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[Two Pronged] My baby's father doesn't want to marry me

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:01 PM

'I reached out to PAO and was told that I cannot force the baby daddy to marry me. I honestly don't know what to do.'

[Two Pronged] Angel and her uncle

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'My uncle then told me that he loves me, not as a daughter, but as someone who is his wife'

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Kinakausap ako ni college crush pero... may girlfriend ata

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Alamin ang '4-Way Test ng Panglalandi'

[Two Pronged] My mother, the (former) alcoholic

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:35 PM

'I am now 33 years old. I am still unmarried. It is her fault. I have many girlfriends and then I leave them.'

[Two Pronged] 22-year-old picks between a 57- or 63-year-old

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

22-year-old Eva narrows down her marriage prospects to a 57-year-old man separated from his wife and a divorced 63-year-old based in the US

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Advanced ako mag-isip kaya walang love life

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'I have sabotaged multiple potential relationships and I do really think na it's due to my perfectionism'

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Matalino, hindi pangit... pero no boyfriend since birth

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Paano po ba nakakahanap ng boyfriend?

[Two Pronged] My wife wants me to stop being friends with my ex-boyfriend

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:59 PM

'She is very defensive about my bisexuality, even if she accepts it. She knew from the start that I was bisexual. But it’s as if she doesn't want to be reminded of it.'

[Two Pronged] 10 years later, I'm only just a friend

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM

'I want to move on but I also don't want to. I don't know anymore,' writes 'Eva'

[Two Pronged] Pregnant with my boss' child and he isn't ready for marriage

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:45 AM

She's 7 months pregnant with the baby of her boss. She wants to get married but he says he's not ready.

[Two Pronged] Why don't I feel satisfied?

May 20, 2018 - 11:27 AM

When everyone else is getting married and engaged, you're thinking about PCOS and its effects, and you've decided to abstain from sex – what's a girl to do?

[Two Pronged] Why does he prefer sluts?

Feb 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Why did he ask me to marry him if he is not satisfied with our sex life? Why did he do it if he does not love me?

Your love language according to Venus

Feb 09, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Your aren't just about your sun sign – find out your Venus sign and what it says about how you love

[Two Pronged] Can love and desire coexist?

Jan 28, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Two Pronged reader Art loves his girlfriend but is unsatisfied with their sex life

[Two Pronged] My uncaring secret fiancé

Dec 03, 2017 - 8:31 PM

Ann asks if she's being illogical or immature, or if it's her fiancé whose behavior is cause for worry

[Two Pronged] Is it shyness?

Oct 29, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Rita asks our Two Pronged duo if her shyness caused the tension between her and her friend Becca

[Two Pronged] What sort of man should I look for?

Oct 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Red asks our Two Pronged duo what he should look for when it comes to choosing who to date

[Two Pronged] Depression and my career

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Cora writes to our Two Pronged duo asking what to do about her future in light of the mistakes she s made in the past

[Two Pronged] Should I leave my wife or my girlfriend?

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:57 AM

After marrying his girlfriend because she was pregnant Anon asks if he should leave his wife and unsatisfying marriage for another woman

[Two Pronged] How to get over my online alter ego

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:15 PM

A reader asks how to escape his online alter ego as it nearly cost him his long term relationship and may even cost him his career

Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

[Two Pronged] A married woman and her close male friend

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Cora who has been married for 12 years asks why she still has feelings for her closest male friend even though they haven t seen each other in a long time

[Two Pronged] My partner is HIV+

May 30, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Art asks our Two Pronged duo if he should continue his relationship with his HIV positive boyfriend even if his love for him is less than before

[Two Pronged] Threesome gone wrong

May 14, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Carl s wife left him for the man they had threesomes with He writes to our Two Pronged duo asking for advice

Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

[Two Pronged] Is it worth it to stay in this relationship?

May 07, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Bel a reader asks our Two Pronged duo if she should stay in her unhappy sexless second marriage

[Two Pronged] Am I gay?

May 02, 2017 - 1:13 PM

A Two Pronged reader asks if a past experience has affected his sexual orientation

[Clinical Notes] Keeping secrets, self-awareness, and change

Feb 10, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Margarita Holmes examines two situations and determines whether there is hope for change

[Two Pronged] My boyfriend has a secret wife and child

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Lidia asks whether or not she should stay with her boyfriend of 3 years after she finds out that he is married and has a son with another woman

[Two Pronged] My boyfriend has commitment issues

Jan 09, 2017 - 2:31 PM

After two weddings that didn t push through Adriana asks: Is 7 years too soon for him? Should I stay and wait or go?

