Relationships

How we live together: the single parent who moved in with Mum and Dad

Three generations under one roof: how’s that working out?Helen As a single parent, I couldn’t get a mortgage. Meanwhile, my parents were having trouble selling their house, so...

The Difference Between Mom Brain and Man Brain

About a week ago, I plopped myself down on the couch next to my seemingly lounging husband. The kids were playing nicely for once and I began chitchatting about a TV show that was on. He politely,...

Poundland’s engagement ring: who says romance is dead?

They’re being sold as fun placeholders – so the couple can then choose together. But with money tight and marriage in decline, maybe they’re the real dealGood news for all romantics out...

How we met: ‘I proposed in the toilet queue at a festival – she...

The first of a new series. Charlie Clark was mourning his father’s death when a friend took him to a gig. ‘I wasn’t in the mood for chatting up girls,’ he saysCharlie...

Blind date: ‘He probably thinks I’m looking for an Irish passport’

Emily, 26, charity worker, and Barry, 24, maths teacherBarry on EmilyWhat were you hoping for?A laugh, good conversation and nice food.First impressions?She needs...

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...

I’m a sensitive man, so how can I stop getting hurt in relationships?

Your irrational behaviour probably stems from trauma – come to terms with that first, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma My friends think my behaviour is leading me in a vicious circle in my relationships....

Babies rarely choose their friends – maybe that’s true for us, too

Our baby son is enjoying the friendships we are forcing on him – but what choice do adults have?After a few months of somewhat patchy interactions with other babies, it’s a surprise...

All Your Friendship Questions, Answered

We constantly talk about our partners and our breakups, our marriages and our divorces. But friendship — its beginning, occasional end, and every problem in between — can be harder to pin down. Many of the readers...

I was dropped by new friends and dread not seeing them again

You may have tampered with the balance of power with this couple, says Mariella Frostrup. Is there something you are not divulging?The dilemma For the past few months I have been befriended by a...

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