UK Marriage

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.

Woman Writes Open Letter After Husband Decides He No Longer Wants Children

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A wife has written an open letter tellings others it’s okay to change your mind about having children after her husband decided he didn’t want kid...

Proposing On New Year's Eve? Buy The Ring Before Popping The Question

Robert Lane | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

It's far less pressure to spend time looking for rings online, on your own, so that you can compare gradings, carat sizes and reviews of the jewellers. You can also decide if you want to search around for discount codes or wait for a sale, which you are unlikely to do if you are shopping together.

Why A Relationship Is The Next Step For Your Career

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

Instead of spending quite so much time on their careers, though, is an equally good investment spending time on building a relationship? And far from the age-old reluctance to hire a married woman out of fear of the maternity leave, why should you be looking for a relationship if you want to build your career?

Dad Writes Emotional Open Letter To Parents Of Premature Babies

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Parents

All new parents know the first few weeks are a rollercoaster of emotions, but none more so than for those with premature babies. Now a father-of-one h...

This Guy's Fairytale Puzzle Book Proposal Has Just Upped The Christmas Proposal Stakes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An ingenious boyfriend gave his girlfriend a marriage proposal with a difference by making her a fairytale puzzle book. Eric Page created the book for...

Is Romance On The Decline In The UK? Google Says No

Robert Lane | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

The all-time peak was at the end of 2015, as people rushed to buy engagement rings for new year proposals. I expect the peak will be beaten this month (December 2016), though that's just a guess based on previous data.

6 Ways To Deal With Being Dumped Just Before Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being dumped is never nice, but Christmas is an especially terrible time to be newly single. All the awkward family parties and so many opportunities ...

12 Telltale Signs Your Partner Has Fallen Out Of Love With You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You might not have received the memo from your partner yet, but we all know when our gut is telling us that a break-up is on the cards. Now people on ...

1950s Marriage Advice For Women Will Make Your Feminist Blood Boil

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you think 2016 is a bad year to be a woman, be grateful it’s not 1950. Marriage advice from an old school home economics book has surfaced on th...

Dad Text Daughter Story Of How He Fell In Love With Her Mother And It’s Too Much To Handle

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When a teen asked her dad to help her with an essay for school, she didn’t expect his answer to make her (and the rest of the internet) cry. Sydney ...

Could 10-Year Relationship Contracts Replace Life-Long Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in four marriages carried out in the UK ends in divorce, so could it be time to shake up the way we commit to our partner? Some relationship exper...

Should Prince Harry Be Able To Marry Divorcée Meghan Markle?

Sara Davison | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Harry's relationship with Meghan has swept across the world's front pages. It's natural that we are all interested in the love life of the prince as he is a much-loved high profile figure. Whoever he marries will assume a large role on our country's stage so it is not a position to be taken lightly.

Myth-Busting: The Honeymoon Period

Samia Aziz | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samia Aziz

So suddenly making one life together becomes more than about managing your preferences like what you each want for dinner, or agreeing on how to make the best cup of tea. It becomes about merging your lives, and at the same time, trying to be "married". This is where we often find we have gaps in our expectations, communication and understanding.

Husband Messes With Christmas Decorations, Wife Gets Ultimate Revenge

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There’s nothing like the Christmas period for bringing up tensions, arguments and a good old family feud. And for one couple they’ve decided to st...

The Ultimate Guide To A Minimalist Wedding

Lyndsay Weir | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lyndsay Weir

Your wedding day is a celebration of your commitment to each other. The people there should be happy to celebrate with you over a five-course meal, or a burger and fries. It is about the love, not the day.

Childhood Sweethearts Who Met In Nursery Get Married After Reuniting 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who went to nursery school together and lost touch have tied the knot, after reuniting 30 years later. Amy Pounders (formerly Giberson) first...

Five Things People Say To Single People That Essentially Translate To 'Thank God I'm Not You'

Elaine Cogan | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Elaine Cogan

When it comes to being single, I am the most experienced person I know. Tedious online dates where you get talked at for hours? Check. Turning up to discover a date who is unrecognisable from the photos they posted online? Check.

Marry The Girl Who Travels

Hayley Stainton | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Stainton

The girl who travels spent her teenage years plotting her escape; knowing that the simple life of 9-5 would leave her unfulfilled. Geography lessons excited her; she dreamt that one day she might climb that volcano, see the Great Barrier Reef for herself or step foot on the recently created lava islands that form the Galapagos.

My Man Would Be Happier With Someone Else

Helen Sandle | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sandle

OK, this wasn't a statement uttered by myself but a sentiment hinted at by the beautiful Sarah Jessica Parker about her husband, Matthew Broderick, on...