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[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

Are you in an 'unusual' relationship?

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Is your relationship status 'it's complicated' – particularly to most people? We want to hear your story

[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'

[OPINION] Relationship status: Happily single

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Singles may not be committed romantically, but are committed to other meaningful relationships that require full-time commitment

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How joking around with your brothers and sisters shapes your sense of humor

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Our research has taken us a step closer to finding out just how important sharing humor with a sibling may be

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[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 cheated on me – now he doesn't want to leave his parents' house

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:12 PM

'I still feel hopeless and angry that I can’t be the queen of my own castle because my husband is afraid'

[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.'

If someone hurt you this year, forgiving them may improve your health (as long as you're safe, too)

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Research shows forgiveness helps us feel better and may help us live longer. But forgiving others is only beneficial if the advantages exceed the potential costs.

IDEAL APOLOGY. Promising not to repeat hurtful actions makes an ideal apology. priscilla du preez unsplash, CC BY

Lola Saturnina’s holiday reunion survival guide

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Bookmark, save, screenshot – we got you covered, bes

[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'

Three stories that will make you want to spread hugs this Christmas

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Take some time to hug a loved one today!

What makes the Pinoy family special

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Read on to find out if your own family possesses these habits!

[Two Pronged] Amazing sex, toxic romantic relationship

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:46 AM

'I am scared that I won't find anyone I can grow with in the sexual sense'

How I learned to start connecting with others and love the holidays

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Giving yourself, opening up and connecting, may be the best gift you can give others this season

[Two Pronged] Am I destined to be a 'forever tita?'

Dec 09, 2018 - 8:40 PM

'I want to love and raise a family. Is that too much to hope for?'

[Two Pronged] I'm an eligible bachelor, she just separated from her husband

Dec 02, 2018 - 3:24 PM

'Should I still keep on fighting for this?' writes Matt

[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

Tinder 'Swipe Surge' notifies users when many users are active

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:58 PM

During a surge, the chances of matching with someone may go up 2.5 times higher than usual

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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.'

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Facebook, like Google, allows complaints of sexual harassment to be aired openly in court