UK Marriage

Can't Chat: Have None

Georgia Mann-Smith | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia Mann-Smith

Friends come over for dinner, I'm ecstatic to see someone who isn't a baby and doesn't want to discuss their episiotomy stitches, but then....I realise I have nothing to tell them. Yeah, the baby is good thanks. No, I'm not getting much sleep.

Dating Site For Married People Sued For 'Encouraging Cheating'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A French dating site which caters to married women looking to have affairs is being taken to court for allegedly breaching the country's civil law. ...

Keeping Kids Entertained at Your Wedding...

Simon Glazin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

Let's be honest, when it comes to the issue of kids at your wedding (with the exception of your own...at a push), every bride dreads the possibility that they may have to endure screams throughout the all-important ceremony, or food fights during the speeches.

14 Ways to Go From 'Mum to Yum'

Bridget Harrison | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Harrison

What I would really have liked for Mothers Day, is something from inside me, and that is my sexy old self back. Not only do I know that sex is vital for the longevity of a relationship, and that is good for me. I miss it.

Always the Bridesmaid...

Gina Lyons | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

In the past couple of years I have been to Berlin twice for hen do's, Amsterdam once, and stayed in London a couple of times. It's got to the point where my friends joke that I must be "attending another hen" if I can't make something. So, for my readers (hi mum), I figured I would do my hen planning advice.

A Musing on Monogamy

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

From hormone-driven first loves, to long-term partnered 20-somethings, to the newly wedded and those well-into matrimony; we've all witnessed at least one of the above cross that oh-so-fickle faithful line, leaving loyalty far behind.

Missing Pieces and New Horizons

Lynne Parker | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

A little piece of me has evaporated. Two little pieces in fact. I have a new home which is occupied by two of us rather than four; there is a full fridge and no pile of shoes and coats in the hallway. I am in silent mourning for something that is missing yet still not far away.

Ex-wife Wins Right to Claim Against Her Wealthy Ex-Husband 23 Years Later

Sara Davison | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Is it fair? Well yes if they did not finalise their financial arrangements at the time of the divorce they have left themselves open to future debate. It is a clear warning to those getting divorced now and in the future to firmly bolt the financial gate behind them.

Why I'm Sick And Tired Of YouTube Proposals And Romantic Flashmobs

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Are people starting to plan their gestures around what will appeal most to the rest of the world instead of the person they're supposed to be in love with? Are people expecting big flashmobs and media interviews only to be disappointed with a meal at a local restaurant and a typical down-on-one-knee gesture?

Heterosexual Married Men: A Redundant Species

Katie Beswick | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Let me make this quite clear to those married men who might be reading: when we're all dolled up, out on the tiles with our cleavage packaged alluringly in satin, clutching an expensive cocktail in our newly manicured paws, we do not want to talk to you.

Man Secretly Proposes To Girlfriend Every Day For A Year

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Dean Smith decided he wanted to spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend Jennifer, he was in no rush to get the proposal over and done with...

Woman Divorces Husband Because Of His Sizeable Manhood

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Bigger isn't always better, as one woman found out shortly after clapping eyes on her husband's massive penis. Aisha Dannupawa, from Nigeria, who h...

Conscious Uncoupling Revisited

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

The term 'conscious uncoupling', coined by Dr Habib Sadeghi and Dr Sherry Sami, revolves around society's idea that marriage is forever. They suggest that humans have failed to adapt to the fact that nowadays we live longer. One needs to look inside oneself and identify emotional scars from their past.

Get a Job Ruling

Sara Davison | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

A Judge has recently ruled in the case of Tracey Wright that she should go out and get herself a job rather than rely on her ex-husband to provide maintenance for her to live on. This has caused huge ripples as there is now expected to be a huge rush to the courts to renegotiate divorce settlements.

What to Pack for the Perfect Honeymoon...

Simon Glazin | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

Yes, having the perfect venue/flowers/dress/cake/invites/guest list is super important, but when it's all over - and believe me, it goes very quickly - you want the best honeymoon possible to look forward to.

Why Straight Couples Shouldn't Be Banned From Civil Partnerships

Richard Adams | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Adams

Whilst this form of inequality is unlikely to be as damaging given the general lack of oppression experienced because of heterosexuality, it is still one that should be remedied, not least to remove the erroneous claims made from some quarters that gay, lesbian and bisexual people have special privileges.

Couple Die Holding Hands After 67 Years Of Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After 67 years of marriage, Floyd and Violet Hartwig died just five hours apart. With their hospital beds pushed together, the pair held hands rig...

The National Wedding Show 2015 London Olympia

Marina Licht | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

From rustic wedding flowers to floral wedding stationery and cakes to vibrant mother of the bride ideas and elegant and feminine bridal wear, here is my pick of the best from The National Wedding Show 2015, London Olympia.

Planning Your Wedding - Advice From a Bride-To-Be

Claire Frances | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Frances

Anyone getting married knows that there is a certain amount of planning you just can't sidestep. No matter how big, or small, your wedding is going to be, you cannot avoid involving people, offending people or worrying about people.

What Gay Marriage Advocates Aren't Telling You

Jessica Shortall | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

You know all those same-sex marriage advocates who keep saying that marriage equality is not going to have any impact on "traditional" marriage? The message is always the same: our quest for marriage doesn't have anything to do with your marriages, and it won't change a thing for you. They're wrong.

A Wedding in the Shadow of Cancer

Clare Atkinson | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Atkinson

On the day of my diagnosis, I did several things. First, I sat on a bench outside the hospital, my head on my knees, crying uncontrollably, as my partner quietly kept his arms around me. I stayed like that for some time before suddenly sitting upright and asking him if he would marry me.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Become a 'Silver-Splitter'

Suzi Godson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Men seek a resumption of a private life - they want someone to 'come home to', whereas women seek a public life - they want someone to 'go out' with.

Forced Marriage - Is the UK Doing Enough to Prevent it?

Charlotte Baker | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Charlotte Baker

Between 2012-2013, the Forced Marriage Unit dealt with 1302 forced marriage cases involving 74 different countries. Many more suffer in silence, hidden away from society by their spouses and extended family.

Plan Your Marriage Before Your Wedding

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

If you were one of the lucky couples to get engaged over Valentine's Day weekend, congratulations! This is a special and exciting time, and no doubt thoughts of engagement parties and wedding preparations are already providing hours of anticipation and joy.

Daydreamer...

Amy Anka | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

If we are always projecting, and reflecting, then the people we are surrounded by, should give us an indication of the type of love that surrounds us. Of what we put out into the universe, we get back.