Effective & Convenient Telephone Consultations

Don’t trust your relationship to a generalist. Get specialized help from Canada’s leading expert on preventing and recovering from affairs, inappropriate opposite-sex friendships, cyber-dating and other broken-trust issues.  Debra also helps individuals and couples improve communication, interactions and intimacy.

Email Contact@MarriageSOS.com or call
1-888-295-2843 (toll free in Canada & the USA) or (403) 505-0466
(local Alberta) to speak with me directly.

 **Telephone consults are often available on short notice**

Is Marriage SOS right for you?


Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B., is a couples mediator and top-selling relationship author-expert who has helped countless people keep their marriages and families together through her innovative practice of “shuttle mediation.”  This “one partner at a time” approach involves separate telephone consults with each client, resulting in a convenient, collaborative and low-conflict way to get couples on the same page as quickly as possible.

“There’s counselling – and then there’s my approach. It’s no-nonsense, positive and fair to both partners. I don’t “side” with one partner or the other, I don’t drag things out and I don’t let sessions deteriorate into pointless discussions or finger-pointing; however, I will tell you what you might need to hear (even if it isn’t what you want to hear) to save your relationship. I’ll also give you constructive “do this, don’t do this” advice instead of just listening to you talk. Visit the How It Works page to learn more.”


Marriage SOS is ideal for partners working together or working alone.  Telephone consults offer immediate strategies to help partners rebuild and reconnect, even if just one partner is ready or willing to seek help.

Marriage SOS takes a three-stage approach:


S: Stabilize the situation so that matters do not become worse and partners are able to keep the lines of communication open, work together and begin to move forward.

O: Overcome specific problems via practical measures and improved interactions and communication, so that couples can understand their issues, resolve them, and re-commit to their relationship.

S: Strengthen the overall relationship (i.e. communication, intimacy, interactions, finances, parenting, the use of technology, etc.) so that couples can enjoy a happier, healthier relationship in the future.


The Couples in Crisis Book – Your Fast & Effective Self-Help Option

“Deb’s books could kick-start a wreck of a relationship back into high gear.”

~ Sue Johansen of Oxygen’s Talk Sex

“For a sagging relationship, you can get the spark back again if the book’s instructions are followed.”

~ The Washington Post

Deb Couples in Crisis book cover

“Most people spend the largest part of their adulthood slogging through committed relationships, and they need  books like this.”

Library Journal


Don’t take my word for it – hear what people I’ve consulted with are saying.
Click here to read client testimonials.

Check out my full range of relationship books

Couples In Crisis


A fast and innovative approach to rebuild trust and revive a marriage, without talking it to death. No psycho-babble, just straight-up and urgent-based advice that actually works.


Marriage SOS

Crisis care for a variety of problems from broken trust to blended familes and everything in between. Offers 30 “lifelines” to rescue a relationship in one month.

Marriage SOS Blended Family cover


Real-world, gloves-are-off advice and strategies to help partners, bio and step-parents create a happy, healthy blended family unit while simultaneously strengthening their marriage or relationship.

MSOS Oilpatch

Marriage SOS: Oilpatch Edition

Targets and tackles the most common problems seen in oilpatch relationships. Offers marriage-saving “checkpoints” for Days On and Days Off.

NOTE: Marriage SOS is NOT suitable in cases of abuse, trauma, mental illness/disorder
or where crisis intervention is required. Seek help from the appropriate resource – such
as the police, a lawyer or a mental health practitioner – ASAP.

Marriage SOS
Marriage SOS is the private practice of Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B., a leading relationship author-expert in Canada and the United States.
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