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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 27 August, 2015

Do you think the people revealed on Ashley Madison got what they deserve?

The debacle has given the ‘moral majority’ the perfect opportunity to express their disapproval, writes Tony Moore.

Sunday 2 August, 2015

New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don't worry, you're not the only one

Having a baby is a stressful experience that challenges even the best of relationships. When it comes to staying connected, small loving gestures mean everything.

Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Why are we waiting longer and longer to get married?

With all the pressure on the younger generation, is it any wonder that so many postpone the ‘big day’?

Monday 9 February, 2015

Column: What is the key to a happy relationship?

What do you want from an intimate relationship? Think carefully about your answer.

Sunday 4 January, 2015

Opinion: Don't let the January blues get you down – make small, positive changes

January can feel like a very long month indeed, but you can make it through with the right attitude.

Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Opinion: Breaking up (around Christmas) is hard to do

Ending a relationship at this time of year can magnify the perception that everyone else is having a great time with their loved ones.

Sunday 14 September, 2014

Column: How do we get over losing the love of our life?

Those of us who have loved and lost are told to ‘move on’. Yes, we must do just that but it takes time and a lot of healing.

Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: Failing to prepare for life’s most important journey could be your biggest mistake

The fact of the matter is that many of us sleepwalk into intimate relationships: we need to have open and mature discussions before committing.

Thursday 12 December, 2013

Column: Is the work Christmas party past its sell-by date?

There’s enough potential for making mistakes when we’re with our nearest and dearest over the festive season without adding insult to injury by getting plastered at the office party, writes Tony Moore.

Saturday 9 November, 2013

Column: Ongoing alcohol misuse in Ireland is ruining individuals and families

Over half of all Irish drinkers have a harmful pattern of drinking; don’t be fooled into thinking alcohol misuse is ‘normal’ or has no affect on your personal relationships, writes Tony Moore.

Saturday 12 October, 2013

Column: Is it still taboo for a woman to carry condoms?

We have superficially become more ‘open’ about sex, but our core beliefs and attitudes haven’t really changed; female sexuality can induce a degree of fear in some people, writes Tony Moore.

Saturday 5 October, 2013

Column: Relationships and suicide – it’s time we talked to men properly

A report revealing that 78 per cent of men who died by suicide had relationship problems highlights how important it is to take relationship breakdowns seriously, writes Tony Moore.

Sunday 1 September, 2013

Column: Beware the passion killers – how to keep the spark alive in your relationship

Passionate love is a complex mix psychological processes, hormones and evolutionary drives – and at some point in every relationship “the spark” flickers. But there are ways to keep it strong, writes Tony Moore.

Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: 'Do you want to have children?' Every couple needs to have this conversation

The decision whether or not to have children is one of the most important decisions of your life, writes relationship counsellor Tony Moore, who says he is amazed at how many couples do not have the discussion.

Sunday 26 May, 2013

Column: Infidelity is an intimate betrayal and dealing with it is a complex process

Why do people cheat? And why does someone stay in a relationship after being betrayed, ridiculed and humiliated? Counsellor Tony Moore explains that dealing with infidelity is an extremely complex and personal thing.

Saturday 11 May, 2013

Column: Gossiping isn't harmless fun – the damage it causes can be irreversible

Even if you pride yourself on your principles, you may well have been an unsuspecting participant in gossip by repeating other people’s options as fact. It’s hard to overstate how damaging rumours can be, writes counsellor Tony Moore.

Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Does age really matter in a relationship?

While an age difference doesn’t matter initially it can eventually cause problems, writes Tony Moore, who says being in different stages in our lives can be difficult to deal with.

Sunday 7 April, 2013

Column: Men can communicate, just not like women

Men are constantly criticised for ‘not talking’ but they simply communicate in a different way to women; if we want to tackle male suicide we need to tackle their self esteem first, writes Tony Moore.

Sunday 10 March, 2013

Column: Can a long distance relationship survive?

Economic migration has forced many families to separate, leaving partners and children sometimes on two sides of the world. Tony Moore explains how you can make your relationship work even when you are so far apart.

Thursday 14 February, 2013

Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone.

When you’re single you often feel you are missing out on something, but the meaning of life is not to always be in a relationship, writes Tony Moore.