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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

Did Your Marriage Fall Prey to a Spouse Poacher?

Did Your Marriage Fall Prey to a Spouse Poacher? | Debra Macleod

When dealing with infidelity, it’s useful to know who initiated the extramarital relationship.  Was it the unfaithful spouse or the other woman/other man?  Here, I want to ... Read More

“My Husband is Cheating. How Can I Make Him Want Me Again?”

One of my favorite sentiments about marriage goes like this: “A successful marriage means falling in love many times, and always with the same person.” Which begs the ... Read More

Is Your Wife’s “Midlife Crisis” Sincere or Self-Indulgent?

Think the midlife crisis is just for men? Think again. Not a day goes by that I don’t get an email from a worried husband – “Help, I think my wife is having a midlife ... Read More