I spent half of the night messaging him and talking to him on the phone. The end result was me going home early. In my mind this was a triumph for me, I'd managed to go out. However for him, it was also a triumph, a much bigger, much more overpowering triumph. Mine dwarfed in comparison. He knew he'd won.
My name is Kieran. You may know me from running my own charity called the World Youth Organization. Something I am incredibly passionate about, and something I work tirelessly at every day. But behind closed doors and into my private life, things have most definitely changed.
The ending of several high profile marriages has left me questioning the whole institution of marriage. I know it's ridiculous because no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors. We haven't seen Brad Pitt taking a poo on a toilet, or Norman Cook burping after his tea.
When my husband and I first found out we were going to have a baby we were slightly stunned. We had planned it sure but actually getting pregnant is a whole lot different from just thinking about it.
While there are a number of charities working to educate young people, no set place on the curriculum means education on consent is often patchy, at best. For many, this storyline could be one of the first times the topic is properly introduced, and it's fantastic that Hollyoaks are shining a light on it with their episode.
Personally now with that mind-blowing wonder of hindsight, I can look back over the past twenty odd years, if not more of my life and I have to question whether the constant fretting that I seemed incapable of stopping served any purpose whatsoever.
In Hollywood, writers of romantic films often bring lovers together in what's known as a "meet cute" - like Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant arguing o...
Finally, as individuals, we can attempt to tackle the issues of adaption and comparison directly. We can try to avoid comparing ourselves to others, and try to adapt to negative things quickly while staying appreciative of positive things. But governments can't do this for us. Or can they? Possibly through education, but I think I'll tackle that another time.
What would you say to the stranger who saved your husband's life? How would you even begin to say thank you? Not questions I ever thought I'd have to answer. Until last week. When I started seeing George almost ten years ago, he was still undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia...
Now that #Flawless, pop feminism and great role models like Emma Watson have made us all understand that we should all be feminists, it's worth remembering that Buffy was a badass feminist before it was cool.
We all know the old adage 'a problem shared is a problem halved' but can having an open and honest conversation really make you feel better? Can it in fact make you healthier or bring you greater wellbeing?
You've always believed that words have superpowers. They can bring out the strongest emotions and form the most elaborate stories. They can create new worlds, make people laugh, help you fall in love and spread empathy and understanding. But what if your words aren't listened to?
"We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us." Marshall McLuhan Some Fifty years ago, I was walking across my college ca...
The female of the species has a bad rep when it comes to how we treat each other, but a movement where girls have secret groups online and organise meet ups is changing that perception.
The popularity in dating apps seems to know no end. More and more people are using them rather than traditional online dating sites. It's not surprisi...
When IS the right time to drop the breast cancer bomb? A breast cancer diagnosis can shatter relationships and put younger children at risk of vulnerability. For a woman who is encouraged to 'move on' a simple track does not exist.