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How we met: ‘I told him my father had died and he said I’d never be alone’
Jackie, 79, and Colin, 81, became pen friends in 1958 during his army service in Hong Kong and met two years later when he was home on leave. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary

Lizzie Cernik

22, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Dying to Divorce review – Turkish marital violence doc reaches for hope
Interweaving traumatic personal stories with those of systematic state discrimination, the film has to look hard for signs of progress

Phuong Le

22, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Parliament to vote on bill to ban child marriage in England and Wales
Marriage of under-18s associated with risk of domestic, sexual and ‘honour’-based violence, say MPs, who will vote on Friday

Karen McVeigh

16, Nov, 2021 @4:35 PM

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Dan Savage: ‘When politicians leave sex alone, I’ll leave politics alone’
Dan Savage is the world’s most influential sex columnist, who regularly offends both conservatives and liberals with his radical views. On the 30th anniversary of his column he tells Eva Wiseman how, for all the controversy, what he’s really interested in is how to make long-term relationships work

Eva Wiseman

14, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘I feel hurt that my life has ended up here’: The women who are involuntary celibates
What is it like to go without a partner when you long for one – and when even a fleeting sexual connection feels impossible?

Lizzie Cernik

18, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘He lives freely, I live in fear’: the plight of India’s abandoned wives
Activists highlight the poverty, stigma and abuse faced by women deserted by spouses living abroad

Mahima Jain in Bengaluru

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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My husband had an affair seven years ago. I don’t trust him – and can’t bring myself to have sex with him
His betrayal rocked the family, but we got back together. Now our sex life is nonexistent, but we still love each other. What should I do?

Pamela Stephenson Connolly

13, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Pick the wrong degree and even wedding bells are less likely | Torsten Bell
University courses not only determine what you’ll earn, but who you’ll end up marrying, if at all

Torsten Bell

10, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How we met: ‘I sent him a Facebook message by accident’
Joe, 32, and Beth, 31, met in 2014 after a message she was sending to one of her friends went astray. They now live together in Wiltshire with their puppy, Hans

Lizzie Cernik

04, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on predatory marriage: new safeguards are needed | Editorial
Editorial: The state has taken too casual an approach. Of course a person’s capacity to marry should be checked


03, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Power of attorney doesn’t help in tackling predatory marriage | Letters
Letters: Daphne Franks on one of the many horrendous gaps in procedure that are failing elderly and vulnerable people


22, Sep, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Older people need better safeguards against predatory marriage | Letter
Letter: Once a marriage has been officiated there are few protections in place for the victim or their family, says Jenny Pierce from Solicitors for the Elderly


20, Sep, 2021 @4:06 PM

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