Well, contrary to all expectations (mainly mine) I am entertaining a gentleman. Not right now; I'm using both hands to type with. I mean currently, ...
So suddenly making one life together becomes more than about managing your preferences like what you each want for dinner, or agreeing on how to make the best cup of tea. It becomes about merging your lives, and at the same time, trying to be "married". This is where we often find we have gaps in our expectations, communication and understanding.
Being happy is a transient state, a feeling, I have never met anyone who is happy all the time. Joy on the other hand is more of an emotion it contains happiness but goes deeper. Joyful people are those going through a rough time but not going under.
Stop typing - start talking! Lots of people try to find their partner on dating apps, or online dating sites like Match - but often we write people o...
As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...
Have you ever said something like "I don't fancy black girls" or "Asian guys aren't my type"? Have you ever smacked "no rice, no spice" on your dating profile? Well, here's a news flash for you - you're being racist. The good news? Society doesn't seem too bothered by it.
Growing up as one of the only gay kids in a small northern town was tough. Little did I know at the time that the bullying I experienced at school would change the course of my entire life and would go on to create global change; helping thousands of young people to overcome bullying.
I once went out with a shady sort, who gave me sleepless nights. When things were good, he was great fun, and he loved spending money on me - but they...
Escaping from abuse isn't as easy as 'just leaving'. You can't get up and walk away when you decide you've had enough. I wish it was that easy. It is often a long process, a long time of wanting to do it but not knowing how. Then comes how to do it, you need a window of opportunity, a carefully devised plan of action to minimise any threat to your safety.
How many times have we all decided not to confront inappropriate behaviour, to explain how we are feeling, to tell someone when they have hurt us...all the time pretending to ourselves we are too nice to do so?
When you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you don't necessarily expect it to be a walk in the park. Living with someone can be intense. We are all individuals and we will all have things about us that can grate on the other. That is human nature. It's how you handle it that matters.
Regret is a waste of emotion and energy. As you know, there's no use crying over spilled milk. But if you don't recognise the importance of the spilled milk, you may just end up spilling more again. So, what to do, to regret or not to regret? Well, rather than forget your regrets, leverage your regrets to your advantage.
A missing school shoe at eight o'clock in the morning can snowball into a major crisis when we end up leaving the house late. This type of thing happened once too often and I learned the importance of preparing the morning before.
The problem is many are having sex but few are having sex that really creates a strong bond and connection, it turns more and more into the physical act of pleasure and we are living drained and unfulfilled from the experiences.
A day after my 20th birthday I 'ghosted' my best friend Gemma*. Feeling particularly hungover after a night clubbing we had our very first fight, where eight years of toxic resentment surfaced. I then deleted her off all social media sites, blocked her number and never spoke to her again. I never told her the real reason why either.
On one hand, workplace relationships are a significant factor in our satisfaction with our work. And on the other, our relationships at home are both affected by and in turn impact upon our work, and achieving an effective work-family balance is essential to our wellbeing - as well as, in fact, to our performance at work.