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  • I’m consumed by a crush, but we are both married

    Don’t take your feelings too seriously, observe them instead, says Philippa Perry. This will help you to make sense of them
  • The moment I knew: I dreamed up a character to cure my writer’s block. He saved my marriage too

  • This is how we do it: ‘She sets a timer for sex and my job is just to enjoy what she’s doing to me’

  • Blind date: ‘I banged my head on the table I was laughing so hard’

  • You be the judge: should my girlfriend stop monitoring me at the gym?

  • I may have fallen in love with a sex worker I am paying. Could it be real?

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  • Exhausted, disconnected and fed up: what is ‘parental burnout’ and what can you do about it?

    It can be difficult for time-poor parents to practise self-care. But when they do, it has a positive impact on their physical and mental health, and on their family too
  • My son’s aquatic empire has taken over the sitting room – and I am in over my head

    Séamas O’Reilly
  • Fleur East looks back: ‘My mum loved to put me in the most flamboyant dresses: big poofy sleeves and shoulder pads’

    • Why are pandas fat and which animals are they related to? Try our kids’ quiz

    • Gay wedding and schoolchildren to feature at ‘inclusive’ Chelsea flower show

    • Babies are dying because of NHS failings, poverty and inequality, charities warn

    • I really do love my kids – but being away from them is utter bliss

      Séamas O’Reilly
    • My mother’s domain was the kitchen and kids were not welcome. Today mine is a flurry of activity

Love & sex

  • Weekend podcast: Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey, Marina Hyde on the This Morning ‘rift’, and the bereaved sex taboo

  • My wife said her ex was a better lover than me – and we haven’t had sex since

    That was almost 20 years ago and we now have separate bedrooms. Is there any way back?
  • ‘I miss the sex’: Why are the sexual needs of the bereaved still a taboo?

    A woman mourning the loss of her husband was advised to take up gardening, another was told to get a dog… But intimacy and desire among grieving people is something we all need to know about, writes Kat Lister
  • Van Badham

    The culture of mistrust is bleeding into our personal lives. No wonder there’s a sex recession

    Van Badham
  • This is how we do it: ‘A tired, throwaway midweek shag doesn’t interest me’

  • Blind date: ‘My friends would be weirded out by how similar the two of us are’

  • Classic first date stuff: what men could learn from bowerbirds and their courting efforts

    Rebecca Shaw
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  • A letter to… my alcoholic husband, in lockdown

  • A letter to… the teacher who inspired my young son

  • A letter to… my psychiatrist, who exploits me

  • A letter to... the school parents who ignore me and my autistic child

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  • John Harris

    A lost generation are stuck living with their parents – and Tory talk of housebuilding won’t help them

    John Harris
  • Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

    Can we call time on the ‘doesband’ doing ‘daddy day care’? Fathers are way past that

    Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
  • Polly Toynbee

    The great British baby drought has a simple cause. And it’s not ‘cultural Marxism’

    Polly Toynbee
  • Jay Rayner

    I have unsavoury habits in the kitchen – but don’t we all?

    Jay Rayner
  • Emma Brockes

    I took my kids to the playground without my phone – and it was a revelation

    Emma Brockes
  • Zoe Williams

    I’m an inspiration to my sister. Unfortunately, what I’ve inspired is a standup routine

    Zoe Williams
  • Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

    To my friend who worries about becoming a parent: here are some things to hold on to

    Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
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  • Blind date: ‘An overlap of certain “acquaintances” on Instagram did raise a few eyebrows’

  • Blind date: ‘The waiters kept winking at us – it felt like The Truman Show’

  • Blind date: ‘We’re already planning his trip to visit me in France’

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  • Private lives
    My teenage son shows no interest in school

  • Ask Annalisa Barbieri
    I can’t get past how empty I feel since my best friend died

  • Dear Mariella
    Farewell Mariella: ‘I wanted to say thanks’

  • Sexual healing
    My wife said her ex was a better lover than me – and we haven’t had sex since

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