UK Marriage

My Personal Story Of Domestic Violence

Lauren Derrett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Derrett

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, I know that now because it happened to me. We were living a middle classed life that from the outside was enviable. The whole time I was at war with the man I had invited in mine and my kids' lives.

13 Men Reveal Their Dream Wedding Scenarios

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Stereotypically, we think of brides-to-be as being in charge when it comes to wedding planning. But that doesn’t mean guys don’t have grand plans ...

Couples Who've Been Together More Than 60 Years Share Tips For A Long-Lasting Relationship

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With 42% of marriages ending in divorce, we can sometimes feel a little pessimistic about finding long-lasting love. But five couples have proven it c...

Living With Someone Who Has Depression

Jaki Jelley | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Jelley

Living with someone who suffers from depression is hard. Really hard. Yet personally I feel like it's not discussed as openly as depression itself. No we are not the ones directly suffering but depression doesn't come with an instruction booklet.

Marriage: The Juggle Is Real

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

I am standing on an unsteady conveyor belt, clutching 5 crystal glasses in one hand, the other is stretched out to catch a priceless bottle of red from smashing to the floor. On my back is one child, and on my front is the other.

Forget 'Fairy Tale' - Make Your Wedding Utterly Imperfect

Wendy Wardell | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wardell

Embrace imperfection, which will happen anyway, regardless of how much you stress about it, and your day will be so much more memorable and fun. I'm not advocating that it should fall into complete chaos or that anyone gets injured, at least not seriously, but make wriggle room for the day to be warm and human

Rio Ferdinand And Five Other Men On Losing The Women They Love To Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Former football player Rio Ferdinand has opened up about the death of his wife, Rebecca, in an emotional documentary. Ferdinand became a single parent...

Why We Need To Invest More In Marriage And Less In The Wedding

Sarah Zafar | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Zafar

We must teach our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters that it's not about finding the right spouse, rather, being the right spouse. Every successful marriage has a goal which both spouses journey towards.

Simple Advice For A Happier Home

Kelly Kidgell | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Kelly Kidgell

The moment you walk in that door after a long day at work, after a training session, after whatever kept you busy all day... that very moment needs to be the happiest few minutes you've had since leaving your home in the morning.

What Mums Want (And Dads Need To Know)

Harry Benson | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Harry Benson

Our conversations became fewer and more stilted. I hid in my work because it was challenging and rewarding. I could kid myself that being a provider was for the family. Meanwhile at home, Kate felt neglected and alone.

People Whose Marriage Lasted Less Than A Year Share What Went Wrong

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While most people enter marriage expecting it to last a lifetime, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. People whose marriages lasted less than a year...

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Set To Marry Firefighter Who Saved Her

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing has announced she’s engaged to the firefighter who helped save her life. Roseann Sdoia was standing as a s...

Valentine's Day And IVF (Not Tonight Honey - I'm Watching My Ovaries)

Rachel Cathan | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Cathan

I once imagined that having a baby would be a pretty romantic affair. I figured that we'd conceive this baby on holiday or following a candlelit meal. I fantasised about how I would tell my husband, maybe by wrapping the pregnancy test as a gift, or spelling out the news in Alphabetti Spaghetti on his plate.

The Marriage Of A Single Mother

Jade Lloyd | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jade Lloyd

Being a single mother was perhaps my greatest achievement but at times felt like my greatest failure. I carried disappointment, stigma, financial strain and loneliness. Life was juggling a hundred heavy balls and having no one to catch them except me.

Happily Married People Share Their One Piece Of Advice For Newlyweds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

You’ve said your vows and drank your bodyweight in Champagne, but now the commitment really starts. We’ve all heard that a happy marriage takes h...

Defensive, Who Me?

Christina Robert | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

Between Brexit, Trump and the Oscars, there is a lot to think about these days. Top of my list is how do I deal with the fact that after years of working on my inner peace and unity conscience I discover that there are people out there I really want to punch in the nose?

7 Dating Tips For Newly-Single Parents

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Parents

Parenthood is demanding enough without feeling the pressure of re-igniting your romantic life and getting back on the horse after a split. It can be ...

Couple's Seven Month Honeymoon By Motorbike Is Giving Us Serious Wanderlust

Caters | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A married couple who decided sun, sea and sand was not enough for a honeymoon are now travelling America on a seven month adventure. The pair travelle...

Marriage. Whose Idea Was That?

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

Meet a boy, fall in love, have adventures, lazy Sundays, make memories, get married, settle down, throw a Toddlermonster or two into the mix and before long you can barely recognise yourselves.

Partner Of A Sex/Porn Addict - Why Does Disclosure Matter?

Catherine Etherington | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Etherington

You know that feeling where someone you love has been lying to you? That feeling of having the rug pulled from under you? Imagine that feeling generated by the person you love most in the world. Then imagine it happening again. And again, and again.

Co-Habitation - So You've Bought The House, What Now?

Tim Snaith | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Snaith

Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They live apart, spending their time between each other's flat, constantly packing and unpacking a bag. Eventually, they become tired of moving between flats and decide that it is time to move in together and perhaps even buy a flat...

People Reveal Their Secrets For A Happy Marriage

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At times, marriage can be a difficult path to tread. You fight, you go through dry spells in the bedroom and, if you’re not careful, you can end up ...

Guy's Elaborate Proposal To Childhood Sweetheart Leaves The Internet In Tears

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A boyfriend has warmed hearts around the world by giving his house an elaborate makeover to propose to his girlfriend. Marcos Uriel Banda dotted ballo...

Art And The Dream - Creativity And The Cultural Depiction of Marriage

Mary Griffiths Clarke | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mary Griffiths Clarke

It wasn't until a conversation with final year MFA student, Amani AlThuwaini at her Goldsmiths University studio in London that I realised that views ...

It's 2017: Why Are Some Men Still Asking Their Partner's Father For Permission To Propose?

Hannah Tomes | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Tomes

I know it's only symbolic in this day and age, but it comes from a time and a place where it wasn't so, and women were given - dowry and all - to the highest bidder. Married, divorced, widowed, single, in a relationship, we don't need to be 'given away' to know that we're worth millions to ourselves, and whoever is lucky enough to be in our lives.