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Crossing the ‘Great Wall’

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Love will never be enough, but through mutual effort it can persist

Why Singles’ Day is the perfect travel opportunity for you

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Use these 5 tips to prepare for the Singles' Day online frenzy on November 11

What is 'attachment' and how does it affect our relationships?

Nov 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM

How secure or insecure we are with our romantic partners depends, in part, on how we bonded with our parents at a young age

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[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Sibling rivalries

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Is it you? Or is it ate, kuya, or bunso? May ganitong experience na ba kayo?

[Two Pronged] Should I pick my ex-husband or my boyfriend?

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'My heart says my hubby but my mind say my present boyfriend'

[OPINYON] Pinoy love in the time of hashtag

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Paano tuluyang lumimot kung marami kayong mutual friends sa Facebook? Lalo kung ang nakaraang gusto mong ibaon sa digital Hades ay isang terrabyte ang kabuuang sukat ng mga larawan, kanta, laro, video na pinagsaluhan?

[Two Pronged] Should you apologize over ghosting?

Oct 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Myrna's ghosted hookups in the past. Should she say sorry?

[Two Pronged] He won't use a condom during sex

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'He says that it doesn't feel as good and not as intimate'

[Two Pronged] Is first-time sex always this painful?

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:15 PM

'At this point, I don’t see why people love sex'

Science says that when it comes to sex, it's really complicated

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: 'The One' na dapat iwan

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Dates that shouldn't have happened

[Two Pronged] I'm still close to my son's ex. Is that OK?

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:41 PM

'My youngest daughter says she herself wouldn't like me to continue being friendly with her ex-boyfriend, so maybe my son's feelings are similar'

Children, estranged couples, and neglected stories

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Call us out when we forget people in policy

[Two Pronged] Does my boyfriend have post-orgasmic illness syndrome?

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:36 PM

'Sometimes, he asks if we can abstain from sex for a while because he hates the feeling of getting sick after we make love'

[Two Pronged] Why am I attracted to older, married men?

Sep 08, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'Now I am 44 years old and still single'

[Two Pronged] A brotherly kind of love

Sep 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'We no longer see each other as just brothers but more of a couple'

[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