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The Man Detox

It’s the New Year. Hey 2014, you’d better be a good one! I know a good few of you are going to be having something of a detox January. No alcohol, few carbs and a only the tiniest amount of sugar after the excesses and jollity of December. Cutting out caffeine? Downing the vegetable juice? Your [...]

Rough Guide to Singledom for the Newly Single

Are you recently single? I am. Isn’t it just the best feeling? No. Not really. I’m in that time that everyone has in their life – that limbo period where you are stuck between wanting that person back and wanting everything to go away so you can be happy again. But being in this very confusing, up-and-down period [...]

The first cut is the deepest

There are 5 words I hate.  “What are we doing here?” or its closely related cousin, “What do you want from me?” They put all the pressure on me to make the decision.  And make me want to respond in my sassiest tone, “If you don’t know, how can I answer that definitively?!  ‘We’ applies [...]

Living In The Past

It is sometimes easier going backwards for some, rather than taking the more healthy approach and moving forward. Many of us tend to go round in a cycle of going back to an ex, leaving them and returning once more.   I myself have never been one to go back to an ex or a [...]

The Men That Slipped The Net

My one is a guy I went out with when I was seventeen. Of course, all of you normal people who aren’t embroiled in the emotional turmoil of it all can turn and say to me, ‘But you were only a kid.’ I know that. But the two years we had together are still yet [...]

Ghosts of Christmas’ past

Considering myself a bit of Scrooge when it comes to Christmas anyway I seem to have taken the role to a whole new level this year. Just as the man himself was visited by 3 ghosts of Christmas past present and future so was I, well more precisely men.   Stuck in a single rut [...]

Social Media Making It Harder To Move On?

When moving on from a relationship I’m a firm believer in the concept of ‘out of sight out of mind’. However, in this day and age with social media, networking sites and messenger applications steering clear of an ex is not as simple as avoiding his local. Getting through the day can be hard enough [...]

In Her Shoes

It is probably easier said than done to, “get over it” or to “not think about it too much”. When it is a friend who is going through a bad break up or who has a few guy issues, we often wave it away, forgetting how hard it was when we were in a similar [...]

Friendly Relationship Advice

There’s plenty of good relationship advice out there, well known clichés that are the sound track to go alongside that bottle of wine to ease the heartache. I recently text a medley of these gems to friend who was in need of some soothing – ‘He was never good enough for you’, ‘There’s plenty more [...]

Rose-Tinted

You land with a hard thud, the blue birds, butterflies, white bunnies and red love hearts disappear. No longer seeing the object of your affection with rose-tinted glasses, you now face the bleak reality.   Falling for a guy you once believed to be perfect, yet eventually realising he is exactly like your ex was [...]

Believe

So you’ve broken up with the person you thought you loved. The person whose face was indelibly etched in your mind for every day of your relationship; whose dreams were a part of yours and whose problems often lay on your own shoulders – not that it mattered for their love for you enabled you [...]

Sean Penn and Charlize Theron Together?

Rumour has it that Sean Penn and Charlize Theron are secretly dating.  Both are sexy, single and seeking affection… what better fit could there be! Sean Penn and his wife of 14 years, Robin Wright, divorced in July 2010 after some on-again off-again moments.  Charlize Theron, recently split from long-term partner Stuart Townsend.  After having [...]

Daunting Dates

I have a quandary… I cannot decide which is worse; the traditional blind date or the partially sighted date that is having ‘met’ online and now venturing into the visuals… Both are anxiety inducing, nerve fuelled horrors of situations… For me at least. I am hardly qualified to discuss this, as I have never been [...]

Eva Longoria Post Divorce

It’s the best medicine for the broken heart.  Dating a sexy man or woman to help you get over your ex is the ultimate high when one needs it most.  It’s no surprise that sexy, sweet, beautiful Eva Longoria has decided to sip from this very elixir after deciding to split from her sportsman husband. [...]

Oh the irony!

It serves me right for having written my last article. I should have kept my metaphoric mouth firmly shut and continued to live in the ignorant bliss that I was enjoying… Now I find my ‘perfect’ relationship was not always so perfect, that my perfect guy was not so and here I am, once again, [...]

I know him so well… Or do I???

I believe myself to have known my significant others very well… On an intuitive level it has felt right and I have not found myself questioning them or overlooking concerns within our relationship for fear of rocking the happiness boat…   My eleven-year relationship saw me knowing the good, the bad and the ugly of [...]

THE SINGLE BED: When ‘no’ means ‘no more.’

I recently had a call from, let’s just say, a male suitor who I used to spend time with. I was thrilled to hear from him, it was like winning lotto – the ‘which lady does he want to spend his Saturday night with lotto.’ I am proud to say that it had been some [...]

SINGLE GIRL CHRONICLES: TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!

It’s that time again, where we separate from our cash in exchange for gifts for loved ones. Year after year, almost like tradition, shopping becomes a mayhem days before Christmas day. But is it me or is everyone riveting on about what they want their girlfriend or boyfriend to get them this Xmas? Now I [...]

Lessons Learnt

I have always wanted a boyfriend but have often been single. My earliest daydreams include having someone to hold my hand, play happy families with and be the grateful recipient of hugs. When I am single I can’t walk through Marks and Spencer’s men’s section without my heart breaking. I have had boyfriends that have [...]

Must have a plan!

New life mantra: must have plan, must have plan. The media (here read women’s magazines) is saturated with women who have demonstrated the true meaning of multi tasking.  They have deadlines and goals aplenty, and I’m not talking about avoiding Selfridges shoe department while  being drunk.  They take structured and purposeful steps up their career [...]