Amy Yew is a contributing columnist at Vancouver Courier blogging about fashion and style for Style by Yew. She’s also registered clinical counsellor and relationship therapist who blogs about relationships for Heart of Vancouver. Tell us what you think and submit any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet your thoughts on Twitter @AmyYew.
It’s virtually impossible to scroll through your newsfeed without seeing news about Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” set to release on November 10th and the swirling controversy that surrounds. . .
When it comes to dating, many singles will tell the same tale. It often starts with online dating where each party enters a conversation. At this point , if you are attracted to the other person, . . .
Weddings these days are not cheap affairs. According to weddingbells.ca’s survey of 2309 Canadians, the average cost of weddings is around $22,429. There is also a considerable amount of time and . . .
It’s hard out there when it comes to finding someone you can really connect with. Dating is a whole new game and gone are the days of strictly meeting someone in real life. There are dating sites . . .
Friendship is one of those things we all think will last forever when we’re younger but soon realize that as life take on many unexpected turns, it’s not always the case. We know that friendships . . .
We’ve all lied at some point in our lives. Whether it’s about how someone looks or something we should have taken responsibility for but lied to get out trouble. Lying in general is seen as a bad . . .
Experts say that money is one of the top reasons why people divorce or split up but some people are funny about money even when it comes to talking about it. There are several reasons why money is. . .
Most people communicate through some form of technology on the daily. We text, email, phone, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to let people know what’s going on in our lives or let others know what. . .
Most couples I talk to who have been in a significant relationship for awhile aren’t really fussy about Valentine’s Day. They usually opt for simple plans like staying in for dinner and enjoying a. . .
Most people out there plan to eventually marry. Marriage has become (or rather always) been a rite of passage for many cultures. With the same determination as we have for our career goals, we’re . . .
We’ve tried to explain why people stay single throughout time. Maybe your standards are too high or you’re secretly attracted to unavailable men? Magazines have dedicated a whole section to dating. . .
This is a tricky question for many people in relationships. We’ve all probably heard the cardinal rule that mixing friends and family with money is bad news coming. It’s often difficult to enforce. . .
Forget mid life crisis. Apparently, we’re in crisis throughout our lives according to a recent research published by the National Academy of Sciences. This new study looked at self reflection and . . .
We’ve all had our hearts broken at one point or another and if you haven’t I’d argue that you’re incredibly lucky (in which case you should go out right now an buy a lotto ticket). Losing someone . . .
We’ve all made silly mistakes in relationships that lost a guy at one point or another. Most of us look back and wonder why we ever let our irrational selves out to play and vow to never be “that . . .
Love is one of the most fundamental elements people seek in their lives. Whether it’s friendship, familial or romantic, we deviate towards others that make us feel accepted and understood. Singles. . .
We currently live in a progressive world where women take on entrepreneurial roles and fathers are being granted paternity leave. It seems that gender roles in relationships are slowly starting to. . .
Everyday, millions of people around the world are affected by mental illness. Perhaps the most difficult circumstance is if you’re a parent of child diagnosed with mental illness. Each person and . . .
They call it a seven-year itch for a reason. The common notion that romantic love dies after the “honeymoon phase” is certainly a prevalent belief. Some people even go as far to say that marriage . . .
When you’ve lived in the city most of your life, being stuck in traffic becomes part of your everyday routine. As a driver in Vancouver, you’ll be invariably met with construction for bike lanes. . . .
There have been many articles recently published linking selfies to narcissism or a narcissistic personality. We've evolved past the “selfie” (def: taking a photo of yourself) and “belfie” (def: a. . .
There's nothing like the familiar. Having history with someone can have a profound impact on who you are today. Let's face it, technology has largely impacted how we connect with others including . . .
Overachiever (verb): to perform, especially academically, above the potential indicated by tests of one's mental ability or aptitude or to perform better or achieve more than expected, especially . . .
It’s certainly not like when our parents were growing up. My mom often told me that she just doesn’t get it and that the newer generation makes it much harder on themselves than they need to. I am. . .
When it comes to being dumped, it seems that most of us are having a tough time dealing with it. A recent study by the University of Missouri revealed that 66% of people had sex with another person. . .
Parents dealing with teenagers often face challenges associated to puberty such as mood swings, body image issues and some form of rebellion. Your child who once gave you kisses before hopping out. . .
Most people (including myself) have been told that gossiping is bad and that this sort of idle chatter corrodes any true form of conversation that benefits anyone. I’ll be the first to admit that . . .
This week we received the happy news that actress Mila Kunis is expecting a baby with partner Ashton Kusher. They seem like a nice enough couple and definitely have a stable career to go with that. . .
Most of us realize that you have to sift through the bad to get to the good and yet survey shows nearly half of teenagers and young adult have indulged in an on/off relationship. We’ve all had at . . .
Apparently to the new generation, Valentine’s day is loosing the hype that it use to have for Vancouverites much like the Olympics in Socchi which forces people to get up at unruly times like 6am . . .
When it comes to love, no one has asked more questions in television history than Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. While her search for love may have been a lengthy journey, she’s asked some. . .
It all started with the movie American Pie when Finch slept with his friend Stifler’s mom. While it’s fairly common for men to go for younger women, there’s a new trend in dating where younger men . . .
As soon as the New Years Eve countdown ensues, we swear that the New Year will bring new changes. For most people, nursing a nasty hangover can have you thinking you would never drink again (we’ve . . .
There are certain chronological points in life that are considered milestones. When you turn 18 you’re considered an adult legally. At 19, you can legally consume and get into nightclubs. Your mid . . .
Brace yourselves everyone. There may be a new male birth control in the wings. According to TIME, a new paper published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences is showing new signs of . . .
Getting through the holidays when you’re single is about being in a state of mind. Warm holiday movies and staying in from the cold weather outside can make you feel rather lonely. It reinvigorates . . .
As the holidays and are nearing and a new year is lerking, it brings an imminent bout of reflection on the lessons learned and resolutions moving forward. I find that it’s always during this time of. . .
Whether we like it or not, social media appears to be over running a majority of people’s lives. While younger generations have been acculturated to the normality of having information published to . . .
It’s old news that some women date in exchange for certain perks from men. I’ve heard of women dating men for new purses, nice dinners or even to use them for networking opportuntities. While these . . .