Love and Relationships

Three Million People in the UK Are in Distressed Relationships

Dr David Marjoribanks | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Dr David Marjoribanks

We also need to expand access to a spectrum of support for good quality relationships, overcoming barriers of accessibility, availability, and affordability to ensure that anyone who needs it can benefit from support.

Has Independence Ruined Women's Happiness in Relationships?

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

Are women increasingly more independent and less happy? That certainly can be the case, however, this has less to do with women and more to do with independence. Any one person who has the burden of responsibility of doing everything on his or her own is going to feel overwhelmed, stressed and unhappy.

Stop Slandering the Single Life

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Farrington-Smith

If we scroll through our Instagram feeds, we find pages dotted with posts that quietly slander the single life. We find parodies illustrating solo Netflix binges; empty sides of a bed and screenshots documenting how we get more notifications from Apple about our iCloud being full than we do actual messages.

The Ultimate Guide for Overcoming a Breakup

Charo Merida | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

There are plenty of types of breakups, probably just as many as people in this world. There are breakups in which you are coming out of a long relationship, which leads to an also long and some times tedious breakup period.

Thirty-Five Wrong Ways to Ask for Sex

Amber Amour | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

No one is entitled to your body and on the flipside, no one in the entire world owes you sex. If you get rejected, reply nobly with something like, "I respect that" or "that's cool". Suggest cuddling or doing a non-sexual activity that will make both of you feel comfortable.

Can You Handle Enough Of Beyonce's Lemonade?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martyn Stewart

Lemonade appears to be closing the door on a chapter. A door intrusively pushed ajar by an unsuspecting elevator surveillance tape. The public clamoured for an explanation, however, Beyonce's true response was never likely to please everybody.

Marriage After Children: The Real Life Tale

Gemma Devaney | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Devaney

I blame Disney, Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey for my warped vision of perfect relationships after kids. Those books and movies filled me with an unrealistic view of relationships. Like how Mr Disney made me believe I needed to grow up to find my Prince Charming in order to live happily ever after.

My Five Year Wedding Anniversary as a Widow

Julia Bryson | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Bryson

Five years ago that weekend was one of the happiest days of my life. It was the day I married Roger, my best friend and the man who made me laugh, made me feel spacial, made me feel safe. The father of my children, the one who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

Total Eclipse of the Heart: March 2016's Libra Lunar Love Eclipse

Ambi Sitham | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

Eclipses follow a pattern of sorts in that they occur in 'sets' of a pair of opposing zodiac signs, almost six months apart and usually over a two year period. As above, so below, and over the course of the set the themes of consciousness of the traits and life areas governed by the eclipse zodiac signs plays out in both our lives and the lives of those around us.

Why I'm in Love With Several Different Women

Nick Compton | Posted 19.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Compton

Right now, you're probably casting all sorts of different aspersions on me. Who does this guy think he is? Is he a polygamist? Is he looking for troub...

FiveFilms4Freedom - 33 People Who Should Inspire All of Us

Alan Gemmell | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alan Gemmell

If you're passionate about supporting and promoting equality; believe culture is the strongest way to bring people together; and work in over 100 countries, I guess creating the world's biggest online LGBT film festival is the inevitable result.

Is Marriage Taken Too Lightly?

Esther Dark | Posted 14.03.2016 | 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.

Get Over That Break-Up! How to Prepare Yourself Psychologically for Dating

Dr Becky Spelman | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Becky Spelman

The only solution for your lifetime of happiness is to start with yourself, and prepare (and often repair) your self-esteem to a level where you can and will be happy if you are on your own. Once you have achieved this, then dating becomes a joyful experience of meeting people who could potentially join your life, and provide even greater happiness.

Making Modern Love

Graham Russell | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Graham Russell

Modern love is made from the inspiring stories of human history. Michael started his adolescent life in the 1950's engaged in criminal activity. I s...

How His Relationship With His Mum Could Spell The End Of Yours

Dr Becky Spelman | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Becky Spelman

I've always been interested in the relationships between parents and kids, and the impact of these in future, and this got me thinking, what other kinds of mother/son relationships are out there, and what are they likely to do to future romantic relationships. Do you recognise your partner from the below categories? If so, I hope the advice here is helpful in helping to shape a better relationship for you.

Our Pets Really Do Love Us

Marie Carter | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marie Carter

Pets give people so much in terms of love and emotional support. Simply stroking a dog, cat, rabbit or even horse can lead to lower blood pressure and can combat stress. The feelings are reciprocated, as our touch can have therapeutic effects for our pets, particularly if they are feeling out of sorts.

Why Technology Is Damaging Our Relationships

Alex Gatenby | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Gatenby

Don't get me wrong, I don't condemn technology and I appreciate the incredible things it has enabled us to achieve - nor do I claim to be a psychologist of any sort. I've simply been struck by how much our relationships are dictated by the devices that remain glued to our hands.

Love is... Worse Than a Paper Cut

Helen Keeler | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

So, Valentine's Day, you pink, fluffy and, ironically, heartless bastard. Hated by couples who rue its commercialisation. Hated by couples who say, ...

Older People Share Timeless Wisdom Of Love And Loss

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Older people across London are sharing incredibly poignant stories of love and loss as part of a powerful photography exhibition. Each poignant lov...

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

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 11.02.2016 | 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.

Watch The Heartwarming Moment WWII Beaus Are Reunited After 70 Years

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The heartwarming moment a World War II veteran is reunited with his wartime beau after 70 years apart has been captured on film. Former paratrooper...

My Very Own British Romcom

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippe Ladvocat

I'd been to that shop before. This time, however, it was a pair of Converse shoes with the Union Jack flag on it that grabbed my attention. Two of my friends were trying to cheer me up - it was a weird day as I was trying to cope with a break up.

World War II Veteran In 10,500 Mile Journey To Meet His Wartime Love 70 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 93-year-old World War II veteran who last saw his wartime girlfriend 70 years ago is to travel 10,500 miles to Australia to meet her. UPDATE: Wa...

We Asked Londoners: 'What Does Love Mean To You?'

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

What is love? (Apart from that maddeningly catchy Haddaway song, of course.) Ahead of Valentine's Day, we took to the streets of London to find out...

Five Epic Questions to Ask Yourself Right Now If You Want to Date Smarter

Saskia Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

Have you lost your online dating buzz? Are you currently weighing up whether you can face doing more online dating or whether you need to think about becoming a hermit? If so, you're asking yourself the wrong questions.