Love and Relationships

Where Did I Sign Up for This?

Kim Davies | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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 11.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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 01.09.2014 | 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 29.08.2014 | 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 26.08.2014 | 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 21.08.2014 | 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...

Could 'Love Nuggets' Save Your Relationship?

Lowenna Waters | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lowenna Waters

Everyone loves being treated to an indulgent gift by his or her partner... However, a recent study by charity OnePlusOne revealed that those large, grandiose gestures are not the ones we cherish most. In fact, nothing says, "I love you", more than small, thoughtful everyday things like making your partner a cup of tea.

What Does Science Tell Us About Successful Relationships?

Brett Harding | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Most of us want to settle down with "the one" and for that relationship to be a happy and healthy one. And while there is no such thing as a formula for the perfect relationship, there is a growing body of research focusing on the science of successful relationships. So what are the most important ideas when it comes to making love last?

National Orgasm Day - How to Ensure Your Day Goes Off With a Bang

Rebecca Newman | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Newman

It's National Orgasm Day people. If ever you needed an excuse, here's one, served up to you hot. Take in my tips for him and her below and make sure your day explodes in fireworks...

Three Keys to Keep Jealousy at Bay

Sacha Knop | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Jealousy is exactly like the water spilling over the bathtub. Unless you be that team that fights the actual problem, it'll keep spilling over and over, creating paranoia and more mess leaking into other areas of your relationship, meanwhile damaging the trust and fun you have.

I Don't Need a Husband... But Lord, Do I Want One

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

We all deserve a cheerleader, a champion, an equal. I've taken it this far, and I've done it goddamn well. If this is life alone, then life in a partnership - a coupling where we make each other better, compensate for weaknesses and amplify strengths - well, s**t. That'd be some life.

Food and Romance: How Are the Two Connected and What Does It Mean For Our Relationships?

Brett Harding | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Food and sex; sex and food - there's no getting away from the fact that these two basic human needs are intrinsically linked. From Valentine's Day, where advertisers go crazy selling us aphrodisiac chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, to that special first meal where you spend hours preparing for a partner with the promise of what might follow afterwards.

How to Date

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

When you come out of a relationship one of the scariest things can be putting yourself back out there and start dating again. And if you've been in a relationship for a while - it may be that things have changed quite a bit since you were last on the scene!

Nine Reasons Why I'm Freaking Out About Living With a Boy...

Rachel Moss | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Moving in together seemed like the most logical thing to do. That was, until I started to tell people our news. Instead of receiving the "congratulations" I'd anticipated, reactions from friends and family have ranged from harmless teasing - "whoah that's a big step" - to the downright accusational -"isn't that a bit soon?".

Nine Years of Breastfeeding: A Love Letter

Clint Greagen | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clint Greagen

Like a kid playing whack-a-mole at Time Zone, the nurse slammed Archie's newborn mouth at your nipple several times over, and that's when it first dawned on me that breastfeeding was not as easy as I'd imagined. But I learned about 'attachment' and that it was a matter of practice and felt we'd be high-fiving our way down milky street in no time.

Skydiver Proposed At 12,500ft - What Could Possibly Go Wrong...?

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all love a good (or sometimes bad) wedding proposal story, and this one is just fabulous. A skydiving enthusiast decided to pop the question to...

Hollywood, I've Got a Bone to Pick With You

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

When we were little girls we listened to fairy tales like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. As we grew up, we watched movies like Pretty Woman. All contribute to fairy-tale brainwash, the belief that the right man or woman will just show up in our life at the right place and right time, without us having to do anything to make it happen.

Would You Class This As Sex? When It Comes To Cheating Some Men Wouldn't

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How far would you go with someone other than your partner without classing it as having sex? That was the question that Esquire magazine put to Bri...

Is It True Love? 20 Ways To Tell

Liz Marie | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

It's not always easy to tell if the person you're dating is going to be around for the long haul. Here are 20 signs that will make it crystal clear if you've found the one... or not!

This Adorable Bathroom Graffiti Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think about typical bathroom graffiti your mind will probably jump to penis pictures and trashy 'RM 4 RZ 4EVA 'N' Alwayz' declarations of teena...

How To Recreate 50 Shades Of Grey With Duct Tape And A Spatula

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since EL James' 50 Shades of Grey topped the book charts in 2011, open discussion about sex and alternative bedroom pastimes has lost some of the soci...

How To Pimp Yourself As An Online Date With 'Great Personality' (And For That To Be A Good Thing)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Online dating is now well and truly mainstream - using Tinder has become a standard pastime for anyone in their twenties or above - finding love onlin...