Love and Relationships

Questions You Need To Ask Before Moving In Together With Your Partner

Olga Levancuka | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Some people cancel everything and prioritise a new relationship, sometimes out of laziness because it takes effort to keep your friends happy and your partner feeling special. Is your partner planning on keeping his or her routine intact? For example, do they plan to continue spending Sunday afternoon with their best friends, excluding you? It's not about right or wrong. It's about what would you prefer and what would keep you happy.

Appy Valentine's Day

Caragh Little | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe, with life being so busy, we have to prearrange it all, even if it means that we all end up celebrating our love in one identikit packaged, shrink-wrapped night. And yet... something about all that prearranged perfection makes me want that Boredom app to vibrate on my wrist or phone.

Forget Sexting, Here's Why Love Letters Should Make A Comeback This Valentine's Day

Philip Ellis | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

As leaked nudes continue to go viral, and the government gears up to listen to your phone calls and read your emails, remember: it's impossible to hack a piece of paper.

Self-Love On Valentine's Day

Louisa Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

If all we do is drain our flames with the concerns of everyone else, then all that is left are some ashy embers and jagged coals. Anger and resentment enjoy these conditions, and we can't love others with such feelings. We just want to run, escape, blame and punish, often passive-aggressively, because we begrudge everything.

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Emma Jane Coady | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Jane Coady

"It's always good to have options" is a phrase my girlfriends use when I refer to prospective dates. Is this the case? Call me old-fashioned but I don't believe this. I think we've become programmed not to "find the one" but to "find another in case one doesn't work out". We have conditioned ourselves to find a new protection system.

Divorce: The Worst Advice

Sarah Hall | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hall

When you first split up with your partner I am sure (as I know from experience) that advice will flow in from a variety of angles - especially family and friends. They mean well, but not all advice should be taken as gospel

Heartbreak

Katrine Horn | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrine Horn

So you're heartbroken. Because he or she left. Or because you realised that you had to end it. The reasons don't much matter because it hurts the same! We know that time heals all wounds but we'd just like for time to move a bit faster for the foreseeable future because what earthly use is that to you? Now?

Lost Time

Rachel Lamb | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

The important point to remember is you choose your own path. Along that path you choose your own way, and everyone will have something different and unique to them, we won't reach where we want to be all at the same time.

Is Valentine's Day A Day For Love Or A Day To Be Dumped?

Sara Davison | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

It is a time when people take stock of their love lives. They evaluate what they have and whether it's what they really want. If one partner is unsure about the future together they will not want to make big romantic gestures on Valentine's Day so this is why breakups spike just before the big day.

Surviving V-Day!

Sarah Hall | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hall

Seems crazy, but ever since Boxing Day the shelves of local and national stores have been packed with gifts and goodies to tempt people in relationships to buy something for their loved one to celebrate the one day a year when it is expected that your spouse will show they care!

Sunshine And Showers In Love

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I was born at 2.30pm which explains why I was never an early morning person or so I thought until I conditioned myself to get up at the crack of dawn. Human beings have an incredible built-in mechanism which allows them to get used to most things and to program our minds however we want, even in matters of the heart.

Love And The Universe

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

In a time when we are hurtling towards time-poverty, where things happen at a super-fast timescale, I would like to share something old-fashioned about deep connection with another person and the universe.

An Open Letter To A Parent Going Through A Break Up

Roxanne Louise | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Roxanne Louise

Your world has been flipped upside down.You feel completely out of control and the sadness and agony is probably like nothing you have ever experienced. What makes this situation more difficult is the fact that it's not just two people who have split, it's a family.

The Rise Of Relationship Contracts

Mairead Molloy | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mairead Molloy

People first started taking relationship contracts seriously when Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan advocated this approach. They in fact went on to wed at an event in 2012 where guests apparently were told they were invited to a surprise graduation ceremony.

Co-Habitation - So You've Bought The House, What Now?

Tim Snaith | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Snaith

Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They live apart, spending their time between each other's flat, constantly packing and unpacking a bag. Eventually, they become tired of moving between flats and decide that it is time to move in together and perhaps even buy a flat...

Why It's OK To Say 'I'm Happy'

Katie Teehan | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

I rarely vocalise this. That's not to say I'm an outwardly gloomy person - I'd like to think I'm cheerful enough most of the time. I just don't ever feel that it's appropriate to bang on to my friends or colleagues about the great things in my life.

Ten Confessions Of An Angsty 22-Year-Old

Wemmy Ogunyankin | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Wemmy Ogunyankin

My tenth confession is a complete embracing of all my imperfections: I'm an idealistic yet pessimistic romantic. I'm a health conscious periodic binge eater. I think I'm so good but I'm super self critical. I'm sweet but I'm angry. I am a bundle of contradictions but again, I challenge anyone to say they are anything other.

Grieving The Loss Of Self

Rachel Lamb | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

How do you grieve for something that's not a physical being? You haven't lost a relative or friend, or your dog that you've had in the family since you were small. You don't get the usual 'I'm sorry for your loss', because have you actually lost anything? For anyone who's been through or going through this then of course the answer is yes.

12 Telltale Signs Your Partner Has Fallen Out Of Love With You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You might not have received the memo from your partner yet, but we all know when our gut is telling us that a break-up is on the cards. Now people on ...

Is Christmas The Season To Break-Up?

Sara Davison | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Family law firms always see a sharp rise in clients in the New Year. In fact the first working Monday of the year is known as Divorce Day as they rece...

Finding Joy Through Pain

Genelle Aldred | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being happy is a transient state, a feeling, I have never met anyone who is happy all the time. Joy on the other hand is more of an emotion it contains happiness but goes deeper. Joyful people are those going through a rough time but not going under.

The Kid Conundrum

Simon Wan | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Simon Wan

bmm banner.jpg 'You'd be a great Dad!' I get told this often. Yes, I can mess around and play the fool. I'm down with video games and I know what pop star is popping another. I'm guessing that there's a little bit more to actually being a great Dad.

Playing Catch Up

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kanarian Kindred

As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...

Understanding Our Divine Feminine And Divine Masculine Energies

Zoe Davenport | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Davenport

Our feminine will honour and guide the masculine both in understanding, partnership, and yin yang. The balance will no longer be tipped over in the masculine, and our evolution of consciousness will continue to grow in expression of the divine light.

Escape from Abuse On The Emotional Rollercoaster

Rachel Lamb | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

Escaping from abuse isn't as easy as 'just leaving'. You can't get up and walk away when you decide you've had enough. I wish it was that easy. It is often a long process, a long time of wanting to do it but not knowing how. Then comes how to do it, you need a window of opportunity, a carefully devised plan of action to minimise any threat to your safety.