Relationship Advice

If He Calls You 'Dude' He's Not That Into You

Veronica Melkonian | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Melkonian

I recently attended the London Coffee Festival in Shoreditch. LCF is essentially just an excuse for men with hipster beards (and/or moustaches) to cra...

Seven Ways to Stop You Killing Each Other When You Have Kids

Emma Conway | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

When you have a baby you think that you and your other half will immediately be in tune with each other. That you will be the dream co-parent duo. Other couples will be amazed at how well you are coping. Cue two weeks in and you are screaming "IT'S YOUR F*CKING TURN TO CHANGE THE NAPPY" and throwing a sterilisation bowl off their head. So here are a few ways I have survived the last five years being in charge of small children... with another adult.

When You Fall for Someone Whilst Travelling...

Holly Whiting | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whiting

All I am saying is that it's not fun meeting the right person who's home is so far away. I guess my advice is although you can't choose who you fall for you can choose how you handle the situation and maybe some things are best left where you found them but if you're like me you often have to take the chance to find out.

Practical Advice and Encouragement for New Parents

Olga Levancuka | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

While it is natural for your darling or even yourself to be constantly obsessed with the baby, you want to spend some time together in a 'baby free' zone. When you do things you used to do together, just without talking about babies.

Six Ways To Tell If He Likes You*

Olivia Jones | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

No no, we're not talking Lynx Africa, we're talking potent pheromones that get your heart racing without you even realising it.

15 Things to Leave in 2015

Sophie Pope | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

It's so easy to look at what to take forward with you, when the flipside of this - and probably easier way - is figuring out what it is we should leave behind. So here are 15 things I'll be leaving in 2015, and I'm sure a lot of these will resonate.

What I'd Tell Her Daughter About Heartbreak

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Parents
Adele Barlow

Fast-forward fifteen years; her mother and I sit on the couch; this little girl is now at university but home for the holidays and she walks in and bursts into tears, freshly dumped by her boyfriend.

Cancer Doesn't Have to Stop You Being Young (And Having a Love Life If You Want One)

Matt Whyman | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Whyman

Managing your love life can be challenging at the best of times. But when you're going through cancer treatment it can be even more difficult to handle all the emotions and worries that come with being in a relationship, or looking for a partner.

Alpha-Dating - The New Must Do

Lisa Palmer | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

Alpha-dating is a way to put the excitement, mystery and fun back into your relationship by going week by week (or month by month) and taking it in turns to go through the alphabet, coming up with a different date beginning with each letter of the alphabet. For example A could be for archery, get out Cupid 's bow and arrow and put the love back into your life!

Five Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Many people find that when they are in a committed long-term relationship their sex lives can, over time, become perfunctory, routine and habitual, with sex 'performed' at certain times and ways each week. However, all it takes is a little thought and effort to make a difference and begin to improve your sex life.

September Is Boom Time for Divorce

Sara Davison | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Families with kids will have their term time routine thrown into chaos as the children are off school for 6-8 weeks at a time. Partners often have different expectations of holiday time. I often hear that mum's need a break from the children and Dad's need a break from work. So arguments arise when nobody wants to do the mundane housework or entertain the kids all day long.

Stop and Take a Deep Breath: Change How You Connect and Interact With Others

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

It's a busy world. You run to work, have a jam-packed day and an even busier evening. But in the rush to accomplish your day's "To Do" list, you are l...

Dating After Divorce: How to Make It Work

Brett Harding | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Even if you are ready the thought of dating again is probably a terrifying one. It's worth remembering that first-date nerves are normal - and having dealt with a major upheaval in your life, you don't want to hit the dating scene all guns blazing.

'Pink Viagra'. Godsend or Goddess-Slayer?

Jacqui Macdonald | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Macdonald

Feeling sexy is a fundamental part of being female. It's no wonder that low sex drive leads to low mood. Without that passion and juiciness, we feel incomplete. But there are many natural, beautiful, exciting ways that you can re-ignite your love life, without taking drugs.

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

Sara Davison | Posted 16.08.2016 | 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.

I Wish I Had Got Divorced Years Ago

Sara Davison | Posted 03.08.2016 | 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.

Why Women in Their Thirties Need to Lower Their Expectations

Katy Horwood | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

When it comes to finding love, women in their thirties need to lower their expectations. They need to compromise, stop being so fussy and realise that the older you get the less of a position you are in to start making wild demands about what you expect from a partner. There, I've said it.

Speed Up Your Break-Up Recovery

Sara Davison | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Have you ever noticed how good it feels to help someone? It's strange how helping others can give you a boost too. Even the little things you do can make a huge difference to their day but it can also have a positive impact on your day too...

Why, When You Lie Online, You Are Only Fooling Yourself

Katy Horwood | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Having online dated since time began, it is fair to say that I have had my fair share of both good and bad dates - as a by-product of this I am not someone who expects miracles, far from it in fact, I'm quite happy with half a lager and a packet of salted peanuts these days.

Heal Your Broken Heart

Sara Davison | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

It's important not to "stuff down" negative emotions and to face then head on. The more we face our fears the faster they will dissipate and the quicker we can be free from them. It's not always easy to do but there is a lot of help available these days to help us through these times.

Hollywood I've Got a Bone to Pick With You (Part 2) - Hollywood Fairy-tale Brainwash - Harmless or Damaging?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

One of my clients had a kind, loving, sexy boyfriend, yet she couldn't work out if they should be together. She expected a Disney moment - they would look at each other, the sun would set at that moment and then she would just know that he was 'the one'.

Is Saying 'I Do' the Reasons So Many Relationships Fail?

Katy Horwood | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Some predict that marriage will soon be a thing of the past, and people will no longer see the need to legally bind themselves together. I find this unlikely. Most people don't marry because they fundamentally believe in the institution of marriage itself, they marry because it's the most socially acceptable way to 'keep someone'.

Why Everyone Should Have A Relationship MOT.

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

If you buy a car, it has usually been serviced so it runs wonderfully smoothly for a while. And we so enjoy it when our car drives effortlessly. When it develops a problem, a fault, which the things we use do, we take it to the garage where an expert fixes it

Do You Need a Sabbatical From Your Relationship?

Susan Leigh | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The reasoning behind taking a sabbatical is that it provides a breathing space to reflect on your life, what your relationship means to you, ponder the good and the bad, really consider what it is you want. But are there other ways of reaching that same level of insight and awareness?

Am I a Heartless Biatch?!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I hate to admit it but as the second baby came along, delivering us with two Tiny Humans under Two, which, as grateful as we are for them, they have filled every corner of our lives, minds and pre occupations squashing me and thee to the other sides of our new universe, with no time to spare and no spare energy to spare for each other.