[Two Pronged] Is my boyfriend depressed?

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Nora s boyfriend doesn t want to socialize is always tired feeling stressed and is not that interested in sex anymore – is he depressed?

Illustration by Nico Villarete

[Two Pronged] My friend's boyfriend hit on me

Dec 26, 2016 - 8:56 PM

After her friend s boyfriend makes a pass at her a woman wonders what she should do and why men put other women in similar situations

[Two Pronged] My flighty flight attendant

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:27 PM

I don t know if she s been or still is talking to other guys I just can t fully trust her you know?

[Clinical Notes] More on 'Peeping on my sister-in-law'

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Should a guy tell his wife that he s sexually attracted to his sister in law? Can a marriage survive this kind of secrecy – and can it thrive?

Dear Class of 2016: What we've learned

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Ready or not the Class of 2015 faced the realities of life after graduation Here s what they have to say

[Two Pronged] Boyfriend's secrets and lies

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

One woman says she found her boyfriend s secret Facebook account which revealed details of his sex life And what s more he blocked her and two other friends from the account

[Two Pronged] 'Imperfect' mistress: I want to win him back

May 15, 2016 - 8:06 PM

He told me that he didn t leave me last year because of the great sex saying that I was the best in bed and he can t resist me I felt used

[Two Pronged] I fell out of love with the father of my child

May 08, 2016 - 1:07 PM

He s the father of her child and she s realized that she s fallen out of love with him I can’t make love to him the way I did before And the hardest thing here is like I always long for another man to love me goes our Two Pronged dilemma

[Two Pronged] He wants me to be tighter down there

Apr 24, 2016 - 1:28 PM

What I noticed though he didn’t use to mention it was that he feels I am too loose down there so we do things to make me tighter goes this week s dilemma

[Two Pronged] My lying girlfriend has a gun-toting ex-boyfriend

Apr 17, 2016 - 1:21 PM

According to her they were just friends and their friendship just ended because he pulled a gun on her when she refused to accompany him in their company s Christmas party

[Two Pronged] He puts his family before me

Apr 10, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Is there such a thing as an overly possessive family? goes this week s dilemma

[Two Pronged] Is he just after her money?

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Concerned boyfriend or possible scam? Dr Margarita Holmes and Jeremy Baer help one woman explore her questions about a foreign boyfriend who s very interested in her financial status

[Two Pronged] He wants me to send sexy pics

Mar 27, 2016 - 3:25 PM

After I ignored his request to see me in a sexy pic he turned cold

[Two Pronged] He wanted a threesome, I obliged. Now he's grown cold

Mar 13, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Why is he still like this even if I try to understand him? I even let him taste other women but he still behaves the same towards me – very cold

[Two Pronged] Cheating and desire

Mar 06, 2016 - 1:02 PM

My husband keep on telling me that he cannot do it with me after doing it with others He’s been coming home too late lately goes this week s Two Pronged dilemma

[Two Pronged] I'm not his #1 priority

Jan 17, 2016 - 1:53 PM

he told me even when we get married his daughter will always be his number one priority One woman seeks advice about her feelings regarding the family dynamics in her relationship

[Two Pronged] Does my ex still care?

Jan 10, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Why he would follow me? What for? I felt so clueless and needed some answers writes Tara

[Two Pronged] 'Neglected' husband says wife has changed

Jan 03, 2016 - 4:50 PM

I am also not sexually happy anymore writes Not So Happy Husband

[Two Pronged] My partner can't give me an orgasm

Dec 27, 2015 - 5:00 PM

It feels good when he stimulates me but it doesn t reach the peak writes Donna

[Two Pronged] Is it infidelity?

Dec 20, 2015 - 11:58 AM

He insisted that it is not cheating unless you have sex with that other person writes Pat

Graphic by Nico Villarete

[Two Pronged] Casual sex while awaiting commitment

Dec 13, 2015 - 2:34 PM

A young woman wonders whether she should stop having casual sex while waiting for a committed relationship

[Two Pronged] He wants her back after he accused her of cheating

Nov 22, 2015 - 1:51 PM

I want her to be in my life again but I don’t know how I could make her love me again