Breakups

Four Reasons to Delete Your Ex on Facebook

Katy Horwood | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Breaking up used to be easy. A big argument, a few weeks of heartbreak - but essentially a clean break and a swift recovery. Nowadays, not so much. Regardless of whether you actually speak to an ex or not, the temptation to 'check in' on them is always there.

How to Trust Someone Again After You've Been Hurt In Love

Danny Baker | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

The natural intention is to put up barriers around you and try to protect yourself by refusing to open up and trust anyone again-but if you do that, you could miss out on the joy of spending your life with someone great. Don't let that happen.

The Breakup Etiquette Guide for Facebook

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Danielle Montgomery

Since the rise of social networks, breakups no longer mean 'breaking up'. The process has been interrupted by the likes of Facebook in particular, where lives are lived online and access to your ex is just a click away.

Diary of a Breakdown: Crunch Time

Melanie Scagliarini | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Scagliarini

A few weeks ago I had a breakdown. It was pretty spectacular. A masterclass firework display engineered by a consummate pyrotechnic expert. No expense was spared as multicolours rained down from the sky in all shapes and forms. This episode was like something I never experienced before. I lost myself. Albeit just for a moment...

So He's Cheated On You

Sara Davison | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Whatever conclusions we draw of the other woman it is not where our focus needs to be. It's a fruitless and painful exercise with no positive outcome. What has happened is already done. We have to hold our heads high and realise that we have a life to live.

Getting Dumped Was the Best Thing That Could Have Happened to Me

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

I learnt pretty quickly that life doesn't stop for you and that you just have to keep on moving. I refocused. Set my goals around all of the things I wanted to do just for me. I had nobody else to think about but myself for the first time in a while, and I was learning pretty quickly that being dumped was just too common for me to feel unique.

Stop Domestic Psychological Abuse Now

Sara Davison | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Victims will often protect their abusers in public for fear of any repercussions at home. They will act the loving couple so that nobody suspects and even to convince themselves that things are not as bad as they are. It is often only when the abuse has gone too far and there is no way back that the victim will confide in a close friend or family member.

The Difference Between Men and Women - Or Why Your Ex-Boyfriend Is an Absolute Tool

Katy Horwood | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Recently, after a particularly venomous comment about the standard of men on Tinder I was tweeted by a disgruntled man suggesting to me that - 'all women were mad!' I always welcome constructive criticism and was glad that my writing had stirred up passion in his loins, albeit of the confrontational sort.

Stop Making Excuses for Your Bad Relationship

Katy Horwood | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

There are a number of easy ways to recognise a bad relationship and without torturing her further by reeling off the job she'd already done for me - guys who want space, want space from you. Guys who won't commit after two and a half years won't commit to you and guys who don't like being called on unannounced don't like being called on unannounced by you.

Everybody Needs Their Heart Broken Once - It Makes You More Human

The Guyliner | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I'm glad my heartbreak happened when it did, early on enough for me to realise it wasn't just my feelings that mattered. If you've been heartbroken, you'll know what I mean and if you haven't? Well, just pray that when your time comes it's swift and fixable - and that it comes before you break too many hearts yourself.

A Lucky Escape From the Handsome Guy With Control Issues

The Guyliner | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

When the first glitch in a courtship appears, it's like that moment when you realise that to get that super fast, super cheap internet, you need to fork out for line rental. Matthew's 'line rental' was his need to have a say in absolutely everything we did together.

The Effects of Cheating on the Person You Cheat On

Stacey Lucas | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stacey Lucas

Think before you cheat on someone. The outcome is never good. You hurt people along the way. If you think you are going to cheat, end the relationship you are in before you hurt them or better still realise what a great person you are with and just don't cheat.

Conversations Not to Have at the Beginning of a Relationship

Katy Horwood | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Despite being an open-minded chap, breezy about subjects sexual and seemingly unfazed with the idea that a girlfriend might have had lovers in the past, he expressed, in no uncertain terms, that as a rule, things from the past should be left in the past and not discussed at length in the present. 

If You're Breaking Up With Someone By Text, Use Spell Check

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

The modern world is a complex social arena, in which even the most straightforward person has to move with the guile and deviousness of a political ni...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You See a Couple Counsellor

Suzi Godson | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Don't try to convince your therapist that you are the 'good one' in the relationship. There isn't a good one in most marriages and you won't make any progress if one, or both of you, refuse to take responsibility for your contribution to the crisis.

Full Circle

Nicola Six | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

In the car the phone is hooked up to loud speaker and a call comes through as we whizz through an underpass. It's a woman's voice, high pitched and breathy, speaking in an unknown Eastern European language. They have a short conversation and after she hangs up I start giggling and ask who the hell it was... "It was my wife" he said flatly.

Five Signs You're in a Dead End Relationship

Liz Marie | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Every relationship goes through normal highs and lows, but if you seem to be stuck in the lows more often than not, it might be time to consider if you're in a dead end relationship. Here are the top five surprising signs that you're romance isn't going anywhere, fast.

Gwyneth and Gloria: How Times Have Changed

Georgina Barnard | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Barnard

When Gloria slammed the door, she probably just popped on a vinyl, poured herself a White Russian and got on with her life. Because, unlike us, she didn't have the option of going online, logging on to Facebook and literally looking back...

Exercise Your Way Through A Breakup

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

I urge the broken hearted to get off the sofa, put down your Ben & Jerry's and take up a form of sport - it doesn't matter what it is but just get moving. Not only will this heal the heart and mind, but remember you are now single so you want to get in shape!

Fewer Young Marriages Are Breaking Down, But the Millions Who Choose Not to Marry Are a Cause for Concern

James R Brown | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
James R Brown

It's time for the government to acknowledge the reality of modern relationships and ensure the law keeps pace, otherwise we risk returning to the bad old days when lower-earning partners in a failing relationship were terrified to leave for fear of the life they would face on their own.

Valentine's Day or Breakup Day, How Will You Be Celebrating February 14?

Esther Hayden | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Not all break ups are being commemorated with a bitter streak and companies are emerging to promote celebrating not the end of a relationship, but as Jay Ryan, co-founder of breakupgems.com, says 'embarking on a new chapter in your life and rejuvenating yourself'.

Five Love Lessons I've Learned From My Ex-Boyfriends

Liz Marie | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

A lot of things can come out of heartbreak. For me, breakups always entailed a lot more free time, the ability to focus solely on myself and a few love lessons. Here are my favourite ones below, all the credit goes to my (unnamed) ex-boyfriends. Thanks gents!

Might as Well Face It - You're Addicted to Love

Joey Rayner | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joey Rayner

It never dawned on us that we were actively choosing these toxic relationships as a way of avoiding having to look at what was really going on inside of us underneath all the romantic drama.

French Affairs Really Are Different

Dr Catherine Hakim | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Catherine Hakim

Affairs get a negative press in Anglo-Saxon countries, where they are discussed in terms of infidelity, adultery, cheating, dishonesty, and betrayal. Four-fifths of people in Britain condemn affairs as always wrong - even though two-thirds do not regard sex as a central part of marriage.

17 Reasons I'm Still in Love With You

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Radcliffe

Believe me, I don't want to be. It would be a lot easier if I wasn't. You've got another life now. I'm long out of it. You had another path to pursue and I even encouraged it. But: Your voice. Ugh. It slays me. I still have five of your messages in my Voicemail.