Love and Relationships

This Playlist Is Everything You Need To Get You Through Your Break Up...And Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Break-ups suck. One minute it's all dinner dates and dick pics via Whatsapp, the next he's asking to meet you in a Harvester car park to tell you it i...

Dating Isn't Just a Numbers Game

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

Dating isn't just a numbers game; you can't simply date as many people as possible, hoping one sticks. Unfortunately, this is how most people approach dating. The common misconception is that mister or misses right is hidden in the masses and all that one has to do is date enough people, sifting through the crowd and finally find that perfect one.

Lies, Scams and Picture Leaks - The Risks of Online Dating

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Shaw

Rewind a decade and looking for love online was the dating equivalent of a rocker listening to Justin Bieber. Fast forward a few years, and the stigma around online dating has all but faded. In fact, for time-pressured millennials, online dating has all but become a norm, with people spending an average of 17 days a year looking for love online.

Shock, Horror: Why Frankenstein Is Really About the Love in All of Us

Suzanne Askham | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Suzanne Askham

So here's the question: what is the real meaning of Frankenstein? Opinion is and always has been divided... where does the truth lie?

How to Help Someone Who's Grieving

Alexandra Massey | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Have you ever met up with a friend or family member who's just lost someone close to them and felt at a loss as to what to say? You're not alone. We feel awkward in this situation because we think that whatever we say isn't going to be adequate.

Is It Me..? When You Realize You've Been the Problem In Your Relationships All Along

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

The foundation of family, children and the happily ever after picture should be, first and foremost, built on a firm relationship of love, trust and intimacy between two individuals. The goal, therefore, should first be developing a deep of connection with another person.

Marriage: The Rings or the Love?

Jennifer Gilmour | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Gilmour

I don't remember the actual moment when we made the decision to marry but it was because of what we learnt from the loss of two such important people from our lives that we suddenly felt that it was important to us and important that we didn't waste time waiting.

On Unrequited Love and Respecting Each Other's Emotions

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

You don't need outside confirmation that love is love. Love just is. It's a rare and strange and beautiful thing. It's different for every last person who feels it.

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.