The art of listening has been lost in these polarised times

The BBC’s Listening Project turns seven this month. It offers a window into a gentler, more compassionate Britain

I met my girlfriend’s parents – and realised I once slept with her father

She is everything to me and I was going to propose – but now he has told me to end it with...

My husband left me and our kids and is now with another woman

A new relationship will long outlive – and swiftly obscure – the heartache you’ve been through, says Mariella Frostrup

Home alone with the baby… and gruesome Scandi crime drama

Parenting tasks are multiplied by two, banana pulp is everywhere – but at least there’s TV murderFor...

I’ve left my damaging childhood behind me, but why do I feel guilty?

You must delve into your own past, Mariella Frostrup tells a social worker who has no contact with her own family

Poundland’s engagement ring: who says romance is dead?

They’re being sold as fun placeholders – so the couple can then choose together. But with money tight and marriage in decline,...

My Husband Wants to Hide Our Pregnancy From His Family

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Pete Davidson is dating an older woman – why is the world shocked?

Misogyny is behind the criticism of the Saturday Night Live comedian’s relationship with Kate BeckinsaleQuiz time! Put...

I was dropped by new friends and dread not seeing them again

You may have tampered with the balance of power with this couple, says Mariella Frostrup. Is there something you are not divulging?

Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian: ‘Dating is caught up in ego, power and control’

Her short story was read by millions online – then things got weird. The writer talks about viral fame, power games and...

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