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Friends during pregnancy

Friendships are important as we navigate life-changing events for the very first time, like pregnancy and parenting.

Do you need separate beds?

What's holding me back from selling our king mattress and ordering two twins? Society!

Step-sibling squabbles

Ask an expert

My partner and I have just moved in together. Our girls used to get along fine, but now fight constantly. Any advice?

Grandkids keep grandma alert

Get on the phone and tell grandma it's time for babysitting - new research shows it can help ward off brain disease in older women.

Goodbye to old friends

In the past month I've realised how far I have grown apart from old friends and it's made me really sad.


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My wife doesn't love my kids

My second wife has always gotten on well with my kids, but I recently overheard her say she's never loved them.

 Invercargill couple Jamie Wickliffe and Aidan Thompson with seven of their 10 children.

'We were struggling'

When two families with a total of 10 children become one, relationships can get a bit stressed.

Selina-Jane Trigg

Separation without the fight

There's a new buzzword in divvying up the assets after a relationship ends: collaborative separation.

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The other woman's baby

Extramarital affairs and infidelity are devastating enough. But what happens when a child is born?

Tiger Elin

Why even happy people cheat

Only people in unhappy marriages cheat, right? Well, happy, it turns out, is not a sufficient antidote to affair.

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Dating as a single parent

When it comes to introducing your kids to a new partner, the experts advise baby steps.

Child, dishes

Stop the fighting

The government wants to see more parenting wrangles settled out of court.

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Your kids and your sex life

Do you talk about your sex life with your kids or is that a no-go area?

Women want as much sex as men

Women want sex too

The slut/stud double standard has constrained female sexual desire, but it's definitely there ...

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The food of love

Do claimed food aphrodisiacs really do the trick? Richard Cornish investigates the only way he knows how.

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Kids and an open marriage

"Our relationship is different. Sometimes we have sex with other people, not just with each other."

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Arguing in front of the kids

Isn't it hypocritical to teach our kids to solve their disputes honestly and openly but then sneak around their backs to solve ours?


Meeting your partner's kids

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?

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Backing out of baby deal

My husband and I had planned to start trying to conceive around now, but I've changed my mind.

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Arguing about the kids

What do you do if you and your partner have different ideas about how to bring up your children?

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