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You CAN survive a broken heart

Scientists say people are ‘hardwired’ to overcome heartbreak and find new love.

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'Should I reveal my sister's affair?'

Rowan Pelling advises extreme caution when thinking of intervening in someone else’s marriage.

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What women want: to get to sleep

Why do women fake orgasms? Are they trying to spare their partner’s feelings or is something else going on?

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Men love their moms-in-law – study

More than half of married men find their mother-in-law attractive – and a quarter have a genuine crush, a study shows.

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What men want: a brainy woman
February 11 2015 at 15:11

Research reveals that 87 percent of men would be happy with a woman with a higher intellect and who earns more money.

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‘I can’t forgive myself for my fling’
February 10 2015 at 07:11

Rowan Pelling tells a woman to stop beating herself up and confess all to her husband.

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How to buy apples and get a date
February 9 2015 at 13:00

Kate Battersby takes a course in flirting, and learns the most effective pick-up line in the world...

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Ain’t no Daddy when he’s gone
February 6 2015 at 16:01

Samantha Shanley reflects on how her husband’s business trips affect family life – and her.

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Why do a power of attorney?
February 6 2015 at 12:50

You never know when you or a partner are going to get ill. Set up power of attorney now...

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Never a dull moment in Jacob’s sex shop
February 6 2015 at 06:51

Jacob Lebogo - former Limpopo ANC Youth League secretary - dumped politcs for what he calls the sex revolution.

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Silence can wreck your relationship
February 5 2015 at 07:18

Withdrawal, mind-reading and defensiveness: all these are sure fire ways to kill the passion, a study shows.

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Are we born to stay or stray?
February 4 2015 at 12:49

Scientists say they have the first evidence that people fall into two broad categories – promiscuity or faithfulness.

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Fake boyfriend... what’s not to love?
February 3 2015 at 07:41

I paid for an Invisible Boyfriend and I think I may be in love, writes Caitlin Dewey.

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‘Don’t send your boyfriend sexy pics’
January 28 2015 at 12:35

A woman whose ex-lover posted pictures of her on the internet has a stark warning about revenge porn.

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