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[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?'

[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?'

[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?

[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] 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] 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] 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?'

[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.'

[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.'

[Two Pronged] Porn in a relationship

Feb 10, 2019 - 4:46 PM

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

[Two Pronged] Hot, raging libido and a 'lazy' wife

Feb 03, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'I love my wife but every time she rejects me I pity myself so much'

[Two Pronged] I can't stop replying to my ex

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:45 AM

'I feel no romantic ties or physical attraction towards him, but the niggling desire to still be his confidante continues. How do I stop feeling this way?' Arabelle writes about her ex boyfriend

[Two Pronged] He says a relationship won't work but he still wants to hang out

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:09 PM

'I am in pain, and confused. What did the messages mean?'

[Two Pronged] Cheating boyfriends and second chances

Jan 06, 2019 - 6:02 PM

'He wants to try again, but he never said sorry, still treats me harshly, is very distant.. although it’s only been a week since we reconciled.'

[Two Pronged] I love him but the situation is 'messy'

Dec 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

'To say that it has been messy would be an understatement'

[Two Pronged] Should I leave my husband for a guy I met on a gaming app?

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'To make my story more complicated, I have a husband and he has a girlfriend. For 5 years, I have been hiding our situation because I doubt anyone can understand what I feel.'

[Two Pronged] I love my long-time girlfriend. What to do with my child's mom?

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Carlos' once again writes: He wants to marry 'Dee,' his girlfriend – and not 'Rita,' the mother of his child

[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?