Relationships

Be honest, be kind: five lessons from an amicable divorce

Consciously uncoupling is possible: choose your battles, build a support network and learn to play the long gameIt’s not always infidelity that leads a couple to split – sometimes a marriage simply...

Domestic abuse survivors and children sleeping rough, survey finds

Women unable to get refuge place also having to sofa-surf or stay with abuserSurvivors of domestic abuse and their children are being forced to sleep rough as they struggle to find safe accommodation,...

Many women fleeing domestic abuse face poverty, report finds

Respondents in England say partners use economic abuse as method of controlVictims of domestic abuse face the choice of their families being plunged into homelessness and poverty, or staying with the abuser, a...

Blind date: ‘I found myself in a monologue about toilets from around the world’

Did Niamh, 23, a teacher, and Kabillan, 28, a business development manager, hit it off?What were you hoping for?A good story.First impressions?Good-looking and friendly.What...

10 Hilariously Spot-On Quotes About Parenting from Celebrity Moms

Even the rich and famous aren’t immune to the craziness of motherhood.Celebrity moms—they’re just like us! At least when it comes to commiserating about the quirks of parenthood, that is. From Emily Blunt’s...

The art of listening has been lost in these polarised times

The BBC’s Listening Project turns seven this month. It offers a window into a gentler, more compassionate BritainWhat was it? At first I couldn’t tell. I was listening to the radio on...

Home alone with the baby… and gruesome Scandi crime drama

Parenting tasks are multiplied by two, banana pulp is everywhere – but at least there’s TV murderFor the first time since my son was born, I am parenting alone. My wife’s trip...

A feminist’s guide to raising boys

Before I became a mother, I thought my feminism was a battle fought and won. But having three sons has challenged everythingIt’s always the things you think will be a doddle that...

I’m 40 and chronically single. Is my unhappy childhood to blame?

You can meet a partner at any stage of life, says Mariella Frostrup. But to hold onto someone, you need to deal with your insecurities firstThe dilemma I am a 40-year-old chronically single...

Should all couples sleep apart?

Ford has invented a mattress that ‘nudges’ you if you start crowding your partner – but beds are for more than just sleepingIn the same week that a Kickstarter campaign was set up to...

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