I'm always one for moving forward but to me this is a step in the wrong direction. Isn't planning the demise of a marriage before we even sign the register a recipe for disaster? Without question, if my husband-to-be had suggested we put together a pre-nup, I'd have torn up the invites and scoffed the wedding cake.
In a nutshell, it seemed to me that the women wanted to live a traditional life but have unrestricted leeway enabling them to be independent whenever or wherever they decide, regardless of any prior situation, circumstances or statements to the contrary.
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.
She opened her mouth as if to speak then looked back at her book, a compendium of 15th Century Dutch art. We both had our headphones in. I took mine out and listened a while to the train chatter.
How do we learn to control anger? It is of course very complex and difficult and sometimes no matter what we try to do, it's going to come up. The more we know about what causes our anger the better we are able to make choices about how we want to respond when we are angry.
My best friend, my ex-boyfriend of 5 years, passed away suddenly. I was stunned. And the experience of the two days leading up to the funeral made it all so much worse.
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?
Screen star Bradley Cooper is alleged to be taking anti-baldness drug finasteride, sources claim. According to popular US website Radar, Cooper 'is so anxious about his receding hairline' that he has resorted to the oral hair care medicine.
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.
I recently heard a good story from someone about becoming a dad. After his child was delivered the man was handed the tiny baby, as the midwife did so she quickly checked the sex, and proudly said 'here's your big strong boy.' The father wondered if the midwife had delivered a girl whether she would have said 'here's your big strong girl.' Right from the first seconds of being born we are judged and compartmentalized.
I'm all for combating the media's unrepresentative portrayal of women as sexual objects. It is my view that the genders are equal. But does that mean we have to put up with men being portrayed in this damaging light as a consequence? I don't think that's particularly helpful for anyone. Do you?
Couples need to choose their mediator carefully. If the focus of the discussion is complex financial arrangements, then it's very important that the mediator has a financial background, or a legal background, or possibly both because it can be a multi-disciplinary process.
Mistresses will never bear the official 'missus', status, but it's not because the husbands won't let them. It's because they simply don't want it!
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.
For someone with arthritis who is living with pain and stiffness in their joints, it's not just a matter of finding the time. Imagine how difficult it would be to maintain intimacy with your partner if, having a hug, sleeping next to someone at night or going for a walk was excruciatingly painful.
As soon as we headed towards Beaulieu, my mood changed. A quick check on things to do in the area hits up a visit to the National Motor Museum. As an episode of Top Gear and a bottle of Merlot was my first date (true fact), I reckon I'm onto a winner already.