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Marriage doesn’t work (just ask Bill and Melinda) – so let me present some alternatives | Hadley Freeman
I find the idea of being legally bound to my partner unacceptably claustrophobic

Hadley Freeman

15, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: I’m not shaving off my beard, just cutting a mouth hole
I’m crouched on the wet back step, holding a mirror stolen from the middle one’s bedroom

Tim Dowling

15, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Tell us: what are your bad habits, and have they become worse during lockdown?
We’re keen to hear about your or your partner’s bad habits, where you think these habits stem from, and whether the pandemic may have exacerbated them

Guardian community team

14, May, 2021 @4:31 PM

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My husband wants a threesome. I don’t. What can I do?
I’m guessing it’s with a partner who suits him, rather than you, says Annalisa Barbieri. Remember what you want matters, too

Annalisa Barbieri

14, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Hankering for a hug? Here’s a guide to post-lockdown greetings
If you’re not ready to hug your neighbour, how about an elbow rub, air kiss or a cruise tap?

Linda Geddes

14, May, 2021 @12:59 PM

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I was a little surprised when a Wiggles concert left me tearfully overwhelmed | Martin McKenzie-Murray
As a young parent, you get effervescent moments of surging emotions. Still, I was slightly embarrassed when the Wiggles prompted this feeling

Martin McKenzie-Murray

13, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Who knew that filling the freezer with stew and curry could be so emotional?
Food is often linked to nostalgia, but it turns out cooking for the future can be emotive too

Jay Rayner

13, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Impact of Covid on the dying and their loved ones | Letter
Letter: I felt that we were deprived of quality time together, writes Lesley West, whose husband died this year

Letters

12, May, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Have you decided to create a regular ‘lockdown day’ for yourself or your family?
With the country opening back up as Covid restrictions ease, some of us are choosing to shut back down every now and then to focus on ourselves and our family

Guardian community team

11, May, 2021 @4:26 PM

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Living in the UK: what are your plans on 17 May?
We’d like to hear from those in the UK about how they feel and what they plan to do when restrictions are further eased

Guardian community team

11, May, 2021 @1:16 PM

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I’ve spent 27 years squabbling in French. Is that enough to earn me citizenship? | Emma Beddington
I’m about to take the language test to become a citizen. I’ll be fine so long as I can talk about tortoises and snoring, writes Guardian columnist Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

11, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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My son is far from home – and all he misses is the plants | Emma Beddington
Our elder boy is finally having some fun after a year of lockdown. But he can’t forget the seedlings he left behind, writes Guardian columnist Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

10, May, 2021 @1:24 PM

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