Friendships are important as we navigate life-changing events for the very first time, like pregnancy and parenting.
In the past month I've realised how far I have grown apart from old friends and it's made me really sad.
My second wife has always gotten on well with my kids, but I recently overheard her say she's never loved them.
When two families with a total of 10 children become one, relationships can get a bit stressed.
There's a new buzzword in divvying up the assets after a relationship ends: collaborative separation.
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Extramarital affairs and infidelity are devastating enough. But what happens when a child is born?
Only people in unhappy marriages cheat, right? Well, happy, it turns out, is not a sufficient antidote to affair.
When it comes to introducing your kids to a new partner, the experts advise baby steps.
The government wants to see more parenting wrangles settled out of court.
Do you talk about your sex life with your kids or is that a no-go area?
The slut/stud double standard has constrained female sexual desire, but it's definitely there ...
Do claimed food aphrodisiacs really do the trick? Richard Cornish investigates the only way he knows how.
"Our relationship is different. Sometimes we have sex with other people, not just with each other."
Isn't it hypocritical to teach our kids to solve their disputes honestly and openly but then sneak around their backs to solve ours?
My partner wants me to meet his kids. I'm really nervous as I want them to like me. Any tips on how to navigate the meeting?
My husband and I had planned to start trying to conceive around now, but I've changed my mind.
What do you do if you and your partner have different ideas about how to bring up your children?
I volunteered to help out at a school event recently, and I'm pretty sure one of the dads was flirting with me.
Struggling domestic violence victims can now apply for interest-free loans, even with bad credit.
It's easy to get bogged down in chores and squabbles after having kids. Here is how one mother and wife rediscovered her marriage.
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