UK Marriage

Marriage After Children: The Real Life Tale

Gemma Devaney | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Devaney

I blame Disney, Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey for my warped vision of perfect relationships after kids. Those books and movies filled me with an unrealistic view of relationships. Like how Mr Disney made me believe I needed to grow up to find my Prince Charming in order to live happily ever after.

My Husband, Not My Helper

Victoria Leith | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Leith

I have lay-ins on weekends. I make sure I am the one who tends to our babes at night, every night, since their births. I let my husband sleep. I make dinner, he makes dinner, sometimes one of us does more, the other does something different. We are always doing something of value to add to our family.

The Art of Conflict

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

We all know that if we are angry, critical, mean spirited and we shut each other out there is no good end to this kind of interaction. So why do we still do it? One answer is that we don't know better.

How Being Married Could Boost Your Chances Of Surviving Cancer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being married boosts your chances of surviving cancer, new research suggests. A new study of almost 800,000 cancer patients' data in America found tha...

Couple Who Split After Second World War Get Engaged 70 Years Later

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A second World War hero who split up from his fiancée after suffering shell-shock is about to have the wedding he missed out on - more than 70 years ...

People Are Getting Married Later - And It's Easy to Understand Why

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

Marriage later in life is a fantastic option and one that every young couple should consider, especially if they plan on spending their lives together either way.

Why Aren't Spinsters Eligible?

Sophie Tanner | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tanner

The benefits of sologamy are numerous; I am definitely still in the honeymoon period. I take my commitment to myself seriously and see being single as a viable lifestyle choice.

The Secret of Happy Marriage? It's Not Communication

Harry Benson | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK
Harry Benson

Ask couples for the secret of a happy marriage and the word 'communication' always comes high on their list. But a new study in the Journal of Marria...

The Idea of 'The One' Sucks - Love Is Earned, Not Bestowed

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

Aside from the actual physical science behind it, which is rather akin to the technical abilities Santa Claus would have to possess to complete his annual visit to the bedrooms of children, wanting there to be a One is sort of madness.

Why I'm in Love With Several Different Women

Nick Compton | Posted 19.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Compton

Right now, you're probably casting all sorts of different aspersions on me. Who does this guy think he is? Is he a polygamist? Is he looking for troub...

Man With Terminal Cancer 'Overwhelmed' After Strangers Raise Thousands For Wedding

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man with incurable cancer has been left "overwhelmed" after generous strangers raised thousands to help him afford the wedding of his dreams. Jamie ...

Is Marriage Taken Too Lightly?

Esther Dark | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Dark

Life is challenging and at times frightening: the love and support of a marriage partner is empowering and the marriage journey sensational. Whatever life throws at me, I know that I have the commitment and love of my best friend with me the whole way and he has mine.

The Wife's Choice

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

When I was young, my Ma used to tell us that she had enough love for EVERYONE. There was no need to fight for it, there was no need to 'keep accounts' and there was no need to feel the lack. She had enough for all.

Not to Hot: How to Reconnect Your Relationship's Sexual Energy

Dr Becky Spelman | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Becky Spelman

It is not easy to maintain a good romantic relationship between two people in this day and age. We have never had more access to distraction, and this impacts on the level of intimacy that two people are able to achieve with each other.

Why I'm Holding a Goddess Ceremony at Stonehenge for My Hen Do

Nikki Armytage | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Armytage

If you'd asked me five years ago what I thought my hen-do would have been like I would have said champagne, Ibiza, new bikinis and a weekend of debauchery. Instead I'm going to be in the middle of Stonehenge, banging drums, dancing like a wild woman and honouring my inner goddess with a ceremony led by a Shamanic practitioner and pagan priestess. It's on Friday and I can't wait!

Women, Don't Propose This Leap Day! Even If He Says yes, It Doesn't Mean He's Committed

Harry Benson | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Benson

Before we consign this unfortunate relic of patriarchy to the bin of history, we might consider an important aspect of human nature that hasn't changed. Men commit in a fundamentally different way to women.

Couple Get Married 35,000ft In The Air For A Very Special Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When Kristy Stratton's mum was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, she told her daughter that she wanted to know more about her daughter's life before...

Husband's Act To Make His Blind Wife Smile Again Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A doting husband has planted thousands of flowers outside of his home to make his wife, who is blind, smile again. Mr and Mrs Kuroki, from Miyazaki...

How to Spot Signs Your Partner May Be a Cheater

Dr Becky Spelman | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Becky Spelman

Around Valentine's Day, no-one wants to think their partner may be thinking of someone else. However, research suggests that modern monogamous relatio...

I See You Every Day, But I Haven't Looked at You in Months

Stephanie Whittington | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Stephanie Whittington

After weeks of muffled communication, solely centred around Winnie and her needs, I laid in bed one night unable to sleep. With my husband snoring next to me, I rolled over to look at him.

10 Signs That You Love Your Dog More Than Your Partner

Louise Dolan | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Louise Dolan

Is your dog number one in your affections? Here are ten signs that you love your dog more than your husband or partner. Do any of these sound familiar?

Creative Types Will Love This Artsy Way To Pop The Question

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're looking to propose this Valentine's Day and have a creative side that's waiting to be unleashed, listen up. For a low-key and completely ...

Finding, Nearly Losing and Finally Building Love Across Two Genders

Emma Flowers | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Flowers

There is no easy way to tell the person you love that you are not the man she thought you were; that, in fact, you are not a man at all. No easy way to tell indeed.

Unequal Marriage: Either Apply Civil Partnerships Equally or Scrap Them

Harry Benson | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Benson

Abolishing them altogether is not going to happen. Nor should it. One day two people are 'civil partners'. The next day they have no legal status. A couple who happened to be going through a normal non-terminal bad patch would suddenly find themselves forced to make a deliberate choice whether to marry or not. No.

Why Do People Break Up on or Around Valentines Day, and How Do You Handle It

Sara Davison | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

The sad and rather ironic fact is there is always an increase in break-ups around Valentines Day. At a time when many couples are planning a romantic evening, buying each other cards and celebrating their love it seems strange that this is a peak time for splits.