Family & Friends

Exploring the nature of our relationships with family and friends, advice, news trends and features.

  • Why the ‘unmaternal’ mother is the last parenting taboo that needs smashing
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    Why the ‘unmaternal’ mother is the last parenting taboo that needs smashing

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

Latest Stories

Miquita and Andi Oliver
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Miquita Oliver: 'How cooking with my mum over lockdown transformed our relationship'

The broadcaster on cooking, community, and keeping connected during the pandemic

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Baby On The Brain: Stylist’s new franchise exploring motherhood in 2021

It's not about feeding or birth, it's all about you.

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Felicity Thistlethwaite
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Tried-and-tested methods for building a friendship that lasts the test of time

Here's how to make sure your friendships are foolproof.

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Charley Ross
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Feeling overwhelmed by friends relying on you for support right now? Try this

Establishing boundaries is crucial during this strange time.

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Lauren Geall
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Megan Murray
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We need to talk about the unexpected pressure furlough is putting on friendship

“I can’t wait to get back to the normal rhythms of communication with friends”

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“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.

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Lauren Geall
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A woman hiding from the world under her duvet
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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
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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
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A woman supporting her friend who is grieving
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How to support a friend who’s grieving this Christmas

We asked an expert to share their top tips.

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Lauren Geall
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How to tell your family you’re changing your Christmas plans (without hurting their feelings)

Get your point across in an emotionally sensitive way.

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Lauren Geall
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Did you grow up thinking your mum treated your brother differently to you?

And expert explains what really happened.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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“The surprising lesson I’m learning while living with my big brother in the pandemic”

One writer shares the reality of moving in with an older sibling.

Kelly Clarkson on divorce and family therapy.
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Kelly Clarkson just shared the reality of family therapy after her divorce

“I definitely want to do it right. Everyone’s sad and it’s okay to be sad.”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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How to cope with Christmas if you have a difficult family

Because, let’s be honest, the perfect family Christmas doesn’t exist IRL.

Posted by
Emily Reynolds
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How to cope with your first Christmas after the death of a parent

A writer who lost her mum three years ago shares her advice.

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Lucy Miller
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22 joyful Christmas traditions to start with your friends

Because there's no one we'd rather celebrate this time of year with

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Megan Murray
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