Relationship Advice

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

Katy Horwood | Posted 26.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 24.03.2015 | 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 18.03.2015 | 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.

Five Stages Of A Relationship

Alexandra Massey | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Why do some couples break up after a couple of years yet others last a lifetime? Here's a model that's considered pretty accurate amongst psychologists when it comes to the stages that all relationships go through. It's not rigid but there are many aspects that most of us recognise.

Your Perfect Boyfriend... or Your Female Friends? When the Gender Differences Stab You Through Your Heart.

Olga Levancuka | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

We women, stopped trying to bring our remarkable female qualities that can only benefit our relationship, our career, our social circles, our community. We think of our unique qualities as something to be ashamed of, given our inner beauty and our female nature held us captives in a male world... only decades ago.

Mum's Important Message To Boy Who Likes Her Daughter: No Means No

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

This mum has some wise words for a boy who won't take her daughter's 'no' for an answer. Lindsey Doe is the mum behind the DoeEyes YouTube channel,...

Our First And Last Love...

Amy Anka | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Like Jean-Paul Sartre, the French Philosopher once said "If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company". I truly believe that until you are content within your own company, you are always going to be attracting someone into your life that is lacking something in some way.

Seven Signs You Are Dating a Player.

Katy Horwood | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Men - you think you know them and are reading the signals correctly when suddenly, out of the blue, you realise that, who you thought you were dating, was a pure figment of your imagination - and that, actually, you know as much about men as you did when you were fourteen and fancied the boy who worked in the chippie on the corner.

Toxic People: 10 Things They Do and How to Deal With Them

Karen Young | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Their damage lies in their subtlety and the way they can have you questioning your 'over-reactiveness', your 'oversensitivity', your 'tendency to misinterpret'. There are plenty of things toxic people do in an attempt to manipulate the world to their advantage. Here are ten of the classics.

Nine Signs of Toxic Relationships

Malminder Gill | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Emotional abuse can cause more harm than physical beatings, and the wounds do not always heal, at least not completely. They can fester and adversely affect every aspect of life. It is important to recognize the signs of a toxic relationship before suffering extensive mental and emotional damage.

Why Love Is Better Off the Internet and Out of the Spotlight

Libby Blanchard | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

What will you be doing this Valentine's Day? Posting photos of the flowers your boyfriend sent? Inevitably, there will be an onslaught of such expressions of love shared on social media, labeled with statements like "My boyfriend loves me so much!!!!!!"

Seven Top Dating Tips For Men

John Dredge | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

Wit and humour are invariably the key to a good night out, so remember to ask your date if she knows any jokes. If none are forthcoming, simply laugh as loudly as you can throughout the evening.

Why Being Single Is Fabulous

Alexandra Massey | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Are you're single and having a panic attack at the thought of being the only one not coupled up in a love nest on the 14th? If so you've been watching too many re-runs of Sex and the City. Here some good reason why being single is the best. Read on.

"My Husband Tells Me That He Loves Me And That I Am His Best Friend Every Day"

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to relationships, being close to someone physically doesn't necessarily mean we're feeling close to them emotionally. Daily distracti...

Can You Cut The Chatter And Just Be With Your Partner?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When we're with our partners, all too often, we're not as present as we should be (even when we're sitting right next to each other). It's easy to...

Could A Digital Detox Help Your Relationship?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us enjoy doing things with our partners: going out to our favourite restaurants, binging on box sets on the sofa, embarking on exotic getaways...

Honest Answers: Couples Tell How Well They Truly Know Their Other Half

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You may live under the same roof, be raising children together and have an intimate connection with one another's dirty sock collection. But do you re...

Do You Really Know Your Other Half As Well As You Think You Do?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When embarking on any relationship, sometimes it's tempting to put on a facade to protect yourself from feeling vulnerable - it can feel easier than r...

The Moment That My Life Changed So That Every Decision I Made Would Have To Have Her Interests At Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In the chaos of everyday life, most couples don't focus on what drew them together and the special moments that led to the realisation that they'd fal...

Feng Shui for Singles Looking for Love and Future Husbands

Patricia Lohan | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Lohan

Stop and think about your bedroom for a moment. What are the main words you would use to describe your bedroom? A sanctuary? A Healing Room? A Mess? Perhaps it's "just a bedroom" and you are unattached to it.

How to Have the Perfect Valentine's Day

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

The most romantic day of the year is almost upon us. Whether you are single, dating, or in a long term relationship, Valentines should be a day we can all enjoy. Here are my tips on how to make this Valentines one to remember.

These Are The Biggest Problems You Face In A Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Marriage week may sound cheesier than a Camembert, but the idea of couples taking time to pause and reflect on the state of their relationship is not ...

Ten Ways to Get Ready for Love

Patricia Lohan | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Lohan

The man of your dreams won't just arrive at your door, knocking and saying "Honey I'm here!" You must take inspired action! To attract the man of my dreams and meet my soulmate, I made small intentional changes that had a profound impact on my whole life!

The Breakup Survival Guide (That Doesn't Include Positive Thinking)

Karen Young | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Being with friends and family feeds the primal human need for connection and boosts oxytocin (the happy hormone). Before they leave they'll stack the dishwasher and tell you about the salsa dancing classes they've organised for both of you. Don't argue. Just go.