UK Marriage

Bridesmaid Advice: Part Deux

Gina Lyons | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

So, your mate picked the dress, the colour of your nails, the way your hair is going up, the shoes, the lot. You might not like it or suit it, but you know what, shut up and be happy with it. Your bestie has spent MONTHS planning this day and wants everything just perfect.

Karen Danczuk's Very Public Split Turns Nasty As MP Husband Brands Her 'Tacky'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

The split between Simon and self proclaimed “selfie Queen” Karen Danczuk has turned nasty. Rochdale Labour MP Simon, who on Monday told of his...

Can You Help Find This Couple Who Got Engaged At The Eiffel Tower?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Jen Hurd Bohn reached the top of the Eiffel Tower, something caught her eye - and it wasn't the spectacular view across Paris. Bohn, from Clov...

Wedding Guests Cover Ears To Support Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While you might think it's rude for guests to cover their ears during a wedding ceremony, family and friends attending Abbey and Mitch Johnston's cere...

In the End, There Is Only Room for Love

Poorna Bell | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

There is a lot I have discovered since you took your own life. Firstly, while there is no hierarchy of death where one is better than the other, it's safe to say that living a long life is at the top while a short one is at the bottom. I don't know where suicide sits, but it's safe to say, it makes other people REALLY uncomfortable. I was advised against telling people how you died. And in the initial bizarreness of picking your burial plot and coffin (and being asked whether Robert was an eco-friendly man), I erred on the side of caution. But by this 30th day, I have realised when the worst, most devastating thing possible happens, you lose the energy to maintain any artifice.

Teen With Cancer Dies After Fulfilling Last Wish To Marry His Girlfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Before his life was cut short at the age of 16, Omar Al Shaikh had just one wish: to marry his girlfriend Amie Cresswell. The teenager, who had leu...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Have Pizza Rather Than Sex

Suzi Godson | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

The Mating Market Model explains the phenomenon; prior to marriage, weight maintenance is motivated primarily by the desire to attract a mate (Sobal, 1984). After marriage? There is pizza.

Date Night - The Before and After Kids Comparison

Helen Wallen | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

'Date Night' is a completely different prospect once you have children. And don't worry - this post isn't going to be some cringey attempt at advising you on a happy marriage once small people rule your life. As we all already know... a happy marriage is what you had before your uterus squeezed out a HUMAN-BEING. TWICE.

Parental Advice on Relationships: When It's Best to Avoid

Olga Levancuka | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

No one said that dating is easy, and especially the contemporary dating, where rules are regularly broken and challenged, marriages don't happen and many couples opt out for a relationship without children. It can be very uncomfortable for those of you who belong to the generation, where marriage is... pretty much a goal of your life.

This Man Just Pulled Off An Epic Marriage Proposal In A Cinema

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Liam Cooper decided he wanted to marry his girlfriend of seven years, Amy Smith, he knew he wanted to give her a proposal to remember. So he ...

Six Things That Happen at Every Wedding

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

Wedding season is upon us; the save the dates are on the fridge, the hotels are getting booked and we're buzzing about seeing old friends. Oh, how we love a good wedding. Here are six things that seem to happen at every single one...

The Truth About Dating Apps and How to Get It Right

James Barber | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Barber

It is estimated that 15million singles in the UK are now registered for online dating. For people who live fast-paced life's in the city, online dating has made it quick and easy to meet people. But have the dating apps on your phone brought you any closer to meeting Mr or Mrs right?

How You Too Can Get a "Wife Bonus"

Megan Ainsworth | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Megan Ainsworth

Sure you have access to the joint bank account, but most of that money goes towards the kids and household items. It's nice to have some money ear-marked just for you and your frivolous indulgences. Where's your Jimmy Choo shoe fund?

Married Life: Why I Like It When My Husband Leaves the Country

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bernadette Ballantyne

There are other advantages to having alone time too: being able to read in bed at night for as long as I like, repeatedly watching Vikings (if I can't see my husband's beardy face and tattoos I might as well enjoy those of Rollo and Ragnar), not having to watch Arsenal, not having to wade through his clothes on the floor to get into bed, not being woken at 6.15 by his alarm every day.

Women (Usually) Are Getting Ripped Off in Divorce Settlements - Time to Give them Some Help

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hotston Moore

The divorce courts have become mired in disputes about who has what, and where. Not everyone loses out in this wrangling, of course. The lawyers' meters keep ticking as the very assets to be divided get depleted by fees.

What Happens if Your Partner Lied in Court?

Sara Davison | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

It is sad to say that even the most amicable of break-ups can turn nasty when discussions about money start. Obviously a divorce will have a financial impact on lifestyle for most people. It seems this poses such a threat to some that they will go to great lengths to deprive the other side of what is legally theirs.

This Is How To Make A Marriage Better In Just Four Words

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Marriage can be full of ups and downs, but according to the good people of Twitter, there are a few quick ways to help you maintain marital bliss. ...

Remember This Couple? They Got Married And It Was Beautiful

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Murad Osmann has taken photos of his girlfriend leading him by the hand around the world in the likes of London, Hollywood and Hong Kong. Now, the ...

Planning a Wedding - The Groom's Perspective!

Sandy Moffat | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Moffat

Let me get one thing out of the way first. I can't wait to be married, I can't wait to be a husband, to have wife and to spend my life with the one I love...but getting married is a bloody nightmare!

Man Proposes To Girlfriend In McDonald's, She's Not Lovin' It

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man proposed to his girlfriend in McDonald's this week, but didn't quite get the reaction he was expecting. Michael Joseph decided it was time to...

Getting Married Before Earning A Degree Could Make You Obese (Apparently)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most young people don't even think about getting married before they head off to university. But for those who do, a new study suggests that it co...

Men Who Were Once 'Father And Son' Marry In Pennsylvania

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For 15 years, Norman MacArthur and Bill Novak were legally recognised as father and son. But on Sunday, the pair, who are aged 74 and 76, got marr...

Groom Perfectly Shuts Down 'Menimists' On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When 23-year-old Adam Harris saw his girlfriend Tisa walk down the aisle, he was overcome with emotion at the thought of her finally becoming his wife...

Four Things Sally Bercow Should NOT Do Next

Natasha Courtenay-Smith | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natasha Courtenay-Smith

If ever there was a story of a woman walking eyes wide open into car crash territory, then over the past week we have been watching it as Sally Bercow's marriage to John Bercow breaks down in public.

A Letter to My Little Sister

Amy Anka | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

You are my blood. My family. My friend. As I am yours. And it is a huge honour that you chose ME to stand beside you on your wedding day.