The Secret To Getting Him To Commit

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The Secret To Getting Him To Commit

I think we can probably all agree that the modern dating landscape often feels like a bit of a battlefield.

Whilst technology has made it so much easier for us to ‘put ourselves out there’ and connect with potential love interests (lots of them!) it can also create a fair amount of anxiety and overwhelm...

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7 Signs You're Dating The Wrong Person

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7 Signs You're Dating The Wrong Person

Ever found yourself questioning the compatibility of you and your partner, and wondering whether you might be dating the wrong person? Having once been a serial cheater and self-confessed love addict, Persia Lawson spoke to Marie Claire about how she beat her addiction to dysfunctional relationships, and how you can tell if you’re dating the wrong person....

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The Secret To Healing Your Heartbreak

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The Secret To Healing Your Heartbreak

Of all the predicaments that leave us feeling trapped and desperate in this day and age, what could be a more under-estimated affliction than that of having your heart broken?

Truly, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy - it’s that horrific...

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Without **This** Your Relationship Can't Survive

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Without **This** Your Relationship Can't Survive

I’ve just moved out of the home I’ve shared with my boyfriend for the last year.

Until we go travelling next month, we’re technically homeless – save for the generous friends and family who’ve offered us beds and sofas for the times I have to be in London for work...

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5 Ways To Stop Having Bullsh*t Relationships

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5 Ways To Stop Having Bullsh*t Relationships

Today, I feel an urge to call ‘bullsh*t’ on something that’s been bothering me for a while now:

The concept of ‘Authenticity.’

It’s a word that gets bandied around a hell of a lot in wellness circles these days.

“Just be your authentic self babe!”...

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What To Do When You're Being 'Ghosted' / 'Haunted' By Your Ex

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What To Do When You're Being 'Ghosted' / 'Haunted' By Your Ex

Let’s face it – dating’s always been hard enough at the very best of times.

Back in ye olde days (as in, pre-social media and Tinder), my friends and I would often find ourselves jumping up from the sofa every time the landline rang (remember those?!), desperately willing it to be our paramour inviting us out for another night of fun-fuelled passion....

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The Painful Truth About Relationships

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The Painful Truth About Relationships

Most mornings start the same in my home.

My boyfriend, who chooses to arise precisely two minutes before he has to be out the door for work, zooms through the flat like a tornado.

As soon as he’s satisfied that testicles, spectacles, wallet & watch are all aboard, he rushes over to the confused little mole that is me and plants three pecks on my unwashed mouth....

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5 Ways To Know If You're Really In Love

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5 Ways To Know If You're Really In Love

I’ve claimed to be in love more times than I care to remember.

For me, no other high can top the feeling of falling in love - it’s completely intoxicating, which is why I think our culture’s so obsessed with new relationships.....

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How To Know If You're A Sex + Love Addict

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How To Know If You're A Sex + Love Addict

In ‘The Inner Fix’ -  the book I wrote with my friend Joey, I rather brazenly shared how I’ve done some pretty unsavoury things in the relationships department over the years.

I cheated on every boyfriend I ever had, I had multiple one night stands, and I hooked up with (and ended up dating) men who were already in relationships, to name but a few.

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How Not To Make A Baby

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How Not To Make A Baby

There’s no pleasant way of saying this (Lord knows I’ve tried to find one…)

The other night, I accidentally pulled out my Mirena coil, thinking it was a tampon.

> Insert green vomiting-face emoji here <

*There’s an important reason I’m sharing this ghastly tale with you, though, so I hope you’ll stick around and hear me out....

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How To Know Who Your Real Friends Are

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How To Know Who Your Real Friends Are

My closest group of girlfriends are a bunch of fashion-conscious, prosecco-swilling strumpets.

They’re not actual strumpets/ streetwalkers (obviously), but for the last decade or so, I’ve lovingly referred to this group as ‘The Sloos’ – a bastardisation of ‘The Sluts’.

Not one of us has the faintest idea how or why this label came about and stuck...

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The Key To Your Trust Issues

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The Key To Your Trust Issues

In October of last year, I restarted therapy.

Although most of the last five years had been dedicated to learning to love and understand myself (and others), I knew there were deeper realms within that had yet to be healed.

An oversharer by nature, I hadn’t anticipated this process being too challenging...

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5 Ways To Get A Boyfriend

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5 Ways To Get A Boyfriend

If you want to get a boyfriend, you have to follow your dinosaurs.

Let me explain.

I was at a festival called ‘Wilderness’ in Oxfordshire back in 2015 when I met the love of my life.

Our eyes locked in a secret rave in a wooded valley, as bejewelled acrobatic mermaids did somersaults above our heads and glitter-speckled revellers shimmied and swayed beside us....

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What 2017 Has In Store For You

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What 2017 Has In Store For You

Last week, I had my first ever astrology reading with a lovely lady called Lee Lam.

Whilst I never fail to read my horoscope in the Evening Standard when I’m in town, my knowledge and understanding of the zodiac is very amateur, so I was curious to learn more.... 

 

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The Spiritual Secret To Success

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The Spiritual Secret To Success

Like most of us today, I’m a total Netflix fiend.

I watch shows in the bath, while eating breakfast – sometimes on the toilet, too (sorry for that visual…)

But the term ‘Netflix + chill’ has taken on a whole new meaning for me recently.

Right now, I’m obsessed with Mad Men.

I tried it years ago, but found it too slow; today, it’s the slowness of it that I relish the most.

In an episode I watched yesterday, the philandering sex-pot that is Donald Draper said something that really struck me...

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Don't Let **These** Bastards Grind You Down

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Don't Let **These** Bastards Grind You Down

It’s 7.30am on a Saturday morning.

The grey drizzle of London seeps in through the blinds, as if to confirm this strange sense of foreboding that’s been washing through my consciousness for the last few hours, refusing to let me fall back to sleep.

I’m alone in bed – my fella’s away for work and right now, I really feel his absence.

Instinctively, I know that all is not well....

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