Love and Relationships

''Power of Imperfections''

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

If, for one moment, we'd think that those ''perfect'' people may have imperfections too, we'd be much more open to actually experiencing what they're about. As the truth is, they are far from being perfect, we all are.

In the End, There Is Only Room for Love

Poorna Bell | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

There is a lot I have discovered since you took your own life. Firstly, while there is no hierarchy of death where one is better than the other, it's safe to say that living a long life is at the top while a short one is at the bottom. I don't know where suicide sits, but it's safe to say, it makes other people REALLY uncomfortable. I was advised against telling people how you died. And in the initial bizarreness of picking your burial plot and coffin (and being asked whether Robert was an eco-friendly man), I erred on the side of caution. But by this 30th day, I have realised when the worst, most devastating thing possible happens, you lose the energy to maintain any artifice.

The Truth About Dating Apps and How to Get It Right

James Barber | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Barber

It is estimated that 15million singles in the UK are now registered for online dating. For people who live fast-paced life's in the city, online dating has made it quick and easy to meet people. But have the dating apps on your phone brought you any closer to meeting Mr or Mrs right?

Married Life: Why I Like It When My Husband Leaves the Country

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bernadette Ballantyne

There are other advantages to having alone time too: being able to read in bed at night for as long as I like, repeatedly watching Vikings (if I can't see my husband's beardy face and tattoos I might as well enjoy those of Rollo and Ragnar), not having to watch Arsenal, not having to wade through his clothes on the floor to get into bed, not being woken at 6.15 by his alarm every day.

Planning a Wedding - The Groom's Perspective!

Sandy Moffat | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Moffat

Let me get one thing out of the way first. I can't wait to be married, I can't wait to be a husband, to have wife and to spend my life with the one I love...but getting married is a bloody nightmare!

Falling in Love with a Foreign Language: The Risks of a Metaphor

Lucy Bell | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

Unless you are brought up in a bilingual environment, a relationship with a second language is something you work to achieve and strive to maintain. It is not something you can buy.

Why Your Sex Life Matters More When You Have a Stoma

Hattie Gladwell | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Gladwell

I'm not talking about one night stands and I'm not talking about a major porn-style session. I'm talking about the feeling of acceptance. From one person to another. Sex is something that brings two people together in a way like no other. And to have sex after surgery for a stoma is a big thing both mentally and emotionally.

Speed Up Your Break-Up Recovery

Sara Davison | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Have you ever noticed how good it feels to help someone? It's strange how helping others can give you a boost too. Even the little things you do can make a huge difference to their day but it can also have a positive impact on your day too...

Small-Town Vows

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

When I informed my father that a German will be knocking on his front door shortly to ask him for my hand in marriage, his first comment was, "Are you...

Bilingualism Is the Norm - And Now Being a Good Lover Is Too

Lucy Bell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

So I would say that Riotta's article attracted a large amount of attention not only because he brought the hot topic of relationships and romance into the less media-friendly (but nonetheless extremely important) topic of language-acquisition, but also because - very simply - there are a lot of bilinguals out there. And following on from Riotta's logic, a lot of good lovers.

Chemistry on a First Date? You'll Be Lucky

Caroline Brealey | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

These days most of us know that first dates don't always (never!) go to plan. Awkward silences, cringy jokes and jilted conversations are the norm. That's what happens when you meet a stranger outside the tube and proceed to vet them for the next hour...

Facebook and Relationships: How Has Social Media Changed the Dating Landscape?

Brett Harding | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Brett Harding

Are you "single", "in a relationship", "married? Or do you have an "it's complicated" status? How do you manage your personal relationship via social media? Do you obsessively watch what your partner is doing on there?

Hollywood I've Got a Bone to Pick With You (Part 2) - Hollywood Fairy-tale Brainwash - Harmless or Damaging?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

One of my clients had a kind, loving, sexy boyfriend, yet she couldn't work out if they should be together. She expected a Disney moment - they would look at each other, the sun would set at that moment and then she would just know that he was 'the one'.

What Happens When Your Teenage Daughter Tells You She Has A Boyfriend

Amy Treasure | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

So she comes home from school and casually drops it into our 'how's your day gone' conversation. The conversation we have every day. Except this isn't about the funny thing that happened in maths or that she sang a solo in the choir. This is about a boy, 'the boy' the one she likes and I can tell she's smitten.

The Conundrum of 'You Complete Me'

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

Leaning on another person so much that you can't function without them isn't love, it's reliance, it's dependence, it makes love a necessity when it should be a choice. Love should always be a choice. A choice of actions, a choice of words, a choice of commitment.

Why Everyone Should Have A Relationship MOT.

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

If you buy a car, it has usually been serviced so it runs wonderfully smoothly for a while. And we so enjoy it when our car drives effortlessly. When it develops a problem, a fault, which the things we use do, we take it to the garage where an expert fixes it

Do You Need a Sabbatical From Your Relationship?

Susan Leigh | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The reasoning behind taking a sabbatical is that it provides a breathing space to reflect on your life, what your relationship means to you, ponder the good and the bad, really consider what it is you want. But are there other ways of reaching that same level of insight and awareness?

Relationships Must Be Put at the Heart of the NHS

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Ruth Sutherland

Long term health conditions such as dementia, cancer and depression affect 15 million of us in the UK today, making up the bulk of increasing demand on the NHS. With our most cherished institution struggling to meet the costs, it is clear we need to find new and different ways of preventing and managing ill health.

'Follower, I Married Him': Our Modern Marriage Obsession

Eloise Hendy | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

We have more options than ever before; the world is getting smaller by the day. Rather than attempting to fit ourselves into wedding-gift boxes, maybe we should be questioning why the gift-wrap still holds so much allure. Maybe it's time to blow the bloody doors off.

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.

Five Stages Of A Relationship

Alexandra Massey | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Why do some couples break up after a couple of years yet others last a lifetime? Here's a model that's considered pretty accurate amongst psychologists when it comes to the stages that all relationships go through. It's not rigid but there are many aspects that most of us recognise.

Your Perfect Boyfriend... or Your Female Friends? When the Gender Differences Stab You Through Your Heart.

Olga Levancuka | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

We women, stopped trying to bring our remarkable female qualities that can only benefit our relationship, our career, our social circles, our community. We think of our unique qualities as something to be ashamed of, given our inner beauty and our female nature held us captives in a male world... only decades ago.

UK's Most Adulterous Towns Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Infidelity is sweeping the UK, judging by data released by a dating site. Illicit Encounters, a website aimed at people who want to cheat on their...

Stop Being So Cheap - Why I Think Men Should Pay on a First Date.

Katy Horwood | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Women are complex creatures and whilst some would be mortified at the idea of splitting a bill down the middle others take great offence to the suggestion that they would be paid for or 'treated' to coin a less suggestive phrase.

Are You Ready to Spring Clean Your Relationships?

Sarah Abell | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Abell

Spring has most definitely sprung - and many of us will be tempted to clean up our home, sort through our wardrobe or tidy up the garden. It can be hugely satisfying to get rid of unwanted stuff, clear away the grime, fix anything that is broken and display what looks good.