Tags archives: love

New Research Challenges The Theory of Choice and Happiness

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Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper When it comes to relationships, accountability is a notion we recognize but not always put into practice. We think we know what we want, freedom means options and choice, we see what we want to see to make reality suit our intentions. The truth is whether you see it as rationalization or coping, we constantly alter our sens[...]

Would You Ever Bill Your Guests For No Showing At Your Wedding?

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Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper Anyone who has planned or even been at a wedding know it takes a lot of time and hard work to pull it off. So what do you do when someone no shows at your wedding (and we all know how expensive each plate can cost)? Do you suck it up and eat the cost? Should you take the high road? A couple recently made headlines when t[...]

10 Things About Being Thirty That Everyone Should Know

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Last year marked a milestone for me: I turned 30. As I celebrated my last months being 29, I experience both fear and anticipation. Is it what I would expect? Would this suddenly throw me into some kind of existential crisis now that I'm in a new decade of my life? Will things actually be different? The answers to all of that came pretty quickly the day I[...]

Sexting May Actually Improve Satisfaction In Your Relationship

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Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper Chances are anyone who has a smart phone has sexted. Before sexting there was phone sex and before that were steamy novels. Talking dirty has been around for a long time and the advent of texting has only made it easier and more accessible. Sexting became front page story was parents of teens experienced the reality of youn[...]

How Actual Marriage Proposals Really Pan Out

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Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper There's no doubt that people are doing things at a grander scale these day even when it comes to marriage proposals. If this is true, does an actual proposal ever live up to our ideal? Relationship researchers conducted a survey to get to the bottom of this and while it's never quite as great as we envisioned it, it's actua[...]

The Dinner Party Puts A Modern Twist On Traditional Dating

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Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper When it comes to dating, I must say that I've never tried internet dating even though many of my friends have gone on great dates and found their partner that way. I've always gone the traditional route of meeting someone IRL (in real life). How to go about meeting a potential partner really depends on how much you get out [...]

5 Exercises You Can Do With Your Partner To Improve Your Relationship

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Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper Just like how daily exercise is important to maintain good health, so are relationship exercises. It doesn't have to be as daunting as heading to the gym on the daily but can rather be quite fun and take little time out of your day. Since I'm a relationship counselor, I often have to find interesting ways to help couples[...]

10 Vancouverites And Their Best Relationship Advice

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We've all received relationship advice from friends and family at some point in our life. As a relationship counselor, I've learned that the best advice isn't always one that comes out of a book but rather from those around me. During my twenties, I spent most of my time defying advice that people gave me about finding good relationships. I believed that som[...]

Will Living Together Improve Your Relationship?

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Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper Many couples eventually reach a point where they start to think about moving in together with their significant other. Some people believe that moving in together is not only an essential but necessary step someone should take before marriage. The reason behind that usually surrounds knowing how your partner lives on a day [...]