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If I stopped teaching, I worry people would think less of me | Ask Philippa
If you really want a less responsible job, it may be time for a new adventure, says Philippa Perry. Your time as a teacher will not be wasted

Philippa Perry

16, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Go on, I dare you: Philippa Perry’s advice for a fulfilling new year
Philippa Perry tackles readers’ personal problems every week as our agony aunt. Her tip for an amazing 2022? Get out there and find a new passion

Philippa Perry

12, Jan, 2022 @2:59 PM

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I’ve stopped seeing a married man. Was I unfair to end it? | Ask Philippa Perry
The adventurous part of you is tricking your sensible side into falling back down a hole you’ve just climbed out of

Philippa Perry

09, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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My teenager doesn’t want to see her dad again after we split | Ask Philippa
You seem to be making yourself ‘right’ and your daughter’s dad ‘wrong’ – with her a pawn in this fight. Don’t be in league with her against him, says Philippa Perry

Philippa Perry

02, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I agreed to be a bridesmaid, but now I’m dreading it
Extract yourself from the role and life will get a whole lot better

Philippa Perry

26, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I want people to like me and it makes me a bad boss | Ask Philippa
Aim for the middle space between commanding and pleading that is assertiveness, says Philippa Perry. And get help with your inner critic

Philippa Perry

19, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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My mother failed to protect me from sexual abuse as a child
After counselling you may feel strong enough to let your mum back into your life – on your terms and with your boundaries

Philippa Perry

12, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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We’re in our 70s and he’s perfect – except he doesn’t want sex…
A compatible friend needs treasuring. You might need to look elsewhere for sex

Philippa Perry

05, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I have fun with my girlfriend, but she has no prospects | Ask Philippa
People are more than the job that they do. Don’t let your friends and family decide for you – let this relationship run its course

Philippa Perry

28, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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My mother’s secrets weigh too heavily on our relationship | Ask Philippa
There’s no reason to carry the weight of your mother’s decisions. You need to take control of her secrets by writing them down in order, says Philippa Perry

Philippa Perry

21, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I’ve been ill and alone – now relationships seem meaningless | Philippa Perry
Reprogramme your thinking from “everyone is horrible” to “everyone is lovely”, says Philippa Perry. It can turn your life around

Philippa Perry

14, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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What do I say to my estranged daughter after years apart? | Ask Philippa
Try to imagine events through her eyes. If you hold on to your position, believing her to be selfish, nothing will change

Philippa Perry

07, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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