May, 2020

Love & Relationships

How the Holiday Can Wreak Havoc on your Relationship

Unless you and your partner are jetting off to Bora Bora for the holidays, it’s over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house you go. Spending the holiday season with each other’s families can put you on the fast track to a closer connection, or create some serious holiday drama. Both families want face time Both families want …

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Are you dating a sociopath?

We’ve all dated a person that seems a little, well…off. Whether it’s the insanely wild lies, oversized egos or glints of manipulative behavior, you may wonder to yourself: Am I dating a sociopath? Well not to scare you, but your partner, or ex-partner if you’re smart, might actually be one. According Martha Stout, author of The Sociopath Next Door, 4% …

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What to do if you’re stood up

The excitement of a date can be exciting. But what if your date doesn’t show? Dating isn’t easy and being stood up on a date can create some negative reactions and emotions. Before your manners fly out the window in favor of rage and embarrassment, check out these tips for how to properly handle being stood up. Keep your cool …

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Finding the Middle Grounds as a Parent

Too tired to set limits with your children? Well, the short-term gain (not having to deal with tantrums) is likely setting you up for long-term pain! It’s understandable that sometimes parents just want some peace and quiet whenever they can get it, and therefore will let some of their children’s poor behaviours slide, or give in to whatever demands their …

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How Fathers Influence Daughters

Research has shown that fathers have a greater impact than mothers on their daughter’s ability to have academic and career success, deal with people in authority, try new things and accept challenges, express anger appropriately, have good mental health, have self-confidence and self-reliance and to create a loving, trusting relationship with a man. Fathers influences their daughter’s lives in many …

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Dating Mistakes to Avoid

For many South Asians, entering the dating scene is like entering unchartered territory. Young South Asians can rarely rely on their parents’ dating experiences to provide guidance on navigating this new stage of life and sometimes speaking to an older sibling, trusted cousin or friend isn’t feasible. Dating is also often in direct conflict with what many South Asian parents …

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