Gok Wan

08 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
DEAR DEIDRE: IS it fair I don’t want my husband’s family in our daughter’s life because they are totally messed up? His mum is the most self-centred person I have ever met. My husband had problems with alcohol and she never supported him but I helped him stop drinking. My mother-in-law used to be a mess and wanted nothing to do with our family but now she wants to see my daughter He has done well for himself since but she resents his success. She never liked me and has done her best to break us up. I am 27, my husband is 29. We have a 14-month-old daughter. My mother-in-law refused to come to the christening and would not let any of their family come. She ignored us for a year but has now decided she wants to be in our baby’s life. I am fine with my husband rebuilding their relationship but I do not trust her to behave appropriately with our daughter. [article-rail-section title=”” posts_category=”0″ query_type=”popular”] DEIDRE SAYS: If your husband would like his mother to see your child, objecting might create bad feeling which wouldn’t be good for your daughter. Be very clear, though, that your daughter is the vulnerable one here and needs protecting. Make it a dealbreaker that you are always there too, even if you have to grit your teeth. My e-leaflet on Standing Up For Yourself will help. READ NEXT IN TODAY’S DEAR DEIDRE Not being able to get an erection has made me consider ending my life READ DEIDRE’S PHOTO CASEBOOK Christie struggles as her controlling boyfriend takes away her independence [boxout headline=”Get in touch with Deidre today”] Got a problem? Send an email to problems@deardeidre.org. Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays. You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter @deardeidre. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6022808627001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gok Wan pulls face at future Mother-in-Law’s snipey comment about bride’s tummy in Say Yes To The Dress”]
08 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
DEAR DEIDRE: IS it fair I don’t want my husband’s family in our daughter’s life because they are totally messed up? His mum is the most self-centred person I have ever met. My husband had problems with alcohol and she never supported him but I helped him stop drinking. My mother-in-law used to be a mess and wanted nothing to do with our family but now she wants to see my daughter He has done well for himself since but she resents his success. She never liked me and has done her best to break us up. I am 27, my husband is 29. We have a 14-month-old daughter. My mother-in-law refused to come to the christening and would not let any of their family come. She ignored us for a year but has now decided she wants to be in our baby’s life. I am fine with my husband rebuilding their relationship but I do not trust her to behave appropriately with our daughter. [article-rail-section title=”” posts_category=”0″ query_type=”popular”] DEIDRE SAYS: If your husband would like his mother to see your child, objecting might create bad feeling which wouldn’t be good for your daughter. Be very clear, though, that your daughter is the vulnerable one here and needs protecting. Make it a dealbreaker that you are always there too, even if you have to grit your teeth. My e-leaflet on Standing Up For Yourself will help. READ NEXT IN TODAY’S DEAR DEIDRE Not being able to get an erection has made me consider ending my life READ DEIDRE’S PHOTO CASEBOOK Christie struggles as her controlling boyfriend takes away her independence [boxout headline=”Get in touch with Deidre today”] Got a problem? Send an email to problems@deardeidre.org. Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays. You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter @deardeidre. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6022808627001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gok Wan pulls face at future Mother-in-Law’s snipey comment about bride’s tummy in Say Yes To The Dress”]
08 Jun 19
The Sun
DEAR DEIDRE: IS it fair I don’t want my husband’s family in our daughter’s life because they are totally messed up? His mum is the most self-centred person I have ever met. My husband had problems with alcohol and she never supported him but I helped him stop drinking. My mother-in-law used to be a mess and wanted nothing to do with our family but now she wants to see my daughter He has done well for himself since but she resents his success. She never liked me and has done her best to break us up. I am 27, my husband is 29. We have a 14-month-old daughter. My mother-in-law refused to come to the christening and would not let any of their family come. She ignored us for a year but has now decided she wants to be in our baby’s life. I am fine with my husband rebuilding their relationship but I do not trust her to behave appropriately with our daughter. [article-rail-curated title=”Popular Dear Deidre problems” selected_posts=”4465944,4243760,3547856,4470913,4646467,3492515,4132306,4172736,4543500,4062426,3395404″ /] DEIDRE SAYS: If your husband would like his mother to see your child, objecting might create bad feeling which wouldn’t be good for your daughter. Be very clear, though, that your daughter is the vulnerable one here and needs protecting. Make it a dealbreaker that you are always there too, even if you have to grit your teeth. My e-leaflet on Standing Up For Yourself will help. READ NEXT IN TODAY’S DEAR DEIDRE Not being able to get an erection has made me consider ending my life READ DEIDRE’S PHOTO CASEBOOK Christie struggles as her controlling boyfriend takes away her independence [boxout headline=”Get in touch with Deidre today”] Got a problem? Send an email to problems@deardeidre.org. Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays. You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter @deardeidre. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6022808627001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gok Wan pulls face at future Mother-in-Law’s snipey comment about bride’s tummy in Say Yes To The Dress”]
08 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

