Commitment

The True Cost Of Friendship - £££s

Lisa Ives | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

I have fallen victim to social media envy on more than one occasion. There, I said it, I'm a bitter, twisted, envying billy no mates. I didn't used to be, there was a time when I had a large circle of friends and my home was a buzzing social hub. Then I moved away from London at a time my son was of an age that I wasn't going to make any new friends through him.

C Is For Chris (An A-Z Guide Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

C is for "commitmentphobe" - a new phrase being used by men to say they want to bang as many people as possible, but it's fine because they have an "i...

What Is Marriage?

Jaki Jelley | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Jelley

When you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you don't necessarily expect it to be a walk in the park. Living with someone can be intense. We are all individuals and we will all have things about us that can grate on the other. That is human nature. It's how you handle it that matters.

Thank You to the Miss Proctors - Unsung Heroes of Education

Daniel Singleton | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK
Daniel Singleton

The brief trending of #ThankYourMP on social media in mid-June highlighted how often we fail to appreciate and thank those around us. Thankfulness is ...

Aid: Honestly, There's a Lot More to It Than Stats

Ben Jackson | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Ben Jackson

If you've been reading certain doom-filled parts of the media over the last couple of weeks, you may think that the debate about aid centres on number...

Is Marriage Taken Too Lightly?

Esther Dark | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Dark

Life is challenging and at times frightening: the love and support of a marriage partner is empowering and the marriage journey sensational. Whatever life throws at me, I know that I have the commitment and love of my best friend with me the whole way and he has mine.

Women, Don't Propose This Leap Day! Even If He Says yes, It Doesn't Mean He's Committed

Harry Benson | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Benson

Before we consign this unfortunate relic of patriarchy to the bin of history, we might consider an important aspect of human nature that hasn't changed. Men commit in a fundamentally different way to women.

Letting Go of the Fantasy of Mr Right and Learning to Love for Real

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I see now that my understanding of love and the journey I've been on to get where I am today reflect my personality and my inner battles. These may be unique to me, but I share them in the hope some of you can relate.

Unequal Marriage: Either Apply Civil Partnerships Equally or Scrap Them

Harry Benson | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Benson

Abolishing them altogether is not going to happen. Nor should it. One day two people are 'civil partners'. The next day they have no legal status. A couple who happened to be going through a normal non-terminal bad patch would suddenly find themselves forced to make a deliberate choice whether to marry or not. No.

Set Goals That Stretch You, But That You Can Achieve

Maggie Currie | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

The research cost me no money but a lot of my time. I asked friends and family, looked in the press, on the Internet and spoke with professionals. All the research told me was that there was room for the type of Coach I wanted to be.

A Musing on Monogamy

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

From hormone-driven first loves, to long-term partnered 20-somethings, to the newly wedded and those well-into matrimony; we've all witnessed at least one of the above cross that oh-so-fickle faithful line, leaving loyalty far behind.

When Do We Become a Girlfriend And a Boyfriend?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

The best way to approach the situation is to be straight forward. With yourself. Do you really like the guy or are you more 'lets see where it takes us'? Because if that's how you feel, that's what the guy reacts to.

Which Sex Wins Is a Question of Supply and Demand

Mairi Macleod | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

You may be wondering where you can find the best sex ratio. Clearly several things have an effect on the number of available partners of the opposite sex but as a general rule, cities tend to have more women while rural areas have more of a concentration of men.

So, What's Your Situation?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Often when such friendships end, they end rather badly, like a romance gone sour. Over the years, I have learned that not honouring purely situational friendships with closure leaves them existing in the subconscious mind. Not only does this bind us to the past, but often it does so negatively.

Disney Knows What Makes Women Really Angry

Mairi Macleod | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

The best Disney depictions of human nature lately, I think, are the ones that show what makes women really really angry. And what do you think that is? It's not being bumped into second place in the 'who is the fairest of them all' stakes. It's being deceived into thinking that the man of your dreams is in love with you for ever and ever...

Commitment Phobe... Love Him? Or Leave Him?

Caroline Brealey | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

Here's the thing about men. They're not as complex as we like to make out. All this 'reading men's minds' business is quite frankly a load of poop. Why? Men tell it how it is. They give it to us straight. Sugar coating isn't usually their bag so if they don't want to see us again they normally say it.

How to Stop Meeting Guys Who Just Want You For Your Vagina or Other Body Parts

Olga Levancuka | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Men have no problem with the shopping process. They call it nature's way to sowing their seeds before any possibility of settling down occurs. Alas, the better looking they are, the smarter and better their financial position, the less likely they are to entertain the notion of settling down.

How to Stress Less - What Stresses You Out?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As an entrepreneur, therapist, husband, father of two and fitness fanatic, I think it's fair to say that I have a fairly pressure sensitive lifestyle, and fully understand the working pressures and difficulties that most men have when it comes to "attempting" to achieve a work-life-balance.

Love When Cancer Calls

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

On our second date he told me he had cancer. Three weeks later, it turned out to be a false alarm. But after that we lived on borrowed time.

On Commitment

Liberty Forrest | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

It is out of self-respect and self-love that I make my commitments, with every intention to follow them through to the end. This is how all of us should make our commitments.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Cohabit

Suzi Godson | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Beyoncé knows. Valérie Trierweiler should have insisted that François Hollande "put a ring on it". This column is a little 'en retard' for the French first lady, but here's 10 things you ought to know before you decide to cohabit....

The Surrealism of Polyamory - Meeting the Other-In-Laws

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

When you're openly polyamorous, you're so used to criticism that it starts to be rather trite and almost inevitable. But whilst hearing it from strangers doesn't hurt, hearing it from your new boyfriend's Mum might be a little more personal.

How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work (Better)

Karin Sieger | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Resolutions take determination, tenacity, strength and commitment. Too often we feel bad about ourselves or ashamed if we don't make it or delay a resolution. Whereas there is another way of looking at it.

Top 15 Signs of a Commitment Phobic

Annie Ashdown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

If you want marriage and children and/or a commitment and you are dating or living with a CP, I suggest you question yourself as to why you would find it acceptable behaviour and continue on in a relationship with someone who is not showing you the respect, and love you SO deserve?

How To Tell If You've Found 'The One': Halloween Edition

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gabrielle Leimon

Once this all important conversation has arisen and been thoroughly discussed in depth it will reveal whether or not you and your partner are compatible... This conversation in particular is, of course, the ever crucial zombie apocalypse survival discussion.