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Writer Tom Winter shares his story, from pondering suicide to turning his life around

It was the summer of 2014. I had turned 40 just a few months earlier. I was alone in my flat in Berlin at...

Real Lives: ‘My best friend’s death changed me and put trivial things in perspective’

When you’re young, how do you cope with the death of a best friend? A new campaign aims to help these ‘forgotten mourners’. Here...

How to cope with being disinherited

How to cope with being disinherited By psychotherapist Wendy Bristow Ask yourself, ‘What meaning am I making from this?’ It may not be quite accurate. We...

When entering a relationship, here are the signs you can’t afford to miss

When you’re newly in love, you often convince yourself that everything is fine because you want the relationship to work. But there are warning...

Real life: Would I ever have our longed-for second child?

Gazing at my newborn son sleeping peacefully in his cot, I still can’t quite believe that he is here. I’ve spent hours looking at...

‘Meet the miracle baby I was told I’d never have after my breast cancer...

After ANIKKA BURTON underwent treatment for breast cancer in 2011 she was told she would never be able to have children. But then the unexpected happened…   This...

One writer’s nine-year emotional rollercoaster ride with the same man

It took three (broken) engagements in nine years to the same man for Melissa van Maasdyk to feel ready to commit to marriage. Here...

Pet grief: When you lose your most faithful friend

The death of a cherished dog or cat can be just as devastating as the loss of a relative. Only pet lovers would understand,...

A first-time father of twins laughs his way through parenting challenges

When comedian Sam Avery became a first-time dad to twin boys, nothing could have prepared him for the flood of milk, nappies and emotion...

‘My uni breakdown was the making of me’: author Janey Louise Jones reveals her...

Mental health issues among today's students have reached record levels. Author Janey Louise Jones reveals how she coped with her own breakdown at university.    As...

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