UK Marriage

Does Not Wanting Marriage and Children Make Me a Bad Person?

Ceren Senkul | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceren Senkul

All I can think about is how a baby will affect their life. How will it affect their career? Will their relationship hold out long enough for the child to be brought up in a secure environment? Will they ever sleep again? Was it planned? Why have they done this? And so young.

How Do You Know When You Are Headed for Divorce - What Are the Signs?

Sara Davison | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

There are all warning signs that you need to STOP and FOCUS on your marriage. It will not fix itself. You need to take time out if you want to avoid things getting worse. If you leave them too long then you will head towards what I call the "switch flicking moment". This is the point of no return when something just changes and you no longer feel that attraction to your partner.

'Helping Other Terminally Ill People Get Married Gets Me Out Of Bed' Says Woman With Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Naomi Thomas' life has dramatically changed since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 - but instead of letting the disease get the better of ...

If Your Partner Is Your Only Friend, You Need to Get a Life

Tracy Buchanan | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tracy Buchanan

If you're one of those people who spouts off about not needing friends because your partner is your best friend or because you're too busy, widen your horizons. Become an individual. Don't get into that unhealthy trap.

Is Walking Down the Aisle the New Trend for the Over Sixties?

Sara Davison | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

It appears that the baby boomers have decided to shake up old age and are now opting for married life again rather than a blue rinse or a pair of slippers. According to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics marriage rates have risen for people in their sixties.

Interview With a Husband

Eva | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eva

My interview with a husband age 40, married with three children. What do you want out of your relationship? ... Great sex and regularly, trust, fun, shared goals and morals, laughter, a sense of adventure.

Degrees and Decrees: Divorce More Common Where Woman More Educated

Vanessa Lloyd Platt | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Lloyd Platt

Divorces over here amongst highflyers have never been so acute. This in turn has led to many counsellors actively advising women to try to dumb themselves down in their relationships because men are finding women who are more intelligent and earning more than them entirely threatened to their psyche and male ego.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part 3: A Decent Proposal 1 of 2

Alex Smith | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

For those of you concerned, I had my hair cut around five days before the big proposal to ensure the hair had settled well into the new cut. Now you can all relax and enjoy this post as opposed to fretting over the possibility that my freshly cut hair wouldn't be up to the challenge.

Your Partner May Not Be As Faithful As You Think....

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever kept a secret from your spouse? You're not the only one. According to research by a law firm, a fifth of married people have a secret...

Educated Women Are Less Threatening to Their Husbands - Apparently

Suzy Miller | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

'Marriages in which wives have the educational advantage were once more likely to dissolve, but this association has disappeared in more recent marriage cohorts'... is the only reason that educated women are staying married longer because men are becoming more emotionally intelligent?

This Couple Took A Photobooth Picture For Each Of The 14 Years They've Been Together

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Giles Paley-Phillips and his now wife Michelle popped into a photobooth in October 2000 aged 18 and 23 they'd been dating for a month. They h...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Contemplate Marriage

Suzi Godson | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Men are less emotionally invested in marriage. Research shows that partners who perceive themselves as less emotionally invested, also perceive themselves as having more power in the relationship.

These People Are About To Get The Power To Stop You Getting Married

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Registrars could be given sweeping new powers to refuse to perform marriages they suspect to be "shams" raising fresh fears that genuine weddings coul...

This Man Compiled The Reasons His Wife Gave For Not Having Sex Into A Spreadsheet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Excel spreadsheets do a fine job of organising your household budget but not, perhaps, to list the date, time and reasons for why your spouse won't ha...

Schoolboy, 9, Renews Vows With Wife, 62 Because That's Not Weird At All

Barcroft Media | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

A nine-year-old schoolboy has renewed his wedding vows with a wife more than 50 years older than him. Sanele Masilela and Helen Shabangu, 62, tied...

10 Things You Don't Discover Till AFTER Three Months Together, Cheryl

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

So, big congratulations Cheryl Cole! Unless you've been hiding under a big rock (Cheryl's is big enough to hide under actually) or maybe you live in a warm enlightened place where innate showbiz chatter bypasses your life (congratulations) you'll know that Cheryl's gone and married her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini after just THREE MONTHS of knowing each other.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part One: Back Pocket Ring Burn

Alex Smith | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

Have you ever felt that perhaps you have too much money? That the money you have set aside for a house, a car or that kidney transplant a doctor has told you that you critically need, could be put to better use? Perhaps it could be better spent making someone else's hand worth more than most people's car, well then perhaps you, like myself, have recently decided to get engaged.

Why I Don't Want Kids

Maria Senise | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

I have a nice hefty dose of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and OCD. I can not fathom the worry I would feel if I were fully responsible for another human being that I created. I'd most likely have a nervous breakdown. Also, I'm terrified I'd pass on my mood disorders to my poor kid. No way, Jose.

Carpe Diem

Jason Bartholomew | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Bartholomew

Each of us has grieved or will grieve in our lives at some point: a tragic death of a spouse; an unthinkable loss of a child; the memory of a lost friend - humanity inevitably will rob us of someone we love. It is at those poignant moments when we will stop and notice time itself.

Wedding Traditions, Your Way

Laura Babb | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

Most of these traditions emanate from heterosexual weddings but many of the traditions can be easily adapted to suit gay couples, whether you want to take a more traditional or alternative approach. I'll be including some ideas about how to adapt traditional wedding elements to suit a gay wedding.

Why There Is No Such Thing as 'The One'

Katy Horwood | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Make no mistake, I love nothing more than the idea of two people finding each other and living happily every after. However I have news for you, it may come as a shock, and likely not be what you want to hear, but there is no such thing as 'The One'.

Nine Years of Breastfeeding: A Love Letter

Clint Greagen | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clint Greagen

Like a kid playing whack-a-mole at Time Zone, the nurse slammed Archie's newborn mouth at your nipple several times over, and that's when it first dawned on me that breastfeeding was not as easy as I'd imagined. But I learned about 'attachment' and that it was a matter of practice and felt we'd be high-fiving our way down milky street in no time.

Skydiver Proposed At 12,500ft - What Could Possibly Go Wrong...?

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all love a good (or sometimes bad) wedding proposal story, and this one is just fabulous. A skydiving enthusiast decided to pop the question to...

Joffrey's Chocolate Crown And 50 Hours Of Make-Up: How This Game Of Thrones Wedding Unfolded

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's not a union you will ever see in the books, but newsflash: Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow got married without any bloodshed, wolves or flaying. ...

The Scourge of the Working Parent

Jason Bartholomew | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Bartholomew

Are you a working parent like me? Then you will know that I don't have time to write this piece. And you really don't have time to read this piece. Seriously, go away and do something on your endless mental or written list of things-to-do. Still here? Ok, let's peer in to what your daily life might look like...