Sue Nador

Posts by Sue Nador

Sue Nador writes about marriage and relationships with some serious street cred. She has been married for over 25 years to the most tolerant man on the planet who provides endless fodder for her weekly blog, The Relationship Deal. Sue tackles tough topics—faithfulness, dual careers, housework, and more—with a straight-talking, no-nonsense and self-deprecating style. She and her husband have two university-aged sons, and a canine daughter they spoil rotten in their empty nest. Sue is also a management consultant with a passion for making business relationships work better. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, the Good Men Project, 2life and other media.  Keep up with Sue on Twitter (@Sue_Nador) and Facebook (TheRelationshipDeal).

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Your First Vacation As A Couple? 3 Ways To Get Along!

Are you planning your first vacation as a couple? YAY, what a great step in your relationship. There is no better way to really get to know someone than spending concentrated time together, outside of your natural habitat. Unfortunately, for too many couples, their vacation together is not all fun. For instance, a study by […]

Relationships, Travel
Happy couple take decisions

Does Your Partner Care How You Make A Living? 3 Questions To Find Out Now.

“What do you do?” I love to ask this question when I meet someone new—at parties, at the gym, at the dog park. I’m insanely curious about how people make a living, especially when their world is so different than my own. But the question, “What do you do?” takes on extra meaning when we […]

Relationship Advice, Relationships
sharing housework between couples

Have You Had “The Talk” About Housework?

You are watching the roving dust elephants in your living room crash into the dust bunnies. And your romantic partner is expecting you to tame them. But your growing menagerie doesn’t bother you. Life is short. Should you really be wasting your time pushing a vacuum when you could be pushing pedals in your spinning […]

Relationship Advice, Relationships
couple with different interests

You Love Watching Grey’s Anatomy. He Loves Watching Making A Murderer. Is This A Problem?

Yesterday, after dinner, my husband announced, “I’m going to watch the basketball game,” and headed to the basement. The Toronto Raptors were playing the Portland Trail Blazers. My husband is a huge hometown fan. Since the start of the season I have been hearing random bursts of “YES!!!” emanating from downstairs as the Raptors sink […]


Did Your Romantic Interest Let You Down? Here’s What To Do About It.

You met someone online three months ago, and you invited him to dinner for the first time at your place. You cooked and cleaned, and spent a small fortune on oysters, Camembert and red wine. After he arrived, you led him into your living room for drinks and appetizers. The conversation was flirtatious, and you […]

Dating Advice
how to deal with your boyfriends ex

Is Your Partner’s Ex Driving You Crazy? 3 Ways You Can Make It Stop.

I met my friend Tara for dinner last week at a downtown bistro. Coming in from the chilly Toronto sidewalk, I was greeted by her warm smile. After kisses on both cheeks, we quickly ordered two glasses of red wine, and dove into delicious grilled calamari and spicy chatter. We were having great belly laughs […]

how to show and tell your partner

“Show” and “Tell” Your Partner Your Love This Valentine’s Day

After decades of marriage, I can predict what my husband will get me this Valentine’s Day. It is the same every year. He writes a cute saying on a blank card, and places it next to a small box of artisanal chocolate for me to find on my placemat at breakfast. I don’t want or […]

Relationships, Valentine's Day
eharmony relationship test

Do You Think You Have Found “The One”? Take This Test To Find Out

I first spotted my husband across a crowded room at a party. He was everything I was looking for—smart, athletic, confident. I was smitten. But, during a late-night walk along the Thames River in London, Ontario, a few weeks later, he almost blew it. He told me he loved me—but we had barely started dating. […]

Important Questions, Relationships
2016 Relationship Goals

“Resolve” To Take Your Relationship To The Next Level in 2016

Last year at exactly this time I firmly decided, “Nope. I am not setting myself up for another year of failure by making New Year’s resolutions.” You see, I used to be in the 40% group of people who do. For years and years, I exercised magical thinking that “this year I will follow through […]

Relationship goals, Relationship Tips
Surviving the Holidays

Five Ways to Survive (and Even Thrive) as a Couple this Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! Are you dreaming about cozying up with your honey by a roaring fire? Romantic walks in a winter wonderland after a pristine snowfall? Tears of joy as your partner surprises you with just the perfect gift? Not so fast. Unfortunately, for too many couples, reality falls far short of their […]

Holidays, Relationship Advice