What We Say When We Say Sorry

Katie Lodge | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Lodge

A scream follows a thud. Then the crying comes. I step into the room and observe today's carnage. I sport three titles today, as parents do the world over - criminal investigator, referee and arse-kicking prosecutor with washing-up gloves on.

Coping With Families And The Elephant In The Room

Karin Sieger | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often we bring presents to family gatherings, like the elephant in the room. This can lead to conflict or help avoid conflict. What strategies can help to cope well with family gatherings?

Learning To Listen To One Another

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents
Mary Banham-Hall

My cajoling didn't work with my son, but losing my temper made the situation a million times worse. What did I expect? My son could not see I was upset or angry and stop and rationalise his fears about school, he was far too agitated himself.

Make Your Point Without Nagging: The Do's and Don'ts

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Can you communicate without nagging? Especially when someone neglects to do their bit, at home or at work? Or when there's a difference of opinion? Or when someone really irritates you? Do you quibble? Quibble is what we do when we find fault with small things, it's nit-picking unnecessary details.

Bus Argument Is The Most Manchester Thing To Happen Since The '90s

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK

An argument between a Manchester man and bus driver in a Manchester suburb is the most Manchester thing to happen since the Happy Mondays got stuck on...

The Brain During An Argument - Which Side Are You?

Karen Young | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Research has made it clear that the way we argue carries more heft in determining relationship quality than whether or not we argue, or how much. Fighting filthy will bring a relationship undone. Fighting fair will keep the connection close and intact.

Don't Tell Me to Calm Down - The Worst Advice to Give When Someone is Angry

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

When our brain senses that we are being threatened by a word, a gesture or even a micro expression on someone's face, something incredible happens that is completely outside of your control. Activity in the frontal parts of the brain where rational thought occurs is suppressed.

Philosophy: Juicy or Useless?

Mark Brewer | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Mark Brewer

If contemporary philosophy still proceeded in vacuum, cut off from science, I'd agree with Krauss that it's useless. But it doesn't. And, if applied to conceptual issues in the natural sciences, it certainly has a much juicier role to play than Krauss would have you believe.

The Joy of a Jewish Row

Grant Feller | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

We met my parents in a swish restaurant. I thought the evening went well until, in a taxi later, Sian asked with a worrying frown: "Do you actually like your parents?" "What do you mean?" "All you did was argue, pick faults and were all so rude!" "Really? I thought we were just talking."

11 Arguments Every Couple Has In Their Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Being in a relationship is a funny thing: one moment you're as nice as pie to each other. Then the next you're tearing your hair out over the fact...

Five Things That Aren't Worth the Fight in a Relationship

Liz Marie | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I'm a big believer that fighting can be beneficial in a relationship. You can grow together, learn from one another and establish boundaries if you keep your arguments healthy and constructive. However, it's important to pick and choose your battles wisely as not all fights are created equal. Here are five things that just aren't worth a heated argument with your partner.

Here's A Very Good Argument For Not Arguing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While popular thinking dictates that bottling your feelings up is bad for your health due to internal stress, researchers have found that regular argu...

#MonthOfKinship: How To Mend A Feud With Family Or Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Long-standing feuds, we've all got (at least) one: the estranged friend, banished family member, the ex-flatmate who you still haven't spoken to since...

Dealing with Internet Hate: Ten Tips

Gregor Smith | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

When I wrote last week's blog post, about why antifeminism ought to be viewed in a better light, I expected it to be controversial (although I wrote it because I thought it needed to be said, not because of any desire to 'be controversial'). This led to tweets from people on both sides of the debate... So, whether you're a fellow blogger, a standard Facebook or Twitter user, or even a politician, here are my personal tips for dealing with the anger of the internet.

Are You And Your Other Half Arguing About The Central Heating? (POLL)

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Usually when a survey announces something usually ridiculous like, women prefer using their phones than having sex, or men would like to replace their...

LOOK: Naked Couple Stop Traffic During Blazing Row

Rex Features | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

You know how it is, you’re having a blazing row with your other half in public and things get so heated you start tearing off your own clothes. ...

WATCH: Couples Discussing What To Have For Dinner Silent-Movie Style

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We've heard many people on the train home have the 'dinner' conversation, which involves discussing what to cook and who should cook it. It usually st...

Are Alcohol-Fuelled Arguments Ruining Your Friendships And Relationships?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all been there – you’ve both had a few too many drinks and somehow you end up rowing with your partner or your friend about the most inane...

What Annoying Things Does Your Girlfriend Or Boyfriend Do To P*ss You Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Boyfriends, here's a tip: if you love your girlfriend, want to stay in your relationship and have any common sense whatsoever, talking about ways your...

WATCH: Woman Pours Drink On Boyfriend After He Ignores Her On 'Kiss Cam'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

What should a woman do when her boyfriend refuses to kiss her, on camera, in front of thousands of people? Pour a drink over him and storm out, of cou...

The Apprentice Withdrawal? Never Fear, Any Idiot Can Be An Idiot

Alfie Evers | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

It's been two or three weeks since The Apprentice finished and I'm not afraid to admit, I'm becoming a little twitchy.

Is Bickering The Key To A Lasting And Happy Relationship?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Arguing once a week could be the secret to a long and healthy relationship, according to a new survey - as long as they are mild spats and not abusive...

Are You A Lover Or A Hater?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It seems that Brits are a nation of fighters not lovers, as the average couple come to blows with each other four times a week, a study has revealed. ...

The Biggest Thing Couples Argue About Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

One of you is too cold in bed, the other is stressed about the soaring costs of the heating bills. It's perhaps not surprising then that the heating o...

Study: Is Your Friendship With His Mates Killing Your Love Life? | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Thought you were doing him a favour by making the effort to get along with his friends? According to the latest study you could be doing your relation...