UK Marriage

Let's Stop the Blame Game - the Argument for No-Fault Divorce

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

The government is currently attempting to get more couples to use mediation by making mediation information meetings (MIAMs) compulsory before beginning court proceedings. They are also offering a complimentary mediation session to couples where one spouse qualifies for legal aid.

The #MarriageAdviceIn3Words Hashtag Will Put You Off Marriage For Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who needs marriage counselling and self-help books when you've got Twitter? US TV host Chris Hardwick and his team @Midnight team have managed to ...

Marriage Vows for the Sleep Deprived

Yvette Lamb | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

Whilst I don't know the secret to a happy marriage, I do think our vows, if we were to renew them, which we won't be - (I can't even organise a Tesco shop any more let alone an event; plus, it might require the wearing of something other than leggings... horror) - our promises might well be a little different from those we made previously.

My Big Fat Asian Wedding on a Budget!

Tami Mir | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tami Mir

The Big Fat Asian wedding is not everyone's dream and if you want a wedding without the huge guest list and all the traditions at every function, the simple solution is pay for it yourself and organise it yourself.

Sworn Off Getting Married Again? This Could Change Your Mind

Liberty Forrest | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I've heard a lot of people swear off marriage after a divorce. Or two. Or more. I've been around that block more times than I care to acknowledge. But if I've learned anything at all, it's this: Marriage is not the problem.

Hilarious #DivorceSelfies Are Proof That Not All Break-Ups Are Bad Ones

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of an overjoyed newly-divorced duo has urged other separated couples to snap post-proceeding selfies, proving that not all break-ups are ugly ...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Dismiss The Institution of Marriage

Suzi Godson | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Marriage is in a state of transition and the men I have spoken to for this research project hold contradictory views on its importance as a relational construct. However, they do consider the institution of marriage to be a necessary safeguard for the family unit.

Dying Dog Sees Ocean For First Time At Couple's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just as Cassidy Williams was preparing to marry her fiancé, Matthijs Reinders, she received the devastating news that her beloved childhood pet had b...

When Romance Fades but Love Remains

Adele Barlow | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

When a guy stops trying to sleep with you, he stops trying to impress you, and that's when you see who he truly is. I refuse to buy into the idea that because he's a man, my sole aim should be to get him to pledge romantic allegiance; he refuses to believe that because I'm a woman, his sole aim should be to beeline for bed.

This Wedding Cake Has A Fabulous Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Newlyweds Kia Parsons and Billy Bunning have learned very early on that compromise is the key to a successful marriage. The couple, from Milton Ke...

Divorced Women Face Losing Maintenance Payments If They Have Another Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Divorced women who go on to have another relationship will not be entitled to any maintenance payments from their ex-husbands, a top Indian court has ...

The Order

Sarah Kwong | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

It matters if you buy a house, get engaged, get married and have a baby in that order. But it matters more if you don't. They are the reason my colleague's face drops when she sees pictures of her friends with houses and husbands on Facebook, while she raises her son in a rented flat with her boyfriend.

Women Who Prioritised Career Over Love

Gill Paul | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gill Paul

We seldom have to choose outright between a love life and a career these days: it's more a case of little daily compromises. Who takes a day off when a child is sick? Who puts their own work to one side to help their partner through a challenging deadline?

Should I Tell My Partner About My Debt Problems Before the Wedding?

Sara Davison | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

It's natural to want to show your best side to your future spouse so it can be tempting to hide any debt issues you have. You may feel embarrassed about the problem or it may be difficult to explain how you got yourself into such a mess in the first part.

An Open Letter to Reformed Spinster Jennifer Aniston

Clare O'Neill | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Clare O'Neill

Congratulations! We're all so pleased for you. Finally, you can be happy. Wonderful and gallant Thingymebob has taken up the mantle of putting a ring on it. ('It' is you, by the way, you are 'it'.) Lovely Thingymebob, he finally succumbed to all the pressure and begrudgingly agreed to marry a beautiful Hollywood star.

Is Contentment an Inside Job? How to Successfully Navigate Divorce

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

This discontentment may take the shape of anger, resentment or even rage or, on the other side of emotional scale, be experienced in the form of sadness, despair or depression. It's important to acknowledge that these feelings are normal, and most importantly temporary.

The Two Wedding Dresses Trend

Marina Licht | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Style
Marina Licht

Beatrice Borromeo is not only the high profile figure who changed into another wedding dress for her reception. Did you know the Duchess of Cambridge changed into another Alexander McQueen wedding dress for her reception?

Rapper Macklemore Announces Birth Of Daughter: 'This Song Is For Her'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Parents

Rapper Macklemore (a.k.a Ben Haggerty) belatedly confirmed the birth of his daughter by releasing a song. Macklemore's fiancée Tricia Davis gave b...

Zooey Deschanel Gives Birth And Reveals A Secret

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents

Zooey Deschanel has given birth to her first child with husband Jacob Pechenik. Yes, we said husband. The 35-year-old secretly married Pechenik in ...

I Wish I Had Got Divorced Years Ago

Sara Davison | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

I hear so often that people are too scared to leave and decide to settle for what they know. Sometimes there are good reasons to stay. However in some cases there are better reasons to leave.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Presume That the Kids Will Be All Right

Suzi Godson | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents
Suzi Godson

The shape of the family has changed immeasurable in recent decades as divorce, remarriage and single parenthood have become increasingly common. No one would wish to turn back the clock, but are we underestimating the impact that changing family structures are having on young men in particular?

Can't We Be Single AND Awesome?

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

The beauty of being single is that you have a lot of time to think. After a lot of thinking, I've noticed that I don't want to 'get married' - I want to fall in love and build a life with someone who feels the same way. If we happen to have a big party and a piece of paper to go with that, then great.

My Husband; Five Reasons I Am Not Lucky to Have Him

Abi Oborne | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Oborne

Am I lucky to have a husband like mine? Well, I guess in some ways, yes. I am lucky that he is healthy. I am lucky that he is here. I was lucky that I met him in the first place, but really, that is where the luck part of it ends. The rest is about choice.

Don't Tell The Bride

Emma Porcelli | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

With that tiny bit of energy left that you have (ok, so that energy doesn't exist, but for the sake of my blog post pretend it does), grab your other half, stick on that wedding song, slow dance, and remember how you felt that day. What you can tell the Bride is that it won't be easy, but it will be worth it.

11 Signs You're Probably Too Comfortable In Your Relationship

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

After a while we start to get a little too comfortable. We realise that person isn't going to breakup with us for some of our tiny idiosyncracies and that they love us for who we are. Who we really are (ahem) right?