There are so many reasons to be afraid of intimacy and love we can hardly begin to enumerate them. John Paul-Sartre opined that lovers want to possess the desire of the other to quell their fear of rejection and abandonment. In that way he believes that all love relationships are doomed to battles for independence and ever present dependency.
Many people find that when they are in a committed long-term relationship their sex lives can, over time, become perfunctory, routine and habitual, with sex 'performed' at certain times and ways each week. However, all it takes is a little thought and effort to make a difference and begin to improve your sex life.
I consider myself a strong woman and lately have met other women just like me, mamas who are trying to continue their development whilst doing a million other things. It's hard. I know I chose to have a child but I did not know how all consuming it would be and that part of me would grieve the freedom I used to have in abundance.
How much do we need? Truly need? Society tells us we need incredibly more than we do and they have to, it creates the economy that we live in. However, study after study and story after story proves we benefit from owning so much less.
These were some of the last words I said to my beautiful boyfriend on Thursday afternoon, eyes swollen and soaked with tears, as he seriously debated whether or not to get hit by a car so that he could stay with me in the UK instead of boarding his flight home to Brisbane, Australia.
Dress to impress! First impressions do count and we all judge a book by its cover as much as we like to pretend we don't! We sum a person up within the first 30 seconds based on how they dress and what they look like.
Families with kids will have their term time routine thrown into chaos as the children are off school for 6-8 weeks at a time. Partners often have different expectations of holiday time. I often hear that mum's need a break from the children and Dad's need a break from work. So arguments arise when nobody wants to do the mundane housework or entertain the kids all day long.
Healthy interactions require that you come at them from a neutral or positive place. If you take the time to cool off and think about it, you will have a much better chance of working the problem through.
Practising tough love is ... well, tough, particularly when in difficult circumstances; at least, it is for many people in parts of my world. In other parts, exercising tough love comes a bit more easily. Some folk are more practical than others. Their mantra: if a lesson isn't taught, it can't be learned.
Today, like every day, I battled the insanity of the London underground at peak hour. Anyone who has experienced this will join me in a unanimous howl of frustration. You get pushed at, cut off, barraged, sworn at and generally harassed...
(This author with Croix Sather) The stereotype of men in Western culture is that they are insensitive, uncommunicative, and completely allergic to ...
So yes, I do have a friend who I feel very close to, but I also have another bunch of friends who I love dearly - so how can I say just one person is my 'best' friend when all friendships are different, irreplaceable, wonderful and unlike any other?
I'm a huge advocate of online dating. I mean I met my boyfriend of six years on Guardian Soulmates and I've since forged a unique business helping people find love online. In fact, I truly believe everyone can find love online. But... let's not pretend here, online dating sucks.
The government is currently attempting to get more couples to use mediation by making mediation information meetings (MIAMs) compulsory before beginning court proceedings. They are also offering a complimentary mediation session to couples where one spouse qualifies for legal aid.
Modern Romance sees comedian and actor Aziz Ansari embark on a journey of self-discovery, visiting five countries and interviewing hundreds of people in the company of sociology professor Eric Klinenberg.
The psycho girlfriend. She'll refuse to let you hang out with your best friends for fear you might cheat on her. She'll check your phone at leas...