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The French woman’s guide to dating (no cleavage, no sexts, and no smiley emojis)

When you're single in Paris, the possibilities for romance are endless. Here, Florence Besson, Eva Amor and Claire Steinlen reveal the French woman's secrets of...

Why a high-flier turned her back on success to follow her French dream

Losing her beloved parents led Tamsin Chubb to reassess everything. She describes here how she gave up her high-powered career and moved to her...

How to be a fully house-trained house guest

It’s the time of year when we land on people’s doorsteps, but have you considered how you score as a visitor? Here’s comedy writer...

Is it time to break free from your family role?

It is a crisp December afternoon, 1989. My grandmother is collecting me and my elder brother from school. He tumbles into her car –...

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 warning 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...

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