Best BRITs – The standout moments everyone is talking about from last night’s BRIT Awards
Best BRITs – The standout moments everyone is talking about from last night’s BRIT Awards

Sarah Finnan

This period extension in Foxrock pulls out all the stops
This period extension in Foxrock pulls out all the stops

Sharon Miney

How to power your business with an entrepreneurial mindset, according to the experts
How to power your business with an entrepreneurial mindset, according to the experts

IMAGE

The making of Cruella and MAC’s dramatic new collection
The making of Cruella and MAC’s dramatic new collection

Holly O'Neill

History-making women: The best moments from the Brit Awards 2021
History-making women: The best moments from the Brit Awards 2021

Jennifer McShane

Rixo has launched its first vintage-inspired footwear collection
Rixo has launched its first vintage-inspired footwear collection

Sarah Finnan

This amazing facial will revive dull, acne-prone lockdown skin
This amazing facial will revive dull, acne-prone lockdown skin

Jennifer McShane

Image / Self / Real-life Stories / Relationships
premium
SELF

Sleeping in separate beds and other ‘alternative’ practices that help these relationships thrive


Audio
by Michelle Heffernan
09th Apr 2021

Read time: 11 mins

Getty

blank

From being engaged to a partner 30-years your junior, to couples living apart entirely – Michelle Heffernan speaks to people in “irregular” relationships and asks relationship therapist Natalya Price if we really need to fit a mould when it comes to love.

Relationships have evolved rapidly in recent decades and we are beginning to have more choices when it comes to marriage, children and the white picket fence. Is it time we threw out the rule book entirely, and made up our own relationship rules? Let’s sit down with couples who have done exactly that.  “It definitely makes the relationship better, but I still wouldn’t tell anyone” Maria is 33 and lives in Co Meath with her...

You have reached a premium article.

For unlimited digital access to the stories worth paying for, subscribe now to Image for €5.50 a month
Subscribe