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...

Poundland’s engagement ring: who says romance is dead?

They’re being sold as fun placeholders – so the couple can then choose together. But with money tight and marriage in decline, maybe they’re the real dealGood...

I met my girlfriend’s parents – and realised I once slept with her father

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...

I was dropped by new friends and dread not seeing them again

You may have tampered with the balance of power with this couple, says Mariella Frostrup. Is there something you are not divulging?The dilemma For the past few months I...

Home alone with the baby… and gruesome Scandi crime drama

Parenting tasks are multiplied by two, banana pulp is everywhere – but at least there’s TV murderFor the first time since my son was born, I am...

Men prefer younger women not for their firmer bodies – but their greater admiration

The French novelist Yann Moix claims a 50-year-old woman’s body is unlovable, unlike a 25-year-old’s. But the truth is that the young tend to respect the old – and that is what...

How can I help find my brother a girlfriend or wife?

He is honest, caring, has a great job – and he is keen to settle down. I really want to help him, but don’t know howHow can...

22 Questions to Ask Your Spouse Once a Year

When you’ve been married for a long time, it’s easy to slip into a daily routine and familiar lifestyle and forget that you might not necessarily be meeting all of your partner’s...

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...

How we live together: the single parent who moved in with Mum and Dad

Three generations under one roof: how’s that working out?Helen As a single parent, I couldn’t get a mortgage. Meanwhile, my parents were having...

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