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How arguing can improve your relationship

Arguing is not always a bad thing, believe it or not. It’s not whether you argue with your partner, but how you argue, and more importantly how you reconcile after an argument. It’s healthy to have limits, say no and … Continue reading

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7 benefits of marriage counselling

Marriage counselling can be a very powerful way to forgive, heal and reconnect with your partner. Drawn from my experience as a couples therapist, here are 7 benefits of marriage counselling: 1. You get unstuck. Marriage counselling invites you to step … Continue reading

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3 signs you’re ready to have a baby

How do you know if you’re ready to have a baby? Based on my experience helping couples and families in my practice, here are 3 key signs you’re ready to be a parent. 1. You’re ready to sacrifice. You’re not … Continue reading

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Stop being controlling. Try a behaviour detox!

In my practice I’ve noticed that as we age, we can get stuck in our ways. The average age of marriage is now about 30 for both men and women in Canada. When those of us in our thirties enter … Continue reading

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5 habits happy couples have

As a couples therapist, I have noticed a few habits common to many happy couples. Whether you’re in the dating scene or committed, these habits can help you to build and maintain a happy, healthy relationship. 1. Asking about your … Continue reading

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Are couples who sleep apart really better off?

About 30 to 40 % of couples sleep apart, according to recent surveys led by Ryerson University. The surveys suggest that there could be some benefits to sleeping apart, especially among couples who sleep apart because of disturbances like snoring … Continue reading

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Women: Take responsibility for your choices!

It’s time to stop putting the onus on the man to change. Let me preface this by stating that I don’t mean to be gender biased, but I do find that some women bring their men to therapy as a means … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Role

Love is three things: acceptance, understanding and tolerance of who your partner is. During my couple’s counselling sessions, often one partner complains about the other. Most often, the partner who complains tries to turn the other into a reflection of … Continue reading

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Are You Easily Turned Off?

I’ve noticed many clients who are single and older, not settled down or committed to a lifetime with one person, are individuals who are easily turned off. They have a low tolerance for stress and a low tolerance for people … Continue reading

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The 3 C’s of a Healthy, Lasting Relationship

People are always searching for the definition of love. How do you know if you have the right person? What should you be looking for in the dating world? Are you with “The One?” It all comes down to a … Continue reading

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