In a new post and under Covid-19 related self Isolation, our intrepid anonymous writer finds themselves a little locked in thinking about how we best take care of ourselves and each other.
Abbie and Henry, who wrote recently about living together as a young couple, sat down to listen to the commitment poem and the interview with Nick Brewer and then thought they would give us their thoughts. It’s only fair we … Read More
As a part of our ongoing conversations with people like you, Abbie Ord and Henry Lincoln gave us their thoughts on living with your partner as a young person and finding the right balance for their relationship
Become a trustee Are you passionate about supporting people to build positive, dependable and nurturing relationships? Then we’re looking for you! Join our Board of Trustees and guide FASTN as it grows, spark new connections and improve the sustainability of … Read More
In a brand new piece for us to mark Empathy Week, Dr Kerry Ashton-Shaw looks at empathy and its importance in healthy committed relationships
As a special for St Valentine’s Day an anonymous reader gives us their take on a day filled with chocolate, fully booked restaurants and altogether too much in the way of sob stories on the radio.
East London based rapper and spoken word artist Nick Brewer was kind enough to give us his thoughts on commitment in this video created for us in partnership with Potential Productions.
One of our Straight talking project participants, Lucky Magezi, shares their thoughts on the journey together, compromise and sharing relationship goals in an ever-changing environment.
In a short but fascinating piece, Karen Dzodzome, another participant with Straight Talking, takes some time out to think about relationship goals, and how the word love doesn’t really even come into it.
AS we head toward St Valentines Day, many of us think about love and commitment, Jayde Edwards is involved with one of our Partner Organisations, Straight Talking, and here she gives us her take on commitment.
Do you swipe right or left, do you go steady, or do you go out and not talk at all? One anonymous reader gives us the lowdown on his dating life, making it up as you go along, relationship goals … Read More
After a weekend of binge-watching Season Two of Sex Education on Netflix, FASTNs’ Abi Froud gives us the lowdown on the highlights and lowlights of relationships, friendships and all that goes in the space between.
Getting involved in activities that help other people, communities or our environment gives us that lovely fuzzy-and-warm-inside feeling. Helping a friend out, coaching kids’ football, clearing plastic off a beach, campaigning to right a wrong or just helping someone across … Read More
The mass university migration has arrived! If you’re one of the thousands of young adults starting a new and exciting phase of your life at university it can be an exciting but challenging time. It might be the first time … Read More
‘Talking about commitment and what you want from it is so important, really, really important, because when you commit to someone, that’s a decision that impacts your future,’ says Connie Uwineza, who works at Straight Talking – a charity … Read More
The Strictly glitter ball is getting ready to sparkle once again and so we asked our resident Clinical Psychologist, Dr Kerry Ashton-Shaw, to explain the science behind the infamous Strictly Curse. Taking part in Strictly involves intense, physically intimate relationships … Read More
The holiday season is here and so are those holiday romances that get hearts racing. But, as Love Island often shows us, despite the intensity of a sun-kissed relationship, very few last. Whether your holiday relationship takes place in an … Read More
Knowing you have the absolute trust and commitment of your significant other, your family or your friends, is a great feeling. Commitment to anything will contribute hugely to the success of whatever you are trying to accomplish, from making lunch … Read More
Have you ever been in a relationship and thought “it shouldn’t be this hard?” Or maybe, someone has said this to you. Maybe it even led to the end of a relationship. Relationships are meant to be a joyous thing, … Read More
From Posh and Becks to Will and Jada, we often look to people in the public eye as perfect role models. From my perspective growing up, my parent’s relationship was perfect. Aside from a couple of slammed doors and the … Read More
Breaking up is hard – whether we’re on the receiving end or the one finally admitting things aren’t working out. It takes strength and empathy to break up well. However, with instant communication options, it’s much easier to distance ourselves … Read More
My wife and I have just moved into a new house. Our housewarming was one of the highlights of my year. Looking around at my friends, it made me happy to be in this new phase of life. Ten years … Read More
When you’ve finally made the decision to end a relationship, it can be hard to know how best to do it. Here are things to avoid when breaking up with someone. Avoid waiting too long. Once you’ve made your decision, … Read More
We’ve all seen that cute elderly couple holding hands as they walk down the street, or having their daily cup of coffee together at the local cafe. We love to acknowledge how sweet it is to see two people together … Read More