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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...

Can you trust couple cliches? Our marital therapist separates romcom from reality

By Andrew G Marshall You’ve heard them so many times and you’ve probably used them yourself, so there must be some truth in the popular...

Why giving your children some freedom is good for their wellbeing – and yours

By Maile Meloy It may be a scary prospect, but giving your children space to roam is good for them – and you, says Maile Meloy   I...

A mother on the great losses and lessons of her daughter’s disability

By Sam Carlisle When Sam Carlisle’s daughter Elvi was two, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that would go on to cost Sam...

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