Love and Relationships

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.

How To Love A Trans* Person

LJ Ferris | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

The problem is this... too often trans* people are reduced to their genitals and that sexuality is fixed not fluid. But those statements aren't true. Gender is not equal to genitals, and sexuality is fluid. So really, loving a trans* person is as simple as falling in love.

A Happy Day

Pete Wallroth | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Wallroth

I say marks rather than marked because ever since she died I have always found myself in the habit of speaking in the present rather than past tense and despite her tragically no longer being here on this earth, the 27 October will still always be that day of ours. It will never cease to be.

9 Things That Prove Your Relationship Will Last, According To People Who Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So you’ve found a fellow human to hibernate with in the impending cold months. Congratulations. But now you want to know if it’s going to be all ...

Five Ways To Stay More Present During Sex

George Howard | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
George Howard

The problem is many are having sex but few are having sex that really creates a strong bond and connection, it turns more and more into the physical act of pleasure and we are living drained and unfulfilled from the experiences.

This Little Girl Is So Not Happy With Her Parents Public Display Of Affection

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents

We all know teenagers are prone to being embarrassed by their parent’s PDA (public displays of affection). But it seems even babies would rather mum...

His Changing Behaviour

Rachel Lamb | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

I spent half of the night messaging him and talking to him on the phone. The end result was me going home early. In my mind this was a triumph for me, I'd managed to go out. However for him, it was also a triumph, a much bigger, much more overpowering triumph. Mine dwarfed in comparison. He knew he'd won.

Why Am I So Invested In Celebrity Marriages?

Emma Critchley | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Emma Critchley

The ending of several high profile marriages has left me questioning the whole institution of marriage. I know it's ridiculous because no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors. We haven't seen Brad Pitt taking a poo on a toilet, or Norman Cook burping after his tea.

10 Things All Men Should Know About Women

Tristen Lee | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Tristen Lee

It's a widely known fact that women take an unfathomable amount of time getting ready to go out. You may think we have gone for the effortless and natural look, but we actually ordered our outfit three weeks ago on ASOS, and have spent the past five hours shaving, tweezing, moisturising, tanning, nail painting, hair dyeing, hair curling and face painting.

8 Totally Legitimate Reasons To Consider Divorcing Your Spouse

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As much as we love our spouse, there are lots of times when we really wish we could just ditch them. Mainly this happens when they refuse to make us a...

What Makes a Good Love Story?

Gill Paul | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gill Paul

In Hollywood, writers of romantic films often bring lovers together in what's known as a "meet cute" - like Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant arguing o...