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When an Unfaithful Spouse Refuses to End Their Affair

When an Unfaithful Spouse Refuses to End Their Affair

When most people imagine a scenario involving a “cheating spouse” being caught having an emotional or sexual affair, they assume said cheating spouse will react ... Read More

10 Signs Your Husband is Having a Midlife Crisis

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Is my husband having a midlife crisis?”  Maybe his behavior has changed so suddenly, so dramatically, that you’re wondering whether ... Read More

Is A “Partner Predator” Circling Your Spouse?

You’re having a nice coffee date with your wife when her phone chimes with a new text.  She reads it, giggles, and starts texting this other person back.  You know who it ... Read More

10 Signs Your Wife is Having a Midlife Crisis

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder if my wife is having some kind of midlife crisis?”  Maybe her behavior has suddenly changed and she’s acting in ... Read More

How Opposite-Sex Friendships Can Destroy Your Marriage

How Opposite-Sex Friendships Can Destroy Your Marriage | Debra Macleod

While there are a lot of ways to screw up a marriage, spouses who have close opposite-sex friendships are toying with one of the riskiest and most short-sighted behaviours that ... Read More

Are You a Helicopter Spouse?

I like to think I’m a fairly easy person to live with.  But like anybody, I can slip into bad habits.  It happened the other night.  I was trying to finish some client files ... Read More

“My Husband / Wife Won’t Fight for Me. How Can I Make Them Care?”

I hear it all the time from a hurting spouse:  “My husband was the one who cheated, so why isn’t he fighting for me?  Why do I have to convince him that what he did was ... Read More

Is Your Marriage Counsellor a Home Wrecker?

Is your marriage counsellor a home wrecker? | Debra Macleod

In many cases, couples’ counselling can be the final nail in the marital coffin. Why? Because counselling is a practice that inherently focuses on the self – on past ... Read More

8 Reasons Celebrity Marriages Fail – and Why You Should Care

I recently read a study that claimed celebrity marriages fail at twice the rate of other marriages.  As a marriage conflict specialist who has often worked with high-profile ... Read More

When His Midlife Crisis turns into Marital Terrorism

When His Midlife Crisis turns into Marital Terrorism | debramacleod.com

Ah, the stereotypical male midlife crisis – it summons images of a middle-aged man cruising around town in his red convertible, trying to recapture the feeling of lost youth.  ... Read More