This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In 2010, cross-cultural couples – or those involving a native Swede and a foreigner – made up nine percent of all married couples in Sweden. And according to a survey of expats in Sweden by Internations, more foreigners relocate to Sweden to be with their partner than for any other reason: 25 percent of those who responded said they moved to the country for love. This group faces unique challenges, from where to spend Christmas to which language to use with their children, while the partner who relocates must adjust to an entirely new culture, often leaving behind a job, family and friends. So what about the people who uproot their lives for a relationship which later ends? It's not an uncommon situation; the divorce rate among cross-cultural couples is significantly higher than that of both native couples and those where both partners come from the same foreign country, yet … [Read more...] about What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up?
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BREAK-UPS are never a walk in the park, but they can descend into full-on nightmares if you don't handle them properly.When you end a relationship, it's important to go into damage-control mode as soon as possible, but there's one thing loads of us forget to do.Especially in long-term relationships, you and your partner's life can become so entwined that you're practically the same person.This means that as well as sharing a bed, you could be sharing online log-ins or even sharing your password with your partner.This is why it's so important that you always change your passwords after a break-up, even though loads of us forget to do it.It doesn't matter if you think you weren’t one of those couples who over shared, the chances are you may still be logged in somewhere.So to avoid any drama on Facebook (or worse) be sure to log out of everything and tweak your password.News.com.au exposed some of the worst things that have happened to couples who forgot to take their … [Read more...] about This is one thing you HAVE to do after a break-up… but most of us forget
AS far as stories to tell the grandkids go, how LINDSAY LOHAN met her new man is up there with the most unusual.The actress, who split from Russian heir Egor Tarabasov in July after a series of very public rows, is now dating restaurant and bar owner Dennis Papageorgiou.And there was no Tinder involved.I can reveal Dennis was actually the man who stepped in when it all got heated between Lindsay and Egor on the Greek island of Mykonos earlier this year.The row spelled the beginning of the end of their relationship.Dennis broke up the spat, which saw Egor throw a drink over Lindsay after she chucked his phone in the sea, which I told you about in July.The pair, who split later that month, were then later captured on camera fighting as Egor violently pulled her arm behind her back in a bid to grab his phone from her. A source said: “Lindsay initially met Dennis at her 30th birthday party on Mykonos, but she only had eyes for Egor at that point.“But Egor showed his true … [Read more...] about Lindsay Lohan gets serious with new boyfriend who stepped in to break up fiance row
WITH countless celebs having babies and all our favourite loved-up couples splitting up left, right and centre, we can’t keep track of all the goings-on in Tinseltown this year.But thanks to our nifty timeline, you can stay in the know with all heartbreak, babies and bust-ups of 2016.February Break-up: Millie Mackintosh, 27, and Professor Green, 33They married two years ago in a lavish ceremony, but then in February they went their separate ways (well, Millie went off with her ex Hugo Taylor, 30, from Made In Chelsea so she can’t have been that heartbroken).The pair first started dating in 2011 after Pro Green saw an FHM cover Millie did and asked her publicist for her number. Cute!Heartbreak rating: 2/5 Break-up: Ellie Goulding, 29, and Dougie Poynter, 29The pair were on/off for few months, but in February they called time on their relationship for good.Since then, Ellie has been linked with Prince Harry (jealous, us?)Heartbreak rating: 3/5April Baby: Chrissy … [Read more...] about From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s newborn joy, we remember the celebrity babies and break-ups that reshaped the showbiz world in 2016
LEN Goodman has spoken for the first time about his feud with quitter Will Young, admitting his tough words were sparked by the Pop Idol star answering back at him.The outgoing strictly judge, 72, believed the singer did not feature enough salsa in his Bollywood routine, prompting Will’s bitter reply.But Len admits he initially had kinder words of encouragement for Will, but ramped them up after he snapped at him.In an exclusive interview, Len told The Sun: “I would have liked to have seen a bit more salsa content and he said ‘well there was 24 bars of recognisable’ and I said ‘well I didn’t see it’.“I then said ‘turn up, keep up and shut up’. I was going to say ‘turn up, keep up and never give up’ because I had that in my head as a line for some time which would have been nice.“But because he went on like that and I had that little line in my head it ended up as it ended up.”Will seemed to regret his … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman says he told Will Young to ‘shut up’ because of ‘the way he went on’
