Relationships - Dating, Weddings, Marriage and Divorce

Why Women Leave Men they Love

As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous marriage counselling issues. While many situations are complex, there’s one profoundly simple truth that men need to know. It’s this – Women leave men they love. They feel terrible about it. It tears...

Marriage Help – Is it Time to Talk to a Counselor?

Need marriage help? Let the bells go cling-a-clang! SOS! No, make that SOM – save our marriage. When we have a tummy upset, we reach out for over-the-counter aspirin. But when that tummy upset becomes chronic and is depriving us of quality of life, we ask for a prescription drug. Then...

Marriage Review – Evaluating the Good and Bad in Your Marriage

Each year come tax time, couples sit down and itemize each aspect of their financial picture. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to analyze and review their financial picture monthly or quarterly even; taking proactive measures for improvement every chance they get. Your employer does the same...

Married Sex! What is “Normal?”

You hear it all the time. People complaining because while their pre-marital sex life was fantastic, their post-marital sex is sort of ‘okay,’ to put it nicely. Is there some sort of physiological connection between the placement of the wedding ring and the lack of sex? For many couples dissatisfied...

Should Men and Women Mate for Life

The question of whether or not men and women should mate for life is one that has nagged at humanity since the dawn of time. And if you were to use current divorce rates and statistics on infidelity as a guide, you would surely agree that monogamy among humans...

Arranged Marriages in Japan

One would hardly think that Japan, being the contemporary society that it is, still practices arranged marriages – at least in some parts of the countryside. But then again, in certain Asian countries the practice is rather widespread, so it is only natural that Japan would have its own...

What Might Have Been – Evaluating Past Relationships

In reflection, it is easy to look back on your life and see the forks in the road where you may have made a wrong turn. Silent thought can have you wondering what if, what if you had chosen another path, another partner, or another route that seemed to...

First Wedding Anniversary – Your First Year Together

A first wedding anniversary can be completely exciting, or tentative and mild. Some people become so enthralled with the idea of having an anniversary to celebrate that they go all out for the first one, inviting everyone who was at the wedding to come and celebrate. Others regard it...

Are Married People Truly Happy – Depends Who You Ask

Studies on happiness are nothing new.'  In fact, each day millions upon millions of people scour the internet or sort through self-help books, not to mention swallow bottles of wine in the eternal search for happiness.'  And of course, married people are no different.'  Many studies have been done...

Could you Manage if your Husband left you Tomorrow?

Out of nowhere your husband tells you that they are leaving, they are shacking up with one of their co-workers. Now what? Could you pay for the current mortgage? Would you be able to put food on the table, pay for gas (or insurance) for your car and keep...

Pre-nuptial Agreements – Pros and Cons of Getting One

As though the Ten Commandments weren’t enough! Seriously though, more and more people are drawing up prenuptial agreements before they marry. It has become fashionable,...

Eloping – Should you Run Away and Get Married?

Eloping was once thought to be a wild and random act of teen-hood when a young and inexperienced couple against all odds and all...

Runaway Brides – Why do Some Women get Scared?

If you went on Amazon and typed the words “runaway bride” under the book category, do you know how many yields you’d get? About...