Relationships

Practical tips on how to build and foster healthy relationships with your friends, family and loved ones.

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. Learn how to deal with the increased space and decreased demand on your time and skills as a parent.

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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...


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How to Keep the Peace at Family Dinner This Holiday

Don’t see eye to eye with family members on a hot-button issue? Relationship and wellness expert Deepak Kashyap shares tips...


5 Ways to Sharpen Your People Skills After a Year In Isolation

As we prepare to see family, friends and neighbours again in a vaccinated world, it's time to dust off our...


I Helped My Father Get Sober Again. It Saved Our Relationship

I resented the responsibility of getting my father sober—until I realized he just needed me to be there for...


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...


After 21 Years of Marriage, I Helped My Husband Come Out as Gay

We had three small children when my husband realized he was gay, but helping him come out taught them an...

How My Mom and I Moved Past Our Clashing Personalities and Reconnected

Mom and I agreed long ago that our differences would always present challenges. But during the first lockdown of the...


The Buddy Breakup: How to End a Toxic Friendship

Expert advice on what to do when a fizzling friendship can't be fixed.


How to Get Through Mother’s Day Without Your Mom

Mother's Day can be incredibly painful after losing your mom. Here's practical advice on how to cope, from women who...


The Hidden Downside of Your Social Media Obsession

It turns out social media may not be so social after all.


Life Lessons I Learned From My Daughter

My daughter’s cancer diagnosis was devastating, but it was also the start of a journey that was a privilege to...


9 Red Flags in a Relationship that Mean Trouble

Whether you're dating or an already committed couple, pay attention to these warning signs that can mean trouble in your...


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40 Creative Romantic Ideas to Say “I Love You”

These are the perfect romantic ideas if you're looking for something to show your significant other how much you care...


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9 Hilarious First Kiss Stories to Make You Glad You’re No Longer a Teenager

Get ready to reminisce about that deliciously awkward moment when your lips first touched someone else's.


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12 Things to Never Do After a Fight

Relationship fights may seem like the end of the world, but it's completely normal and healthy for couples to disagree....

What to Do When a Friend Shares a Conspiracy Theory

Some people still believe the coronavirus is a hoax. Here's expert advice on how to judge information and how to...


My Cousin Gave Me Her Kidney—And Saved My Life

With my kidneys failing and an interminable waiting list for an organ donation, my situation was dire—until I received the...


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17 Etiquette Rules We Should Never Have Abandoned

Good manners evolve, but they never go out of style. If you're skipping these social niceties, your manners may need...


10 Things You Should Never Post on Social Media During the Holidays

While some celebrations are exciting for your online pals to share in, other events are better kept within your family...


8 Secrets Your Body Language Reveals About You

Whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading your body language for secret clues about you. Find...


How Traditional Tips Can Help Us Mourn in the Modern Era

There is no easy way to work through loss, but historical advice can help mourners chart a healthy path through...