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Is Your Spouse’s Opposite-Sex Friendship an Emotional Affair?

Some things are built for two.  Teeter-totters.  Loveseats.  The Porsche Boxster. Marriage is another thing that’s built for two.  It’s the tandem bicycle of ... Read More

10 Things Your Cheating Spouse Doesn’t Want You to Know

10 Things Your Cheating Spouse Doesn't Want You To Know | debramacleod.com

Finding out that your husband or wife has been unfaithful isn’t just a time of profound heartbreak and shock, it’s also a time of intense confusion.  There are so many ... 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

How Opposite-Sex Friendships Can Destroy Your Marriage

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

Is Your Marriage Counsellor a Home Wrecker?

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

Thinking of Divorce? Challenge These Eight Assumptions First

As a former divorce mediator and a current relationship coach, I have heard my share of assumptions, justifications and rationalizations that parents use to downplay the possible ... Read More

Marriages Crash When Sex Falls Off the Radar

When it comes to marriage, emotional and sexual intimacy are two sides of the same coin.  In successful marriages, we see a pretty decent balance.  We see a couple who is going ... Read More

How to Save Your Marriage in Sixty Seconds

Got a minute? Good. Let’s see how you can start to improve the dynamics in your marriage right now. It’s like this: there are sixty seconds in your day that are ... Read More

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

Should I Contact My Spouse’s Affair Partner?

It’s something I hear all the time from my clients: “My spouse is having (or had) an affair.  Should I contact the Other Man / Other Woman?” My short answer is this: ... Read More