UK Marriage

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.

The Seven Golden Rules of Dating Women in Their Thirties Cannot Afford to Ignore

Katy Horwood | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I know, I know, you don't feel it, and we're all looking younger these days, but mother nature doesn't lie and, like it or not, you are beginning to swim in a pool of younger fish. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing (give me Angelina Jolie over Emma Watson any day) but it does mean you need to be realistic about the kind of men you're going for.

Bride Gives Groom Ring With Funny Engraved Message

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most couples make promises to love each other "for better or for worse" on their wedding day. But one bride added a splash of humour to the occasi...

Why Sleeping in Separate Beds Made My Marriage Stronger

Jennifer Adams | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Adams

When we were in the early throes of romance, the last thing either of us thought would be a distinctive feature of our relationship was heading to separate rooms each night. But it is, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Essentially - he snores, I sleep lightly, he wakes (very) early, I love a lie in.

Woman Shows Husband Exactly What's On Her Mind In Hilarious Doodle

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Healthy relationships are built on open communication and trust. So when one man asked his wife to draw what was on her mind, she decided that honesty...

Think Your Marriage Is Untouchable? Be Careful

Kate Tunstall | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

When my husband and I discovered I was pregnant, like every other parent we were delighted and terrified in equal measure. Our daughter was very much wanted, though *whispers* our plan to start a family was not exactly spurred on by my broodiness. Or his.

Do Prenups Make Divorce Easier?

Sara Davison | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

It is not an easy subject to broach and many don't want to take the risk of jeopardising their relationship. However you can make your prenup work for both of you. By working together to ensure both parties have a settlement that they would be happy with should the marriage come to an end it can set the tone for an open and honest relationship.

Man Falls Asleep Mid-Wine Night After Night, Wife Has Camera On Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A glass or two of wine on the sofa after a long day will make even the best of us feel a little sleepy, but one man is unable to resist falling asleep...

Practical Advice and Encouragement for New Parents

Olga Levancuka | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

While it is natural for your darling or even yourself to be constantly obsessed with the baby, you want to spend some time together in a 'baby free' zone. When you do things you used to do together, just without talking about babies.

A Heterosexual Couple Denied A Civil Partnership Are Taking Their Fight To The High Court

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

A heterosexual couple who wish to become civil partners rather than marry are taking their fight to the High Court. New parents Rebecca Steinfeld a...

To Every Woman Fed Up With Dating And Wondering Whether They Will Ever Find Love

Poorna Bell | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Before I get into it, I should add that I am widowed. However, unless I set up my own nunnery, the prospect of dating will arise at some point on the horizon. One problem: the current singles scene seems to be as bog-awful as it was when I last left it, judging by the horrendous stories of my fellow single women.

Couple Remarry Each Other 25 Years After Getting Divorced

Caters | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

They say the path to true love never did run smooth, and that's certainly the case for a couple of newlyweds from Scotland. Roz and Ian Ellis, fro...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Misinterpret Hardened Attitudes to Infidelity

Suzi Godson | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

In the US, a 2013 Gallup survey of 1,535 American adults found that 91% considered extramarital infidelity to be morally wrong. This was higher than the figure for people who objected to human cloning, suicide, and polygamy.

Putting Children First This January 'Divorce Month'

Jane Robey | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Parents
Jane Robey

Making the transition after family breakdown from parenting-together to parenting-apart is tough. But parents who can work together after separation are 80% more likely to reduce the impact of the separation on their children, helping them maintain a relationship with both parents.

Don't Believe the Divorce Lawyers: January Is NOT All Doom and Gloom

Harry Benson | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Benson

The first working day of January is even nicknamed D-Day: Divorce Day. The day when couples who fought over where to hang the holly jostle their way to the front of the solicitors queue. But is there any truth to this? Or is it merely the equivalent of the divorce lawyers January sales?

Woman Shares Bizarre Things Her Husband Says In His Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has been documenting all the weird and wonderful things her husband says in his sleep and the results are absolutely hilarious. Instead of ...

Let's All Shut Up About Christmas Proposals

Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rosy Cherrington

If someone wants to ask the person they love to spend the rest of their life with them on a special day of the year, it would seem good sense (and common decency) to be happy for them.

Why 'D-day' Doesn't Always Stand for 'Divorce'

Penny Mansfield | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

It's no surprise that many couples fall out during the festive season: the longed-for break from work can suddenly feel like being under house arrest, minor issues become magnified, too much booze leads to loosened tongues which can lead to rows...

Why You Might Not Get the Kitchen Sink in a Divorce

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

Most people have seen the spectacular fall-out from divorce cases between one impossibly-wealthy person and another, normally with the upshot that one tries to wring as much out of the other as their lawyers can muster. All of which makes for great headlines, but it's not usually an accurate reflection of most divorce settlements.

Why Changing My Name Shouldn't Be the Marital Norm

Rachael Bridge | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Bridge

I'm deeply fascinated with the expectation that as a woman I should change my surname when I get married. I believe in choice. I believe that you should do as you wish but I do not believe that I should have to change my name because that is what tradition dictates. After all, even change is a tradition.