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The office: where romances flourish – and piranhas circle

If you’re a male boss who has fallen hook, line and sinker for your PA or another office worker and are contemplating jettisoning your long-standing

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Stiff upper lip – or gibbering wreck?

We British, or so we’re told, are as famous for our collective “stiff upper lip” as for our passion for fish and chips. Although it

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Coping with divorce the write way

For some people, divorce is the first major emotional trauma they will experience in life and trying to find a way through it can be

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Love and friendship are worth their weight in gold

One major reason for the break-up of marriages today is that couples don’t spend enough time together – often because one partner is all but

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Why hot flushes can make a woman cold-shoulder her marriage

Statistics show that 65 per cent of divorces involving couples over the age of 50 are initiated by women. In her new book, The Female

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Loneliness and the most depressing month of the year

I’ve not done any proper research, but it strikes me that February is the most depressing month of the year: not only is it generally

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A betrayed spouse: the last to know – but the first to act?

The photograph said it all: Lady Linda Macdonald was pictured in the press this week the day after a national newspaper revealed the ‘intimate’ relationship between her husband, Sir Ken, who is head of the Crown Prosecution Service, and a glamorous young barrister, Kirsty Brimelow. Linda looked ashen-faced and red-eyed from crying as she left her home on Tuesday morning.

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Tipping the power scales in your favour

Imagine, if you will, a pair of perfectly balanced scales. On one side is the husband and on the other, the wife. The scales are

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Why divorce doesn’t have to mean a broken Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful time even for happy families, but for fragmented ones it is often little short of a nightmare.

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How NOT to get divorced after Christmas

A new survey has picked up on something I identified long ago – and is the subject of my book, published last year – that Christmas is a hugely stressful time for families, especially for women

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