Redefining Relationships in Retirement, Isolation & Crisis


Cathalynn Labonté-Smith


Are you in a difficult, unfulfilling relationship and you don’t know where to go from here? If so, you have three basic choices, outlined in detail in Cathalynn Labonté-Smith’s helpful, insightful new book Break Up, Make Up or Shake Up.


If your best choice is to break up, this book contains a wealth of information on all of the legalities, options and approaches available – in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand – along with planning advice, examination of needed documents and insightful case histories, tips on dealing with violence, and much more.


Or, are you ready to reconcile and make up? If so, you’ll also find some great advice on how to best go about making up and restoring your relationship, including better communication and the steps needed for successful results.


Perhaps, what you really need is a good shake up - a redefining of your relationship under new terms and conditions that are a departure from the past – terms that are fair and considerate to you both via mutual agreement.



Title: Break Up, Make Up or Shake Up
Author: Cathalynn Labonté-Smith
Softcover ISBN 978-1-988058-60-3 / $14.95 US
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-988058-61-0 / $34.95 US
($19.95 CDN softcover / $39.95 CDN hardcover)
Non-Fiction: Self-Help / Relationships
Specs: 218 pages, 5x8” Available for purchase-order
Available from Ingram (and other distributors)



“You’ll find terrific advice, illustrative true-life stories, key information, clear-cut approaches – and a good deal more - including tips on coping with all of this during a pandemic! It’s timely advice at any time and it’s all here in the pages of this well-written, remarkably informative book. This is your road map to whichever journey you choose – a highly recommended, informative must-read!” - Michael B. Davie, author, Great Advice


Cathalynn Labonté-Smith grew up in Alberta and moved to Vancouver, BC, to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia (UBC). After graduation, she worked as a freelance journalist until present. She then became a technical writer in wireless communication and other high-tech industries. She went to UBC to complete a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and taught English, Journalism, and other subjects at Vancouver high. As well, she has a Level I National Coach Certificate in Dragon Boating and Life Coach training. She currently lives in Gibsons and North Vancouver, BC. Blogs: and, both feature links to resources and other bonus companion materials.