Relationships

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I’m a recovering addict and my wife keeps telling our family and friends. Is she right? | Leading questions
Addiction has two victims, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith: the person using and the person supporting them. Your wife needs support too so both of you can recover together

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Why should poor park home residents miss out on £400 energy grant? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Help with bills | Bring back Guardian Soulmates | Outwith understanding | 65-year-olds in Norfolk

Letters

30, Jun, 2022 @4:46 PM

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My boyfriend watches porn every day but only wants sex once a month
Our love life used to be amazing, but after a year together he barely touches me. Does he want other women, or find me boring?

Pamela Stephenson Connolly

28, Jun, 2022 @2:24 PM

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My best friend is turning 50 – and I’m amazed how much I’m looking forward to it | Zoe Williams
Each landmark birthday has its own special flavour. For the half-century it’s uncomprehending wonder

Zoe Williams

27, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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How we met: ‘I had a feeling that if we started dating, we’d end up married’
Ruth, 53, and David, 52, met in 1992, at a Jewish prayer group dinner while they were studying. They are now married with two grownup children and live in Atlanta

Lizzie Cernik

27, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Blind date: ‘I reached in my bag and realised I only had one shoe’
Marc, 46, shipping operations manager, meets Kerri, 48, English teacher

25, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Paper anniversary for Guardian Soulmates | Letter
Letters: The Guardian’s dating site brought together two like-minded lefties who are still deeply in love after eight years, says Simon Whitehouse

Letters

24, Jun, 2022 @5:00 PM

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My ex is with a new man but I still love her, and have even proposed | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
This sounds messy. You’ve told her how you feel, now maybe it’s time to leave her to it, says Annalisa Barbieri

Annalisa Barbieri

24, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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You be the judge: should my boyfriend close the kitchen cupboards after himself?
He leaves all the kitchen cupboards open; she says it’s dangerous and drives her crazy. Is it an open and shut case? The decision is yours

Interviews by Georgina Lawton

24, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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My wife and daughter boss me around. How do I deal with this? | Leading questions
Dominating people seldom realise what they’re doing, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. It can make for a dangerous dynamic – but dynamics can change

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

24, Jun, 2022 @1:54 AM

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How we met: ‘My family wanted an arranged marriage, but I couldn’t bear the idea’
Namerah, 25, and Farhan, 30, met in 2014 while they were both studying in Malaysia. They now live in Bangladesh with their two cats

Lizzie Cernik

20, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Readers reply: at what age do we become capable of love?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

19, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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