wellness expert Deepak Kashyap shares tips...


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Etiquette Rules We Should Never Have Abandoned

Good manners evolve, but they never go out of style. If you're skipping these social niceties, your manners may need...


Why We Love Dishing Dirt (And How to Curb the Habit)

Even experts acknowledge not all gossip is bad. Here’s how to quash the mean-spirited kind.

Never Say This at a Funeral

Struggling to find the right words to convey sympathy at a funeral? Even the most well-intentioned comments can come across...


How I Learned to Keep Feeling Sexy After 60

Desire doesn’t have an expiry date.


How to Spot Bad Advice

Even loved ones with the best intentions can dish out advice that leaves us feeling exasperated, misunderstood and confused.


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Things You Should Never Say to a Single Friend

Despite our best intentions, the things we say to our single friends can be hurtful—and occasionally even devastating. Relationship and...


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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 to Break Up With a Friend

How do you decide when a friendship has run its course? And, once you do, what's the best way forward?


How to Make New Friends as an Adult

It starts with courage and vulnerability.


This is the Worst Time of Day to Have Sex

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


How Fly Fishing With My Daughters Brings Us Together

Teaching my daughters how to fly fish was also a lesson in the way that everything in nature is connected.

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...


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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?


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7 Communication Skills That Will Improve Your Relationships

Bad communication habits could be standing between you and your best possible relationships with family, friends and colleagues. Consider these...


We All Have Secrets, But Keeping Them to Yourself Can Be Bad For Your Health

Here's how to spill the beans—and why you should.


How to Help Someone Who’s Struggling With Depression

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


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How to Overcome Social Anxiety When Being Around People Stresses You Out

These simple strategies will help you get through any social situation, whether it's a best friend's birthday party or your...