Relationships

Tips for Your First Relationship After Coming Out

So you’ve done the hard part – you’ve come out! First of all, congratulations for making it this far. You’ve been incredibly brave to do it, and you’re now in a position to go forward living your life in the open and being true to yourself. This is amazing, and you deserve to be happy

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Is My Relationship Healthy? QUIZ

A question we’ve all probably asked ourselves at one time: is my relationship healthy? There are lots of behaviours in relationships that make a relationship less healthy than it should be. Whether that’s jealousy, controlling behaviours, gaslighting or lying – it’s probably never been tougher to determine if those we love treat us the way

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Separation anxiety: What you need to know

It’s summer, and the world is opening up again. But that might mean that this is the first time in a long time that you and your other half head your separate ways for trips, family get-togethers and that long-awaited holiday. If that’s got you feeling anxious that might mean you are suffering from separation

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Why Comparing Your Relationship is Ruining It

Do you ever get that feeling that people are doing better than you at everything? Even when it comes to your relationship? Well this is perfectly normal, to compare yourself, your partner and everything about you both to the world around you. You might feel like this makes you a bad partner, because everything you’ve

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Here’s How I Got Out Of a Toxic Relationship

Our anonymous relationship writer Hayley T writes about her experiences of a toxic relationship, how she got out and where to go from there.  Whilst most of you would probably argue that 2020 was defined by lockdowns and COVID-19, my 2020 was defined by something entirely different. Indeed, whilst COVID-19 might have claimed many relationships,

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What Do I Do If Coming Out Doesn’t Go Well?

You’ve managed to pluck up the courage and found a way to tell your parents the truth. You’ve just come out, and you are gutted as it hasn’t gone well. What do you do now?  Here are 5 tips on how to cope. It’s not your fault Maybe you’ve read lots of coming out stories

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What is Revenge Porn? 5 Things You Should Know from the Experts

What is Revenge porn? Sounds scary doesn’t it? Here, Carmel Glassbrook from the Revenge Porn Helpline breaks down the top 5 things you need to know about revenge porn from her experience working with the organisation: 1. It’s not always about “revenge” and it’s not really porn. So, the story goes; “Boy meets girl. Girl sends

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How To Deal With Racist Parents

We know we should never have to write about this kind of thing. Instead of teaching people ‘how to deal with it’ we should be teaching people ‘how not to be racist’. Telling someone how to deal with racism, implies that the problem lies with the person on the receiving end, not the perpetrator. Unfortunately

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My Parents Didn’t React Well To Me Coming Out

What Are The Reasons and How Should You React? Coming out is an incredibly scary idea for many, but it is even scarier when you have to tell your parents. The fear of impending doom that you might be rejected by your parents is crippling and leads to many people not coming out for years.

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4 Ways to Support a Friend Who has Come Out

When a friend comes out to you, it can be difficult for both of you. Knowing how to react so as not to hurt their feelings can be a difficult task, and so can knowing how to support them going forward with their journey. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you understand how

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