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‘She made excuses and ran to the toilet’: when wedding proposals go hilariously wrong
From the man who almost married a horse to the fancy meal scuppered by an upset stomach, Guardian readers remember their most unromantic romantic moments

Guardian readers

08, Jun, 2023 @2:46 PM

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How we met: ‘He moved in after a month together to care for me – then he kept being amazing’
Adelina, 40, and Alan, 42, met during lockdown. When she became severely ill with long covid he looked after her while she recovered. They plan to marry

Lizzie Cernik

08, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Sleeping apart due to snoring could improve relationships, scientist says
Move into separate rooms can mark a new beginning as couple are well rested and happier, claims expert

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

05, Jun, 2023 @12:07 PM

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A new start after 60: I was devastated by divorce at 70. But at 102, I know the secrets of a well-lived life
Dr Gladys McGarey thought she would never recover when her husband and work partner walked out after 46 years. Then she found her voice, happiness and her own direction

Paula Cocozza

05, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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For better or for worse: is the decline in marriage actually good for relationships? | Devorah Baum
While some countries turn marriage into a patriotic act, it might just give us a radical new way to live our lives, says academic Devorah Baum

Devorah Baum

05, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Post-marriage, I was a teenager again’: how I turned the page after getting divorced in my 30s
When Joanna Biggs split up with her husband, she stepped off a conventional path into what seemed like chaos. Could books and art guide her to an alternative happy ending?

Joanna Biggs

03, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘A friend said it gave them hope’: four ways to find love – without the apps
People often feel stressed and let down by online dating. But there are other possible approaches to finding a partner, from singles dinners to dating docs

Elle Hunt, Rebecca Clark, Daisy Schofield and Zoe Beaty

31, May, 2023 @10:39 AM

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My husband went too far – and now I never want sex with him again | Ask Philippa
No one has a right to sex just because they are in a marriage, says Philippa Perry. It’s a good time to tell him you do not want to be used as a sexual object

Philippa Perry

28, May, 2023 @5:01 AM

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The moment I knew: we’d known each other for three months and kissed once – then over the phone, I proposed
Although they lived in different cities, Justin Coulson couldn’t stop thinking – or talking – about Kylie. Then during a late-night call, he had a revelation.

Justin Coulson

27, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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My ex rang me and now I feel the love for my new wife fading fast. What can I do? | Leading questions
Marriage is not an audition, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. If you stay, stay with commitment – and you won’t be the last to have complicated feelings for an ex

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

26, May, 2023 @1:47 AM

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My husband and I are separating – but he doesn’t want anyone to know
He can’t afford to move out and refuses to tell his friends or family what’s going on. I’m worried about his mental health – and the effect on our seven-year-old

Anita Chaudhuri

25, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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I’m consumed by a crush, but we are both married | Ask Philippa
Don’t take your feelings too seriously, observe them instead, says Philippa Perry. This will help you to make sense of them

Philippa Perry

21, May, 2023 @5:01 AM

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