DEAR DEIDRE: Is it fair that I do not want my husband's family to live in our daughter's life because she is totally confused? His mother is the most egocentric person I've ever met. My husband had problems with alcohol and she never supported him, but I helped him stop drinking. 1 My mother-in-law was […]

06 Jun 19
The Good In Every Day

When I was younger, I remember watching TV shows with my mum like ‘What Not To Wear’ and ‘10 Years Younger’ every week without fail. I loved them. I loved seeing ordinary people get made over and learning how to dress for their body shape. I loved seeing how makeup transformed them and the skills of […]

05 Jun 19
As Told By Women

We Are All Different and Unique by Sylvia Macgregor We are all Different and Unique On August 2016, I was looking forward to a holiday away with my son and mother to Bulgaria.  The past months had been extremely difficult for me suffering with severe depression and locking myself away in my home and the […]

04 Jun 19

There were some truly incredible projects at the UH Creative Arts Degree Show, ranging from product design to jewellery, but first, let’s talk fashion. In another life, I thought fashion might be my calling. In fact, That Libby Girl began as a fashion blog, however, my sights were soon set on my real passion. That […]

20 May 19
Crackle

Each week I break down the pop culture highlights. Here’s the best of what this week had to offer. It was the week that Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory finally came to their ends, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West thought it would be a good idea to call their child Psalm and the 64th Eurovision Song […]

