UK Marriage

9 Dos And Don'ts For Living With A Partner

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Marriage rates have dropped severely since the early 90s, but that’s not to say that love has evaporated into thin air. According to relationship s...

I Left The Priesthood For The Woman I Love

Dan Murtah | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK
Dan Murtah

life less ordinary banner Those conservative Catholics aren't happy with me and I have received many messages telling me so: from "Good riddance," and "Shame on you," to "You are damned to hell fire for eternity". The irony of these un-Christian attacks.

When All Your Friends Are Getting Married And Having Babies, And You're Still Single AF

Tristen Lee | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tristen Lee

People's lives naturally progress at different rates; some of your friends will choose to get married and have children, whilst others will remain children themselves, stuck in a constant cycle of f*ckboy flings, day drinking and making terrible, wine-based decisions.

Couple With Down's Syndrome Who Were 'Banned From Kissing' Get Engaged On 'This Morning'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Down’s syndrome has melted hearts around the world by proposing to his girlfriend on ITV’s ‘This Morning’. Niki Wyatt had previous...

Independent Dependent: Confessions Of A Modern Expat Wife

Emily Abbey | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Abbey

What do you think of when I say expat wife? An easy life of G&Ts with the gals post-brunch? Supportive of the spouse whilst also having a hot tennis coach on speed dial? Shopping habits to rival Carrie Bradshaw?

Kissing Joy As It Flies

Izzy McRae | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

But there is also a little fear behind the happiness and excitement. What if this feeling doesn't last? What if there are problems and sadness ahead? What if I don't always feel like a fairytale princess?

Extremely British Muslims - Love, Dating And Marriage

Adam Deen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Adam Deen

The strain between conservative Islamic practices and more progressive, broadminded approaches to dating and marriage are perhaps best demonstrated with the visible struggle of Extremely British Muslims' 28-year-old Ash.

Civil Partnership, Civil Wedding, Marriage: Many Words But One And The Same Meaning?

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

I think people will always want what they can't have - it is part of the human condition. What we could and should have done a few years ago is avoid all this with the simple expedient of the following law:

You're Engaged! Now What? Seven Things To Do Before Anything Else

Holly Poulter | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

Your other half has probably just spent the past few weeks or months sweating at the thought of asking you this question, with a ring possibly burning a hole in his pocket. It's likely they will want a bit of a breather too! Go out and celebrate and revel in the moment.

Husband And Wife

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

One of the cornerstones of our union is; "honesty." "No reservations"; If either side cannot be honest and trust on the honesty of the other, if honesty fades away, so will the respect and soon after the love will die, and the relationship will cease to exist.

Why Doesn't This Straight Couple Want To Be Like Everyone Else When They Can?

Sarah Ismail | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Ismail

Personally, I can't understand why they would want to have a civil partnership in the first place. They have no idea of the struggle people in same sex relationships faced to be allowed to get married. Many people in same sex relationships did not see civil partnerships as a positive thing. Civil partnerships were their compromise when they could not have marriage by law.

10 Small Things You Can Do To Avoid Falling Into A Sexless Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The idea of a marriage going through periods without sex isn’t unheard of, but we all know when things go beyond the norm in our relationships and p...

Emotional Moment Bride Overcomes Stammer To Read Vows At Wedding

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bride who overcame a stammer to read her vows on her wedding day is now teaching her baby daughter to speak. Jennifer Vaughan, 29, believed a man wo...

Heterosexual Couple Lose Court Of Appeal Battle For Right To Civil Partnership

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK

Heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have lost their Court of Appeal battle for the right to enter into a civil partnership. Rebec...

My Personal Story Of Domestic Violence

Lauren Derrett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Derrett

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, I know that now because it happened to me. We were living a middle classed life that from the outside was enviable. The whole time I was at war with the man I had invited in mine and my kids' lives.

13 Men Reveal Their Dream Wedding Scenarios

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Stereotypically, we think of brides-to-be as being in charge when it comes to wedding planning. But that doesn’t mean guys don’t have grand plans ...

Couples Who've Been Together More Than 60 Years Share Tips For A Long-Lasting Relationship

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With 42% of marriages ending in divorce, we can sometimes feel a little pessimistic about finding long-lasting love. But five couples have proven it c...

Living With Someone Who Has Depression

Jaki Jelley | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Jelley

Living with someone who suffers from depression is hard. Really hard. Yet personally I feel like it's not discussed as openly as depression itself. No we are not the ones directly suffering but depression doesn't come with an instruction booklet.

Marriage: The Juggle Is Real

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

I am standing on an unsteady conveyor belt, clutching 5 crystal glasses in one hand, the other is stretched out to catch a priceless bottle of red from smashing to the floor. On my back is one child, and on my front is the other.

Forget 'Fairy Tale' - Make Your Wedding Utterly Imperfect

Wendy Wardell | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wardell

Embrace imperfection, which will happen anyway, regardless of how much you stress about it, and your day will be so much more memorable and fun. I'm not advocating that it should fall into complete chaos or that anyone gets injured, at least not seriously, but make wriggle room for the day to be warm and human

Rio Ferdinand And Five Other Men On Losing The Women They Love To Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Former football player Rio Ferdinand has opened up about the death of his wife, Rebecca, in an emotional documentary. Ferdinand became a single parent...

Why We Need To Invest More In Marriage And Less In The Wedding

Sarah Zafar | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Zafar

We must teach our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters that it's not about finding the right spouse, rather, being the right spouse. Every successful marriage has a goal which both spouses journey towards.

Simple Advice For A Happier Home

Kelly Kidgell | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Kelly Kidgell

The moment you walk in that door after a long day at work, after a training session, after whatever kept you busy all day... that very moment needs to be the happiest few minutes you've had since leaving your home in the morning.

What Mums Want (And Dads Need To Know)

Harry Benson | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Harry Benson

Our conversations became fewer and more stilted. I hid in my work because it was challenging and rewarding. I could kid myself that being a provider was for the family. Meanwhile at home, Kate felt neglected and alone.

People Whose Marriage Lasted Less Than A Year Share What Went Wrong

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While most people enter marriage expecting it to last a lifetime, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. People whose marriages lasted less than a year...