Four Wedding Planning Hacks To Keep You Sane!

Your wedding should be the most relaxing day of your life. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. From the controlling mother-in-law to “Bride-zilla”, there is no shortage of wedding planning horror stories to convince you that your wedding should be hyper-stressful. If you’re a naturally relaxed person most of the time, and you don’t want to let your wedding change that, try these tips for a stress-free day. Save your time and energy for ensuring that your honeymoon is the[Read more]

Being a birth partner for my daughter

New born baby boy in a white sleep suit

I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby and having a discussion with my mother about ladies who have their mums in the birthing room with them when they are giving birth. At that time, I thought that it was absolutely terrible to have your mother as a birth partner, as did my mother as well. I guess it depends on the kind of relationship that you have with your children and also if your children have birthing[Read more]

Z is for Zealous: Relationship A-Z

Couple kissing behind a paper fan - passionate - zealous

The most beautiful thing is to see a person you love smiling and even more beautiful is knowing that you are the reason behind it – Unknown. Zealous means enthusiastic and passionate so I think that this nicely rounds up this relationship series. In a good relationship, you should be enthusiastic and passionate about your partner, no matter how long you have been together. When you talk to other people about your partner you should want to say how wonderful[Read more]

Thinking About Divorce When You Have Children

Divorce certificate being cut with scissors

.If you’re a parent and thinking about divorce, you will probably wonder what age is going to be best for the kids. There is most definitely not a magic number when it comes to defining the right age for kids. Although age is a valid consideration, there is no age that makes them more resilient. There are still other factors that should be considered too.  Have a look below at some of the factor you should be keeping in mind[Read more]

Y is for Your Boundaries: Relationship A-Z

Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy.  If you know people who do none of these things, let them go – Unknown. Y is for your boundaries – do you have any? You should have boundaries and be clear to your partner what they are right from the start of the relationship. If you do not set clear boundaries then how can you expect your partner to know what[Read more]

X is for X-rated! : Relationship A-Z

“Sex is more than an act of pleasure, it’s the ability to be able to feel so close to a person, so connected, so comfortable that it’s almost breathtaking to the point you feel you can’t take it. And at this moment you’re a part of them” – Thom Yorke. We are nearing the end of this series now. So, of course, sex does have to come into the equation, or at the very least, intimacy. In my opinion, a[Read more]

W is for Want: Relationship A-Z

Two hands making a heart shape by connecting their thumb and fingers together

Good relationships don’t just happen; they take time, patience and two people who truly want to work to be together – Unknown. It may sound obvious but both people need to want to make the relationship work and both need to be willing to put the effort in to make it a success. It can not all be on one person. Sometimes one of the people may not even realise that their heart is no longer in the relationship as[Read more]

V is for Valuing

Two fingers together with drawn on faces to look like two people sharing one heart

Respect peoples feelings. Even if it does not mean anything to you, it could mean everything to someone – Unknown. What are values? Values can also be described as internal beliefs. We develop them as we grow, first from our parents and then from our friends and wider society. They are not set in stone so they can be changed or swayed. Often we do not even realise what our values are. They lie below the surface guiding us in[Read more]

U is for Understanding: Relationship A-Z

A couple in each others arms holding love heart balloons in the middle of the street with houses either side

“Affection is when you see someone’s strengths; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.” – One Day  When you are in a long term relationship a little understanding can go a long way. No one is perfect so the key is understanding someone’s flaws but loving them anyway. Darren and I have been together over 23 years and along the way I have discovered a few things which really annoy me as I am sure he has with me!  We all[Read more]

T is for Trust: Relationship A-Z

The word trust written in the sand.

A relationship without trust is like a car without gas. You can stay in it all you want, but it won’t go anywhere. Trust To me, trust is the most important part of a relationship and if you do not have trust then you do not have a relationship. Trust is linked to so many of the different topics which we have already covered in this series. So, if there is no trust then it is unlikely that there will[Read more]