Love and Relationships

The Conundrum of 'You Complete Me'

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 26.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 24.03.2015 | 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 24.03.2015 | 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 19.03.2015 | 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 16.03.2015 | 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 13.03.2015 | 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 12.03.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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.

The Kissing Booth and the Robot

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

A road and a pane of glass separated us but I still blushed and swayed in my chair as I tried to hide my noticeable swoon from my friend. A grin spread over my face that didn't depart for the remainder of the afternoon. I was smitten.

Everyone Is Falling In Love With This Video And You Will Too

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new video released by the American Ad Council has people everywhere smiling. It begins by showing a large crowd some skeletons on a screen, befor...

Nine Ways to Win the Heart of a Man (on the First Date)

Patricia Lohan | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Lohan

Winning the heart of a man may seem complicated, but it's actually quite simple. The key is to not overthink it, embrace your beautiful feminine essence and have fun! When dating a man, there are simple tips that will happier, confident, and more alluring.

You Can Fall In Love With Anyone, All You Need To Do Is Stare. For 4 Minutes Apparently.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

According to studies, four minutes of constant eye contact can increase intimacy between two people, regardless of how long they've known each other. ...

40 Years After They Got Divorced... 75-Year-Old Man Proposes To His Sweetheart (Again)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A couple are set to be re-married after 43 years apart. Louis Demetriades, 75, hadn't spoken to his wife since their divorce until December last ye...

A Cup of Tea and a Text Message

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

Walking into a heavy silent house lit by golden waving glass shadows, one full cup of tea sat on the kitchen counter. It was the cup of tea he never finished when we rushed into hospital two days before. Stale, cold and miserable it had spent 48 hours unaware of its fate.

Born to Be Together

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

A long time ago, there were two ladies who became friends, whilst waiting for appointments at their local doctors surgery. Both were expecting babies, and they just hit it off....You know when two people meet and suddenly you become friends for life, this is what happened to them.

How to Find Love

Karen Ruimy | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

You already have everything in you: you are embodying a soul. Your soul has come here to express, to create, to experiment, to love - but mainly your soul is a loving being. And the most important thing in terms of love, is loving yourself.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Tells Us Nothing About BDSM

Emma J Brooke | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma J Brooke

In spite of Christian's constant efforts to explain his preferences to her, she continually ignores them, putting herself at emotional and physical risk in order to get the fairy-tale romance. No wonder when things reach a head, she breaks down.

Why Love Is Better Off the Internet and Out of the Spotlight

Libby Blanchard | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

What will you be doing this Valentine's Day? Posting photos of the flowers your boyfriend sent? Inevitably, there will be an onslaught of such expressions of love shared on social media, labeled with statements like "My boyfriend loves me so much!!!!!!"

Against All Odds

Lisa Edwards | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

At this time of year, as we approach Valentine's Day, I'm sure there are so many people thinking similar thoughts, but of those who say they've given up on love, most don't actually believe it in their heart of hearts. There is always a glimmer of hope, right?

Ways to Enjoy Valentine's Day Everyday

Susan Leigh | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Many people are justifiably cynical of Valentine's Day and regard it as a marketing ploy by retailers to shift stocks of over-priced cards, chocolates and flowers. And let's not forget those who would dearly love to shower their special someone with gifts or treats but have no spare money for extra presents.

The Psychology of Valentine's Day - Who Says 'I Love You' First and Who Really Means It?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

One theory as to why men in fact tend to say 'I love you' first is because men are expected to take the initiative in relationships. Also this verbal declaration may prompt women to reciprocate and commit. Perhaps men use this phrase first in a relationship as a tactic for sex.

Why Being Single Is Fabulous

Alexandra Massey | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Are you're single and having a panic attack at the thought of being the only one not coupled up in a love nest on the 14th? If so you've been watching too many re-runs of Sex and the City. Here some good reason why being single is the best. Read on.