UK Marriage

The Real Reasons We're Not Getting Married

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

The fact is, people treat you differently when you're married. And not in a good way. I was baffled when, at the age of twenty-six, people my age asked me where my husband was on a night out. As if we were a fused being. They asked if he was messy, like cleaning was now my job.

Kids Are Hard - Marriage After Kids Is Harder

Nicole Thomas | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Nicole Thomas

Baby arrived and our expert exchanges rapidly turned to shit. It was frightening how quickly it deteriorated into utter chaos. You're pre-warned about how it changes everything - the usual guff about no sleep, no social life, etc. However, we just weren't prepared for how it fundamentally changed us as people.

Couple Invite Strangers To Crash Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Weddings have a habit of being a bit same-old. You go, people get married, you get pissed, the DJ plays 'Build Me Up Buttercup' and you go home. T...

Lemon Cupcakes With Coconut Buttercream Recipe (and a Recipe for Marriage)

Holly Bell | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

A marriage is not a wedding day. When you've had your first massive married row you really won't care about whether you had live goldfish on the tables (yep, I used to work at a wedding venue as a waitress, I have seen it all, including bridesmaids and grooms doing unmentionable things behind the bins.

Woman Accidentally Texts Stranger, Now They're Married

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who accidentally sent a text to the wrong number has ended up marrying the stranger she sent it to. Three years to the day (27 June) after ...

How I Planned My Wedding With Anxiety and Agoraphobia

Phoebe Miller | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Miller

Naturally and completely rationally (ha) I was afraid of having a panic attack on my wedding day. My main concern was that once I was in that church, I couldn't leave until I was married. It was that mental feeling of being trapped.

A Letter to my Darling Firstborn

Reneé Davis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

If I've learnt nothing else, it's that life whizzes by at a blink and you'll miss it rate. Never was there a more apt phrase for parenthood than 'the days are long, but the years are short'.

Man Proposes To Girlfriend With Brilliant Homemade Monopoly Board

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Justin Lebon decided it was time to propose to his long-term girlfriend, Michal Ott, he wanted to give her a surprise to remember. So Lebon, f...

Feminists Are Revolting Against The #NoHymenNoDiamond Facebook Page

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A Facebook page titled 'No Hymen No Diamond' has caused a social media storm, with thousands of people speaking out against the 'sickening' content. ...

Men Reveal The Moment They Knew Their Marriages Were Over

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you look back on your marriage after a divorce, you can usually pinpoint a few moments that should have signaled it wasn't going to last. May...

Woman Dumps 'Cheating' Husband Using Roadside Advertising Board

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

A jilted wife chose a novel way of dumping her "cheating" husband - by using a roadside advertising board. The woman, known only as Lisa, is said t...

Elderly Man Sings To 93-Year-Old Dying Wife, Breaks All Of Our Hearts

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Tissues at the ready. An elderly man has been filmed singing a love song to his dying wife in what is quite possibly the most heartwarming video w...

How Well Do You Know Your Husband?

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

Last year I turned 40 and for my birthday we went on holiday to Aruba, in the Dutch Caribbean. I had been to the island years before on a press trip and had loved the weather (28 degrees all year round), the wide range of activities, and the interesting mix of Caribbean, Dutch and South American influences.

Let's Stop the Blame Game - the Argument for No-Fault Divorce

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

The government is currently attempting to get more couples to use mediation by making mediation information meetings (MIAMs) compulsory before beginning court proceedings. They are also offering a complimentary mediation session to couples where one spouse qualifies for legal aid.

The #MarriageAdviceIn3Words Hashtag Will Put You Off Marriage For Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who needs marriage counselling and self-help books when you've got Twitter? US TV host Chris Hardwick and his team @Midnight team have managed to ...

Marriage Vows for the Sleep Deprived

Yvette Lamb | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

Whilst I don't know the secret to a happy marriage, I do think our vows, if we were to renew them, which we won't be - (I can't even organise a Tesco shop any more let alone an event; plus, it might require the wearing of something other than leggings... horror) - our promises might well be a little different from those we made previously.

My Big Fat Asian Wedding on a Budget!

Tami Mir | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tami Mir

The Big Fat Asian wedding is not everyone's dream and if you want a wedding without the huge guest list and all the traditions at every function, the simple solution is pay for it yourself and organise it yourself.

Sworn Off Getting Married Again? This Could Change Your Mind

Liberty Forrest | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I've heard a lot of people swear off marriage after a divorce. Or two. Or more. I've been around that block more times than I care to acknowledge. But if I've learned anything at all, it's this: Marriage is not the problem.

Hilarious #DivorceSelfies Are Proof That Not All Break-Ups Are Bad Ones

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of an overjoyed newly-divorced duo has urged other separated couples to snap post-proceeding selfies, proving that not all break-ups are ugly ...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Dismiss The Institution of Marriage

Suzi Godson | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Marriage is in a state of transition and the men I have spoken to for this research project hold contradictory views on its importance as a relational construct. However, they do consider the institution of marriage to be a necessary safeguard for the family unit.

Dying Dog Sees Ocean For First Time At Couple's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just as Cassidy Williams was preparing to marry her fiancé, Matthijs Reinders, she received the devastating news that her beloved childhood pet had b...

When Romance Fades but Love Remains

Adele Barlow | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

When a guy stops trying to sleep with you, he stops trying to impress you, and that's when you see who he truly is. I refuse to buy into the idea that because he's a man, my sole aim should be to get him to pledge romantic allegiance; he refuses to believe that because I'm a woman, his sole aim should be to beeline for bed.

This Wedding Cake Has A Fabulous Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Newlyweds Kia Parsons and Billy Bunning have learned very early on that compromise is the key to a successful marriage. The couple, from Milton Ke...

Divorced Women Face Losing Maintenance Payments If They Have Another Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Divorced women who go on to have another relationship will not be entitled to any maintenance payments from their ex-husbands, a top Indian court has ...

The Order

Sarah Kwong | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

It matters if you buy a house, get engaged, get married and have a baby in that order. But it matters more if you don't. They are the reason my colleague's face drops when she sees pictures of her friends with houses and husbands on Facebook, while she raises her son in a rented flat with her boyfriend.