UK Marriage

Can a Feminist Get Married?

Emma Critchley | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

I am married but I am not controlled by my husband and lo and behold if he ever tried. Yes, I am a stay-at-home mum but Mr C also appreciates that I juggle this with my writing work. Therefore, we share housework, cooking and when it comes to the ironing....I don't touch it! Mr C does it all.

Woman Denied Bereavement Payout Because She Wasn't Married To Partner Of 16 Years

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK

A woman is taking the Government to court for breaching her human rights after being denied bereavement damages when her partner died - because they w...

'She Said No, Then Yes' - An Engagement Story

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Suzi Ruffell

It's an exciting time to be gay. Well, it's an exciting time to be me. Feel free to grab a bucket to vom in. I am newly engaged and therefore an absolute bore to anyone who has to spend any time with me...

This Wedding Was 44 Years In The Making

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A couple in their eighties have finally tied the knot after dating for a whopping 44 years. Colin Dunn, 84, and bride Sally Smith, 82, first met in 1...

The Rules Have Changed: Gender Roles in Modern Society

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

At the heart of most relationship problems nowadays is unclear expectations and contradictory roles or goals between partners. Modern couples are plagued with a whole set of new problems - where to live if each partner's job is in a different location?

Are Traditional Weddings an Outdated Notion for a Millennial Generation?

Lisa Hoptroff | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Hoptroff

When you think of the word wedding, what image does this conjure up for you? For me, it's stress, money pressures, anxiety and months of planning that I simply don't have time for. I am just a bitter old cynic? Perhaps, but let me try and explain why...

Has Independence Ruined Women's Happiness in Relationships?

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

Are women increasingly more independent and less happy? That certainly can be the case, however, this has less to do with women and more to do with independence. Any one person who has the burden of responsibility of doing everything on his or her own is going to feel overwhelmed, stressed and unhappy.

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...