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Pregnancy and relationship rifts

A life-changing event like pregnancy can have a big impact on your relationship ... for better or worse.

Sorting out custody

I'm going through a divorce and my ex and I are leaning towards joint custody. A friend says this never works. What should I do?

Wise words after 65 years married

OPINION: What does it really take to have long and healthy marriage?

Why am I so emotional?

Is there a switch that gets turned on at birth that makes us more sensitive and emotional?

Struggling stepmum

I really like my new husband's kids, but they treat me horribly. He tends to take their side. I'm worried our marriage is doomed.


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Aminah Hart and Scott Anderson with their daughter Leila

Engagement for sperm donor family

The romantic tale of the single mum who fell in love with her sperm donor continues - with news of an engagement and Hollywood interest.

I'm not the person my husband married

In the six years since we tied the knot, I've changed - and I'm ok with that.

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Why you need a date night

When we become parents, our relationship with our partner inevitably evolves very quickly. But it's important to keep close - and date nights can help.


Ultimate relationship killers

When it comes to communication, it’s not just what you say, but how you say it that matters.

Birth plan

Do you need a pregnancy contract?

Is a pregnancy contract a wortwhile exercise in protecting your relationship against the trials and tribulations of new parenthood?

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Dad's girlfriend asked to stay away

My son has asked me not to bring my new girlfriend to watch him play sport as it upsets his mum. My girlfriend isn't happy.

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Don't stay together for the kids

Unhappily partnered parents: Please don't stay together "for the kids."

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Rude awakenings

A foray into a good old-fashioned sex education.

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Finding your mum tribe

If you're not much of a joiner then finding a mothers group that works for you could prove tricky.

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The 'no children' wedding invite

"It's her wedding, so the day is all about her, not your baby."

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Time for a custody change?

My ex and I have shared custody of our kids since we split five years ago, but now my daughter is sick of going back and forth between houses.

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Rekindling a romance

My ex and I got married and divorced very young. We're starting to get close again. We have a daughter. Should we get back together?


Video: Making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

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Getting away from it all

Anna Guy and her partner have just managed a holiday away from (most of) the kids - no mean feat.

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Living like a nun

Starting to date as a single mum was a daunting prospect for Rebecca, but she met the love of her life.

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