IT IS a story almost too far-fetched even for Hollywood.The son of a rag and bone man who grew up to be a movie legend with a £50million fortune.As he prepares to turn 100 on Friday, Kirk Douglas will no doubt reflect that he had plenty of fun along the way.Losing his virginity at 15 to his school teacher, he went on to star alongside a host of silver-screen beauties — bedding many of them too.Conquests included Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford, yet so prolific was Kirk between the sheets that he once feared he was impotent after having sex with different women on 29 consecutive nights, finding he could not quite perform on the 30th.His therapist advised him that even God gave himself a day of rest.Now, as he prepares to celebrate his centenary, his self-confidence is as unabashed as ever.At a recent industry dinner, the Spartacus actor dismissed a host of modern A-listers as movie minnows, reeling off the names of some of today’s hottest stars, including Jennifer … [Read more...] about As Kirk Douglas turns 100 we see how the son of a rag and bone man became Hollywood’s leading ladies’ man and is now worth £50m
ANT and Dec are the unrivalled presenting pair of 21st century television – with everything they touch turning quickly to TV gold.Here are just some of the most legendary moments the iconic duo has given us over the years… The Bryan from Westlife Pokefight – SM:TV LiveAnt and Dec cemented their celebrity status with Saturday morning kids show, SM:TV Live.As part of the show, during the height of the Pokemon craze, the pair would become the cartoon characters and fight it out in a twisted take on the Poke battle faves.None of these fights were more hilarious than the moment Ant’s Gary brings on Westlife – the ultimate weakness of a 90s girls.Seeing Bryan McFadden try and keep a straight face as Dec’s “Mistaaaaay” fangirls over him is something that even all these years later, still can’t help but bring tears of laughter. Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble – PJ & DuncanEven Ant and Dec aren’t immune to the lure of the … [Read more...] about 8 of Ant and Dec’s most iconic moments ever – from SMTV to I’m a Celebrity
LADY Mary Charteris would be the envy of any girl, with her lavish lifestyle.She has hit the headlines over her growing friendship with David Beckham – here’s what we know…Lady Mary, 30, is the daughter of Scottish peer James Charteris, the 13th Earl of Wemyss and 9th Earl of March.She is an It Girl, model and singerLady Mary was barely one when her parents split up but she enjoyed a privileged upbringing in the idyllic setting of Stanway House, Gloucs.Lady Mary went to London’s exclusive Francis Holland School for girls, an apparent favourite of elite socialites — past pupils include Petra and Tamara Ecclestone, Jemima Khan, Sienna Miller and Emilia Fox.There, Mary became pals with Poppy Delevingne and her younger sister Cara, they’d go on to be models — but not before Mary.Like godmother Jerry Hall, she got into modelling early on, spotted aged 15 by Issy Blow — who also discovered Sophie Dahl — and modelled … [Read more...] about Who is Lady Mary Charteris, who’s her husband Robbie Furze and how was she linked to Kate Moss and Jamie Hince’s break-up?
MY lover and I were meant to stop our romps when he got married but we just can’t get enough of each other and are just as passionate as ever.Now his wife is pregnant and he says we will stop having sex once he is a dad — but will we?I am 30 and he is 29. He joined our company on a transfer from another area around five years ago and we hit it off straight away.It was clear that there was a spark between us but we both had partners. We had a few nights out down the pub and then he left for another job.He texted me last year to say he was coming back for a six-month contract and I felt really excited.We met on his first day and it was clear our feelings were still the same.He suggested a drink that evening but neither of us could wait to get out of the pub and into his car, where we had sex.Afterwards, he said he was getting married in two months and it felt as if he had slapped me in the face. I couldn’t break up with him though. We carried on our affair and we had … [Read more...] about I can’t give up my married lover, even now his wife is pregnant
ONE of Hollywood’s most scandalous recent cases is set to go to court tomorrow and it won’t be pretty.The first hearing of AMBER HEARD’s domestic abuse allegations against JOHNNY DEPP will take place in LA.And in a dramatic U-turn — which will send shock waves through the showbiz world — the actress has vowed to publicly testify against him.At the weekend Depp’s lawyers said she had refused to give a deposition under oath.But now she has rejected their comments and is preparing to speak against the man she married just 16 months ago.And she’s not alone.Her rumoured love interest IO TILLETT WRIGHT will give evidence too.The photographer and gender activist called police after Johnny allegedly smashed an iPhone into Amber’s face.Amber’s neighbour, Raquel Rose Pennington, will also back her as she seeks a full restraining order.Raquel has already said she ran into their home last month to break up a violent bust-up between the … [Read more...] about Actress Amber Heard makes dramatic U-turn and vows to publicly testify against Johnny Depp