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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.
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.
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’?
Column: What is the key to a happy relationship?
What do you want from an intimate relationship? Think carefully about your answer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.