As a heterosexual woman of thirty eight years old, I have lived without a male partner for five full years now and I can honestly say with no reservations whatsoever, that my quality of life has improved as a result. Some reasons for which I give here, in a list, because everyone likes a list.
How's business? Do you have a lot of orders both confirmed and in the pipeline? You do? That's great! No need to worry about a networking or referrals strategy then. Or think again.
I'm always one for moving forward but to me this is a step in the wrong direction. Isn't planning the demise of a marriage before we even sign the register a recipe for disaster? Without question, if my husband-to-be had suggested we put together a pre-nup, I'd have torn up the invites and scoffed the wedding cake.
In a nutshell, it seemed to me that the women wanted to live a traditional life but have unrestricted leeway enabling them to be independent whenever or wherever they decide, regardless of any prior situation, circumstances or statements to the contrary.
This is one for the girls. Thinking about taking your relationship to the next level and moving in together? The truth is boys will be boys and that won't change even when you live together...
It's time we reassess what we want out of a relationship. Is a bling ring and a collage of couple photos above the fire place? Or is it warmth, understanding, and a Netflix subscription? Snuggles on the sofa and an Orange Is The New Black binge for me any day, thanks.
We all have an idea in our mind of what we want out of our relationship, and how we would like it to be. While we need to be conscious of seeking perfection from ourselves, from our partner (or potential partner) or from our relationship, we also need to be careful that we don't compromise ourselves for the sake of a relationship.
She opened her mouth as if to speak then looked back at her book, a compendium of 15th Century Dutch art. We both had our headphones in. I took mine out and listened a while to the train chatter.
How do we learn to control anger? It is of course very complex and difficult and sometimes no matter what we try to do, it's going to come up. The more we know about what causes our anger the better we are able to make choices about how we want to respond when we are angry.
Arms like Thor's hammer, brain of Einstein's descendant, heart of a thousand puppies. Financial analyst, serious Apple geek, proud PS4 owner, a fantastic motorcyclist and an incredible person. I'm talking of course about my brother. Kind of feels like I'm writing this on an online dating profile at this point, but just go with it.
For someone with arthritis who is living with pain and stiffness in their joints, it's not just a matter of finding the time. Imagine how difficult it would be to maintain intimacy with your partner if, having a hug, sleeping next to someone at night or going for a walk was excruciatingly painful.
All I'm asking is that people bring more of their life values into business with them. React more to colleagues as they would to their friends and see the whole picture rather than becoming embroiled in politics and the trappings of business.
You are NOT fat. You are just a shade short of 5'8 and a size 8. That is not fat. Not in my book, not in anyone's book. Our society has become obsessed with body image.
What if Valentine's Day, or relationships in general, were a stark reminder of the most painful and distressing events that you ever experienced? What if they triggered a trauma so terrifically challenging that it forever altered your approach to life? Welcome to Valentine's Day, and relationships, for adoptees.
If you are secure in your relationship and have made a commitment to each other your love, friendship, trust and confidence in your other half should be more important than one day a year when clever mass marketing of cards and double priced flowers hits the shops, adverts and media.
But beyond the polarity of 'proud to be single' vs 'smug married' is more human uncertainty than any other sphere of life. People are unreliable and relationships a gamble, bodies don't work as required when babies are meticulously planned. Being single may be gloriously liberating one day, bleakly lonely the next. This is life.