Imagine what it would have been like to date 50 years ago. Just 50 short years. It wasn’t even called dating – it was ‘courting’. How official does that sound? My Nan tells me stories of how her and...
When planning out my life I didn’t exactly envisage ‘divorced by 26’ to be part of the picture. If I’m completely honest I didn’t really think I’d be married by then, but it seemed like everyone else was getting...
You’ll hear it time and time again, communication is key. And the reason it’s so cliche is because it’s so darn true. Ask anyone who considers themselves to be in a successful marriage what the ‘secret’ is and I...
We all know there’s plenty of toxic relationships out there. We’ve seen them, and for many of us we have been in them. But how do you know if you’re in a healthy relationship and why is it so...
Marriage: “the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship.” An emotional partnership that is legally recognized, a lot goes into this definition.  This is not my first time around the block. I was...
Every holiday season we get excited about all the beautiful decorations, the family time, the gift giving... only to forget the stress and frustrations that came along with the holidays last year... and every year before that. Christmas can...
It always frustrates me when people say to a couple 'oh wait until you get married, it will all change then...' There's no doubt that there are some things that change after you get married, but it's not like...
My husband once said to me that he thought anniversaries were a commercial way for companies to earn money. And I can understand why he thought this way - it was his belief that in order to celebrate your...
The thing about marriage advice is that everyone has an opinion and usually people are quite happy to dish it out in spades. And to be honest, I love it. I love hearing what makes people's marriages work, what...
We’ve all heard it time and time again, marriage is no walk in the park. But until you’ve been married and faced troubles, you don’t realise just how true that statement is. Around 50% of marriages end in divorce....