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Five Lessons Learnt After Divorce

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Maya Tan

Sometimes we do not know how much a decision will impact us until it is done. This is the case for me, and my divorce. It has undoubtedly changed my life, and me. But I am not here to retell the horror of divorce. Instead, I would like to share 5 important lessons I have learnt after divorce.

Why Retirement Can be a Tricky Time for Relationships

Penny Mansfield | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

Historically, over 60s have always been far less likely to divorce than the rest of the population. But trends are changing and the first decade of the twentieth century has heralded a rising number of over-60s separating - often after years of marriage.

Which Sex Wins Is a Question of Supply and Demand

Mairi Macleod | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

You may be wondering where you can find the best sex ratio. Clearly several things have an effect on the number of available partners of the opposite sex but as a general rule, cities tend to have more women while rural areas have more of a concentration of men.

What's The Biggest Regret People Have By The Time They're 50?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most people, the day they get married is one of the happiest of their life. But it seems romance rarely lasts forever, as almost a fifth of peo...

'I Don't Feel Like It' - The Most Annoying Excuses For Avoiding Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Excuses for not having sex are becoming far more inventive than the classic "I have a headache." A new survey has revealed that 78% of 5,368 men ar...

Could The Pill Be Responsible For Your Break Up?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The moment you come off your contraceptive pill could spell the end for your relationship, if this news is anything to go by... A study has suggest...

Proof That A Bad Marriage Could Quite Literally Break Your Heart

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No marriage is an easy ride and all good relationships are worth working for, that's what we're often told. However scientists have now discovered tha...

This Saudi Man Is Officially The Shallowest Groom In History

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wedding days are always pretty fraught, but we can't imagine how this poor woman must've felt after her Saudi husband asked for divorced immediately a...

Saudi Groom 'Divorces Wife On Wedding Day After Seeing Her Face For The First Time'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

A Saudi groom is reported to have demanded a divorce on his wedding day after seeing his new wife’s face for the first time. The unnamed man is ...

Elderly Married Couple Die Within Minutes Of Each Other

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Those of you who've watched the ending to The Notebook will be able to recall the heart-wrenching feeling when an elderly Ally and Noah pass away, snu...

Man Secretly Films Wife's Incredible Salt-N-Pepa Rap

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As this woman raps along to Salt-N-Pepa's 'None of Your Business', her husband sneakily films her seriously impressive performance on his phone. H...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Think 'Affairs? So What?'

Suzi Godson | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

The journalist India Knight has been busy plugging her new book In Her Prime: Older, Wiser, Happier... All harmless enough, until she chose to reveal her rather naive views on infidelity on Woman's Hour. "Affairs? So what?" she glibly pronounced. "So a lot", shouted every listener who has ever known the pain of betrayal.

Marriage License or Lease?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Don't Forget to Be a Good Friend. Marriage is first and foremost a friendship between two people. If you want your marriage to last it's important to make sure you show up, be interested, put the time and effort into it and don't take it for granted. Remember that the adage "Treat you family like friends and your friends like family" is actually true.

How to Choose the Right Hotel Wedding Venue

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When it comes to planning the big day, there's nothing so hard as choosing the wedding venue. get it right and the day runs smoothly - get it wrong and you can land yourself with an expensive bill for mediocre service.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

What One Piece Of Advice Would Married Couples Give Newlyweds?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When married couples were asked what advice they would give to newlyweds, we half expected them to cynically say "enjoy the honeymoon sex while it las...

Boy Meets Girl On Instagram. Girl Likes Photo. Pair Get Married...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget Tinder, the latest place to find love is on Instagram. That's right folks, you better think carefully about those selfies and #NoFilter coun...

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...