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...
It's a busy world. You run to work, have a jam-packed day and an even busier evening. But in the rush to accomplish your day's "To Do" list, you are...
"How could I have prevented it?" It's the question every person asks if their lives have been touched by the death of a loved one who killed themselves. It doesn't matter if you were the distant friend who saw them once a year or the spouse who kissed them goodbye hours before. It haunts your every waking moment. Every last moment is pulled into sharp focus: the last meeting you cancelled, the fight you had, the phone call you didn't make, the I Love You that stayed inside your mouth. My husband Rob passed away from suicide this year, a lost battle against a depression that had gripped him for decades. How could I have prevented it? It is a question I ask myself every day.
Over the years, we have gradually learnt to be with each other in a different way, in a more present way, in a more heart-open way, in a way where we profoundly relax into each other because orgasm is not the goal, we find that another more soulful sexual energy arises.
Although retirement is viewed as an individual experience, it has an enormous impact on marital relationships. In the initial stages of retirement there is a kind of honeymoon period where couples rate their marriages more favorably, they have better sex lives, and feel their relationships have actually improved. It doesn't last.
Even if you are ready the thought of dating again is probably a terrifying one. It's worth remembering that first-date nerves are normal - and having dealt with a major upheaval in your life, you don't want to hit the dating scene all guns blazing.
I've heard a lot of people swear off marriage after a divorce. Or two. Or more. I've been around that block more times than I care to acknowledge. But if I've learned anything at all, it's this: Marriage is not the problem.
Watching 'Ex On The Beach' is a stomach churner even for those of us who aren't the faintest of heart, but this series has taken the biscuit of crude, grotesque and morally corrupt. Aimed at 18-24 year olds, 'Ex On The Beach' is single handedly normalising horrendous relationship behaviours.
Traveling is exciting but not when it's forced upon you. Slowly things began to change, in trickles at first and suddenly a large proportion of my peers had moved abroad, some to the UK others Canada, Australia and it seems everywhere in between.