UK Love

Is There An Afterlife?

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Nader Dehdashti

If I had asked myself the question 'is there an Afterlife?' Three months ago, I would most definitely have said no. No being in me believed that there...

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

Stephen Bailey | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I've been away from the ol' bloggage for a couple of weeks now. My anxiety (see previous posts) has been through the roof. Some days it has taken me u...

Anorexia To Womanhood

Tina McGuff | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

Unbeknown to me at the time my anorexia was trying to regress me back to a time where I was carefree and cared for - not having to face harsh realities of life like my parents' catastrophic divorce or becoming a young lady.

Ten Things Losing My Mother Taught Me

Melanie Swan | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Swan

Losing her was indeed the hardest thing I have encountered during my life and anything challenging since I lost her has become, in some respects, more minor since dealing with that, but in others, doubly challenging as I lost the one person in whom I could trust without judgement, bias or prejudice.

People Who Married Or Dated Their Ex's Sibling Reveal How It Turned Out

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

You can’t help who you fall in love with and for some families, that makes life a little complicated (to say the least). On Reddit, people who have...

How Do You Tell Your Children You Have A Mental Illness

Tina McGuff | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

It took many years to become 'normal', whatever that is. Once I had finished therapy, inpatient and outpatient treatments, ending all mediations, I felt I was finally mentally fit and ready to take on the world.

Men Explain How They Felt When Their Wives Walked Down The Aisle

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Weddings can cause a roller coaster of emotions, especially for grooms who have to patiently wait for their brides at the altar. On Reddit, happily ma...

Converting To Islam

Jessica Smith | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Jessica Smith

Five years ago I met a guy, it was a corny cliché romance. He was charming, fun, cheeky and rarely serious. I fell in love straight away. I was att...

Expect To Be Lucky

Jane Fuller | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Take your focus off attracting the bad stuff and focus with gratitude on what you have already received... visualize yourself having more of what you want... abundance really is a mindset. True abundance is a combination of health, happiness, love and prosperity.

Teaching Dads

Thomas Lynch | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

Love was the glue that held me and my family together. I loved my dad, and I'm sure he loved me. We'd never actually say the words to each other (well I did when I knew he didn't have much longer to live), but I felt loved and held by him and my mum.

9 Dos And Don'ts For Living With A Partner

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Marriage rates have dropped severely since the early 90s, but that’s not to say that love has evaporated into thin air. According to relationship s...

Six Unexpected Emotions As A Parent

Wendy Zhang | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents
Wendy Zhang

Becoming a parent brings with it an absolute sackful of new emotions; some of which makes you feel on-top-of-the-world amazing and some just make you want to drown yourself in a bath of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Finding Happiness In Your Twenties

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nader Dehdashti

I am just going to come out and say it; the twenties are the new thirties. There is too much pressure on young adults to have it all figured it out before they hit their thirties and this can make it very difficult to search for happiness when you're too busy finding your purpose in life.

People Explain What It Feels Like To Fall In Love

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There’s a big difference between love and lust as anyone who’s felt the real deal will tell you. On Reddit, people have been sharing what it feels...

Depression And The Awareness Being Raised By Stormzy

Tina McGuff | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tina McGuff

As if he could not go up in my estimations any more I saw an interview he did discussing his battle with depression. It was very honest and inspiring for so many others especially young men who tend to hold back about their emotions.

Dealing With My Father's Passing

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nader Dehdashti

No one prepares you for the intensity of grief and loss. There is no warning about the speed at which you are expected to close someone else's life. The documents you must sign and the countless phone calls to funeral directors, each time reminding you of the loss you have suffered.

Why I Love Being A Woman

Molly Thompson | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

I bloody love being a woman. I can feel this piece in my fingers before I write it and I just want to scream at how happy International Women's day makes me but I don't want to freak my neighbours out by screaming WOMEN!!! at 11 on a Wednesday morning in the middle of Devon. It's that day now so god knows when this will be up. Sorry! But I just wanted to piece together a somewhat organised ramble on why I love women so much.

Cutting Through 'Clean' Eating - How Cooking With Love And Lateral Thinking Can Write Your Recipes

Joseph Gann | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joseph Gann

A brief began to write itself...to sneak nutritionally beneficial ingredients into something bracingly cold and luxuriously smooth - to create trojan horse ice creams, if you will. I set to work.

Kissing Joy As It Flies

Izzy McRae | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

But there is also a little fear behind the happiness and excitement. What if this feeling doesn't last? What if there are problems and sadness ahead? What if I don't always feel like a fairytale princess?

The Mayor Of Calais Has Banned Food Distribution To Refugees - A Response And A Plea For Harmony

Arthur Peirce | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

I feel the resolution to this refugee crisis, and all global crises is with kindness. There ultimately needs to be infrastructure to provide for the care of the refugees. Whether this is with the full support of major NGOs or the UN, or simply local communities welcoming refugees in with arms open.

Criminals Do Not Define My Town

Jade Smith | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Smith

Redcar has a special spark about it, an atmosphere I have never felt anywhere else. We may have steel in our blood but we will still see our community succeed without the plant on our doorstep; we are even stronger than steel. We will flourish as a town, its on the brink of happening and I cannot wait to enjoy the successes of Redcar, my hometown.

Long Distance Relationships With A Goal

Mimi Osakwe | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Osakwe

What confuses me is when people are in a long distance relationship just for the sake of being in one or without a clear end goal i.e. what country or city will we both end up in, because it can't be a long distance relationship forever right? 

Bittersweet Photo Shows Husband Feeding Wife With Alzheimer's On Date Night

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of the tender moment an elderly man fed his wife on ‘date night’ has touched hearts everywhere. The bittersweet photo shows the gentleman,...

Supporting Your Partner Through Anxiety

Samantha Glass | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

Being with somebody with anxiety is not a burden in any way. Neither of you are victims and if you chose to be with a person experiencing an anxiety disorder, life won't be too much different. However it may require a little more patience, care and a better understanding of one another - Which will only bring you closer together.

How I Fell In Love With Myself On The Internet

Mandy Charlton | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Charlton

In September of last year at the tender age of 42 and after two years of being single, I tentatively set out to find my soulmate the second time around. Being an incredibly busy working mum whose main events only introduce her to a plethora of women I realised that if I was going to find love again I would have to turn to the Internet.