Heterosexual and same-sex couples are treated equally by the law if their marriage fails. But do gay relationships have their own unique difficulties, asks Ellie O’Byrne IT was one of those raw, unscripted moments in radio.When novelist John Boyne opened up about the breakdown of his marriage on RTÉ’s The Marian Finucane Show recently, listeners took to the Twittersphere with messages of support for Boyne, praising his honesty.In the candid interview with Brendan O’Connor, standing in for Finucane, the Boy In The Striped Pyjamas author revealed the toll the breakdown of his 11-year same-sex marriage had taken on his mental health, even leading to a suicide attempt the 47-year-old described as a “cry for help”.“I’ve veered between great pain and sadness and brutal fury, and I’ve ended up in the hospital at one point after taking too many pills,” said Boyne.Boyne and his ex-husband met 13 years ago and celebrated a civil … [Read more...] about Rainbow’s end: When love breaks down in a same-sex relationship
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RITA Ora wowed in a colourful swimming costume as she chilled out on a yacht on holiday in Sardinia. The singer enjoyed an outdoor shower before jumping into the sea from the boat's deck earlier today. She spent the day with her rocker boyfriend Andrew Wattt along with pals including hunky male model Jordan Barrett and Towie star Vas J Morgan. Andrew filmed Rita and her pals jumping into the sea from the posh yacht. Rita's appearance on holiday came after The Sun revealed she is planning a tribute to DJ and producer Avicii at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 20 — four months to the day since his death. A music insider told Bizarre: “Rita was hit hard by Avicii’s death and she knew she wanted to do something special to properly celebrate him and his legacy. “She has spoken about him on stage while performing the song but she was thrilled when the VMAs said they would like her to do something at the ceremony. “Details have been kept secret … [Read more...] about Rita Ora wows in a psychedelic swimsuit as she enjoys an outdoor shower and dives off a yacht in Sardinia
There's a sense that Catherine Walker feels she'll be hard-pressed to top the experience of starring in lush, raunchy, big-budget BBC series Versailles. Playing Madame de Maintenon, the real life figure who held King Louis XIV, and the whole of France (and Europe at one point) in thrall, has proven to be one of the most high profile and interesting gigs of the Dublin actress's career. When filming wrapped last year, she says, "I went through that sadness of letting go of the character and the journey and the whole experience of it. It was really, really wonderful, working with incredible people, living in Paris. When do you get to live in Paris? That was just the greatest story of my life." Maintenon was a rather reticent character in the second series, slowly building her relationship with King Louis (played by Georges Blagden), but the third series sees her rise from nanny to the position of queen, albeit a secret one (their marriage was never publicly announced). … [Read more...] about ‘You walk in thinking I’m Catherine in a tracksuit from Coolock, how the hell am I going to be Maintenon today?’
Does it bother anyone that President Donald Trump has been caught lying? Does it bother anyone that this is not new? Does it bother anyone that the president has been shown to be a liar? These questions are again front and center before the country. People will answer them differently, depending on their views about Trump. Some will condemn the behavior. Some will condone it. Many, no doubt, will try to look away, even if that has become more and more difficult. The questions won't go away. They are part of the fabric of this presidency. Thanks to Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor and current member of the president's legal team, Trump has been exposed flat out about the $130,000 in hush money that his attorney Michael Cohen paid to adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels) to cover up an affair that the president denies having with her. In a remarkable exchange with Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel on Wednesday night, Giuliani almost casually dropped the … [Read more...] about Analysis: Again, Trump is caught in a lie. Will it change anything?
Ending a relationship is never easy - and it can be even harder if there is still love shared. But just because heartbreak may feel like the end of the world, the good news is the pain won’t last forever - and it certainly won’t keep you from falling in love again. According to research published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, it takes 11 weeks to feel better after a relationship ends. But a separate study found it takes closer to 18 months to heal from the end of a marriage. In reality, heartbreak is a grieving process - and it looks completely different for everyone. Because love is a messy emotion, and each relationship comes with its own memories and feelings, the end of any relationship will be a unique experience. And there is no set time limit for healing - as factors including the length of the relationship, shared experiences and memories, whether you had children, betrayal, and the depth of emotion all play a part in the healing process. The … [Read more...] about How to get over someone according to a relationship expert