Relationships

The first of a new series. Charlie Clark was mourning his father’s death when a friend took him to a gig. ‘I wasn’t in the mood for chatting up girls,’ he saysCharlie Clark, 36, and Kerrie Clark, 34, are both graphic designers in Bristol. They met eight years ago at a gig...
She is everything to me and I was going to propose – but now he has told me to end it with herFive years ago, I went through a bi phase and used to sleep around with pretty much everyone that came along, including other men. This changed when I fell in...
A third of people in relationships are being ignored because their partners are staring at smartphones. Are you a snubber or a snubbee?A YouGov poll has revealed that a third of people in a relationship have fallen victim to “screen snubbing” – when their partners are too distracted by their phones to...
Did Niamh, 23, a teacher, and Kabillan, 28, a business development manager, hit it off?What were you hoping for?A good story.First impressions?Good-looking and friendly.What did you talk about?He was really easy to talk to – anything from Pixar, travelling, society, weird dating shows. A...
Rosslea Hall hotel’s ‘groom academy’ won’t solve the cause of most arguments among cohabiting couples: poor communicationWhen I heard that a hotel was offering “groom courses” for fiances – with classes on making breakfast in bed and doing the laundry – I immediately assumed it was in Japan, where themed accommodation is commonplace. But...
He is honest, caring, has a great job – and he is keen to settle down. I really want to help him, but don’t know howHow can I help find my brother a girlfriend or wife? (I have been married for 20 years.) He is good-looking, educated, articulate, honest, caring, funny, owns...
Misogyny is behind the criticism of the Saturday Night Live comedian’s relationship with Kate BeckinsaleQuiz time! Put your calculators away, please, I have a maths problem designed to test every inch of your natural intelligence. Ready? Here we go: Pete Davidson is a 25-year-old comedian. He is dating Kate Beckinsale, a 45-year-old...
Ever wondered how your parents and grandparents dated? You have seen their black and white couple photos in albums but never really cared what it was really like to date back then or if dating existed at all!Fast forward to 2019 – you are hooked up on your smartphone chatting with the one...
Three generations under one roof: how’s that working out?Helen As a single parent, I couldn’t get a mortgage. Meanwhile, my parents were having trouble selling their house, so me moving in seemed like it could work; we have a good relationship and we discussed what to do if...
Your irrational behaviour probably stems from trauma – come to terms with that first, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma My friends think my behaviour is leading me in a vicious circle in my relationships. I can see their point. I am a man who is quite sensitive. I get relatively easily upset when women...

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