16 May 19
Metro
Kelly takes a trip down memory lane (Pictures: Rex) Kelly Osbourne has revealed the impact doing reality TV at such a young age had on her mental health, in the same week as the public call for the cancellation of various shows over the increasing concerns for participants. The 34-year-old, who is gearing up to host the British LGBT awards on Friday, said she only realised the impact appearing on The Osbournes from 2002 – 2005 had on her when she became an adult. Kelly signed up to the MTV show aged 15 – alongside her mother and X Factor judge Sharon, rock legend dad Ozzy and brother Jack. Her sister Aimee refused to take part in what is often considered one of the first celebrity reality TV shows, even pre-dating the longstanding Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Speaking to Metro.co.uk ahead of the annual award show, the presenter shared that her two year TV hiatus to ‘completely rebuild herself as a human’, also left her celebrating two years of sobriety as she turned to ‘chemicals’ during hard times. The Dancing With The Stars contestant told us: ‘Even when I signed up to do The Osbournes, when I was 15, I didn’t think it would really focus on me. Me and my brother were just people in the background. I didn’t realise that the show would completely change my life. ‘It is something that I don’t think I will ever fully understand because being in the moment when it is happening to you, it’s so insane when you are still trying to figure out who you are. I was a kid!’ The star added: ‘Now I look back on it and I realise what an impact that show had. ‘ The Osbournes starred in their own show between 2002 and 2005 (Picture: Getty Images) Speaking of her time away from the limelight, the singer said: ‘It was time for me to go and figure out how to be me without any sort of substance or support from a chemical. I needed to fix what was broken. I took more than a year, almost two years. ‘This is my last summer of fun – and then I am going to go back to work. But I needed to do it for me.’ Kelly’s comments come after viewers called for Love Island to be cancelled following ITV’s decision to axe The Jeremy Kyle Show this week. ITV recently confirmed the show has been cancelled following the suspected suicide of guest Steve Dymond, who was found dead in his bedroom just days after his appearance on the programme. Dymond’s death represents one of many in connection with ITV shows recently, after former Love Island stars Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon both took their lives over the last year. When asked if she could offer up any words of advice for anyone taking part in reality TV –  or for those struggling with new fame – Fashion Police host Kelly offered up some heartfelt words. Kelly is hosting the LGBT awards (PIctures: Rex Features) ‘Don’t wait too long to fix something that is broken within you, because before it’s too late it will be shattered and there is nothing you can do except from start all over again,’ the actress urged. ‘And that’s where I was, I had to completely rebuild myself up as a human.’ The Papa Don’t Preach singer added: ‘If you are not happy in who you are, say something. There is help out there. ‘It is not a shameful thing to get help from people because there is such a stigma when it comes to mental health and what you need to do for yourself. Because people think “oh, you must be crazy” and you are not crazy.’ In speaking about her excitement for tomorrow’s event, Kelly admitted to having butterflies whenever she thought about her hosting role. The Shut Up artist said: ‘It is such an important event which shines a light on LGBT+ role models and those who are doing so much to advance the rights of LGBT+ people not only in Britain, but all over the world.’ ‘I am so excited,’ Australia’s Got Talent judge added. ‘It is such an honour to host this award. As an ally it is very important to me.’ [metro-tag-post-strip] Kelly, a long and high-profile supporter of the LGBT+ community, will lead prize-giving duties at the awards extravaganza at Grosvenor Square Marriott Hotel in London on Friday, 17 May. The awards recognise celebrities, activists and allies who have worked to advance the fight for LGBT+ rights during the past 12 months. Nominees at the 2019 awards include Sex And The City actress-turned-political campaigner Cynthia Nixon and The X Files legend Gillian Anderson, who have both been shortlisted in the LGBT+ celebrity category. Jodie Comer, Little Mix and Dua Lipa will battle it out with the likes of Ellie Goulding and Naomi Campbell for the prestigious ally of the year award. TV personalities including Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, Stephen Fry, Rylan Clark-Neal and Paul O’Grady are