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Meetup for singles

 For those of you coming out of a relationship, and wanting to make new social contacts without 'dating' in mind, you might try your local Meetup group http://www.meetup.com I was told about this by a friend who says there is a new group in Winchester, aimed at 40-50 year olds. Yes, there are…

Grieving the death of courtship

Relationship researcher Dr John Gottman has said the first casualty of an organised life is courtship. It is common after marriage to get busy raising children, running a home and pursuing careers. When we observe that couples have stopped courting each other and ask about that, they will often say…

The 15 hour marriage dare

Relationship experts suggest that the main reason marriages fail or languish is for lack of time together. Time is, in fact, our most limited and precious resource. Many of us have become incredibly good at scheduling and multitasking. Still, we’re so busy and overscheduled it often seems we’re running a marathon. Most of us could be…

No Fault Divorces

As a top judge calls for the introduction of no-fault divorces, Vanessa Lloyd Platt says British laws are old fashioned and magnify the pain of separation.  If you need evidence of the outdated and ridiculous nature of Britain’s divorce laws then consider this extract from a woman’s petition to end…

Top 5 regrets

I found links to this article in the Guardian today: Top five regrets of the dying - Susie Steiner A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. What would your biggest regret be if…