Relationships

Divorce without guilt or blame
Castration, cutting off a man’s nose or chopping off his hands and feet: these were all once standard punishments for a man who committed adultery with someone else’s
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Write to your children
As a writer who focuses a lot of her energy and work on parenting, I often get asked for advice. I find this equal parts hilarious and touching,
Sarah Britten
5 good reasons to elope
Last month, I eloped. My fiancé and I ducked off to Clarens where we got married in front of four witnesses, not counting the marriage officer and the
Kanno
It’s time to bury the myth of the trophy wife
June 24, 2014
In the forthcoming edition of the American Sociological Review, Elizabeth McClintock reports her research that appraised a representative sample of more than 1,500 young married couples and found ...read more
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Moving beyond an unhealthy relationship
June 17, 2014
I accidentally spied my ex the other day. By accidentally, I mean, he’s not someone I associate with any more and seeing him was, most definitely, unexpected. I ...read more
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Should you google your date?
June 11, 2014
It's the first date. The drink is flowing and the conversation's amazing. Everything's going well and you admire his shirt thinking "that's the same shirt he wore to ...read more
Jade Klara
Modern Muslimahs: A step in Mr Right’s direction
June 9, 2014
Theoretically speaking, it shouldn’t be that difficult to catch a good Muslim man, especially considering that we live in a worldwide web. Google “Muslim matrimonial” and dozens of ...read more
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‘Revenge porn’ victims receive boost from German court ruling
May 23, 2014
Intimate photographs should be deleted at the end of a relationship if one of the partners calls for it, a court in Germany has ruled. The ruling by ...read more
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8…10…13 ways to perpetuate the ‘good wife’ patriarchy
May 19, 2014
If you are on, um, any social network ever (but chiefly Facebook) you will no doubt have been subjected to the sharing of a particular type of internet ...read more
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Masturbation: The secret to a long life?
May 6, 2014
Betty Dodson is back. The pensioner once dubbed the "godmother of masturbation" thanks to her 1973 bestseller, Sex for One, is relaunching her masturbation masterclasses in New York. ...read more
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The men who go to Ukraine looking for a wife then fly home alone and broke
April 8, 2014
These are trying times for Odessa. After the annexation of Crimea, pro-Russian forces are stirring tension in this Black Sea port, and there are weekly standoffs between demonstrators ...read more
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Sun, sex and a baby: The unusual package holiday for Danes
March 31, 2014
Hotel rooms are one of life's great aphrodisiacs – at least that's the theory behind a new campaign from Danish package-holiday specialist Spies Rejser. Its latest TV campaign, ...read more
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Techno-cupid: Flirting with disaster
March 27, 2014
Dating has come a long way since the days when someone would send you a well-crafted letter from many miles away and then eagerly await your reply. Gone ...read more
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Online dating for lesbians: Has Dattch rewritten the rules?
March 25, 2014
For too many lesbians, seeking out dateable women is an ordeal. Some would much rather stay at home watching Scandinavian crime dramas with their cats than spend several ...read more
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Perfection can be painful
March 20, 2014
At dinner with two fellow mothers from my eldest son's nursery school, we chatted about the issues we'd had with becoming mothers for the first and second time. ...read more