Relationships Headlines

  • My 18-year-old daughter is having a baby with my stepson

    This may turn out to be the terrible mistake you foresee but you must get behind this young couple and support them, says Mariella Frostrup The dilemma I have been with my husband for 13 years, married for 11. We have children but not together. My daughter was five when we met, she is now 18 and my husband’s only child is 22. He recently moved back home with us and he and my daughter formed a very close relationship with each other. Back in July 2017, it came to light that my stepson and my...

    the Guardian
  • Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

    Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip their clothes off, order in a vat of whipped cream and install a chandelier to swing from? No? Well there’s your problem – according, at least, to Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor whose Ted...

    the Guardian
  • My boyfriend kissed another man: does that mean he's gay?

    Let him experiment with his sexuality all he wants, Annalisa Barbieri says – but not on your time I found out two weeks ago that my boyfriend had kissed another man. The next day, he texted the same man inappropriate messages, asking to meet again and proceed further than kissing (the messages were apparently sent while my boyfriend was very drunk). When we spoke about this, he said he did not enjoy the kiss, but wanted to see if he enjoyed other activities with men. I have always known he has...

    the Guardian
  • ‘Discovering my true sexual self’: why I embraced polyamory

    My husband and I were together for 12 years and had two children – but while he was happy with one person, I needed more It was the hardest thing I’d ever had to say to my husband, Marc. Three years ago, I sat down and told him: “The idea of having sex just with you for the next 40 years – I can’t do it any more.” But I had come to realise that my life was built around something I didn’t believe in: monogamy. We had been together for 12 years and had two children, now nine and seven. I love...

    the Guardian
  • Blind date: ‘She was thoughtful enough to wear a necklace with her name on’

    How did 25-year-olds Thom, an auditor, and Grace, a learning coordinator, get along? What were you hoping for? Interesting conversation. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby's name

    Chicago — where Kanye West was raised — is the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West.

    Washington Post