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.
Whilst we often hear about unusual cases that come before the Court of unreasonable behaviour, the above are the most common reasons quoted. Each one of them potentially being the straw that breaks the camel's back and forcing one of the parties into a solicitors' office.
Many divorcing parents struggle to identify the best approach for the children. It is a roller coaster at the best of times and when you throw children into the mix it becomes a minefield of emotional management.
There is a lot of focus on the outcome of the referendum in Scotland next week. What most people don't seem to realize is that whatever the outcome it is already over between Scotland and the rest of the UK. It was over the moment that Scotland decided it might want to leave.
As a stylist, I know image matters. Over the years my knowledge has helped many of my clients improve their personal or business image to achieve their goals & desires. Women and men think differently, we all clearly know that.
I'm glad my heartbreak happened when it did, early on enough for me to realise it wasn't just my feelings that mattered. If you've been heartbroken, you'll know what I mean and if you haven't? Well, just pray that when your time comes it's swift and fixable - and that it comes before you break too many hearts yourself.
There are a number of easy ways to recognise a bad relationship and without torturing her further by reeling off the job she'd already done for me - guys who want space, want space from you. Guys who won't commit after two and a half years won't commit to you and guys who don't like being called on unannounced don't like being called on unannounced by you.
What do we see when we look at a naked woman? This week's leak of celebrity nudes suggests that we consider female sexuality and sexual agency to be shameful. By turning a private image of a sexual subject into something public to be leered at and used as pornography, you suggest that women should be sexual objects and nothing more.
There are four certainties in life, we live, we die, we pay taxes, and the police will never understand the concept of domestic abuse.
Hubby is a patient man. Strong, loving, considerate too, but mostly patient (in the extreme). He has a tough job sometimes - he has me. Granted, I have my good points (too many to list, obviously) but then there's also that nasty cloud/dog/bubble aspect just waiting in the wings, ready to pounce as soon as I let my guard down. And when it pounces on me, it pounces on him too.
The day after the ball, I felt fine. I did not harbour the dread that follows a night of self-abasement. Still, the picture of my pasty visage was a giveaway. I had shamed myself. The newsletter was quarterly so I would have to endure its presence in the canteen for some time. I could destroy every copy but they would only be replenished by a keen intern.
Now, as a proper grown up - whatever that means - I can see that the flurry of youth brings with it deep uncertainty and glorious freedom in equal measure. Good friends are like rocks throughout this process and we cling to them for comfort and security, whilst benefitting from all the fun of new-found adulthood in the safety of warm and familiar company.
There are all warning signs that you need to STOP and FOCUS on your marriage. It will not fix itself. You need to take time out if you want to avoid things getting worse. If you leave them too long then you will head towards what I call the "switch flicking moment". This is the point of no return when something just changes and you no longer feel that attraction to your partner.
Being single isn't something that should be endured, a temporary standing until your life really begins and somebody comes along to complete you, it is YOU. It is you on your own, exactly as you are without the prop of anybody else.
He has his own mind, although at times he may choose to deviate from it in order to keep the greater peace for the both of us. I would recognise and value this, time and time again. Because it does not mean I am right or I have won. It is simply a reflection of his grace.
I wish you knew the pain you've put me through the last 26 years. The suicide attempts I once made on my life. The memories that haunt me. How I spent many years believing I was worthless. How I still hear your voice in my head sometimes telling me that I'm stupid.