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...


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...


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What Different Flowers Mean on Mother’s Day

Giving the gift of flowers on Mother's Day? Instead of purchasing the usual planter pot or prearranged bouquet from your...


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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 Do You Know If You’re Really a Good Person?

Most of us aspire to improve ourselves, but it can be hard to know what defines a good person. Experts...


3 Habits of Highly Compassionate People

Is the world a less considerate place than it was 30 years ago? Researchers certainly seem to think so, which...


The Surprising Science Behind Friendship

Ever wonder why you hit it off with certain people, forming close bonds that can last a lifetime? It turns...


My Late Mother’s Fur Coat is Horrifying—But I Can’t Bring Myself to Throw It Out

As I opened a garbage bag and got ready to stuff it inside, I noticed something...


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How to Set—and Maintain—Healthy Boundaries in a Relationship

Everyone can benefit from setting boundaries. Here are some tips on how to draw the line—and stay inside it.


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The Funniest Wedding Jokes of All Time

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


Empty Nest Syndrome is Real—Here’s How to Cope

Whether it's your first or last who's leaving home to go to college or university, this is an emotional time....


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3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Relationship

Not all couples fight: some seethe in silence until they combust, while others simply let themselves drift apart. Bring the...

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Living With Loss: Strategies for Coping With the Death of a Loved One

The feelings of loss that follow the death of a loved one can at times seem unbearable. Although there's no...


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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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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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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.


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The Best Things to Do on Christmas Day

Opening presents and sitting under the tree aren't the only things to do on Christmas. Here's a list of our...