UK Marriage

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Presume That the Kids Will Be All Right

Suzi Godson | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents
Suzi Godson

The shape of the family has changed immeasurable in recent decades as divorce, remarriage and single parenthood have become increasingly common. No one would wish to turn back the clock, but are we underestimating the impact that changing family structures are having on young men in particular?

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.

My Husband; Five Reasons I Am Not Lucky to Have Him

Abi Oborne | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Oborne

Am I lucky to have a husband like mine? Well, I guess in some ways, yes. I am lucky that he is healthy. I am lucky that he is here. I was lucky that I met him in the first place, but really, that is where the luck part of it ends. The rest is about choice.

Don't Tell The Bride

Emma Porcelli | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

With that tiny bit of energy left that you have (ok, so that energy doesn't exist, but for the sake of my blog post pretend it does), grab your other half, stick on that wedding song, slow dance, and remember how you felt that day. What you can tell the Bride is that it won't be easy, but it will be worth it.

11 Signs You're Probably Too Comfortable In Your Relationship

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

After a while we start to get a little too comfortable. We realise that person isn't going to breakup with us for some of our tiny idiosyncracies and that they love us for who we are. Who we really are (ahem) right?

35 Honest Thoughts About Sex After Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What happens to a couple's sex life after they say their "I dos"? It depends who you ask.  We recently posed that question to our reade...

Woman To Marry Dog Following Death Of Her Previous Husband... A Cat

PA Real Life Features | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman is taking the title of animal lover a little too seriously, after revealing she plans to marry her dog following the death of her previous hus...

Married to a Mamil

Sarah Millington | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Millington

Despite the questionable dress code and cost of bikes, being a Mamil has its benefits. For men, it can provide a relatively tame outlet for midlife angst while, for women, it can help by addressing primeval needs (theirs) and facilitating much-needed me time (ours).

Here's How People Of Different Ages Define Love

The Huffington Post UK | Jessie Thompson | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's something most of us experience at least once in our life, but even the Oxford English Dictionary can't settle on how exactly to define the word ...

Have You Stopped Having Sex?

Jayne Blackman | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Blackman

Sex that we're familiar with, is focused on the few seconds event of orgasm, whereas this work focuses on reconnecting us to the innate sensitivity within our own bodies inside, and then from this place, connecting with our partner.

What TV Show 'Married at First Sight' Tells Us About Modern Dating

Caroline Brealey | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Brealey

The fact that people are willing to marry a complete stranger gives a clear indication of what dating is really like in 2015 - a messy minefield! Put simply, people would rather sign a legal document and spend their life with someone they've never even met than navigate the dating scene.

Bridesmaid Advice: Part Deux

Gina Lyons | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

So, your mate picked the dress, the colour of your nails, the way your hair is going up, the shoes, the lot. You might not like it or suit it, but you know what, shut up and be happy with it. Your bestie has spent MONTHS planning this day and wants everything just perfect.

Karen Danczuk's Very Public Split Turns Nasty As MP Husband Brands Her 'Tacky'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

The split between Simon and self proclaimed “selfie Queen” Karen Danczuk has turned nasty. Rochdale Labour MP Simon, who on Monday told of his...

Can You Help Find This Couple Who Got Engaged At The Eiffel Tower?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Jen Hurd Bohn reached the top of the Eiffel Tower, something caught her eye - and it wasn't the spectacular view across Paris. Bohn, from Clov...

Wedding Guests Cover Ears To Support Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While you might think it's rude for guests to cover their ears during a wedding ceremony, family and friends attending Abbey and Mitch Johnston's cere...

In the End, There Is Only Room for Love

Poorna Bell | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

There is a lot I have discovered since you took your own life. Firstly, while there is no hierarchy of death where one is better than the other, it's safe to say that living a long life is at the top while a short one is at the bottom. I don't know where suicide sits, but it's safe to say, it makes other people REALLY uncomfortable. I was advised against telling people how you died. And in the initial bizarreness of picking your burial plot and coffin (and being asked whether Robert was an eco-friendly man), I erred on the side of caution. But by this 30th day, I have realised when the worst, most devastating thing possible happens, you lose the energy to maintain any artifice.

Teen With Cancer Dies After Fulfilling Last Wish To Marry His Girlfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Before his life was cut short at the age of 16, Omar Al Shaikh had just one wish: to marry his girlfriend Amie Cresswell. The teenager, who had leu...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Have Pizza Rather Than Sex

Suzi Godson | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

The Mating Market Model explains the phenomenon; prior to marriage, weight maintenance is motivated primarily by the desire to attract a mate (Sobal, 1984). After marriage? There is pizza.

Date Night - The Before and After Kids Comparison

Helen Wallen | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

'Date Night' is a completely different prospect once you have children. And don't worry - this post isn't going to be some cringey attempt at advising you on a happy marriage once small people rule your life. As we all already know... a happy marriage is what you had before your uterus squeezed out a HUMAN-BEING. TWICE.

Parental Advice on Relationships: When It's Best to Avoid

Olga Levancuka | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

No one said that dating is easy, and especially the contemporary dating, where rules are regularly broken and challenged, marriages don't happen and many couples opt out for a relationship without children. It can be very uncomfortable for those of you who belong to the generation, where marriage is... pretty much a goal of your life.

This Man Just Pulled Off An Epic Marriage Proposal In A Cinema

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Liam Cooper decided he wanted to marry his girlfriend of seven years, Amy Smith, he knew he wanted to give her a proposal to remember. So he ...

Six Things That Happen at Every Wedding

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

Wedding season is upon us; the save the dates are on the fridge, the hotels are getting booked and we're buzzing about seeing old friends. Oh, how we love a good wedding. Here are six things that seem to happen at every single one...

The Truth About Dating Apps and How to Get It Right

James Barber | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Barber

It is estimated that 15million singles in the UK are now registered for online dating. For people who live fast-paced life's in the city, online dating has made it quick and easy to meet people. But have the dating apps on your phone brought you any closer to meeting Mr or Mrs right?

How You Too Can Get a "Wife Bonus"

Megan Ainsworth | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Megan Ainsworth

Sure you have access to the joint bank account, but most of that money goes towards the kids and household items. It's nice to have some money ear-marked just for you and your frivolous indulgences. Where's your Jimmy Choo shoe fund?

Married Life: Why I Like It When My Husband Leaves the Country

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bernadette Ballantyne

There are other advantages to having alone time too: being able to read in bed at night for as long as I like, repeatedly watching Vikings (if I can't see my husband's beardy face and tattoos I might as well enjoy those of Rollo and Ragnar), not having to watch Arsenal, not having to wade through his clothes on the floor to get into bed, not being woken at 6.15 by his alarm every day.