Love and Relationships

Northern Ireland Quietly Opens Heart to Mixed Relationships

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Jemimah Steinfeld

"This is off the record right? Before this conversation goes any further I need to know my name isn't going to appear anywhere." Thus speaks a Catholic woman from Northern Ireland upon being asked questions about her 35-year marriage to a Protestant.

Do You Really Want to Save That Relationship?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Scary or ugly or not, the only way to save a relationship is to save the relationship. Full stop. You have to be brave, rip off the bandaid and look at what's festering underneath. It's not for the faint-hearted. It's miserable painful dirty work but it's the only thing that will put it right.

All the Single Ladies: What It's Like to Be Single

Natalie Wisdom | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Wisdom

So what is being single like? It is a time when you assume that having a boyfriend would improve life. An assumption that every non-single person you know is probably doing something better than you. A time when you are envious of all the things you assume you would be doing if you had a boyfriend...

Five Signs You're in a Dead End Relationship

Liz Marie | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Every relationship goes through normal highs and lows, but if you seem to be stuck in the lows more often than not, it might be time to consider if you're in a dead end relationship. Here are the top five surprising signs that you're romance isn't going anywhere, fast.

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Relationship

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

Well, since we can't change other people, the only way to change your partner's behaviour is to change yours (we give out what we receive). Why not review the following five areas to see where you could put the spring back into your relationship?

Should Relationships Really Be Effortless?

Toni Rae | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Rae

I have always said that relationships should be effortless, and that there should be an unstated mutual respect and understanding for one another. For the most part, I still believe this. Relationships can be effortless, and the majority of the time it should be.

The World's Tallest Bride Gets Engaged To Her 5ft 4Inch Boyfriend

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

They say love comes in all shapes and sizes and that sure seems to be the case for the pair in this relationship. Brazil's tallest teen is set to ...

Five Things I'm Learning About Married Love

Imogen Massey | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Massey

Married for three months now, my husband and I are already learning important lessons about our marriage that will help form the basis of how our love for each other develops and grows over the years to come. Reflecting on lessons learned so far, here are five things that have struck me as particularly significant since saying 'I Do'.

Let's Talk About Sex - at Any Age!

Diana Moran | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

There are moments in a woman's life, when at any age she can feel her sexual needs are unfulfilled for various reasons. Low libido could be due to anaemia, caused by iron loss during periods or a loss of libido often happens after the trauma of childbirth, with many women too exhausted to think about sex!

The 10 Types of Dates Every Woman Will Go On in Their Lifetime

Liz Marie | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

The "I Don't Want To Waste My Good Hair Day Date" You catch a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror and think "Damn! I look super hot today, I simply cannot waste this pretty on going home and doing laundry." So you set up a date, obviously!

The Modern Way of Dating

Toni Rae | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Rae

Online dating is a bit better than dating apps, because sites like Match and eHarmony match people with you in a systematic way regarding your personality and circumstantial expectations for a potential partner.

Conscious Uncoupling, Exposed

Miranda Wilson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Wilson

We've formed an illogical connection between love, and anger, fear and drama. Our minds believe that less demonstrative behavior means we love each other less. Yet, when partners behave without fighting and jealousy, it speaks of their own self-love and security in the relationship.

Trustful Tinder?

Eden Blackman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Those of us who have ever used dating sites will not be shocked to learn of another story centred around fake profiles breaking in the world of online dating - today it's Tinder under the uncomfortable spotlight. It seems Tinder (owned by InterActiveCorp who also own Match.com and OKCupid) have been hit by the bots

Spring Fever: Five Ways to Open Up and Find New Love

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Spring is here and love is in the air! Flowers are blooming, trees are turning green again, birds are building their nests and we all naturally become more interested in love, sex and romance. With longer, lighter and brighter days, you have a spring in your step as you start to think about new beginnings.

Boyfriend Scares Girlfriend In Hilarious Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every couple has their own habits, likes and dislikes and if you're in a long-term relationship, chances are you and your partner will have your very ...

Disenchanted With Online Dating and Want to Try Something New?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

In the late 20th century the most common way men and women met was through friends or through work. There were many benefits to this; when meeting through friends, you know something about their history and background as well as being more likely to have shared values and interest. In the last 15 years this has started to change with the event of online dating.

15 Signs He Might Be a Player - Do Not Call That Guy

Annie Ashdown | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

t's amazing how many female clients and colleagues I encounter who are highly intelligent, beautiful, kind, smart, witty and bright yet they get so easily duped by players. Players know how to say the right things, how to hook you by telling you want they think you want to hear.

It's a Love Story, but It's the Story That Counts

Becky Walsh | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Love won't take away all your problems. No soul mate to which everything they do, think or say is a perfect match to you. It ebbs and flows; it's never a permanent state of being

Five Reasons Why It's Better for Women to Be Single

Jeni Harvery | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeni Harvery

As a heterosexual woman of thirty eight years old, I have lived without a male partner for five full years now and I can honestly say with no reservations whatsoever, that my quality of life has improved as a result. Some reasons for which I give here, in a list, because everyone likes a list.

Just Remember Honey, We Signed a Pre-Nup

Kate Smallwood | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Smallwood

I'm always one for moving forward but to me this is a step in the wrong direction. Isn't planning the demise of a marriage before we even sign the register a recipe for disaster? Without question, if my husband-to-be had suggested we put together a pre-nup, I'd have torn up the invites and scoffed the wedding cake.

Mistresses Will Never be the Wives, but Why Would They Want To?

Cynthia Lawrence | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cynthia Lawrence

Mistresses will never bear the official 'missus', status, but it's not because the husbands won't let them. It's because they simply don't want it!

On Valentine's Day - How to Tell If Someone Really Fancies You

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Are you a 'romantic paranoiac'? Defined in Alain De Botton's 2006 book Essays in Love, as a tendency to misread sexual interest in the body language and conversation of others. Men, much more than women, see sexual intent in the opposite gender's friendly gestures. Working out who really fancies us may be down to evolution and psychology.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Adoptees' Worst Fear Will Likely Come True

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Acheson

What if Valentine's Day, or relationships in general, were a stark reminder of the most painful and distressing events that you ever experienced? What if they triggered a trauma so terrifically challenging that it forever altered your approach to life? Welcome to Valentine's Day, and relationships, for adoptees.

How to Get Lucky in Love for Valentine's Day

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

If you're facing Valentine's Day alone, you may be questioning why you have such bad luck. Being 'lucky' is actually a state of mind, as discovered by psychologist Richard Wiseman in his ten year study. Here are seven rules to improve your luck in relationships based on his findings.

An Oxford Companion to Valentine's Day

Daniel Parker | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Parker

It's a question as old as time: do you eat out for Valentine's Day or brave the kitchen yourself in a foolhardy attempt to impress your partner? On the one hand, if you dine out, you won't burn your kitchen down, desperately scraping ashen steak chops off the oven walls as your love weeps into her napkin.