Relationships

Welcome to the Dating & Relationships section on City Connect

We have a wide range of contributors including the reknowned relationship expert & life coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams offering their advice on issues about love, dating, relationship, marriage and break-ups. Articles also cover all types of relationship from personal relationships to work relationships.

For a list of all Dating & Relationship articles, see below.

Brush Away Those Singleton Blues

With the sudden dip of temperature causing us to dust the cobwebs from our hats, gloves and scarves, Winter is definitely here! For most people, thoughts turn to the planning of impending significant family occasions and the countdown to Christmas, but for some, the idea of spending the next few … Continue reading

Give me an F!

What is it about men and the F Word? And by that I mean Feelings. Why are we unable to get an emotion out of a guy? Is it something they are born with, or something they learn over Xbox and packets of pork scratchings. Trying to get an emotion … Continue reading

Separate Togetherness

Hmmmmm! I thought it was about time to discuss and analyse the concept of separate-togetherness. Either you want to be with somebody in a relationship, or you don’t!  If only life was black and white with no fifty shades in between. So, how much togetherness do you share? Every other night, … Continue reading

What is Considered Cheating?

The definition of infidelity (according to Wikipedia) Infidelity (colloquially known as cheating, adultery, or having an affair) most commonly refers to a breach of an expectation of sexual and or emotional exclusivity expressed or implied in an intimate relationship. So the definition states that to cheat is to have an affair whether it be emotional … Continue reading

Opposites Attract

Struck by the way his dark mocha skin complimented her porcelain complexion, Her conservative image creatively disturbed by his sinuous dreadlocks and loose-fitting jeans, Struck by their contagious smiles, magnetised by their togetherness, I come to a halt, caught myself staring and wondered. Most of us can summon up a … Continue reading

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Painful Periods? Don’t Let Your Hormones Wreck Your Life!

A lot of women come to a complementary health practitioner because they suffer from pre-menstrual tension or find it very difficult to get on with life when they have their monthly periods (known medically as ‘menses’). However, even more women put up with distressing symptoms, thinking these are a normal … Continue reading

Is He The Right Guy For Me?

Dear Sharon, I found you while browsing Facebook. I am in a relationship with a guy a year now. We are both 23. He’s studying and I have finished education. We were really into each other but with time things have changed. He does keep me happy, takes me out, buys me … Continue reading

Put Down The Phone And Start Dating

Here’s a question for all the single people out there:- Do you remember when you used to go on dates? We mean proper, actual dates with people you’ve developed a connection with in-person, not someone you spoke to the day before on a dating app or a website. Are you … Continue reading

Trick or Treat?

Halloween is my favourite time of year and always has been.  The thing with Halloween is why us girls love it so much because, let’s be honest it’s the one day of the year we can dress up in next to nothing and have nobody pass judgement on us.  It’s … Continue reading

The Relationship Itch!

I always remember people saying to me, seven years be mindful of the seven year itch …..And so when I got to this milestone I was expecting and prepared for the worst.  Would I suddenly fall out of love, feel the need to explore other pathways, become some sort of … Continue reading

Birthday Expectations

Today is my birthday but what is it about a birthday that brings out the diva in us girls? It’s all about me, me, me for 24 hours, the world is mine and I shall do with it whatever I choose (or tell you to do). It’s like our inner … Continue reading

I Don’t Love My Hubby Now He’s Tubby

Dear Sharon, I married my husband because he was handsome and sexy and I knew there was no way I should even have a shot with him – let alone a relationship. For some reason he really loved me and wanted to marry me. I didn’t want to lose him … Continue reading

Drunken Holiday Flings… Not A Good Look!

Having recently returned from a week in Portugal I noticed how full of Brits and Irish people it was.  I can’t say that this was what I was expecting, I never really choose to go abroad to be surrounded by people from my home town.  Nevertheless I was with my … Continue reading

Happily Ever After!

Once upon a time …… You find your knight, charger and everything, he rides you off into the sunset, the castle, and fairy-tale ending …and you both live happily ever after! Yeah right! You find you’re knight after searching a lifetime – almost give up hope and then you see … Continue reading

What Kind of Singleton Are You?

Being single is something we all seem experience at some point in our lives; regardless of how we end up being alone its inevitable for most. But like most things in life being single has its ins and outs, up and downs and miss and preconceptions. We all know better … Continue reading

How is the One Night Stand Perceived?

It’s 2 am. It’s Friday night and the only thing you’ve had down your throat this evening is vodka tonics and the dirty blonde who’s name you don’t care to remember.  The bar is ready to close up soon but the two of you are not done partying.  The choice … Continue reading

Love Addiction: “I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me”

Ever loved someone to the point you would do most anything for them? Ever loved someone undeniably, irrationally, unconditionally? Did you ever think they could hurt you? No. Probably not. He is perfect most of the time, a ray of sunshine; charming, charismatic, kind, sensitive, receptive… he is your rock. … Continue reading

Dating in the Workplace

What makes us want to date people in the workplace?  With the office being the forefront of most workplace shenanigans.  With nothing but computers, photocopiers and paperwork to focus on from 9-5, is it any wonder we suddenly have a look around elsewhere.  Steve from accounts has always been a … Continue reading

What if Fantasies Were Real?

I am writing this today, sitting on the London train smiling to myself innately as a thought or I suppose fantasy pops into my head.  The thought that is now making the passenger opposite me look up (as I chuckle obviously enough to be heard) revolves around the subject of fantasies … Continue reading

The Art of Seduction

“I will seduce you, how do you feel about that?” I would have to say, I would feel pretty damn good, knowing that somebody wanted me that badly and felt confident or possibly arrogant enough to express it. So I started thinking, how do you seduce people? Is it something … Continue reading

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