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Ask Ellie: Before dating, know what you want and how to look for it

Ask Ellie: Before dating, know what you want and how to look for it

'Ask the right qualifying questions and have a clear idea of what you want your partner — and your relationship — to be,' dating expert says
Ask Ellie: Marital separation can lead to growth and reconciliation

Ask Ellie: Marital separation can lead to growth and reconciliation

40% of divorcing couples are interested in marriage restoration, according to a survey in the U.S.
Ask Ellie: Fight pessimism with purposeful optimism

Ask Ellie: Fight pessimism with purposeful optimism

It is possible to overcome the pain and pessimism from negative past life experiences
Ask Ellie: Partner's alcoholism alienating friends and family

Ask Ellie: Partner's alcoholism alienating friends and family

Regarding “for better or for worse” — what happens when there isn’t any “better” on the horizon?
4 New Year’s resolutions for a healthier environment in 2022

4 New Year’s resolutions for a healthier environment in 2022

What if we expanded New Year's aspirations to include resolutions that benefit our communities, society and the planet, too?
No, putting a spoon in an open bottle of champagne doesn’t keep it bubbly

No, putting a spoon in an open bottle of champagne doesn’t keep it bubbly

At a recent tasting, I was presenting some sparkling wines from the Limoux region of France, a region that produced sparkling wines at least 100 years before wines from the Champagne region were well known.
Ask Ellie: Questioning husband's sexuality may reflect wife's insecurity

Ask Ellie: Questioning husband's sexuality may reflect wife's insecurity

Perhaps the confused spouse should ask or figure out what gets, or has previously gotten, her husband passionate
Ask Ellie: Mom should appreciate adult daughter as she is

Ask Ellie: Mom should appreciate adult daughter as she is

Worrying about a child's well-being is natural, but if they don't want your help, persisting at offering advice can be counter-productive.
Ask Ellie: Relationship-focused resolutions can help turn life around

Ask Ellie: Relationship-focused resolutions can help turn life around

New Year’s resolutions can be a useful tool to help you improve your relationships
Ask Ellie: Use past experiences to avoid smarmy bottom-feeders

Ask Ellie: Use past experiences to avoid smarmy bottom-feeders

Unwanted advances at young age made young woman wary
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