Relationship Advice

Five Reasons Successful Women Repel Men

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

You don't need him. When you make a man feel needed, when you let him do little things for you, it taps into a primitive part of his brain (the hunter and provider part). It makes him feel like a man, it makes him feel happy and it increases his attraction to you.

French Affairs Really Are Different

Dr Catherine Hakim | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Catherine Hakim

Affairs get a negative press in Anglo-Saxon countries, where they are discussed in terms of infidelity, adultery, cheating, dishonesty, and betrayal. Four-fifths of people in Britain condemn affairs as always wrong - even though two-thirds do not regard sex as a central part of marriage.

Why Feeling Permanently Good Isn't Normal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the third extract from the This Book Will Make You... series as part of our Say No To January campaign, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you ho...

Why Women Freak Out When He Doesn't Call

Becky Walsh | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

The withdrawal of attention can be used as a form of relationship control by women as well as men. Being distant can be used as a way of testing emotional interest, but also as a way to manipulate controlling power and become the dominate partner.

Five Top Things to Find the Love of Your Life in 2014

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Are you dreaming, hoping, wishing and longing for love to come along? Stop. Instead be on a mission to create the relationship you want.

How to Deal With Heartbreak at University

Jess Evans | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Evans

Having gone through a pretty horrific break up during my second year at University, I finally got the hang of this 'getting over it' business and for a romantic like myself, it wasn't something that came naturally to my marshmallow heart.

Deciphering Dating, Part One - the Rules

Kate Bellamy | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Bellamy

To save you some time I have recently been immersing myself in the world of self-help and dating manuals, let's call it "research". So if you were considering buying one to help you in your search for Mr or Mrs Right let me help you out by examining some of the most popular, starting with The Rules

Why You Should Never Date a Christmas Fanatic

The Guyliner | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Every stage of Christmas is an event in itself, a milestone to be marked, a perfect Instagram moment. Christmas doesn't just happen to him, it's a series of experiences he feels he has to have, otherwise he's failed. At first this will seem romantic and exciting, before your brain slowly starts to dribble right out of your head. And when it does, it's got tinsel running through it.

Why You Should Never Date a Christmas Refusenik

The Guyliner | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

There'll be rumblings of Christmas being "too commercialised", that the town centre is "hell on Earth" throughout December and, when you slink in feeling warm and merry after your work Christmas drinks, he will look with scorn upon your flashing Rudolph nose and antlers, brush the crumpled mistletoe out of your hand and will refuse you drunken Christmas sex. What a joyless, heartless b*****d.

20 Ways To Be A Better Friend (Without Using Facebook)

Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a world where it’s considered perfectly acceptable to have several hundred ‘friends’ on Facebook, it is more important than ever that we nurt...

We Should Not Accept Second Best in the Bedroom

Dr Andy Zamar | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Andy Zamar

We all have a right to good sex - and it seems that we want it, no matter what our age or relationship status. In short, if you have a sexual problem you shouldn't shy away from it and try and brush it under the carpet- it's much better to find a way to deal with it.

30 Signs You Are Dating the Wrong Guy

Annie Ashdown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I learned the hard way that these guys have such an enormous ego they usually always have one woman they can 'fall back on' as they always need to have someone in the wings and there is always a woman who will welcome these guys with open arms. Women with a deep fear of being alone, lack of confidence and low self- esteem.

Top 15 Signs of a Commitment Phobic

Annie Ashdown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

If you want marriage and children and/or a commitment and you are dating or living with a CP, I suggest you question yourself as to why you would find it acceptable behaviour and continue on in a relationship with someone who is not showing you the respect, and love you SO deserve?

WATCH: Annoying Things People Do When They Are In Love

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Love may be blind, but that doesn't mean the rest of us want to see you rooting for gold in each others mouth on the escalators. From babbling con...

How To Tell If You've Found 'The One': Halloween Edition

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gabrielle Leimon

Once this all important conversation has arisen and been thoroughly discussed in depth it will reveal whether or not you and your partner are compatible... This conversation in particular is, of course, the ever crucial zombie apocalypse survival discussion.

Five Reasons You Are Still Single

Annie Ashdown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

You never step back and take a look inside yourself and ponder your shortcomings, instead you minimise, alter or deny them. You are not vigorously honest with yourself. You never pause and observe your behaviour without judgement. You are too busy taking everyone else's inventory, yet not willing to take your own.

Four-Step Guide: How To Bag Your Roomie

Sofie Hagen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

You have heard him fart, masturbate and laugh at Adam Sandler movies. He has heard you fall in the shower, have conversations with inanimate objects a...

Five Divorce Related Traits That Can Derail Your Career

Liz Copeland | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Copeland

Divorce or relationship breakdown can lead to emotional meltdown. Most of us try to hold it together in the workplace but that isn't always possible. But if you proudly feel that you are really, really under control, just use this check-list to see if divorce is affecting your life in the workplace.

Psychologists Find Female Success Is Bad for Romantic Relationships

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Your romantic partner experiences a huge success; a big pay rise or their first novel is accepted for publication - how does that make you feel? If you are a man, you would be feeling worse about yourself, according to the latest psychological research.

On a Personal Note...

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Sutherland

As the Chief Executive of Relate, the UK's leading relationship support organisation, I thought it might be apt to share a little of my own experience of how relationships can develop over time. Ian, my husband, announced on the eve of a long weekend that we should paint the kitchen. I felt my chest tighten and an acute sense of impending doom.

Are Happily-ever-afters in YA Novels Bad for Teenagers' Love Lives?

Holly Bourne | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bourne

I don't think I'll overcome the disappointment that nobody - ever - has chased me through an airport to stop me getting on a plane. Basically - when it comes to what I've been told about love, and what love actually *is* - I've been massively short-changed. And I'm not the only one.

Who's Breadwinning Now?

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Sutherland

One in three working mothers is now the main earner in their homes - this is an overwhelming 80% rise in the last 15 years. The report shows that maternal breadwinning has increased for all family types, for all age groups and across all income groups.

On Relationship-Induced Embarrassment

Sarah Kwong | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

These days, young, career women are prolific. Which is awesome. But also problematic. Because now there's a pressure to be just that; young and career-y. Suddenly, it feels old and boring to be in a long-term, serious relationship when others born in the same year are gallivanting around the world, playing out episodes of Girls (string vests, reckless sex, you get the gist).

Would You Want to Be Married to You?

Dr. Corey Allan | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Corey Allan

It's important to realize that in committed relationships, roughly two thirds of the problems are unresolvable. Two thirds! With the amount of issues in marriage that aren't resolvable, how do you create a lasting and passionate marriage?

All I Want in a Man

Sofie Hagen | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

I am pretty sure, I am the kind of woman that pick-up artists around the world would refer to as a "10". Have I not an excessive amount of lumps here and there? Men love that. And don't get me started on my extensive knowledge of Fresh Prince of Bel Air-trivia. In all ways, I am a catch. I think I am damn well entitled to make some demands of my own, when choosing a man.