also nominated for major gongs. [metro-fact-box title=”The 2019 British LGBT Award nominees in full” colour=”blue” icon=”exclamation”] Celebrity Ally: Benedict Cumberbatch Dua Lipa Ellie Goulding Jameela Jamil Jodie Comer Little Mix Michael B Jordan Naomi Campbell Timothée Chalamet LGBT+ Celebrity: Amandla Stenberg Cara Delevingne Cynthia Nixon Ezra Miller Gillian Anderson Gok Wan John Barrowman Lena Waithe Ruby Rose Rylan Clark-Neal Broadcaster Or Journalist: Amplify Dot (A.Dot) Anna Richardson Edward Enninful Jonathan Van Ness Liv Little Paris Lees Paul O’Grady Phillip Picardi RuPaul Stephen Fry Sports Personality: Adam Rippon Gareth Thomas Gus Kenworthy Keegan Hirst Mark Foster Mel Reid Nicola Adams Parinya Charoenphol Tadd Fujikawa Zack Leader Music Artist: Billie Eilish Demi Lovato Halsey Hayley Kiyoko Jaden Smith Janelle Monáe Kesha Rita Ora Troye Sivan Vincint Media Moment: ITV’s Coronation Street’s Rana and Kate storyline Courtney Act wins Channel 5’s CBB Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams Netflix’s Nanette by Hannah Gadsby ITV’s Butterfly release 20th Century Fox’s Love, Simon Netflix’s Queer Eye Season 2 The CW’s Supergirl features trans actor playing first ever trans superhero Freeform’s The Bold Type Kat and Adena storyline The Miseducation of Cameron Post starring Chloë Grace Moretz Online Influencer: Calle y Poché Chella Man Jazz Jennings Karin & Skyler Keiynan Lonsdale Melanie Murphy Munroe Bergdorf Pabllo Vittar Teddy Edwardes Travis Alabanza Charity Or Community Initiative: Ditch The Label Elop Gaysians Gendered Intelligence GLAAD HRC Foundation LGBT Youth Scotland Love Equality NI MindOut Naz and Matt Foundation Outstanding Contribution To LGBT+ Life: Baroness Elizabeth Barker Claire Harvey MBE Dinesh Bhugra CBE Joanie Evans Khakan Qureshi Marc Thompson Peter Tatchell Reeta Loi Tim Sigsworth MBE Tuvia Borok Brand or Marketing Campaign: ABSOLUT Vodka Amazon Alexa Boohoo: Pride Collection Calvin Klein: Wear Yours With Pride H&M Pride Collection Levi’s: Be Proud. Be Bold. Be Yourself. Maltesers River Island: #LabelsAreForClothes Spotify: Pride Stories Volvo: Drive with Pride Inspirational Leader: Cressida Dick CBE, Metropolitan Police Emma Woollcott, Mishcon De Reya Geffrye Parsons, Macquarie Group Geoff Godwin, AIG Joshua Graff, LinkedIn Mark Armario, Barclays Martin Parkes, BlackRock Ollie Saunders, JLL Pedro Pina, Google Richard Hodgson, Linklaters Corporate Ally: Cathy Travers, Mott MacDonald Helen Milford, Argos Jim Herbert, AON Michael Marks, LGIM Peter Harrison, Schroders Dr Rebecca Emerson, Oliver Wyman Simon Hodgkinson, BP Stephanie Smith, Allianz Insurance Steve Hails, Thames Tideway Tunnel Tim Craddock, Network Rail Diversity Hero: Amanda McKay, Balfour Beatty Ben Foat, Post Office David Pearson, KPMG Denise Hart, PWC Erik Tomlin, Viacom International Media Networks Maureen Wanjiku, Amazon Neha-Jasmin (Jas), GSK Rob Hudson, St. Modwen Simone Joachim, Rolls-Royce Tom Kohler, Deloitte LGBT+ FUTURE LEADER: Bhavik Pancholi, TSB Brian Kennedy, Dentons Jemma Kameen, Sainsbury’s Karen Flynn-Macfarlane, RBS Lieutenant Commander Gordon Jones, Royal Navy Mandy Rayment, Dentsu Aegis Network Marion Bentata, State Street Nadine Rae, TSSA Oliver Holmes, Accenture Tim Evans, Gowling WLG LGBT+ NETWORK GROUP OR ERG: 4Pride, Channel 4 Gayglers UK Chapter (LGBTQ+ Employee Engagement Group), Google HSBC Pride Network, HSBC Kaleidoscope, Arcadis Microsoft Gleam ERG, Microsoft Moody’s LGBTA ERG, Moody’s Open&Out UK, Johnson & Johnson’s LGBT+ and Ally Network Open Pride UK, Omnicom Group PlayStation LGBT+ Group, Sony PlayStation Spectrum, Barclays Inclusive Company or Employer: AIG UK Capco Credit Suisse Heathrow Airport Lloyds Banking Group Metro Bank Northern Trust Santander The Walt Disney Company Vodafone Group [/metro-fact-box] [metro-fact-box id=”6306324″ title=”Need support? Contact the Samaritans” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/15/marvel-writer-calls-better-lgbt-representation-comic-universe-following-avengers-endgame-backlash-9558000/” title=”Marvel writer calls for better LGBT representation in comic universe which is timely considering Avengers: Endgame backlash”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/14/years-years-cast-russell-tovey-gay-characters-tv-9539725/” title=”Russell Tovey interview: The representation of LGBT characters in Years and Years shouldn’t be a milestone, but it is”]
10 May 19
A mind of my own

We were in Macau and casinos didn’t interest us. So off we went to explore the heritage and history of this former Portuguese colony. One of our first stops was the A-Ma temple. Built before 1488, A-Ma Temple is Macau’s oldest temple. In 2005, the temple became one of the designated sites of the Historic […]