UK Marriage

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...

How to Spot Signs Your Partner May Be a Cheater

Dr Becky Spelman | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Becky Spelman

Around Valentine's Day, no-one wants to think their partner may be thinking of someone else. However, research suggests that modern monogamous relatio...

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...