Nicole is an on-screen relationship and mental health expert as well as a psychological consultant for TV shows.

Burnout is real and here’s how to handle it, according to experts

January 7, 2020

RJ Skinner · CBC Life
We’ve all felt it, even if we didn’t know exactly what it was. Your work/life balance becomes totally out of whack, you find your to-do list is barely completed (if at all) and you get the sensation that you’re mentally and physically “hanging on by a thread”. You may have described your state as “burnout”, but you didn’t have “burnout”, you were more likely just really tired, right? Wrong. Burnout has increasingly become a more distinct and dire concept and now, thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s considered a legitimate syndrome.

The Cost of Breaking Up

December 20, 2019

“The decision [to move in together] is made now more from our heads than our hearts,” says  McCance. “I think back in the day moving in meant that you were probably already married and it was after a long time of dating and you’re just really excited to start a life together and potentially start a family. The goal was a bit more romantic and a bigger deal,” she says. But now, we’re moving in because it makes sense—or actually, we’re maybe moving in because we have no choice.”

CATCH UP ON SELF-CARE (WHILE HE CATCHES THE GAME)

November 27, 2019

Losing your spouse to football season may not be a bad thing. While he’s busy, you can focus on your preferences. Whether you’re into a day off by yourself at … Read more

Letting Go Of Items From Past Relationships Is Really Hard, But Worth It

August 2, 2019

Letting Go Of Items From Past Relationships Is Really Hard, But Worth It

From bridesmaid to stranger: How weddings can destroy friendships

July 15, 2019

July 13, 2019 By Laura Hensley The bachelorette started with a luxurious morning of pampering, and ended in a fight with a tiara being ripped off the bride’s head. Jaclyn*, … Read more

This Is The Secret To Oprah And Stedman Graham’s Long And Loving Relationship

July 10, 2019

June 21, 2019 By Courtney Shea Oprah Winfrey has shared a whole lot of relationship wisdom over the years—in her generation-defining talk show, in multiple magazine articles and in countless … Read more

Love and work: The ins and outs of dating a co-worker

February 26, 2019

February 13 2019 By Laura Hensley When Natasha* started a new job at a media company in 2015 and met Matt*, she instantly thought he was cute. “We sat side-by-side … Read more

5 Unrealistic Relationship Expectations That Lead People To Therapy

February 26, 2019

February 13 2019 By: Andrea Karr Whether you’re single or coupled, managing your expectations can lead to a happier life. Relationships are a tricky business—for singles in search of them … Read more

15 Signs You Need Marriage Help (Before it’s Too Late)

February 26, 2019

January 10 2019 By: Susy Alexandre When it comes to nurturing a healthy marriage, there is no single recipe for success – and it’s not surprising that so many couples … Read more

‘You feel like you’re drowning’: Why YouTube content creators are burning out

February 26, 2019

October 20 2018 By: Eli Glasner When Ottawa’s Elle Mills was growing up, there was one thing she wanted to be: A YouTuber. With a strong personality and cheeky editing style, Mills and … Read more

Men’s understanding of PMS can dramatically affect relationships

February 26, 2019

October 10 2018 By: Erin Davis Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to men and PMS. “Is that the gremlin talking, babe?” my boyfriend sympathetically asks at least once a … Read more

Not a drinker? Here’s how to date if you’re sober

February 26, 2019

September 13 2018 By Laura Hensley “Where can we go get a drink?” was often the first question Milica Dodic was asked when people would ask her out on a … Read more