My son has special needs. Should I tell him I’m not his biological father?

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...

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

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 says...

Dear New Moms, You Don’t Have To Do All The Things Or Please All...

I was a brand-new mom, and my son, 4 months old at the time, had been sleeping horribly. He was a baby, so bad sleep is to be expected to some extent, but...

My Husband Wants to Hide Our Pregnancy From His Family

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Blind date: ‘I sensed she wanted to stay out longer’

Natalie, 30, freelance journalist, meets Antonio, 34, structural engineerNatalie on AntonioWhat were you hoping for?A bit of flirting with someone new who...

It’s 2019. Who Told My Eight-Year-Old Daughter If a Boy Is Mean to You,...

Your first crush is a rite of passage. The fixations that follow it are just life. Nervous, awkward, sublime. Disastrous. Transcendent. Here, we celebrate infatuations, obsessions, and passions in all their exquisite splendor. Meet...

How we live together: the ‘life wives’

We’re on the same wavelength – it’s like she can read my mindZahra Jones, 40Amy and I have known each other for...

10 Hilariously Spot-On Quotes About Parenting from Celebrity Moms

Even the rich and famous aren’t immune to the craziness of motherhood.Celebrity moms—they’re just like us! At least when it comes to commiserating about the quirks of parenthood,...

I can’t get past my strained relationship with my mother

It’s time to leave the past behind and forge a new bond, and the first step should be yours, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma I don’t have a very...

The Transformation Of Dating Over The Years

Ever wondered how your parents and grandparents dated? You have seen their black and white couple photos in albums but never really cared what it was really like to date back then...

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