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Sunday 9 April, 2017

Column: 'I've discovered the joy of doing a fitness activity with others'
# Fitness
# Fitness

Column: 'I've discovered the joy of doing a fitness activity with others'

Apr 9th 2017, 3:00 PM 263 Views 8 Comments

There is no ideal image that you must measure up to in order to become involved in fitness, writes Christine Allen.

Sunday 1 November, 2015

'Making that difficult decision to cut off contact with an ex is a wise one'
# Column
# Column

'Making that difficult decision to cut off contact with an ex is a wise one'

Nov 1st 2015, 6:30 PM 280,515 Views 112 Comments

Material promoting to help get your ex back only prolongs the heartache, as those who have been dumped emotionally invest themselves in the deployment of ‘tactics’ that at their best can only work in the short-term.

Saturday 3 October, 2015

Let's be honest: It secretly sucks when your BFF gets a boyfriend
# Column
# Column

Let's be honest: It secretly sucks when your BFF gets a boyfriend

Oct 3rd 2015, 7:30 PM 37,061 Views 24 Comments

I’ve been ditched by my best friend because of her new boyfriend. Maybe you think I’m jealous or I’m chasing after someone who has no interest in hanging out anymore, but this is my best friend, writes Christine Allen.

Sunday 13 September, 2015

Have a toxic relationship in your life? Here's how to tell if you're in one and how to deal with it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Have a toxic relationship in your life? Here's how to tell if you're in one and how to deal with it

Sep 13th 2015, 8:14 PM 2,106 Views 41 Comments

When you quit that relationship you increase your chances of meeting someone with whom you will have a happy and healthy relationship, writes Christine Allen.

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Sunday 9 August, 2015

Being dumped by text was heartbreaking, but I can see why people do it
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# Column

Being dumped by text was heartbreaking, but I can see why people do it

Aug 9th 2015, 6:30 PM 33,712 Views 50 Comments

Could a text actually be the most humane way to break up with someone? Christine Allen considers the possibility.

Saturday 1 August, 2015

Please get your sickening displays of affection off my Facebook feed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Please get your sickening displays of affection off my Facebook feed

Aug 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 2,327 Views 56 Comments

A plea to over-sharing couples.

Saturday 27 June, 2015

There's no two ways about it. The ending of a friendship sucks.
# Opinion
# Opinion

There's no two ways about it. The ending of a friendship sucks.

Jun 27th 2015, 7:30 PM 797 Views 36 Comments

Whether it’s ending a romantic or a platonic relationship, breaking up is very, very hard to do.

Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."
# Opinion
# Opinion

"In that moment, looking 'gay' no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous."

May 26th 2015, 8:00 AM 77 Views 79 Comments

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

Monday 18 May, 2015

It's official: I've found my first grey hair... The inevitable is happening.
# Opinion
# Opinion

It's official: I've found my first grey hair... The inevitable is happening.

May 18th 2015, 8:00 PM 410 Views 46 Comments

It’s fair to say that I’ve developed a slight hang up about getting older.

Saturday 2 May, 2015

Lesbian relationships are still not taken seriously by many
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lesbian relationships are still not taken seriously by many

May 2nd 2015, 7:30 PM 10,767 Views 121 Comments

There’s nothing wrong with chatting up girls at a bar – undermining them by refusing to accept they’re gay is a different story.

Saturday 11 April, 2015

'I met the woman of my dreams but then backed off... why?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I met the woman of my dreams but then backed off... why?'

Apr 11th 2015, 7:00 PM 134,617 Views 31 Comments

I had viewed myself as a hopeless romantic – more than ready for a serious relationship – but the truth was more complex.

Friday 13 March, 2015

'I tied every aspect of my life to my sexual identity - it had to change'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I tied every aspect of my life to my sexual identity - it had to change'

Mar 13th 2015, 8:00 AM 2,991 Views 65 Comments

We should refrain from solely defining ourselves in tandem with who we are attracted to, writes Christine Allen.

Wednesday 25 February, 2015

I knew I had to stop overeating when the local Chinese takeaway memorised my address
# Opinion
# Opinion

I knew I had to stop overeating when the local Chinese takeaway memorised my address

Feb 25th 2015, 1:50 PM 1,505 Views 73 Comments

I’m ready to wave goodbye to emotional eating and junk food, but it’s not that easy.

Saturday 31 January, 2015

Column: Did I really fall in love online?

Column: Did I really fall in love online?

Jan 31st 2015, 7:30 PM 12,517 Views 16 Comments

Falling in love with someone you’ve never met sounds unlikely… but when have our rational minds ever controlled our hearts?

Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Opinion: Are you having an emotional affair?
# Relationships
# Relationships

Opinion: Are you having an emotional affair?

Dec 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 4,511 Views 48 Comments

Don’t poo-poo the danger of emotional infidelity – it’s a betrayal that can warrant the break-up of a relationship.

Saturday 8 November, 2014

Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?
# You're Not My Type
# You're Not My Type

Opinion: Why do some straight people automatically assume a gay person fancies them?

Nov 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 5,166 Views 73 Comments

Gay people aren’t sexual predators ready to pounce on unsuspecting straight friends and colleagues… so calm down.

Sunday 5 October, 2014

Opinion: Life is for living, not browsing, so switch off that smartphone
# Internet Addiction
# Internet Addiction

Opinion: Life is for living, not browsing, so switch off that smartphone

Oct 5th 2014, 12:00 PM 42 Views 14 Comments

Tell the truth: how long do you think you could go without looking at your phone?

Friday 19 September, 2014

Opinion: Should I be afraid to express affection to another woman on the street?
# Pda
# Pda

Opinion: Should I be afraid to express affection to another woman on the street?

Sep 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,967 Views 111 Comments

After side-stepping a goodnight kiss with a date, I wondered why I was so slow to be affectionate in public…

Sunday 31 August, 2014

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?
# Coming Out
# Coming Out

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you're gay?

Aug 31st 2014, 7:30 PM 2,555 Views 74 Comments

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

Sunday 27 July, 2014

Opinion: The journey for acceptance for transgender people is ongoing – in all parts of society
# LGBT
# LGBT

Opinion: The journey for acceptance for transgender people is ongoing – in all parts of society

Jul 27th 2014, 8:30 AM 340 Views 52 Comments

An increase in documentaries, articles and stories detailing the lives of transgender people is helping to remove stigma, but there is still some way to go.

Saturday 7 June, 2014

Opinion: Casual dating – is it just one big wind up?
# Friends With Benefits
# Friends With Benefits

Opinion: Casual dating – is it just one big wind up?

Jun 7th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,346 Views 40 Comments

I find it hard to believe that two people can be intimate with each other without becoming attached. And if they can… is that really something to celebrate?

Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...

Mar 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,155 Views 275 Comments

Do you view the issue of gay rights as being mundane? Are you annoyed by the ‘hype’ over homophobic bullying and marriage equality? Then these are the facts you need to know, writes Christine Allen.

Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights

Sep 4th 2013, 1:00 PM 43 Views 47 Comments

I was guilty of a blase attitude about gay rights in other countries – until I realised the extent of the discrimination taking place in Russia, writes Kristine Allen.