UK Marriage

But You're Married and You Have Kids... Why Did You Get Depressed?

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

I'm tired of being asked why I got depressed. I have no problem talking about how it has impacted on my life, and that of my family and friends, I think people need to know exactly how much mental illness can take over and infiltrate every aspect of life. But I have a very big problem with the perception that this could somehow be my own fault

Why Do We Care So Much When Women Change Their Maiden Names Like Amal Alamuddin Clooney?

Poorna Bell | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Amal Alamuddin Clooney has just accidentally reignited this great debate, after changing her surname. Putting aside the usual dirge of how its every woman's dream to be Mrs Clooney (it's not), she's a fantastic example of how a strong, successful female role model can change her name and it not mean that she is passively submitting to her husband's will.

93-Year-Old Man's Poem For His Late Wife Moves Us To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we heard Bob Lowe's beautiful poem for his late wife Kath, we knew it was something we needed to share. The 93-year-old widower, from Hampshir...

How to Trust Someone Again After You've Been Hurt In Love

Danny Baker | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

The natural intention is to put up barriers around you and try to protect yourself by refusing to open up and trust anyone again-but if you do that, you could miss out on the joy of spending your life with someone great. Don't let that happen.

Women and Whaling: Scientifically Women Should be Mothers First, and Career Should Come Third (After Their Husband)

Olga Levancuka | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.

Five Things I've Learned in the First Year of Marriage

Liz Marie | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Sunday will be my first wedding anniversary, and it feels like just yesterday I was a major ball of stress, preparing for the happiest day of my life. While I'm definitely not quite yet the authority on marriage (I'll get back to you in 50 years), I have learned a few things during the last year of being a married woman. Here are the top five.

Rosamund Pike Is Right, We Do Unrealistic Expectations Of Our Partners

Poorna Bell | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

My husband isn't my best mate - I already have one, and had one long before we met. I'm not going to ask him for dress advice (he's a punk rocker and until I shave my head we'll probably never see eye to eye), and I understand that when I'm sick, although he'll do his best to look after me, it won't be the same as a cuddle from my mum.

Fed Up Of Being Single? Grace Gelder Married Herself

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's not your typical wedding scenario, marrying yourself. However it's not unheard of either, as proven by Grace Gelder who is now happily married...

Who Really Does More Housework, Men Or Women?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the fact that the majority of women in the UK now work, ladies still do way more housework than men. A new survey has found women devote w...

Muddling Through - Mental Illness and Parenting

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

But how about my kids? How am I with them? At my worst, I'm unable to cope with them. I can't engage, I don't want to play, getting myself up, dressed and fed is sometimes beyond me. Often, all I'm capable of is sitting and staring at a wall for hours on end. I resent every demand that's made of me, I want to be left alone, utterly and completely.

Why Every Woman Should Indulge Their Man's Midlife Crisis

Grant Feller | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

It was she who encouraged me to leave my dead-end job with no regrets and launch a media consultancy business from the kitchen table, join a gym and pump iron, write a book and two screenplays at exactly the same time with only vague notions about plot, indulge in a series of ineffectual health food fads and therapists...

I'm in the Mood for... More Gin, Probably

Leah Gasson | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Gasson

Love, oh love. There are certainly better four letter arrangements that describe my general mood more accurately, but this little one's been on my mind lately.

'A Cyclist and His Desperate Housewife' The Movie

Chris Ward | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

My latest attempt to see if that continues to be true was to try and cycle up the very famous, tough and unforgiving, Mount Ventoux at the bottom of the Alps, six times in one single day. I would be only the 13th, and oldest, Britain to achieve it. 2886 metres of climbing in one day.

Surviving the Empty Nest

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

If your child leaving creates a hole in your life, you must find new and healthy ways to fill it. The empty nest often means that you have to adjust to living alone with your partner again, which you haven't done for 18 years. It's very common for old tensions or arguments to resurface and explode, so it's important to make a real effort to connect with them again.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part Four: The Wedding Pre-lash

Alex Smith | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

I'd changed my Facebook status... I'd sent out up to three different variations of group text (which people only seemed to resent as being impersonal)... I mean Jesus I'd even looked at some people directly in their needy little faces and told them that we were engaged. But that is just not enough for some people.

The Top 10 at 25

The Mac Twins | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Our mid twenties without Google search would be a shameful series of questions to family members starting with 'I know I should know this but...' whilst gazing wearily down at our Young person railcards. Much like the deteriorative hangover, the road to 30 creeps up without warning or fan fare..

Six Ways to Communicate Better In the Bedroom

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

My own relationship has faced its own issues, with two marital separations; I know from first-hand how miss-communication and miss-understanding can change a relationship for the worse, how listening is more powerful than speaking, and how the unspoken word can often bring a relationship closer or create distance from those you once loved.

Why You Are a Fool to Marry for Love

Katy Horwood | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Marrying someone until death do us part purely on the basis of true love is a charming idea. But I choose not to marry, not because I disagree with the institution per se but more that I am realistic about the chances of survival when a married is based on 'love' alone.

Stop Domestic Psychological Abuse Now

Sara Davison | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Victims will often protect their abusers in public for fear of any repercussions at home. They will act the loving couple so that nobody suspects and even to convince themselves that things are not as bad as they are. It is often only when the abuse has gone too far and there is no way back that the victim will confide in a close friend or family member.

Turns Out The Expression 'Happy Wife, Happy Life' Could Be True

Eureka / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's been uttered a gazillion times by men across the globe and now it looks like the expression "happy wife, happy life" could actually ring true wit...

Where Did I Sign Up for This?

Kim Davies | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

Where did I sign up for the indentured servitude that is picking up everyone else's undies, wee-sodden pull ups and a shipwrecked flotilla of toenail clippings from the bathroom floor?

Putting a Ring on It

Rae Mullins | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

Wedding bells are on their way out - we mere mortals should expect to hear just a faint tingle of their quaint ding-dong. Yet I, along with many others, will be donning a white dress and saying 'I do' in just under a year's time. So why, quite frankly, do we bother?

Does Not Wanting Marriage and Children Make Me a Bad Person?

Ceren Senkul | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceren Senkul

All I can think about is how a baby will affect their life. How will it affect their career? Will their relationship hold out long enough for the child to be brought up in a secure environment? Will they ever sleep again? Was it planned? Why have they done this? And so young.

How Do You Know When You Are Headed for Divorce - What Are the Signs?

Sara Davison | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

There are all warning signs that you need to STOP and FOCUS on your marriage. It will not fix itself. You need to take time out if you want to avoid things getting worse. If you leave them too long then you will head towards what I call the "switch flicking moment". This is the point of no return when something just changes and you no longer feel that attraction to your partner.

'Helping Other Terminally Ill People Get Married Gets Me Out Of Bed' Says Woman With Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Naomi Thomas' life has dramatically changed since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 - but instead of letting the disease get the better of ...