UK Marriage

Three Whole Days With the Mother-In-Law...Happy Easter

Malminder Gill | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Try to see the best in her -Your mother in laws intentions are probably positive but these may be heavily disguised in negative comments, actions and judgements. Maybe she is a little jealous of you and her son, maybe she is jealous of your youth or anxious for you to like her.

Accepting My Husband's 'Maleness'

Joanne Toner | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Toner

As an educated woman, I was fervent on being a success, earning my own money, whilst maintaining a good level of health, fitness, an active social life and when the time was right - we'd decide when to start a family, where we would both play an equal role as co-parents. I realise now that this was an unrealistic expectation.

Conscious Uncoupling, Exposed

Miranda Wilson | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Wilson

We've formed an illogical connection between love, and anger, fear and drama. Our minds believe that less demonstrative behavior means we love each other less. Yet, when partners behave without fighting and jealousy, it speaks of their own self-love and security in the relationship.

Breaking Away From Expectations

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Our society is built around expectations. Expectations as to how we look, how we behave, the type of job we should have, the type of person we should marry, the trajectory our life should take. Often these aren't even conscience thoughts about a person, just things we naturally assume to be the case. But why?

Not Married? You Must Be Alone

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

That just undermines the perfectly valid and wholly committed relationships of all those out there who aren't married for whatever reason - maybe we aren't 'waiting' exactly, we just have better things to do.

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Marriage, Uncertainty and the Divorce Deterrent

Vicki McLynn | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki McLynn

Every day, I am confronted with individuals whose lives are shifting - from being single to becoming a spouse, from married life through divorce and for parents seeing their children every day to a more infrequent basis.

Gay Marriage Ban Imposed Only in 1971 - Now It's History!

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Peter G Tatchell

Rejoice! The ban on same-sex marriage in England and Wales is being finally lifted after a campaign for its repeal that lasted 43 years. The ban was imposed for the first time in 1971. Previously, there was no legal prohibition on lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) couples getting married. The outlawing of same-sex marriage is a recent and historically brief invention by what was a deeply homophobic political and religious establishment. At last, in the first few seconds of 29 March, the ban on same-sex marriage is history. Equal marriage will become a reality. Hurrah!

Poorna Bell

Meet The Women Tying The Knot On The First Day Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many who have been fighting the good fight around gay and lesbian marriage legislation, this Saturday is a long-awaited day. It's the first day...

Going Into Your Shell

Amy Anka | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

I have been venting my anger and sadness through the written word. I email my friend, and send her my unpublished articles. "No. You cannot publish that." She tells me. I become frustrated. "You are trapped in a loop." She goes on.

10 Lessons I've Learned in My First Five Months of Marriage

Liz Marie | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I know, I know what you're all thinking...what could you have possibly learned? It's only been five months! I'm not supposed to be "learning" anything, right? I'm supposed to be floating on a cloud of wedded bliss, feeding the hubs chocolate covered strawberries and taking long walks on the beach.

Couple Shed 10 Stone To Look Younger And Healthier Than Their Wedding Day In 1994

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who lost more than 10st between them, look healthier and younger than when they got married 20 years ago. Graeme and Lisa Wharton now weig...

Help, Don't Judge - An Alternative Budget

Jenny A Allen | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny A Allen

What might be better than a marriage tax allowance? For a start, what about increased access to relationship counselling? Something which might actually help save a struggling relationship. Unlike the proposed marriage tax break which even David Cameron acknowledges won't stop anyone from getting a divorce.

Common Grounds

Caragh Little | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It's St Patrick's weekend in Northern Ireland, and the lawnmowers are limbering up. For a week or two, now, the rainfall has slowed, the birds have been singing for nesting territory, and underpinning their chorus is that lower, guttural sound: the growling of the First Lawnmowers of Spring.

What Role Do Parents Play in Their Child's Marriage?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Involvement of parents and family members has a more likelihood of bringing a better spouse with matching backgrounds in terms of family and upbringing - not just on external features. Morally upright young people would obviously look for morally upright life-partners and they would go the extra mile to find a reasonable match.

The Price Children Pay for Watching Their Parents Fight

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

When we speak of conflict, where things get nasty and personal, where it's not just words that are used as weapons but bodies and objects around, then we wreak havoc in the lives of our children.

Even Better Than the Real Thing

Nicola Six | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

Last year was my year for getting back out there and I still laugh about how many men I had on the go at any one time. My antics became so notorious at work that every day at 5pm a group of girls would make their way surreptitiously to my desk for a daily update. As well as Serge, the Stuntman, Email Sex Pest and Posho I made a brief foray onto an internet dating site.

Divorce Petitions: Prepare to Pay More

Chris McIntosh | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris McIntosh

Put slightly less dryly this appears to me saying that people will really want their divorce and therefore they will be prepared to pay for it, even though they will be paying significantly more than cost price. That doesn't sound very fair to me.

Jewish Singles the Most Likely to Marry Outside of Their Faith

Liz Marie | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

He was Jewish, his faith was of the utmost importance to him, and his friends and family would never be able to accept that he was dating a Christian girl. I was his closet case, and he didn't want to hide anymore.

The Problem of Long Term Singledom and Self-Reliance

Greg Stevenson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Stevenson

Long-term singledom breeds self-reliance, for better and for worse. Too many see a relationship as a cure-all, and that if they can just find someone to fix them everything will be fine - the reality is that these problems are likely to be exacerbated in the long run by ignoring them.

WATCH: Why Many Couples Go Years Without Having Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Has your sex life developed cobwebs? If your pillow remains strictly for sleeping purposes, there is definitely room for improvement. Whether it's ...

Fewer Young Marriages Are Breaking Down, But the Millions Who Choose Not to Marry Are a Cause for Concern

James R Brown | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
James R Brown

It's time for the government to acknowledge the reality of modern relationships and ensure the law keeps pace, otherwise we risk returning to the bad old days when lower-earning partners in a failing relationship were terrified to leave for fear of the life they would face on their own.

Women Don't Mess About When It Comes to Ending a Relationship

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

An unhappy relationship or marriage should be ended quickly rather than it being dragged out over months. It seems that women want to move on quicker than men when it comes to recovering from a failed match.

Is Your Wedding Bloggable?

Phoebe Miller | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Miller

If you planned your wedding with love and affection, included things that you enjoy and had it photographed beautifully then of course we all want to see it. It is great for all the wonderful suppliers you used to get a pat on the back for their good work. We want to feel like we were part of your day and feel inspired.

Plans For 'Binding Prenup' Agreement To Give Married Couples More 'Control'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A so-called "prenup" law that allows a couple to set the terms of a divorce before they get married has been put forward by the Government's law refor...

Just Remember Honey, We Signed a Pre-Nup

Kate Smallwood | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Smallwood

I'm always one for moving forward but to me this is a step in the wrong direction. Isn't planning the demise of a marriage before we even sign the register a recipe for disaster? Without question, if my husband-to-be had suggested we put together a pre-nup, I'd have torn up the invites and scoffed the wedding cake.