Love and Relationships

Five Lessons Learnt After Divorce

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Maya Tan

Sometimes we do not know how much a decision will impact us until it is done. This is the case for me, and my divorce. It has undoubtedly changed my life, and me. But I am not here to retell the horror of divorce. Instead, I would like to share 5 important lessons I have learnt after divorce.

Why Retirement Can be a Tricky Time for Relationships

Penny Mansfield | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

Historically, over 60s have always been far less likely to divorce than the rest of the population. But trends are changing and the first decade of the twentieth century has heralded a rising number of over-60s separating - often after years of marriage.

Ryan Adams: Gifted With Something Gold

Aaron Vallely | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

This album opens with the single, "Gimme Something Good". The video for which features sex-symbol and actress, or 'scream queen', Elvira.

A Day in the Life of a Dating Guru

James Preece | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

Two clients later and it's time for me to hit the gym. A quick workout helps me to clear my mind and switch off my thoughts for a little while. I think of myself as a personal trainer for dating. I put together a plan and make sure my clients stick to it!

The Wonder of Sex Talk

Sarah Berry | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Berry

If you feel like something has gone wrong during sex lying in silence next to the person you've had sex with can feel very lonely. One of you may not have climaxed or finished too soon, it may have hurt, it may have brought up negative feels, or you may have felt nervous.

Four Ways to Prevent Dating From Stressing You Out

Liz Marie | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Many, many things in life are stressful. Work, finances, family drama...dating shouldn't be one of them. Sure, it's not always going to be rose petals and long walks on the beach, but at it's core, dating should be fun, not some drag on your resources-emotionally, mentally or financially.

How to Pull - The Old-Fashioned Way

Katy Horwood | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

When out and about on a Friday night there are certain rules a girl would be well advised to follow in order to secure herself a snog at the end of the night. Good lighting, Rohypnol and 7 sambucas being my preferred short cuts as I get older, or for those of you young enough to still be bothered to put some genuine effort in, the following.

Cancer, Your Partner and You...

Jayne Molyneux | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Molyneux

Cancer can be as overwhelming for loved ones as it is for the patient and can sometimes change relationships in unexpected ways, including the effect it can have on marriages and intimate relationships.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

How to Make Sure Your Relationship Survives Christmas

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

Amongst all the tinsel, Christmas pudding and fairy lights Christmas can be a stressful time of year. The financial pressures and family demands to pull off that 'perfect' Christmas can put pressure on relationships. Here's some tips form me to help you through to a romantic New Year.

Love Is Real - How Fear Keeps Us From Starting a Relationship

Anna Roth | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Often, when we feel ourselves falling in love, we don´t yet know the other person. Our hearts begin to open, but we feel vulnerable. Can we trust them? Does this person love us? Is this person really interested in us? These are all things we cannot control.

Is There Really Such a Thing as 'The One'?

Brett Harding | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Are we destined to be with one person who makes us complete, or are there more opportunities to find happiness in different relationships? Can we simply become another person's soulmate as a result of deep and lasting love?

Ireland's Gay Matchmaking Festival: The Outing, Lisdoonvarna, October 3-6

Peter McGuire | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

The word "tradition" is so often misunderstood to mean the dragging heels of a conservative past, whereas modern traditions actually include our calendar customs such as Halloween and April Fools, our music and dance, our games and sports, almost all the foods we eat, the stories we tell, and so much more.

30 Simple Ways to Cultivate Beauty In Your Everyday Life

Adrian Millar | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

You have the power to recharge, refocus and recommit, without slog. All you have to do is keep in touch with the beauty of your everyday life. The way to do this is through your story.

The Journey Home

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

My parents do not come up to London anymore, though it is less than 90 minutes from where they live. They used to have a vibrant life here. My mother would always be there on the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show with her big hat on, and went to museums, galleries and operas.

Five Ways To Be the Best Girlfriend He's Ever Had

Liz Marie | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Not all men are created equal, but there are some common qualities nearly every guy looks for in a woman. Here are the top five ways you can be the best (and hopefully last!) girlfriend he's ever had.

Where Did I Sign Up for This?

Kim Davies | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

Where did I sign up for the indentured servitude that is picking up everyone else's undies, wee-sodden pull ups and a shipwrecked flotilla of toenail clippings from the bathroom floor?

The Difference Between Men and Women - Or Why Your Ex-Boyfriend Is an Absolute Tool

Katy Horwood | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Recently, after a particularly venomous comment about the standard of men on Tinder I was tweeted by a disgruntled man suggesting to me that - 'all women were mad!' I always welcome constructive criticism and was glad that my writing had stirred up passion in his loins, albeit of the confrontational sort.

Five Things That Aren't Worth the Fight in a Relationship

Liz Marie | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I'm a big believer that fighting can be beneficial in a relationship. You can grow together, learn from one another and establish boundaries if you keep your arguments healthy and constructive. However, it's important to pick and choose your battles wisely as not all fights are created equal. Here are five things that just aren't worth a heated argument with your partner.

Stop Making Excuses for Your Bad Relationship

Katy Horwood | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

There are a number of easy ways to recognise a bad relationship and without torturing her further by reeling off the job she'd already done for me - guys who want space, want space from you. Guys who won't commit after two and a half years won't commit to you and guys who don't like being called on unannounced don't like being called on unannounced by you.

For Life, Love and Noah

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

My esteemed former colleague, a well-known cardiologist said that he has not met the love of his life yet. He said that the love of his life would be a woman who had birthed babies with her bare hands, held a beating human heart and walked fearlessly on the tightrope between life and death.

Tinderella

Rae Mullins | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

In a phenomenon now affectionately referred to as the Tinderella syndrome, psychologists claim we're damaging our love lives and ability to flirt by spending too much time communicating on screen.

How Do You Know When You Are Headed for Divorce - What Are the Signs?

Sara Davison | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

There are all warning signs that you need to STOP and FOCUS on your marriage. It will not fix itself. You need to take time out if you want to avoid things getting worse. If you leave them too long then you will head towards what I call the "switch flicking moment". This is the point of no return when something just changes and you no longer feel that attraction to your partner.

To the One I Love

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Maya Tan

He has his own mind, although at times he may choose to deviate from it in order to keep the greater peace for the both of us. I would recognise and value this, time and time again. Because it does not mean I am right or I have won. It is simply a reflection of his grace.

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...