Relationship Advice

Five Lessons Learnt After Divorce

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Maya Tan

Sometimes we do not know how much a decision will impact us until it is done. This is the case for me, and my divorce. It has undoubtedly changed my life, and me. But I am not here to retell the horror of divorce. Instead, I would like to share 5 important lessons I have learnt after divorce.

Why Retirement Can be a Tricky Time for Relationships

Penny Mansfield | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

Historically, over 60s have always been far less likely to divorce than the rest of the population. But trends are changing and the first decade of the twentieth century has heralded a rising number of over-60s separating - often after years of marriage.

Four Reasons to Delete Your Ex on Facebook

Katy Horwood | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Breaking up used to be easy. A big argument, a few weeks of heartbreak - but essentially a clean break and a swift recovery. Nowadays, not so much. Regardless of whether you actually speak to an ex or not, the temptation to 'check in' on them is always there.

When Do You Know You Should Probably Most Definitely Break Up?

Effi Mai | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Effi Mai

Sometimes you're looking at your partner's face wondering what to do about the whole situation. But how do you know exactly when it should end?

How to Pull - The Old-Fashioned Way

Katy Horwood | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

When out and about on a Friday night there are certain rules a girl would be well advised to follow in order to secure herself a snog at the end of the night. Good lighting, Rohypnol and 7 sambucas being my preferred short cuts as I get older, or for those of you young enough to still be bothered to put some genuine effort in, the following.

Cancer, Your Partner and You...

Jayne Molyneux | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Molyneux

Cancer can be as overwhelming for loved ones as it is for the patient and can sometimes change relationships in unexpected ways, including the effect it can have on marriages and intimate relationships.

Shared Facebook Accounts - The Death of Online Indepedence

Katy Horwood | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

What is wrong with people these days? Is it not enough that 70% of our Facebook feeds are filled with 'cute' babies and wild flower-ed, hipster weddings, we now have to suffer being liked, poked and commented on by couples joined at the 'account'.

How to Make Sure Your Relationship Survives Christmas

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

Amongst all the tinsel, Christmas pudding and fairy lights Christmas can be a stressful time of year. The financial pressures and family demands to pull off that 'perfect' Christmas can put pressure on relationships. Here's some tips form me to help you through to a romantic New Year.

Getting Dumped Was the Best Thing That Could Have Happened to Me

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

I learnt pretty quickly that life doesn't stop for you and that you just have to keep on moving. I refocused. Set my goals around all of the things I wanted to do just for me. I had nobody else to think about but myself for the first time in a while, and I was learning pretty quickly that being dumped was just too common for me to feel unique.

Why Couples Break Up Over Dirty Dishes

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Housework is one of those necessary evils. It has to be done even if the amount is negotiable. So negotiate about it. Argue about it. Decide on what you are and are not willing to put up with, for your sake and for the sake of the relationship. It should be the level you can take without resentment.

Penis Pics And Back Scratching: Critical Advice For The Opposite Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's advice for the opposite sex, as Cosmo would have never written it. Reddit users jumped at the chance of answering the question posed to men a...

The Difference Between Men and Women - Or Why Your Ex-Boyfriend Is an Absolute Tool

Katy Horwood | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Recently, after a particularly venomous comment about the standard of men on Tinder I was tweeted by a disgruntled man suggesting to me that - 'all women were mad!' I always welcome constructive criticism and was glad that my writing had stirred up passion in his loins, albeit of the confrontational sort.

Five Things That Aren't Worth the Fight in a Relationship

Liz Marie | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I'm a big believer that fighting can be beneficial in a relationship. You can grow together, learn from one another and establish boundaries if you keep your arguments healthy and constructive. However, it's important to pick and choose your battles wisely as not all fights are created equal. Here are five things that just aren't worth a heated argument with your partner.

Why Short Men Should Read This

Kezia Noble | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kezia Noble

In my experience, my clients who are on the shorter side ( under 5 ft 6 ) often blame their height for their lack of success with women. They believe that if they were just a few inches taller, they would have an abundance of beautiful women in their lives.

Stop Making Excuses for Your Bad Relationship

Katy Horwood | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

There are a number of easy ways to recognise a bad relationship and without torturing her further by reeling off the job she'd already done for me - guys who want space, want space from you. Guys who won't commit after two and a half years won't commit to you and guys who don't like being called on unannounced don't like being called on unannounced by you.

Bridal Brats: Should You Invite Children to Your Wedding?

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

As we come to the tail end of the summer wedding season, some of you may be in the process of arranging your own wedding for next year. As well as the gown, the cake, the venue, and a hundred other decisions, you may be contemplating whether to invite children to your wedding.

Is This Killing Your Relationship? It Is For Other Brits...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A study of UK relationships has unearthed some interesting facts about being with another person in 2014. Aside from the fact that a quarter of th...

The Four Best Pick Up Lines

Kezia Noble | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kezia Noble

The truth is, there is no magic line that fits all occasions and caters to every type of woman, however, there are FOUR effective 'Opening structures' that can be used in any situation and allow enough space for a man to add his own character stamp to them.

Five Reasons Men Might Think You're 'Needy'

Liz Marie | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

A man will run screaming for the hills if he is afraid he's met a stage five clinger. However, many times a woman will project that she's needy without even knowing it, when that might not be the case! Here are five of the top things women do that scare men into thinking she's needy.

Three Keys to Keep Jealousy at Bay

Sacha Knop | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Jealousy is exactly like the water spilling over the bathtub. Unless you be that team that fights the actual problem, it'll keep spilling over and over, creating paranoia and more mess leaking into other areas of your relationship, meanwhile damaging the trust and fun you have.

Why Women Love Bad Guys

Kezia Noble | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kezia Noble

In this blog post, I will be as transparent and honest about my own personal experiences of being one of those women who CHOOSE to never learn their lesson, and hopefully, I will be able to give some clarity to why this is such a common predicament, and why it always will be.

Hollywood, I've Got a Bone to Pick With You

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

When we were little girls we listened to fairy tales like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. As we grew up, we watched movies like Pretty Woman. All contribute to fairy-tale brainwash, the belief that the right man or woman will just show up in our life at the right place and right time, without us having to do anything to make it happen.

The Big Orgasm Debate - To Fake or Not to Fake

Katy Horwood | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I have news for you boys. It happens all the time. In fact, it has been estimated in a 'recent survey' that around 70% of women have faked an orgasm at some point in their life. (And the 30% who haven't are still virgins.) I have strong views on the subject, having screamed out in faux bliss a few times myself.

The World Cup Relationship Survival Guide

Mike Taylor | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Taylor

It's here, whether you're a fan or not, the World Cup is upon us, and it's probably about to take over your partner's life. But like any stressful time for couples such as Christmas or the family summer holiday, forewarned is forearmed.

Stop Being That Annoying New Girlfriend

Malminder Gill | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

So you are in love, that is great news, good for you! You may have spent years dreaming up this new guy in your life and finally it has all come true and now life is just wonderful. However, you may have noticed some other changes developing in the background like none of your friends share your enthusiasm or you are starting to do things that you normally wouldn't.