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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

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 behaviors that...Read More

Should I Contact My Spouse’s Affair Partner?

Should I Contact My Spouse’s Affair Partner? | Debra Macleod

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

The Minimalist Marriage: Read an Excerpt

Read the introduction and an excerpt from The Minimalist Marriage: How to Have Less Drama and More Happiness in Your Relationship Buy now on Amazon WELCOME In case you haven’t...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

Do You Need to Forgive Your Spouse For Having An Affair?

Do you need to forgive your spouse for having an affair?

I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Couples who are struggling to overcome infidelity can be a challenge for practitioners to work with.  They are intensely emotional.  They...Read More

“My Husband is Having an Affair with a Younger Woman. Help!”

While all affairs are heartbreaking, there is one type of affair that can be particularly devastating for a wife – the kind that involves her husband having an affair with a...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