HOW TO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE READY FOR MARRIAGE

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HOW TO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE READY FOR MARRIAGE

Last Thursday, I went to the wedding of one of my dear school friends, Claire, and her (now) husband, Syd – who I’ve also known since I was 14.

I have to say, it was one of the most stunning weddings I’ve ever been to (helped by the fact that the setting was Ibiza!)
What was most magical, though, was seeing just how much Claire and Syd adore each other.

Not just as lovers or life partners, but as true friends.

Because theirs was my second wedding in this month alone, inevitably, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about marriage over the last few days…

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THE HARDEST THING (NOT) TO SAY TO YOUR LOVER

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THE HARDEST THING (NOT) TO SAY TO YOUR LOVER

Last week, I went to a Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meeting in London.

And a woman shared something that I wish to GOD I’d been told at the beginning of my relationship with Joe.

But, at the same time, I know I probably wasn’t really ready to hear it until now…

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HOW TO SURVIVE A ROUGH PATCH IN A RELATIONSHIP

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HOW TO SURVIVE A ROUGH PATCH IN A RELATIONSHIP

A 1:1 love-coaching client recently shared with me how her partner and her had hit a wall in their relationship.

And she didn’t know if she should hold out and weather the storm, or just cut her losses and leave.

It’s a predicament I’ve been in many times myself…

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HOW TO INSTANTLY EXPERIENCE ROMANCE

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HOW TO INSTANTLY EXPERIENCE ROMANCE

Not meaning to sound all old-fashioned, but I think it’s a crying-shame that men don’t write women sonnets anymore.

I’d bloody LOVE to have someone write me a sonnet (if you feel the urge to do so, DON’T HOLD BACK).

The following sonnet is one of my all time favourites (I even wrote my English Lit dissertation on it at uni).

Which is why I plan to have it read at my wedding one day....

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THE SECRET TO KEEPING LOVE

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THE SECRET TO KEEPING LOVE

This Easter weekend, I realised the main reason my relationship keeps getting better, year after year.

My parents were away, my siblings were spending time with their own partners, and my boyfriend Joe had decided to go to Cornwall with a few of his guy friends.

Meaning that I’d be spending most of the weekend alone...

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THE ONE THING THAT’S BLOCKING YOU FROM A GREAT LOVE LIFE

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THE ONE THING THAT’S BLOCKING YOU FROM A GREAT LOVE LIFE

In mine and my friend’s book ‘The Inner Fix,’ we share one of the most life-changing parables I’ve ever heard.

(And as a former regular church-goer, I’ve heard a lot).

I first came across it back in 2012, when my heart was broken and I’d do just about anything to make it hurt a bit less...

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THE FASTEST WAY TO GET YOUR DATE TO RESPECT YOU

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THE FASTEST WAY TO GET YOUR DATE TO RESPECT YOU

So, I just got smacked over the head with a super-obvious life lesson and felt compelled to share it with you.

Like me, you probably already know it.

But, also like me, you probably could do with hearing it again.

I won’t bore you with the details, but basically the other day I was having a particularly low moment here in Bali...

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HOW TO STOP RUNNING FROM THINGS THAT TERRIFY YOU

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HOW TO STOP RUNNING FROM THINGS THAT TERRIFY YOU

Last week I got in a metal cage in the middle of the ocean, as hungry great white sharks circled around it.

This is not something that had ever been on my bucket list.

In fact, I’ve had a phobia of open water, confined spaces and most certainly sharks ever since I can remember...

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What Everest (& My New Tattoo) Taught Me About Love

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What Everest (& My New Tattoo) Taught Me About Love

As you may know if you’ve been following my social feeds, a few weeks ago I went trekking with my dad & boyfriend in Nepal.

It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.

It also taught me more about love & relationships than all the self-help books I’ve ever read put together...

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Are You A Woman Who Loves Too Much?

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Are You A Woman Who Loves Too Much?

Recently, a client of mine shared that she feels totally addicted to her boyfriend and their relationship.

It’s something I can very much relate to myself, which is why - before I set off for travelling with my boyfriend for 6 months - I was a regular attendee at Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous...

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5 Things Not To Do When You See Your Ex With Someone New

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5 Things Not To Do When You See Your Ex With Someone New

“I hope you enjoy shagging your craggy-faced girlfriend. I wouldn’t.”

 … Is what my friend Becky text her ex after learning he was in a new relationship just a few short weeks after they’d broken up.

But, to be fair, that was a damn sight more sophisticated than when I was in a similar situation in my late teens, and found myself outside my ex’s parent’s house at 3am on my hands and knees, screaming bloody murder... 

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