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    Family & Friends

    We need to talk about the unexpected pressure furlough is putting on friendship

  • A couple talking to each other over facetime
    Dating

    “When can I see my partner again?” What the lockdown roadmap means for couples living apart

  • Illustration by Alice Skinner of a woman lying in bed beneath the cloudy night sky
    Relationships

    Women On Top Of The World: a snapshot of what one woman thinks about during sex

Latest Stories

A woman feeling confident
Dating

“Are people really flirting with me more in lockdown?”

One single writer explains the power of eye contact.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Guest chairs arranged at a social distance for an outdoor wedding
Relationships

Is it shallow to still want a big party instead of a micro-wedding?

Covid rules mean that micro or Zoom weddings are becoming the norm, but that thirst for a big party hasn't been quenched.

Posted by
Lauren Bravo
Published
Sex, dating and relationships
Relationships

What lockdown really did to our sex and love lives

From sexting to attachment theory, No Love Lost explores how 'love' really fared in the last 12 months.

Posted by
Jazmin Kopotsha
Published
A couple lying down next to each other, with one kissing the other on the head
Relationships

What are love languages? And what do they mean for your relationship?

We asked an expert to explain all.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
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Anita Ghosh
Published

When you’re dating someone, do you have to be friends with their friends too?

We place huge value on being liked by our loved one's mates, but is it really that important to be in with your SO's friends?

How attachment theory can help you understand relationships.
Relationships

Why is everyone so obsessed with attachment theory?

Lockdown has put relationships under the microscope - but is it healthy to be so analytical?

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
A couple living together for the first time
Relationships

The messy reality of moving in with your partner for the first time

Happy ever after? Stylist readers lift the lid on what it's *really* like to live together for the first time.

Posted by
Charley Ross
Published
Man with arm around woman
Relationships

“My experience dating a chauvo-feminist – that’s a chauvinist who acts like a feminist”

Author Sam Mills coined the term ‘chauvo-feminist’ to explain men who claim to support feminism but don't – here she tells us what it's like to date one.

Posted by
Sam Mills
Published
Woman in her flat
Relationships

“Why I’m still celebrating Valentine’s Day as a single woman in lockdown”

One writer just wants a bit of romance.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
A crowd of men and women
Family & Friends

“Am I the only one who worries they don’t have ‘enough’ friends?”

Do you find yourself comparing your friendships to those you see on social media? You’re not alone.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
A woman hiding from the world under her duvet
Family & Friends

Why your motivation to socialise is at an all-time low right now

Are you dreading another Zoom call? Read this.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
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Lauren Geall
Published

The subtle breakup sign people use all the time, according to science

It’s all to do with the way they speak.

Woman covering her eye
Relationships

How to deal with criticism from your parents, no matter what your age

From our looks to our lifestyle choices, many of us face disheartening put-downs from our families throughout adulthood – but how should we react to it?

Posted by
Charley Ross
Published
Radiator
Relationships

“Am I the only one going to war with my housemate over the heating?”

It's a classic: one person wants the heating on all day, while another can't stand being too hot. And it's never been worse than in lockdown.

Posted by
Megan Murray
Published
Woman painting a red heart
Relationships

“I’m single but I want to be in a relationship – why does this feel like a weakness?”

One single writer shares her mixed thoughts about looking for love.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
A woman talking to her friend on Zoom
Family & Friends

How to set boundaries with friends who are relying on you for support in lockdown

Feeling emotionally overwhelmed? It’s OK to take a step back.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Relationships

Why “don’t take it so personally” is the ultimate gaslighting insult

It sows the seeds of crippling self-doubt.

Posted by
Anna Brech
Published
A woman walking past a 'stay home, save lives' sign in London
Family & Friends

Noticed friends breaking Covid rules? Here’s how to talk to them about it

Is it our responsibility to call out our friends?

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
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Hollie Richardson
Published

“Why I’ve finally hit a brick wall with dating in this damn pandemic”

Despite her best dating efforts, Stylist’s Hollie Richardson has finally hit a brick wall in the third lockdown.

How to deal with a sore loser like Donald Trump, according to experts
Relationships

This is how you deal with a sore loser, according to experts

Not sure how best to deal with a certain someone’s negative energy? Look this way…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published