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Rappler's latest stories on relationships


[Two Pronged] My married friend now has feelings for me

Feb 23, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Our writer meets with someone from a Facebook group... and now he's falling for her

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: It's okay to have more than one lover

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:00 PM

We speak with a couple that practices polyamory. How complex is their arrangement? Does jealousy rear its ugly head?

Singer Kehlani drops post-Valentine's Day break-up track

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:52 AM

Kehlani's latest track 'Valentine's Day (Shameful)' details an apparent break-up with rapper YG, who allegedly cheated on her

#HustleEveryday: How to deal with an office breakup

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:17 AM

The company will move on with their operations regardless of your relationship status

[Two Pronged] My loving husband doesn't celebrate anniversaries, birthdays

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM

He ticks all the boxes – except that he doesn't want to celebrate life's milestones

The love formula that says 5:1 = forever

Feb 16, 2020 - 11:00 AM

What if there was a formula to predict with about 90% accuracy whether your relationship will continue or break up?

10 showbiz couples who make us believe in love

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Truly, sana all

'Time heals all wounds': Hontiveros gives love advice on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2020 - 3:21 PM

From giving cheaters a chance to finding "The One," Senator Risa Hontiveros answers questions about love and relationships

LOVE ADVICE. Senator Risa Hontiveros answers questions relating to love and relationships in a Facebook video. Screengrab from Senator Risa Hontiveros' Facebook page

[OPINION] Love is not all you need

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:34 PM

'The problem with idolizing love is that it causes us to develop unrealistic expectations.... Etong mga unrealistic na expectations, 'yan ang makakapatay sa atin.'

Love, sweat love: Fun sports for couples

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Here are some sports and workouts that keep these couples in love

#HustleEveryday: Should office romances be kept a secret?

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Your office relationship shouldn’t be announced to everyone, but it shouldn’t be a top-level secret either

[OPINYON] Feb-ibig

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Ngayong linggong ito muling ipapaalala sa ating mahal ang magmahal, na magastos ang manifestation ng pag-ibig, lalo iyong may ebidensyang kailangang mai-share sa social media

Here’s where you can enjoy a romantic meal for under P1,500

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM

No date ideas yet? Check out these yummy restos to dine and wine in for under P1,500 – recommended dishes included!

Ghosting: Why it happens, and what you can do about it

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Ever been 'haunted' by a ghosting experience? Whether you're the ghoster or the ghostee, here's what you can do about the 21st century disappearing act.

#HustleEveryday: Is it ok to date my boss?

Feb 10, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Romance within the workspace happens all the time, and falling for your boss or subordinate is a completely normal possibility

[Two Pronged] My husband doesn't want to have sex with me

Feb 09, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'I feel so lonely and I hope both of you can help us.'

Valentine's Day date ideas that will make you feel like you're in a rom-com

Feb 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If you're celebrating Valentine's Day, might as well go all-out on the romance

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: True love in dating apps?

Feb 07, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Finding love sa Tinder, Bumble, atbp para sa Valentine’s Day and beyond

[Two Pronged] Getting back with a partner despite his disturbing behavior

Feb 02, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Tania writes about her partner who gets turned on from stories of her own past trauma

Why my only New Year's resolution is to be a better friend

Jan 31, 2020 - 4:40 PM

This 2020, avoid being the "panira ng usapan" and start giving your barkada the care they deserve

[Two Pronged] Wanting more from a 'casual relationship'

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Donna starts a casual relationship – with someone who is apparently already married. But now she wants more.

[Two Pronged] A barkada that pries too much

Jan 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

What happens if your friends ask too much about your relationship?

5 types of chats you usually get from a traveling friend

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:22 AM

Aren't these all too familiar?

[Two Pronged] 'Erectile dysfunction' is ruining my relationship

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:30 AM

What factors go into a person's inability to perform in bed?

Why more couples are choosing to live apart

Jan 11, 2020 - 10:00 AM

For some people choosing to live apart is not about finding a new or better form of intimacy

BENEFITS OF LIVING APART. shutterstock/View Apart

[Two Pronged] My parents expected a more expensive Christmas gift

Jan 05, 2020 - 9:32 PM

What's 'parentified' and why is it bad?

[Two Pronged] My husband's affair, low libido, and aging

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Should Dora believe her husband when he says his low libido can be attributed to his aging or is it something more?

Here’s how you can champion kindness this holiday season

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The #PayMayaItForward movement aims to inspire Filipinos to give back to underprivileged communities

[Two Pronged] I'm separated and he's married

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Fe is with a married man. Should she continue the relationship?

[Two Pronged] I was caught two-timing; now he won't talk to me

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Maribel left Gary for Vico but kept Gary close by. Now that Vico knows, Maribel's been blocked. What's she to do?

[Two Pronged] Struggles with my boss

Dec 08, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'I have a hard time brushing things off easily. Especially, if the minor 'offenses' get repeated over and over again.'

Till death do I stay single: South Korea's #NoMarriage women

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

A growing number of South Korean women are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal norms and vowing never to wed, have children or even date and have sex

#NOMARRIAGE. This picture taken on October 10, 2019, shows South Korean woman Yoon Ji-hye posing during an interview with AFP at the Myungdong shopping district in Seoul. A growing number of South Korean women are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal norms and vowing never to wed, have children or even date and have sex. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP)

Virtual boyfriends a match for China's single women

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Single Chinese women are paying 'virtual boyfriends' to keep them company online – from wake-up texts, video calls, to friendly advice

[Two Pronged] Do my urges mean I'm a sex addict?

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'The problem is, I don't easily get satisfied. It feels like I'm looking for something I'm not sure of.'

[Two Pronged] My parents want to lay the financial burden solely on me

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:57 AM

'My wings have been clipped by the distresses of my family'

Men feel stressed if their female partners earn more than 40% of household income – new research

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Men who are the only earners are relatively unhappy but they were not as stressed as men whose partners are the principal earners. Neither of the extreme scenarios is good for male mental health.


[Two Pronged] Cheated on my boyfriend, and now my boss won't marry me

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:23 PM

She's cheated on her boyfriend with her boss – and despite another boss' prodding, the boss won't marry her

See a friend sharing fake news? Here’s what to do

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:41 PM

How do you engage with people who may have fallen victim to disinformation? Here are 3 tips.

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

Image from Shutterstock

[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'