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“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 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

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

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

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

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 couples mediator and marriage expert who has often worked with ... 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 focuses on the self. It stresses self-knowledge, ... Read More

Thinking of Divorce? Challenge These Eight Assumptions First

Thinking of Divorce?

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

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

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

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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