Love and Relationships

Five Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Susan Leigh | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Many people find that when they are in a committed long-term relationship their sex lives can, over time, become perfunctory, routine and habitual, with sex 'performed' at certain times and ways each week. However, all it takes is a little thought and effort to make a difference and begin to improve your sex life.

Stop and Take a Deep Breath: Change How You Connect and Interact With Others

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

It's a busy world. You run to work, have a jam-packed day and an even busier evening. But in the rush to accomplish your day's "To Do" list, you are...

Hilarious #DivorceSelfies Are Proof That Not All Break-Ups Are Bad Ones

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of an overjoyed newly-divorced duo has urged other separated couples to snap post-proceeding selfies, proving that not all break-ups are ugly ...

A Positive Outlook and Healthy Dose of Romance Can Help Make Later Life a Better Prospect

Patrick Stannah | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

Although we face challenges as we grow older, such as in relation to health and mobility, more and more people are realising the benefits of finding ways to remain active for longer and of maintaining a positive state of mind.

Why Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' Is a Zeitgeist Feminist Movie

Jacqui Macdonald | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jacqui Macdonald

Amy Schumer's new film Trainwreck perfectly captures, with equal measures of humour and poignancy, how the modern world of sex and love has become spectacularly screwed up.

When Sex Is Worth Waiting For

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

You want 3am moments, yes, but with this particular person only. In fact, 3am or 3pm doesn't really matter because it's them and so, day and night will be equally good. You just honestly don't know why it must be them.

Fair Weather

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

While engrossed in grief, the seasons sadly don't always represent their metaphorical meanings. Good weather does not always bring with it good times. Relationships that had remained strong and fulfilling in fair weather had turned to destructive depressions in grayer times.

Can't We Be Single AND Awesome?

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

The beauty of being single is that you have a lot of time to think. After a lot of thinking, I've noticed that I don't want to 'get married' - I want to fall in love and build a life with someone who feels the same way. If we happen to have a big party and a piece of paper to go with that, then great.

Date Hot - Avoid Cold - Marry Warm

Roy Sheppard | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Sheppard

The best relationships continue to 'simmer' for decades, requiring only a little extra heat to bring things back to the boil at a moment's notice.

Love in the Whitehall Machine

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Ruth Sutherland

The arguments we have with our children, partners, siblings and parents, the daily niggles, the dishwasher left unstacked, the pile of towels on the bathroom floor, are meaningless in the face of their love.

What TV Show 'Married at First Sight' Tells Us About Modern Dating

Caroline Brealey | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Brealey

The fact that people are willing to marry a complete stranger gives a clear indication of what dating is really like in 2015 - a messy minefield! Put simply, people would rather sign a legal document and spend their life with someone they've never even met than navigate the dating scene.

''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 07.10.2015 | 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.