Love and Relationships

The Aftermath of Christmas on a Relationship and Family

Heather Montoute | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Heather Montoute

As a nation, we seem to put ourselves under more and more pressure each year to make Christmas better and to try and make people happy - and as a result we make ourselves miserable.

Six Ways to Use Social Media to Play Mind Games

Olivia Jones | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

1. Crop them out of your profile picture. I know you think we're probably past that, it's 2016, it's something you do to your mates on a weekly basis but stop. This is the semi-crop. You need to leave in a creepy amount of them, like a single eye in the corner of the photo.

I Dumped My Boyfriend Because of His Political Views

Anna Brown | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Brown

Two weeks before Christmas, I left my French boyfriend of ten months. We hadn't argued, there wasn't anyone else, things were good... Little did I know, my then-boyfriend had given Le Front National his vote. I had no idea he was this way politically inclined, and 24 hours later, we were done.

Six Ways To Tell If He Likes You*

Olivia Jones | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

No no, we're not talking Lynx Africa, we're talking potent pheromones that get your heart racing without you even realising it.

So Lonely

Lisa Edwards | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I sat there listening to the stories of 70 and 90-year-olds still yearning for the company of their spouses - one keeps his wife's ashes in a bag on the chair next to him - and thinking about my own mother's story. Her husband died when she was my age, and her life pretty much folded. By choice.

How to Let Go of Your Ex After a Break-Up

Sara Davison | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

She was completely overwhelmed with sadness and an acute sense of loss. She had a high flying career and was angry at herself for falling apart yet she had no control over the crying or the obsessing over what she might have done wrong.

A Year of Dating

Lisa Edwards | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

The main thing I learned last year is that if he appears to be too good to be true, then he usually is... This is such a cliché it's almost embarrassing to be writing about it. I had two instances of it last year, both with men in their late thirties.

What I'd Tell Her Daughter About Heartbreak

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Parents
Adele Barlow

Fast-forward fifteen years; her mother and I sit on the couch; this little girl is now at university but home for the holidays and she walks in and bursts into tears, freshly dumped by her boyfriend.

With Kindness, Not Love

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I am not a psychologist and I know that releasing childhood emotional trauma is a big complicated area. I wouldn't know how to start advising people, but as a mother of five children, I follow the old adage, it is easier to raise a happy child than mend a broken adult.

Couple's Who Cohabit Before Marriage Are Less Likely to Divorce

Sara Davison | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

The latest statistics show that the UK divorce rate has fallen by almost 3% between 2012 and 2013. The study shows that couples married after 2000 are less likely to get divorced than their parents.

Bumping Into Your Ex!

Sara Davison | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

The reality is that life goes on and if your ex chose to end your relationship then they are not the person you hoped they were. It's better to find out now rather than later. Sometimes good things come to an end so better things can come together so it's not all doom and gloom.

Age-Gap Relationships: Can They Last the Distance?

Brett Harding | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Do you date people your own age? Or do you tend to go for men or women who are older or younger then you? They say age is just a number when it comes to love but is that really true? Many famous celebrities are in age gap romances.

Sharing the Love #Youaregreat

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I made a rule to myself when I was 22 that when I heard anything nice, kind or positive being said about anyone I knew, I would always tell them.

Alpha-Dating - The New Must Do

Lisa Palmer | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

Alpha-dating is a way to put the excitement, mystery and fun back into your relationship by going week by week (or month by month) and taking it in turns to go through the alphabet, coming up with a different date beginning with each letter of the alphabet. For example A could be for archery, get out Cupid 's bow and arrow and put the love back into your life!

Five Seriously Cool Reasons Why Booking a Dating Profile Photo Shoot Should Be on Your Bucket List

Saskia Nelson | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

In a nutshell, images are everything. Invest in some cool new photos and you'll massively improve the click-through rate on your dating profile and the amount of engagement with your profile will soar.

Should Friendships Be 'Worked' At?

Gina Lyons | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

No one can say I haven't worked at my relationships. I've forgiven when needed, been patient when pushed, determined when others would walk away, and always understood that this type of effort was vital to relationships. I just never thought I might have to apply this type of vigor to my friendships.

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 l...

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.