Love and Relationships

How To Get What You Want Through SHEER Persistence

Stella Ralfini | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

Why Marmite? Because I know I'm an acquired taste and my mistake first time around was that I wasn't honest enough in my dating site profile. Stupidly, I joined the flock and wrote roughly what everyone else said - you know, polite tinkle of china tea cups stuff.

Struggling With Love: Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Rae Ritchie | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Ritchie

Over a coffee, my parents mentioned that they'd seen an old family acquaintance. It appeared to them that she was continuing to battle with the mental health issues that we knew had plagued her for some time.

It Takes A Strong Man To Love And Hold A Wild Woman

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

Here's the thing about wild women.... Our wildness is enticing and magnetic. We are enigmatic and exciting and it's in our wildness that we hold magic.

Divorce Can Cause Mental Health Issues

Sara Davison | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Divorce is often referred to as the second most traumatic life experience after death of a loved one. It can rock the strongest of people to the core and turn your whole life upside down. So, it is hardly surprising that it can lead to mental health issues if the negative emotions and sudden challenges you find yourself having to cope with are not dealt with properly.

Millennials Are Revolutionising Not Only Weddings But Romance Itself

Rebecca Smyth | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Smyth

It is no secret that wedding planning is changing. In fact, the wedding industry has arguably valued tradition more than any other, so this disruption we're seeing is more than just change--it is a revolution. And no surprise here: everyone is quick to blame millennials for this upheaval. But should we actually be thanking them?

I Am Sorry We Can't Have Children. A Letter To My Husband

Sharron Phillips | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

I am so sorry that I am the reason you might not get to experience fatherhood. I wish I could change what we have been through. I wish that I could change what I have and we could have had a normal progression from two to three. I can't.

10 Things You Should Know if Your Other Half Has Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Anna Gaunt | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gaunt

There seems to be few people in this world who can deal with having a partner with a chronic illness. Thank you for making us feel like less of a burden. Thank you for making us feel like the amazing people that we actually are! Thank you for loving us. We will love you endlessly in return.

I Fight My Fiancé's Killer Every Day - Parkinson's Awareness Week

Amanda Elias | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

This week is Parkinson's Awareness week and I will be blogging about my experience as the partner of a person with Parkinson's. My fiancé Ryan was diagnosed in 2015 at 36 with Early Onset Parkinson's Disease.

Supporting Your Partner Through Depression

Samantha Glass | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

Life with depression is not easy and recovery can be a long, hard road. Never judge your partner and how they cope with their depression. If you have not been there, you cannot comprehend the intensity of the experience. All you can do is be there. Things will get better.

Unravelling My Thoughts

Rachel Lamb | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

Admitting that I needed help to organise that box of emotions I'd pushed to the back of my mind for so long was a huge milestone for me. Going from an abusive relationship, to escaping and feeling strong and empowered, to finally coming to terms with the fact that I can't deal with it on my own, is one hell of a realisation.

The UK's Couple Relationships: Happy, Or Swimming Against The Tide?

Anna Darnell Bradley | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Anna Darnell Bradley

Our research demonstrates just how crucial our couple relationships are. While good quality partnerships are hugely positive forces in our lives, they are equally not immune from pressure. Policy makers must do more to offset the impact of such stressors, and ensure we all have the tools and confidence to reach out for support when we need it.

Teaching Dads

Thomas Lynch | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

Love was the glue that held me and my family together. I loved my dad, and I'm sure he loved me. We'd never actually say the words to each other (well I did when I knew he didn't have much longer to live), but I felt loved and held by him and my mum.

The Power Of Red Flags In Relationships

Ryan James Lock | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan James Lock

It's easy in relationships to see what we want to see or what is convenient for us, often ignoring clear warning signs or red flags that this person is not good for us and does not have the best intentions at heart.

The Dumbest Arguments We Have Had In The Name Of Sleep Deprivation

Kylie Abreu | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Abreu

But every relationship has its quirks and while we tend to get wound up over silly things, I can be thankful it IS just silly things. So while I try to focus and keeping a peaceful mind, no matter how hard that can be, I thought I would share with you some of the most stupid things we have gotten wound up about in the recents months.

Long Distance Relationships With A Goal

Mimi Osakwe | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Osakwe

What confuses me is when people are in a long distance relationship just for the sake of being in one or without a clear end goal i.e. what country or city will we both end up in, because it can't be a long distance relationship forever right? 

Supporting Your Partner Through Anxiety

Samantha Glass | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

Being with somebody with anxiety is not a burden in any way. Neither of you are victims and if you chose to be with a person experiencing an anxiety disorder, life won't be too much different. However it may require a little more patience, care and a better understanding of one another - Which will only bring you closer together.

How To Support A Depressed Lover

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

It's up to the individual as to whether they want to seek therapy or medication but around that, there are little things that you can definitely do to help someone with depression. From my experience, and from the help of my wonderful partner, here are some things you could do to help a depressed lover.

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

Cancer And Dating

Lawrence Saez | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lawrence Saez

Having the cancer label hanging over one's head means that, little by little, you are denied the very intimacy that you are seeking. People start squirming when you hug them, they discreetly sit away from you, they recoil when you touch them or kiss them, as if cancer were contagious.

If You're Looking For Love, Try Looking Inside First

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

Guided by the belief that love equalled loss, I deliberately sought out men with whom there was no chance of real intimacy - commitment-phobes, men with partners or men who were gay. Either that, or I would find fault with every good guy I got close to.

Halfway Through Heartbreak

Krishan Parmar | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Krishan Parmar

'I'm fine!' - my automated response when someone asks me how I am and even that is a massive overstatement. Rewind two months and I would have said 'Amazing!' or 'Really Good!' with enough gusto to ensure that whoever was asking knew that I meant it, because it was true.

Why Men Use 'Daddy Issues' To Assassinate Our Characters

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

What does 'daddy issues' mean? It goes back to Freudian phycology which states that our parents are a pivotal influence in our lives. According to Sigmund Freud, we chose partners that resemble our parents because they are the very first interaction we had in the world with the opposing sex.

How To Be Romantic (Without The Effort) This Valentine's Day

Beth Searle | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Searle

My ex-boyfriend used to describe himself as a 'hopeless romantic'. Not because he couldn't help but be romantic, unfortunately, but because he considered himself completely hopeless at doing anything romantic. The mere thought of Valentine's Day would bring him out in a cold sweat.

Five Steps To Build A Good Relationship

Izzy McRae | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

I still feel a bit uncomfortable writing about it, if I'm honest. My love life is really happy at the moment, but something still stops me from wanting to be too public about it, possibly because it feels like tempting fate.

Living With Someone Who Has Depression

Jaki Jelley | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Jelley

Living with someone who suffers from depression is hard. Really hard. Yet personally I feel like it's not discussed as openly as depression itself. No we are not the ones directly suffering but depression doesn't come with an instruction booklet.