Relationships

New research

Happier relationships for couples without children

John Bingham Open University study finds that when people were asked to rate the quality of their relationship those without children emerged as happier overall.

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Are romance novels as bad for relationships as porn?

Shades of grey audi

Katherine Feeney Forget 50 Shades, it’s Farmer Wants a Wife that is the real 'pornography' for women.

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Never fear the Ghost of Relationships Past

Couple heart love

Katherine Feeney Nevert fear the Ghost of Relationships Past.

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Is divorce ruining relationships?

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Katherine Feeney Divorce is too easy and it's changing how we conceptualise relationships.

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"Forget monogamy and just shag" - One scientific theory on relationships

Sam Brett When monogamy becomes monotony, should we ditch commitment altogether? One author reckons so... Sam Brett reports.

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Great demand

Why some men see sex workers

Man and woman kissing

Matty Silver The topic of sex workers receives more hostile attention in the media than any other sexual issue. Sex work is highly stigmatised; referring to female sex workers as prostitutes in the public domain...

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No 'Brady Bunch'

How to live and love in a blended family

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Katherine Feeney He’s probably in his 50s. A strong man, with a military background. Married once. Married again. Two kids. One was his, the other was hers. A son. When he was 30, step-dad asked him to leave.

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This is the last blog I intend to ever write, unmarried

Celebrating our commitment to love another: it is a gift that should be given to everyone.

Katherine Feeney Amidst all the joy of getting married, there will be hurt, writes Katherine Feeney.

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Rise and shine: why getting up at 5am will make you happy

Monday Morning

Sandy Smith If an early start has you rolling back under the duvet, forget about sleep deprivation and get out of bed - morning people are happier and more successful than night owls.

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What we learn from our parents' relationship

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Katherine Feeney Did your parents have a happy marriage? If they didn't, are you screwed? Too many of us are beginning on the backfoot, and I wonder, what hope is there, if any?

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Kiss goodbye: Have we forgotten how great a pash can be?

20 Strangers Kiss

Katherine Feeney Somewhere between watching 20 strangers kissing for the first time, and writing The Kiss into my scarily-soon-to-be wedding ceremony, I realised something: We don’t give the kiss enough lip service.

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Teens and sex

When can teenagers have a partner sleep over?

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Matty Silver Talking about sex with teenagers is something most parents find difficult; the teenage years are tough on both teens and parents.

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Wellbeing

Seven healthy ways to beat stress

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Livia Gamble While stress can either hinder or help us, we often fail to recognise it.

Fantasies fulfilled, one night at a time

Sex Myths -busted.

Kathernine Feeney “One-night stands are the best way to live out your sexual fantasies.”

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Breaking down culture of desire

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Cosima Marriner We all know what causes the inherent tension between the sexes - men want sex more, lots more, than women.

Your mate has married an idiot. Now what?

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Rebecca Holman How to keep your mouth shut and play nice while your friend works out she’s shacked up with a total drip.

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World's biggest blind date

Still single in a sea of worthy women and charmless men

Happy couple, love, romance, sex, dating, laughing.

MJ Angel On Friday, February 21, dating site www.cityswoon.com hosted 700 hopeful singles, flocking to Sydney’s iconic Opera House in an attempt to walk away with a Guinness World Record and more ...

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Boyfriend hoax

Casey Donovan: 'I spent six years in a fake relationship'

Indigenous singer and Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan.

Rachel Clun Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan reveals she spent six years loving a man who turned out to be a hoax, in her new biography 'Big, Beautiful and Sexy'.

Lifestyle gurus

Road-testing the 5:2 lifestyle

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Winnie Salamon A group of people are taking the 5:2 diet philosophy and are applying it to the rest of their lives.

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Never mind the age gap

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Katherine Feeney Why are we less in love with the idea of older women loving younger men?

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