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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    Dating

    Should ‘getting over someone’ always be the goal at the end of a relationship?

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    Dating

    31 dating terms you need to know, from ‘dawn dating’ to ‘cookie jarring’

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    Family and Friends

    Why being a ‘chatterbox’ isn’t the bad thing it’s often made out to be

Latest Stories

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Relationships

5 signs that you are putting yourself first and no longer people-pleasing in your relationship

Sometimes, you’ve got to take care of number one.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Reality of calling off wedding
Relationships

3 women share what they learned when they called off their weddings

Not one regrets it.

Posted by
Olivia Petter
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Do we all need couples therapy? How our obsession with self-help is impacting our romantic relationships
Relationships

“Am I a red flag?”: could our obsession with self-help be ruining our relationships?

Do all couples really need therapy or has self-diagnosis gone too far?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
Shot of a young couple having a disagreement at home
Relationships

Could you be in the toxic cycle of a push-pull relationship?

We spoke to an expert about how to deal with this classic power dynamic.

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Leah Sinclair
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Alice Porter
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The psychological reason it hurts so much when a friend abandons you for a new relationship

And what to do about it.

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Dating

Why are people ‘vabbing’ to attract a partner?

Yes, you’ve read that correctly.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
Published
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Relationships

Why “don’t take it so personally” feels like such an insult

It sows the seeds of crippling self-doubt.

Posted by
Anna Brech
Published
Woman sits inside her home alone
Family and Friends

5 ways to make friends with your colleagues when you work from home

5 tips for when you miss the office bonding.

Posted by
Meg Walters
Published
Two old friends walking down the street
Family and Friends

Why now may be the perfect time to reach out to your old friends

It’s never too late to reach out.

Posted by
Meg Walters
Published
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Dating

Why ordering an ‘angel shot’ could help you if you feel unsafe on a date

Like ‘Ask for Angela’, this phrase is worth knowing.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
Published
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Relationships

What is “dawn dating”? Say hello to 2022’s cost-effective dating trend

Late-night dinners are out and early morning coffees are in.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Lauren Geall
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“Why do I always feel the need to ‘fix’ people in my relationships?”

Having the urge to help others can be a wonderful thing – but it can also become a problem.

Where to go on a first date in London: your guide to the city’s best spots for romance, fun and adventure
Dating

Love in the city: your ultimate guide to a great first date in London

Where to go and what to do, explained.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
Enmeshed relationships: what are they and why can they be so toxic?
Relationships

These are the subtle signs you’re in an enmeshed relationship – and what it really means for you

What to do when your friend, family member or partner goes beyond being “needy”.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
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Relationships

7 signs you are expecting too much from your relationship

It’s time to get real.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
Published
Are you becoming a screenshot friend?
Relationships

Why relying on memes could be jeopardising your friendships

We’re all guilty of it sometimes, but can an over-reliance on memes undermine your friendships?

Posted by
Katie Rosseinsky
Published
Manipulative relationships: how to spot them
Dating

8 signs you’re in a manipulative relationship

How to spot the signs of manipulation and what to do next.

Posted by
Meg Walters
Published
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Dating

Decision fatigue could be messing with your love life – here’s how to combat it

From constant swiping on dating apps to second-guessing your choices, here’s how decision fatigue could be impacting your dating life.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
Published
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Meg Walters
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Why you and your partner’s mental health might be ‘syncing up’ more than you realise

This takes a meeting of the minds to a whole new level.

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Dating

Why a quick ‘check-up’ could be exactly what your relationship needs

A new study has revealed the benefits of “regular health maintenance” in long-term relationships.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published