Couples

How to Be Better at Rowing

Sarah Berry | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Berry

Most couples have rows. Even therapists who know a lot about relationship dynamics row with their partners (yes that includes me!) But if you feel you're always rowing, you spend a lot of time feeling resentful, or you never really make up following a row, then here are few ideas that might help you.

Man Sends 15 Chicks To Ex Girlfriend In The Post...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Break-ups bring out the worst in us (and our exes). Once upon a time your relationship was all fun and games, and suddenly you both become utter weird...

The World's Best Spas for Honeymoon Couples

Jane Anderson | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Over 15 years of writing about honeymoons, I've visited and experienced many fabulous hotel spas. During that time spa and wellness holidays have moved on apace. They are no longer regarded as faddish or niche, but mainstream and fashionable.

Five Romantic Gestures That Your Man Will Actually Appreciate

Liz Marie | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Romance shouldn't be only reserved for the ladies. Men need to be wined and dined too, only their idea of romance generally tends to look a little different than rose petals on the bed. Here are five romantic gestures that will sweep the man in your life off his feet.

Marriage License or Lease?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Don't Forget to Be a Good Friend. Marriage is first and foremost a friendship between two people. If you want your marriage to last it's important to make sure you show up, be interested, put the time and effort into it and don't take it for granted. Remember that the adage "Treat you family like friends and your friends like family" is actually true.

Best Early Booking Deals for 2015

Mark Hodson | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Most people know it's possible to bag cut-price travel bargains if you wait until the last minute, but you can also make considerable savings by taking advantage of early booking discounts. It's better for your peace of mind and gives you plenty of time to look forward to your trip, savouring the delicious expectation of getting away.

Some Post-Synod Considerations: Catholicism, Gender and Ritual Ambiguity

Nick Fouche | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Nick Fouche

The Vatican synod treating of 'Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization' has now come and gone. Recommendations by variou...

Working and Living Together: How It Feels When You and Your Boyfriend Work From Home

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

My boyfriend and I are two of the four million Britons now working from home. I am a writer, whilst he is a graphic designer. We both work freelance and so have irregular hours. We live together in a one-bedroom flat in Sheffield. Oh, and we have a cat.

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...

10 Best Venues for a Secret Wedding

Jane Anderson | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Have you ever dreamed of eloping and getting married in secret? If all the performance of a big wedding at home has no appeal, take a look at these 10 amazing places overseas where just the two of you can tie the knot. You'll have no worries about who to invite, seating plans, flower girls and so on. Just you, the love of your life and a fabulous setting...

How Do You Know If You Have a True Friend?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Living our lives we run into, work with and connect with so many people and sometimes, if we are real lucky, we make a true friend... Which brings me to my question. What is a true friend? Is there anyone in our life that we can call a true friend? As we get older it gets harder to make new friends. When we are young we have so much more time to make friends than we do as adults.

These Old School Contraceptives Make Our Bits Wince

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Contraception: it may seem like a pain but think yourself lucky - back in the olden days, baby-prevention techniques were far more terrifying. If ...

The Only Person You Can Change Is Yourself

Torsten Klaus | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Often, we don't even realise what's at the bottom of our partner's sudden outburst, tears, anger or other strong emotional reaction - we think it's because of xyz issue (not washing the dishes, flirting, going out with mates too often...). Whereas, in reality those buttons relate to fear of abandonment, rejection, intimacy or being unlovable - part of our individual life story.

No Sex Please, We're British, Tired And Worried About Money

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've experienced a fairly disappointing amount of action between the sheets this year, then don't worry - a new study suggests that you're probab...

This Is Officially The Worst Bedroom Habit...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than slipping into bed and feeling crumbs rolling around beneath the sheets. Now, national research has revealed that eating in ...

Is This Killing Your Relationship? It Is For Other Brits...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A study of UK relationships has unearthed some interesting facts about being with another person in 2014. Aside from the fact that a quarter of th...

You Say Potato and I Say Potahto - How Can We See the Same Thing So Differently?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Couples are frequently talking about entirely different events while discussing the same event. Or they will identify qualities within a person like "She was so angry with me" and as I was sitting right there I could see that it was not happening that way. Allowing for my own warped sense of reality I am often amazed at those inconsistencies within an interaction between seemingly rational people.

Being Spontaneous Improves Your Love Life

Jo Hemmings | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Hemmings

While men seem to enjoy the excitement that a truly spontaneous gesture brings, women would much rather have a few hints dropped and prepare themselves for the moment - take heed for this thought guys, you can keep it a surprise but a little hint by email or text to show you have something special in mind will go a long way!

The 8 Types of Couples You'll Meet At University

The Huffington Post UK | Louisa Clack | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University is a great time for meeting new people and making new friends. However, some of these friends will come in pairs like a bizarre version...

Opposites Attract

Christina Miller | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.

What Does Your Sleeping Position Reveal About Your Relationship?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you sleep at opposite sides of the bed or spoon all night (accepting the inevitable dead arm in the morning), the way that you sleep with your...

Can a Person Really Change?

Claire Brummell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The more I've become the kind of woman I want to be, both in and out of a relationship, the man in my life has become even more of the kind of man that I really appreciate...and he was pretty amazing to begin with!

WATCH: Why Many Couples Go Years Without Having Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Has your sex life developed cobwebs? If your pillow remains strictly for sleeping purposes, there is definitely room for improvement. Whether it's ...

Top Three Retreats for Pregnant Mums

Caroline Sylger Jones | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sylger Jones

Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.

Is Your Coupledom Obsession Killing Romance This Valentine's Day?

Helen Croydon | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

I'm not saying it isn't a wonderful happy ending: falling passionately in love with someone for the rest of your life, someone who'll forever support you and of whom you'll never tire. But it's the journey which appeals to our imagination, not the destination. The fact 39 per cent of marriages end in divorce provides further evidence for that.