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[Two Pronged] Why do I need to know my wife's sexual history?

Aug 18, 2019 - 4:40 PM

'My wife is not upset when I ask these questions, and neither am I. But I want to know why.'

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Ghosting

Aug 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Bigla ba siyang nanlamig? Biglang nawala? Usapang ghosting ngayong A-ghost-o.

[Two Pronged] Bigger isn't always better

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Size sometimes matters – and in the case of Brian, for all the wrong reasons

[Two Pronged] My wife and her flirty bodyguard

Aug 04, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'I gave her an ultimatum that if she contacts her former bodyguard again, I will create a scandal and opt for an annulment'

Here's how to move on from a break-up

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Here we breakdown break-ups – the why's, the how's, and what we can do to finally let go and move on

[Two Pronged] My husband, the bigamist

Jul 28, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Beth discovers her husband has actually been married before

[Two Pronged] Putting in more effort in a relationship

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:36 PM

'It’s as if I see little to no effort from him'

What the movies teach us about love and real life

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Our favorite flicks don’t just entertain us, they also teach us a thing or two about how society shouldn’t define how we live and love

[Two Pronged] He no longer messages first – what does that mean?

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:47 AM

'Should I continue not messaging him first, or should I go ahead and continue being sweet to him even if he no longer initiates?'

5 love notes to send to your OFW family and friends

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Go on, send one today!

[Two pronged] Premature ejaculation, an open marriage, and my new girlfriend

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:04 PM

'Why do I have premature ejaculation with my wife but not with my girlfriend?'

[OPINION] The bitter pill: The mother who I thought held me back

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:26 AM

It seems unfortunate that I had forgiven her only when she had departed from the physical world

[Two Pronged] I want to move back to the Philippines; my wife isn't sure

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Should he stay or should he go?

[Two Pronged] Perfect marriage – save for the sex (or the lack thereof)

Jun 23, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'It’s his mind not in sync with wanting it'

[Two Pronged] Me, my girlfriend, and being 'big enough'

Jun 16, 2019 - 3:23 PM

'She betrayed me. She should have defended me. Plus she lied.'

[Two Pronged] Should I save my ex-girlfriend from the guy she cheated with?

Jun 09, 2019 - 12:00 PM

His girlfriend 'Anna' cheated on him. But now Pete is thinking about helping her. What should he do?

Modern-day cheating: What is a 'social media affair?'

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Late-night texts, dating apps, Skype chats – are these innocent or harmful? A relationship expert helps us find out.

[OPINION] Would you date a journalist – a Rappler journalist?

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:38 PM

What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.

What is it like to have timeless, #WalangIwanan friendships?

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Times may change but some things, like friendships, will always stay the same

[Two Pronged] My friend confides to me – not his girlfriend

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:45 PM

'How can I emancipate this person without him being hurt again?'

The science of heartbreak and moving on

May 28, 2019 - 2:35 PM

The many things we feel and do when we are broken hearted, explained

[Two Pronged] Choosing between my sister or my partner

May 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM

He gets an invite from his sister and kept it a secret – until his partner find out. What's Dan to do?

[Two Pronged] Unloving husband and misled by online dating

May 19, 2019 - 3:30 PM

'I love him more than my husband! Am I just being blinded?'

[Two Pronged] My boyfriend doesn't make me feel valued

May 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'I feel that being in a relationship with me is a chore for him,' says Marites

[Two Pronged] In a sexless marriage

May 05, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'What I fear the most is that one day, I just wake up and have no more feelings for my husband'

[Two Pronged] BDSM and living in peace

Apr 28, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'My lifetime commitment is to combine love with kink, because I can't accept only one'

[Two Pronged] Sex isn't as 'hot' as before

Apr 21, 2019 - 5:33 PM

'M' says sex is different now that they're married. What's a girl to do?

[Two Pronged] Blaming myself for my grandfather's death

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'It was traumatic and tragic. I mean, would you want to be the reason of your love ones to die?'

[OPINION] Rated PG: This is why I wished my parents cared

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'Most of the time, I wish I had my parents’ support back then when these things were happening to me. It would have made all the difference in the world.'

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Titas of Manila: 40 and 'looking for someone to love'

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What's it like being a single lady in your 40s?

[Two Pronged] Should I give my child's dad another chance?

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Diane asks: 'Would it be worth it to give ourselves another chance at building our family?'

The science behind 'taking it out on someone'

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What if you were asked to trust someone for the first time? What would make you trust them?

[Two Pronged] Traumatic session with psychiatrist

Mar 24, 2019 - 4:00 PM

'I am a very private person. Sharing my pain and struggles are not easy.'

Can you life-hack your way to love?

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A new approach to dating takes advantage of the power of data

CONCEALED? True love could be hiding inside mounds of data. xtock/Shutterstock.com

8 ways to strengthen your relationship

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM

There's always room for improvement, even in love!

[Two Pronged] Is he just nice or does he love me?

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Our resident advice-giving duo talks about the research behind platonic relationships

[Two Pronged] My husband and our helper

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:40 PM

'This is not the first time for him to do this. I forgive but I cannot forget.'

What makes a 'healthy and happy relationship?'

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Goodbye toxic relationships – here's how to make sure you're in the healthy and happy relationship you deserve!

Love’s dark (open) secret

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Beneath all the fluff, love remains conditional. A recent study by Closeup found out why.

Broadcasting your romance on social media isn't always driven purely by love

Feb 18, 2019 - 1:49 PM

'Are they just one’s way of satiating the need for amour propre – meeting the approval, and stoking the envy of online witnesses? Are they for one’s lover at all? Or, are they for public affirmation?'

Genes and your Valentine prospects

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We wonder about many things when we are attracted to someone, and probably the list expands when we consider marriage. But are genes part of those considerations?

How can couples recover from cheating?

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Yes, there are concrete ways for couples to recover from an affair

Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships displays various objects on stories of heartbreak

A picture taken at the Musem of Broken Relationships in Zagreb on February, 14, 2109 shows objects displayed during an exhibition of personal objects and stories of heartbreak created by artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic. - Artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, who broke up after four years together, launched in 2006 the project, an exhibition displaying a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak. (Photo by Denis LOVROVIC / AFP)

Open relationships, LDRs, secret affairs: Love stories that are not your usual

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM

What makes a relationship real?

Dating today is easier, but is it ‘better’?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Find yourself saying “so many fish in the sea, but none for me”?

Does cheating 'just happen?' We ask an expert

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Rappler talks to a relationship counselor and psychologist about cheating, affairs, and the warning signs you can look out for

This Valentine’s Day, are you on team #blessed or team #foreveralone?

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Filipinos on being single, believing in may forever, and buying condoms during the love month

Valentine’s day treats you can enjoy, no bae needed

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:17 PM

From decadent chocolate cake, to starlit dinners here are Valentine's goodies you can enjoy no matter what your relationship status

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET. Valentine's Macarons from Bizu are among the treats people can enjoy on this holiday. Photo courtesy of Bizu Patisserie

[Two Pronged] Porn in a relationship

Feb 10, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'I don't like porn because it commodifies people and love'

Got an interesting love story to share?

Feb 06, 2019 - 2:39 PM

We could all use a dose of happy and kilig – and your love story might just be what we need