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# Relationships

Last month
May 2024
Ireland's 13-year-olds have fewer friends but better familial relationships than a decade ago
This year
2024
Handling heartbreak: 'Rejection does not make you a reject, it just means they weren't for you'
Mark Fennell
Last year
2023
Analysis: Meet the students championing positive change around consent in Irish universities
Dr Caroline West
Opinion: 'The Viagra was handed to me as though it were a live bomb'
Bob Mc Quaid
All time
Opinion: Are you in a controlling or co-dependent relationship? Would you consider therapy?
Margaret Parkes
Opinion: Three quick and easy tips for strengthening your relationship over Christmas
Beth Wallace
Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent
Dr Siobhán O’Higgins & Dr Caroline West
'Myth-busting' crucial to combatting relationship abuse, Women's Aid research finds
Opinion: 'The housing game is rigged against the single population of this country'
Jenn Gannon
Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions
Jennifer Griffin & Brian Holohan
Young people who talk to parents about relationships 'significantly more likely' to use contraception during sex
Wellness Wednesday: Caring for your relationship is vital during this time of Covid-19 turmoil
Dil Wickremasinghe
Dear Fifi: I keep trying - but how do I help my girlfriend with her career?
Dear Fifi: I found my boyfriend on dating apps but he said he was just bored... What do I do?
Dear Fifi: I committed major fraud at work - but I stand by what I did
Dear Fifi: My boyfriend has joined a new political party and I'm struggling to understand it
Dear Fifi: I think my boyfriend gave me an STI but he won't admit it
Have we all been duped into sharing beds with our partners?
Poll: Would you be happy to sleep in a separate bed to your partner while living under the same roof?
Fears of getting old and boring, plus when exactly girls become women - it's Dear Fifi
Fear about 'cancel culture', plus how to cope with seeing a former close friend around - it's Dear Fifi
Dear Fifi: How do I get over not being asked to marry him?
Dear Fifi: I'm still a virgin, how can I get it over with?
Secret wedding woes, making pals, a commitment-phobic long-term fella, keeping the friends after a breakup - it's Dear Fifi
A flaky boyfriend who won't meet the parents, difficult friendship break-ups and skincare regimes - this week's Dear Fifi
Missing a bad ex but not the nice lad, losing a 30 year friendship, dealing with a wagon at work - it's Dear Fifi
Defining cheating, a husband in leggings, travelling, dating a co-worker, pics of the ex - it's Dear Fifi
Dear Fifi: My friend with benefits is messing me around - and unfortunately I'm in love with her
Dear Fifi: Even after six years, I'm convinced my fiancé isn't over his ex
Dear Fifi: A not-quite work affair, rebuilding confidence and getting dumped twice in quick succession
Dear Fifi: Does her cheating mean my relationship was just a lie?
Dear Fifi: I hate my sister's new fella
'Love is when home becomes a person, not a place': 14 people tell us the best piece of advice they have about the mystery of love
The Fear, confidence, a hen party headache and a mate's offensive tattoo - it's Dear Fifi
Aisling Bea's quest to find the male version of 'mistress' has thrown up some gems
Dear Fifi: I'm still waiting for an apology from my ex - is this stupid?
Dear Fifi: Am I bad at sex?
Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
A love triangle, the ethics of sending nudes and getting over jealousy - it's Dear Fifi
Workplace WhatsApp groups, dating ruts, dodgy flatmates and a fear of commitment - this week's Dear Fifi advice column