UK Love

How To Define An Accomplishment On Social Media! It's Hard!

Laura Wheeler | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Wheeler

Does romance really trigger a more powerful response than other areas of our lives? Certainly liking an announcement can simply be a way of wishing people well, but why not care as much about announcements in other aspects of life?

Three Things I've Learned About Dating After Divorce

J.J. Barnes | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
J.J. Barnes

And the most important thing I've learned?  If you want it, if you're ready for it, a marriage ending means a new life starting. There IS life after divorce. There IS love after divorce.  And there most definitely IS happiness after divorce. It won't be the same as the first time around, but it can be better.

Cancer? What? Me?

Stella Ralfini | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

It started with a black blob on my shin which looked like a dead fly. I took little notice until it began developing wings at which point I hauled myself to a dermatologist. 'This looks ominous,' she said, 'we need to do immediate tests.'

Throuple On ITV's 'This Morning' Discuss Jealousy And Having A Baby Together

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A throuple has opened up about how they make their relationship work. Adam Lyons, Brooke Shedd and Jane Shalakhova have been living together in a poly...

When Money, Status And Power Don't Equal Success

Neel Dhesi | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neel Dhesi

What isn't remembered or talked about is how much money we made, how big our house was, what car we drove, how successful we were in our career, or anything else acquired through money, status and power, and yet many of us spend a disproportionate amount of our time and effort trying to "succeed" at these things.

SEXIT: Can I Change My Vote?

Rebekah Smith | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

Luckily none of these scenarios actually happened and instead I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of women (and men) who took the time to write, speak or message me in support and share their own version of similar problems.

How To Get What You Want Through SHEER Persistence

Stella Ralfini | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

Why Marmite? Because I know I'm an acquired taste and my mistake first time around was that I wasn't honest enough in my dating site profile. Stupidly, I joined the flock and wrote roughly what everyone else said - you know, polite tinkle of china tea cups stuff.

Not All Kinds Of Love Need A Happy Ending

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

More often than not, it's the kind of love that's unplanned and unanticipated. If every time you meet someone new you throw a seed onto the ground, then loving this person is like not knowing that seed has landed on good soil.

I CHOOSE LOVE

Stephen Bailey | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I saw a video from First Dates on Twitter that said "a good date means being comfortable enough to be yourself" and as I'm sat here with a Dominos for...

To The Mother-In-Law I Never Had

Beverley Ward | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Ward

You were by far the best mother-in-law I've ever had, even though your son wasn't there to see it. I want to thank you, Pat. I hope that you are with him now where both of us so longed to be. I hope you look down and see that, it is partly because of you that I can still smile and live on with your memories in my heart.

I Am So Sick Of The Mind Games In Dating

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

I'll put my hands up and say I am the first person to be strategic when it comes to communicating with new people. I do not disclose all things about myself because I have a lot of layers and I want you to earn the depths of me.

From Poverty To Become A Pilot, Work With Snow Patrol, Mother And Wife. Impossible?

Tina McGuff | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

I would often seek solace in a bottle of alcohol, use various other methods to steal me from the toxic home environment I found myself in or simply try and end my life.

I Would Do It Again

Beverley Ward | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Ward

'Two lovers, destined to be together, miss their chance repeatedly, spend their lives apart having a pretty miserable time, finally unite and then, just when things are going great, he dies and her life is ruined'. Maybe it makes a good weepy but it's certainly not an easy story to write a sequel to and, left here without you, that is, essentially, what I have to do.

Perfect Love

Lucy Frederick | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Frederick

'Don't settle for anything less than the man who doesn't exist because you've built him up in your head so much that no actual human man could ever hope to compare with the imaginary Adonis you are hoping to finally meet...'

It Takes A Strong Man To Love And Hold A Wild Woman

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

Here's the thing about wild women.... Our wildness is enticing and magnetic. We are enigmatic and exciting and it's in our wildness that we hold magic.

Six Things I've Learned In Six Months Of Marriage

Mimi Osakwe | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Osakwe

So with any milestone recently, I like to use that time to reflect on how that time has been and look at what lessons I've learnt and I thought I'd share it with you. Never know, you may be able to relate, advise or learn or thing or two. So here are six lessons I've learned in six months of marriage:

What To Do If You Hear The 'C' Word

Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland

I approached my surgery as though I was training for an event. I got strong and fit and ate well, and I listened to hypnosis audios around healing. When I arrived in hospital I told the team I wanted to see the theatre as I had only ever seen them on TV. I was able to be completely relaxed and laughed with the team at how star wars-ish it was!

Are We Really Settling When We Settle Down?

Tarika Menezes | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tarika Menezes

"Settling" and "settling down" are not the same. We should be celebrating globalisation because it means it has blown open the possibilities. It means that those who want to build a home in one place can, and those who want to be nomadic can. To choose to live in one place and to not travel is not a choice any less worthy than to choose to trot around the globe.

Poppy

Claire Frances | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Frances

We drove around for hours, tears rolled down our cheeks, crying together; for you, for us, for what we had and what could have been. We pulled up on the moors and watched the burnt red and orange sunset; like a poppy painted into the sky until it disappeared. We could feel you with us.

We Can't All Be Butterflies In Grief

Beverley Ward | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Ward

This time last year I was mostly amongst friends and holding it together pretty well in company until, one evening, one of the participants didn't come down for dinner and I found myself drowning in panic thinking that he might be dead. I stood up, excused myself and rushed sobbing to my room and didn't stop crying for hours.

A Family That Works Together Succeeds Together

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

Jonathan, Iliana and Hannah are spreading a message of family, passion and resilience. They are determined to be the best they can be. When the lights are out and the curtains fall, they have each other to rely on. "All that's missing right now is a good stepmom in our lives," says Jonathan.

G Is For Gaston (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I'm back and I have re-downloaded Tinder. I want to believe that I will still meet Mr. Right or even Mr Right-Now in a bar in real life. I'd probably ...

Why Some People Have A Much Better Chance At Love Than You And What You Can Do About It

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

Why do some people seem to have all the luck when it comes to love? Here's the thing, while we all equally deserve love, we don't all get an equal chance at it. This is hard for a relationship therapist to admit.

Why I, Unhappily Bald, Embraced The Selfie

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Scott Manley Hadley

So why have I - a grumpy, balding, man whose poor sleeping habits have caused the speed of my ageing to accelerate during the tail end of my twenties - embraced the selfie? Because I get a masochistic kick out of watching myself decline, watching myself move towards death.

Blind Dating And Awkward Romance

Marc Gulwell | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Gulwell

If I can offer a word of advice, don't ever do speed dating without research first. The bars can be dark, and there is a lot of movement. Not the good kind of movement either. Check to see if there are mirrors on the wall, as good looking as you may be, you aren't going to get anywhere by chatting up yourself in the mirror.