Are You and Your Marriage Ready for Retirement?

July 14, 2013 Relationships

by Sara Yogev, Ph.D. For years, you and your spouse have been raising a family and working hard, saving, investing, and dreaming big with the goal of one day retiring. Oh, retirement—what a joy it will be! A chance to kick back and relax…to spend quality time with friends and family…work on your golf swing […]

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Retirement Home Romance: Love in Later Years

February 11, 2013 Relationships

By Brian O’Grady for Comfort Life, a division of Our Kids Media  How common is romance among seniors? According to the 2001 Canadian Sexual Health Survey, more than 92 per cent of respondents said sex is an important part of life – and responses from men and women were about the same. The percentage declined […]

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Keeping the Spark Alive in Mature Relationships

February 7, 2013 Relationships

By Jeanie Keogh “Will you still need me, will you still feed me” is a catchy and apt rhyming couplet. But Paul McCartney – who was 16 when he penned the lyrics – had no idea about mature love after spending a lifetime with someone. Perhaps the only thing more enticing than the illusive fountain […]

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Grandparenting Quotes

September 9, 2012 Relationships

A collection of grandparenting quotes and images in honor of Grandparents Day 2012. If you’d like to use these pictures you can copy and paste the html text under the pictures. Click here more details on using and resizing these photos. Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out […]

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

September 7, 2012 Relationships

By Jeanie Keogh Giving out contraband candies to your grandchildren when their parents aren’t looking, or secretly letting them stay up late are a few of the guilty pleasures of grandparenting. But as much as grandparents might love their grandchildren, they probably wouldn’t choose to raise them. And yet as of 2001, 56,700 grandparents were raising […]

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Relationship Tips for Long-Term Couples

July 13, 2012 Relationships

Not even counselling could save a pair of tortoises’ 115-year-long relationship. Find out what lessons we can learn about long-term relationships from Relationship Expert, Kim Leatherdale.

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How Smiling Can Make You Feel Better

March 27, 2012 Relationships

By Kim Leatherdale Have you ever noticed the expressions on the people around you?  Check out people in their unguarded moments and seen what expressions they wear.  How about what your face looks like at rest? I have been paying attention to people’s faces recently, and it has been a great experience.  I noticed what […]

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Relationship Resolutions

January 15, 2012 Relationships

By Kim Leatherdale January- the month for making and breaking resolutions.  Many people make resolutions centered around how they will interact with others.  “This year I’ll be nicer… or speak up… or communicate better… or listen more.”  “I’ll spend more quality time with my kids (or grandkids.)”  “I’m going to create better relationships with my […]

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Preventing Family Feuds over the Holidays

December 1, 2011 Relationships

By Kim Leatherdale As the host of a holiday gathering, few things are as difficult as family conflict.  Forget scheduling, cooking, cleaning, or buying gifts, family feuds are the toughest things to deal with.  How can you manage them without the holidays becoming a war? The Key to a Conflict Free Holiday You manage expectations. […]

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Do You Need a Grandparenting Class?

November 10, 2011 Relationships

By Jeanie Keogh Perhaps you’ve been patiently waiting for what seems like forever to become a grandparent. Finally, it is happening. The due date is circled on the calendar and you’re counting down the days. Then the trouble starts. Your daughter-in-law thanks you for the disposable diapers but says she will be using cloth diapers. […]

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