UK Marriage

How To Avoid Marrying The Wrong Person

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Usually when we post features that have come from religious sites, they tend to get a lot of flack. But bear with us, because the top 10 ten marri...

Are You Settling in Your Relationship?

Claire Brummell | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

We all have an idea in our mind of what we want out of our relationship, and how we would like it to be.  While we need to be conscious of seeking perfection from ourselves, from our partner (or potential partner) or from our relationship, we also need to be careful that we don't compromise ourselves for the sake of a relationship.

Madness, LeAnn Rimes And L. Ron Hubbard

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Two newlyweds have become the first couple in Britain to tie the knot in a Church of Scientology chapel. Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli, bot...

How Are Family Structures Affecting Our Children?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Experience shows that frequent change of partners without deeper commitment and a meaningful responsibility towards each other is one of the main reasons for an increasing number of 'problem children' in many developed countries. They cost us educationally, socially and economically. This is a big worry for social scientists, educationalists and many parents.

The Elephant in the Middle of the Room

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

I was recently speaking with a client who had a huge elephant in the middle of her marriage. They had financial problems and it gotten to the place where all they felt was anger and blame and guilt.

Male Film Tropes You'll Never See

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Lindsell

I enjoyed this Cracked article so much, I thought I'd explore a bit further. The article cheekishly suggests that Hollywood doesn't need more Strong ...

No Massacre Valentines

Wendy Wason | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Wendy Wason

He lifts the gun and takes a few shots. I thought this might be fun and a bit of a laugh and now I feel like I enlisted for a war when I was pissed and it's not funny any more. But I'm here and I've seen Sandra Bullock doing it on films. How hard can it be?

Sharing Is Not Necessarily the Key to a Happy Relationship

Poorna Bell | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Surely the 'secret' to a good relationship is being able to cut through to the stuff you really need to talk about, that really affects the bones of your partnership than white noise about who bought what? Sharing: it's overrated.

That's I.T! Workplace Technology as the 'Third Party' in Divorce

Vicki McLynn | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Vicki McLynn

We now possess the ability to manage different aspects of our lives from mobile devices no bigger than the palms of our hands. We can bank, buy, stay in touch with relatives and friends on the other side of the world, and even record our favourite TV programmes while on the move.


James Conmy | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

It's late, the room is warm and dark, the bed soft, my eyes are closed. I can hear little freckles of rain tapping on the window and the house settling down for the night like an old dog: gentle groans from rheumatic floorboards and the rhythmic breathing of the boiler.

Like Attracts Like

Amy Anka | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Why would you want someone who is distant? Someone who shows no interest in you as a person? Who doesn't support and encourage your dreams and passions? Someone unavailable? Why even go there? It can only end in heartbreak. A lot of men are unavailable. They may be emotionally immature, just in it for a good time, or worse yet - married.

Are You A Valentine Romantic Who Needs Gifts To Prove Your Partner's Love?

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

If you are secure in your relationship and have made a commitment to each other your love, friendship, trust and confidence in your other half should be more important than one day a year when clever mass marketing of cards and double priced flowers hits the shops, adverts and media.

Valentine's Day: Club 'Meh'

Frankie Mullin | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frankie Mullin

But beyond the polarity of 'proud to be single' vs 'smug married' is more human uncertainty than any other sphere of life. People are unreliable and relationships a gamble, bodies don't work as required when babies are meticulously planned. Being single may be gloriously liberating one day, bleakly lonely the next. This is life.

Are You Expecting a 'Perfect Relationship'?

Claire Brummell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

What makes a perfectly imperfect relationship work perfectly is when both people are actively choosing the other. When both people appreciate the differences between them. When both people want to learn and grow together.

#OneLove: Homosexuality Isn't Bad

Kamran Assadi | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

But looking back on how things once were, one can now see that there is some positive progression and more tolerance for homosexuality. The attitude towards it has improved in the UK rapidly, and can only get better. The progress that society is making is encouraging and can only be commended.

A Pre-Nup for St Valentine's Day

Jonathan West | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan West

Obviously the rules of courtship have changed significantly but 14 February remains a day when statistically more people take the plunge and propose. So when you are down on one knee, what should you be thinking?

The World's Worst Husband?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Probably, yes. If this wasn't a prank, that is. Picture the scene: you're walking down the street when you see a couple trying to move a heavy roll...

Relationship Anxiety

Maggie Currie | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Relationship anxiety is very destructive, as you know. If you don't learn how to get rid of anxiety in your relationship, it leads into a very devastating downward spiral.

Undateable Me

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Maya Tan

Honestly, after all that I have experienced, I seek something much more fulfilling than casual flings, trivial dates and meaningless sex. Because I know exactly how I would feel after I've opened up myself to someone, and given myself to him, but he turns out to be a total jerk.

Valentine's Day

Canon J.John | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Canon J.John

At the beginning of the Bible, God says, 'It is not good for man to be alone.' We see here the heart of God, which is for us to be in relationship: relationship with each other and ultimately with him. We were made to be sociable, to interact, to interrelate. We were made to look outwards in love towards one another.

Divorce, 'Girl Power' and Economic Recovery

Vicki McLynn | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki McLynn

Some female clients of the age group which accounts for more women divorcing than any other have remarked that their desire to start a family has been a prominent consideration when they have been making up their minds to divorce.

Who Has It Better on Valentine's Day: Couples or Singles?

Brett Harding | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

If you are in a relationship, you obviously can't hope Valentine's Day will just go away - and many argue that the romance has been taken out of the day by commercial companies peddling gifts, flowers, chocolates and all things heart-shaped.

No Better Than She Ought to Be: Why We Should Stop Throwing Stones at Sally Bercow

Christina Franks | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Christina Franks

Why is marriage, and monogamy at that, still held up as the abiding principal we want upheld from our leaders (and their non-elected spouses?) Why are we so retrograde about our politicians? Why do we expect them to have conservative spouses, whichever political flag they might be flying?

Bring Date Night Back to Life in Time for Valentine's

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

If the closest you get to having time alone with your loved one is flopping in front of the sofa to watch TV after putting the children to bed, then you probably don't need me to tell you - it's time to go out on a date night with your significant other!

It's About Time England Caught Up On Pre-Nups

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

What a good prenup should mean is that, where a divorce is the only real option, the whole process is handled more quickly, with less fighting, mess and acrimony. If the terms are pre-agreed and legally binding, both parties should have a clearer idea of where they stand and as a result, there should be less to quarrel over.