There are many tough decisions to be made when it comes to organising a wedding. But honestly, there's one easy choice: doughnuts. Specifically, we're talking doughnut bouquets, which made an appearance at the wedding of Australian bride Paige Kirk, replacing traditional flower arrangements. SEE ALSO: When someone tells you to make a 'silly face,' take this bridesmaid's advice "Me and my husband Steven thought it would be different, fun and lighthearted," Kirk told BBC News . Image: dessert boxesWhile you've probably seen a doughnut bouquet before, it's not every day you'll see the bride walking down the aisle with one. But hey, that's the whole point of the spectacle. "We wanted the wedding to be a bit different and really reflect who we are as a couple," Kirk explained to the news outlet. The bouquets were created by Sydney company Dessert Boxes, who ran a competition earlier this year to find a deserving bride — they received more than 250 applicants. The moment that the Bride told the bridesmaids that they'll be walking down the aisle with donut bouquets! A post shared by Dessert Boxes™ (@dessertboxes) on Sep 11, 2017 at 1:47am PDT "We chose Paige because we loved her lighthearted approach to this!" Dessert Boxes' Samantha Khater said via Messenger. "Plus, she wanted to keep it a surprise from her bridesmaids which we knew would make for a great reaction on the day." No surprises if these make another appearance at your next wedding. WATCH: How to respond when your coworker asks you, "How was your weekend?"
"People really look to be absolved," says Elle Huerta, the founder and CEO of Mend, an app that helps men and women through breakups. "You need to be really clear to see whether you're sending your ex mixed signals," says Eric Yarbrough, MD, the director of psychiatry at Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre. "Here, you can discuss anything from how to deal with mutual friends to whether or not to unfollow each other on social media," Dr. Yarbrough says.
When you're in a new relationship, the only information you really want to know about your partner's ex is how subpar they were compared to you. For example, your partner might tell you about very specific gripes, like how their ex manipulated them into sharing their phone passcode. "When people talk badly about their exes to an unhealthy point, it means that they haven't worked through a lot of that relationship," says Lena Aburdene Derhally, MS, LPC, an Imago relationship therapist based in D.C. That doesn't necessarily mean that they're not "over" their ex, but it does mean that they have a lot of personal issues or feelings about their past relationship that they still need to grapple with.
On Sunday night, Hollywood’s golden couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced they were splitting after eight years of being married. The shock revelation is nothing new in the age where one in five couples in the UK regularly consider separating . Relationship experts have agreed that a simple lack of respect is the ultimate reason behind why many couples divorce. But there are plenty more (and they don’t always involve constant arguing). “For some people, it is a slow recognition of a number of factors that begin to emerge in their relationship, while for others, there is a defining moment – when they realise that the relationship simply can’t last, often when you realise that you no longer love the person that they are with, or sadly, that they no longer love you,” says dating coach and behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings . “If you want to address the issues that are building up in your relationship, then the only way to truly understand whether you have a future together is to talk it through with your partner and tell them how you are feeling, however difficult it seems,” she adds. “Sometimes these feelings will be to do with something else altogether like illness or work stress, but if you don’t communicate, it will tend to get worse. If you are the one who is feeling like you don’t see a future, than it is kinder to be honest, rather than let your partner continue to suffer in fear and concern.” We got some more tips from some of the UK’s leading relationship and marriage experts to find out the major warning signs that could spell the end of your relationship. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: More than half of divorcees blame online dating for relationship breakdown Parenting through a divorce: How to keep stress and sadness for children to a minimum 1.6 million people broke up over Brexit