Relationships

Relationship, love and dating news, advice, tips and trends. The latest news and trends as well as opinion pieces and features.

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“I’m single, in my 30s and want to move out of home – but I’m South Asian so it’s not that easy”

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Anchal Seda
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Family & Friends

Is it ever OK to get involved in your friends’ relationships?

“I do think it can backfire badly.”

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Lauren Geall
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Relationships

The rise of the social vampire, and how to handle the one in your life

If you don’t know who the social vampire is in your friendship group, there’s a very high chance it’s you...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Relationships

How the “death of proximity” is really impacting all of our relationships

We need a new set of rules to forge meaningful connections in the real (and virtual) world.

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Jade Beer
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Dating

This Instagram illustrator is turning our weird dates into brilliant comics

“I decided to leave in the middle of the night, taking gallons of juice.”

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Amy Beecham
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Anita Ghosh
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8 women share the best advice they ever received about breakups

“Let go of the need for closure” and other pearls of wisdom.

Relationship red flags: how to spot them, and understand when they’re amber flags
Dating

How to tell a relationship red flag from an amber one

And what to do about them, according to relationship experts.

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Amy Beecham
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Relationships

“What happened when I bumped into ‘the one that got away’ 15 years later”

Author Jenny Oliver on the one unexpected feeling she had when she met an old flame.

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Jenny Oliver
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Relationships

‘Phantom relationships’: the lockdown loves that burned bright, then fizzled

What happened to the people who fell in love in lockdown, only for the relationship to collapse when the world reopened?

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Kate Demolder
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Relationships

Kate Bosworth rewrites the ‘bad breakup’ narrative with a beautiful post

“Our greatest honour has been to experience love like this...”

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Hollie Richardson
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Relationships

‘Reply only’ friends: how to deal with that one mate who never asks about you

Are you always the first to message friends who never return the courtesy? We ask women to share their ‘reply only’ friend experiences and get expert advice.

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Morgan Cormack
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Niamh Walsh,
Relationships

“I was virtual bridesmaid for my brother’s wedding and it was perfect”

When the pandemic meant one woman couldn’t attend her baby brother’s wedding in person, she did everything she could to be as present as possible.

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Niamh Walsh
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Kate Demolder
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That moment just after sex: we explore women’s complex post-coital feelings

We speak to a number of women about their immediate emotions after sex, and the hidden intricacies of a moment in time.

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Relationships

5 raw stories of friendships that didn’t survive lockdown

Tales of female friendships that haven’t fared well over a very difficult year.

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Serena Smith
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Relationships

The cold hard truth about PDAs, according to psychologists

It feels as if we’re witnessing *very* public displays of affection at every turn, but what do they really tell us about the couples involved?

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Relationships

“The pandemic made me the ‘flaky’ friend and I’m OK with it”

The best laid plans...

Posted by
Amber Sunner
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Relationships

“I am a survivor of narcissistic abuse. This is my story”

Ronia Fraser – now a leading trauma recovery coach – lost all sense of reality when her narcissistic partner began to manipulate and control her.

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Ronia Fraser
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Relationships

“I can’t look them in the eye”: women on how body confidence affects their sex lives

And experts provide some insight into what’s really going on.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Relationships

A relationship expert’s advice on how to break up with your partner

Including how to figure out if it’s the right decision for you.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Alice Porter
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How to understand your attachment style and improve your relationships

With advice from clinical psychologist, Dr Soph.

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Relationships

A therapist’s guide to curbing your people-pleasing habit once and for all

Including getting better at saying “no” and putting yourself first.

Posted by
Charley Ross
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