I was 55-years-old, and yet my Christian upbringing still had a stranglehold on my sexuality.Recent conversations with Millennials and 30-somethings have made me feel even better about my age and lucky to have spent my Millennial dating years pre-internet, well before the current awfulness of online 'hooking-up'.
Most veterans were welcomed home with open arms and assistance in putting their lives back in order.
But several groups -- native Canadians, Métis, merchant mariners and Hong Kong prisoners of war -- found themselves ignored and denied the recognition and benefits so crucial to rebuilding their lives.
One fascinating aspect of my work as a couples/ family therapist is that it gives me an intimate view into the current cultural dynamics of couples.
For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife.
CBC Radio was one of the few links friends and family in Canada had to their loved ones abroad.
Through reports from the front, dramatizations and direct greetings from soldiers, CBC revealed what life on the battlefront was like.
Those who served during Canada's wars expected danger at the hands of the enemy.
But they were ill prepared for the fight that awaited some of them at home.
My husband and I have been together for over 20 years. We met in high school and watched each other graduate high school, college, and graduate school, find (and change) careers, and become parents.