Relationships

I met my girlfriend’s parents – and realised I once slept with her father

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She is everything to me and I was going to propose – but now he has told me to end it with herFive years ago, I went through a bi phase and used to sleep around with pretty...

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

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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 woman. I have had a number...

I have become far too close to my best friend

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I know our friendship is too one-sided, but I cannot bear the thought of being without her. How do I maintain a healthier relationship?I met my best friend a year and a half ago. She’s fantastic and caring,...

The Transformation Of Dating Over The Years

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Ever wondered how your parents and grandparents dated? You have seen their black and white couple photos in albums but never really cared what it was really like to date back then or if dating existed at all!Fast forward...

Are you a screen-snubber whose phone use is ruining your relationship? Take this test!

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A third of people in relationships are being ignored because their partners are staring at smartphones. Are you a snubber or a snubbee?A YouGov poll has revealed that a third of people in a relationship have fallen victim...

How we live together: the ‘life wives’

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We’re on the same wavelength – it’s like she can read my mindZahra Jones, 40Amy and I have known each other for nearly 25 years. We met while working at Habitat in Chester; it felt like meeting a...

A letter to… my little brother who passed away

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‘I would have dropped everything, done anything for you’: the letter you always wanted to writeWhen anyone asks whether I have any siblings, I say I have a younger brother. Some people ask more questions about you. How...

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

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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 Clark, 36, and Kerrie Clark, 34,...

What Experts Say — Good and Bad — About Attachment Parenting

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Attachment parenting is a parenting style that emphasizes a strong bond between parents and children, with parents being highly attuned and receptive to their child's needs.It's most often associated with things that keep parents and children close, like breastfeeding on-demand, baby-wearing, and...

Home alone with the baby… and gruesome Scandi crime drama

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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 to New York was planned months...

Many women fleeing domestic abuse face poverty, report finds

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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 report has found.More than two-thirds...

A feminist’s guide to raising boys

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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 end up causing most heartache. When...

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