Couples

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

#MakeSexAwkwardIn5Words Will Kill Your Sex Drive

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the stuff of sexual nightmares, but #MakeSexAwkwardIn5Words is trending on Twitter - and some of the responses are just too darn gross to not sha...

Ten Hot Honeymoon Trends for 2015

Jane Anderson | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

If you're planning to tie the knot in 2015, your first thought might be a luxury hotel on a beach. But in a world where many couples have already travelled extensively, there's a search for something with more pizazz. More of a "wow" factor.

Planning a Beach Wedding? Here Are Seven More Authentic Ideas

Jane Anderson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Long gone are the days when overseas weddings were just about being somewhere hot and on a beach. Today's couples are seeking out authentic experiences that incorporate at least a nod to local culture and sometimes a total immersion.

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 11.01.2015 | 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 11.01.2015 | 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 11.01.2015 | 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 28.12.2014 | 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 27.12.2014 | 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...