Domestic abuse survivors and children sleeping r...

Women unable to get refuge place also having to sofa-surf or stay with abuserSurvivors of domestic abuse and their children are being forced to sleep rough as they struggle to find safe accommodation,...

My son has special needs. Should I tell him I’m ...

Secrets in families are rarely a good idea, says Annalisa BarbieriI have a son, aged 22: J. He was born with physical disabilities and special educational needs. He’s a happy, well-adjusted young...

Blind date: ‘He probably thinks I’m looking for ...

Emily, 26, charity worker, and Barry, 24, maths teacherBarry on EmilyWhat were you hoping for?A laugh, good conversation and nice food.First impressions?She needs to work on her French – she ...

Be honest, be kind: five lessons from an amicabl...

Consciously uncoupling is possible: choose your battles, build a support network and learn to play the long gameIt’s not always infidelity that leads a couple to split – sometimes a marriage simply r...

A feminist’s guide to raising boys

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 ...

I have become far too close to my best friend

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 ...

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

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,...

I met my girlfriend’s parents – and realised I o...

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 much everyone that came al...

Are you a screen-snubber whose phone use is ruin...

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 relations...

Blind date: ‘I found myself in a monologue about...

Did Niamh, 23, a teacher, and Kabillan, 28, a business development manager, hit it off?What were you hoping for?A good story.First impressions?Good-looking and friendly.What did you talk abou...

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