Relationship Advice

Four Awkward Online Dating Moments and How to Handle Them

Liz Marie | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

A new relationship is the perfect breeding ground for awkward moments, especially when you're dating someone from the internet. While there is nothing you can do to prevent these awkward moments from happening, there are ways to handle them so they don't leave a lasting impression.

Have I Made a Mistake Choosing Divorce?

Sara Davison | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

After the initial January fresh start, how many people who are now in the process of divorce actually start thinking, have I made a mistake? Is it really worth it? How do I stay focused not he future? Will I ever move on?

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

Why Do We Have Affairs?

Bridget Harrison | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Harrison

Most affairs are rarely just about the desire to get steamy with someone else. They are far more often about people's inability to negotiate the relationship they are in. "People usually have affairs to cope with a marriage rather than end it," says Janet Reibstein.

Six Ways to Stop Her From Cheating

Kezia Noble | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kezia Noble

Both men and women will stay loyal and supportive to their partners for many years because of the deep rooted love they have for them, however, this doesn't mean that other elements of the relationship should be taken for granted.

Why Our Trust Issues Are the Key Sabotaging Ingredient When It Comes to Dating

Olga Levancuka | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

At the end, no one wants to get hurt again. Or no one wants to invest their time in romancing and find that only a few months down the line 'not to be chosen'. Rejection hurts. Bad relationships hurt as well.

The Five Dating Mistakes Everyone Regrets

James Preece | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

The dating process is full of trial and error. Yet, the mistake that most people make is constantly going through the trial part and not learning from the errors that follow along. Reviewing these mistakes and not falling into them can be just what you need to increase your chances in finding love.

Why Changing Your Relationship Choices in 2015 is the Only New Year's Resolution You Need to Make

Katy Horwood | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Being a week in, it's probably fair to say that most people will have broken their well-intentioned resolutions. With this in mind, it might be a good time to consider that, for a change, instead of giving yourself a list of things you are not going to do this year, why not start 2015 with a list of things you are going to do.

New Year Resolutions for Your Love Life

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

New Year is a great time to celebrate the successes of the last year while making a plan for a new one. It is the perfect time to create resolutions to ensure you have a happy and healthy love life in 2015. As Benjamin Franklin said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!"

Smart Boyfriend Criteria

April Salchert | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
April Salchert

This list was originally written back in 2009 for my own personal vent session but became an all-time favourite amongst my friends, family and later, my husband. I found it to be a useful tool and felt the need to share.

What Happens to Your Relationship When You Have a Child

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I can't tell you what happens to everyone but I can tell you what happened to me. And I can offer some reassurances too. It does bring you together. Probably in the same way as two people being held hostage are brought together. But that wasn't how it worked from the start.

Five Lessons Learnt After Divorce

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 27.01.2015 | 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 26.01.2015 | 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 18.01.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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 29.12.2014 | 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 24.12.2014 | 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 24.12.2014 | 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 22.12.2014 | 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.