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Friends with an ex: do’s and don’ts

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Being friends with someone you know very well can be fun and feel comfortable. But beware – old feelings and jealousy can get in the way.

The logic behind open relationships

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Open relationships are hip, especially among the young people. For those of us who don’t understand the concept, let’s get down to what they are all about.

Love and more: what you need for a great relationship

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It’s easy to get carried away in the warm glow of new love. But love isn't the foundation on which to build a healthy long-term relationship. There are far more important things.

Friends with benefits: is that possible?

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'I want to have sex with my friend. She wants to have sex with me. But we don't want a relationship. Is that okay?' a reader asks. Valentine answers: 'Have clear boundaries.'

The situationship loop

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'Situationships' are more than friendships; but less than relationships. They are pretty popular, but not everyone knows how to identify them.

Men say ‘I love you’ first

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Men are often the first to say ‘I love you’ in a relationship. Almost 65 per cent of people think it’s women who first say the words, a US study found.

Better communication = better relationships

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How can I boost communications in my relationship? Because sometimes, silence emerges. Please help!

Top 7 facts about mixed race relationships

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Globalisation in our love lives has become a reality. The world and its people are closer than ever and interracial relationships are on the rise.