Love, sex and Relationships
Leslie Hilburn Fabian "Remaining married to a miserable man was no longer viable for me. Transitioning to female was necessary for my husband, a life-saving solution to six decades of angst, self-loathing and shame."
HENRIETTA COOK People who send or threaten to distribute explicit images without consent could soon be charged, with the Napthine government introducing Australia's first “sexting” offences into parliament this week.
Beyonce and Jay Z
Zerlina Maxwell Why do we care so much about whether this couple stays together or not?
ANDREW P STREET Because you don’t want to price yourself out of the sex-market – right, ladies?
Mark Tucker The discovery of a tender text message quickly led to a marriage break-up. Mark Tucker comes to grips with his wife's infidelity.
Fast, ‘no questions asked’ test makes regular STI screening accessible for adult Aussies.
Ol' timey seduction
Emily Brand And other ways guys tried to pick-up girls in the olden days. (Note: they were all pretty ridiculous.)
Carol Vorderman Finally, we’ve got statistics that vindicate what we've been thinking all along.
Les Parrott New research shows a passive aggressive fighting style can be a danger sign in a relationship.
Love my ways
JO HARTLEY Meet three women for whom romance has involved tolerating, and even learning to love, their partners' obsessions.
The marriage test
SARAH MACDONALD A new study plots the effect of a woman's success on their chances of getting and staying married.
CLEMENTINE FORD Want to ditch your modern day life and go back to a time were simpler? Think again ladies.
You only get one chance at a first impression, even when it's online.
A la French
ALECIA SIMMONDS "I got divorced on a near-perfect spring day in Paris."
Keeping things 'hot'
KATE FRIDKIS It's time to ditch the advice on how to keep your relationship 'hot'.
PETER MUNRO Who are Australia's most popular online daters? Peter Munro meets the men and women with the greatest click factor.
GENEVIEVE ROSEN The Straight White Boys Texting Tumblr hit a little close to home…
PIP ROSS Here's to becoming less tolerant to jerks and zealots.
'It's not you'
Sara Eckel Do you need a 'happy ending' to write about the solo life?
KATHERINE FEENEY New research indicates those born first stand a better chance of landing a loving, long-term relationship than their siblings. But is it for real, or just something fun to think about?
Exaholism for beginners
CLEM BASTOW There sure are a lot of afflictions to try and avoid when it comes to love and dating.
PAUL CHAI Why are some guys commitment-shy, and as likely to opt for a night of video games with the lads as a date with you?
PAUL CHAI A eulogy to one of the most overrated dating rituals of our time.
Robyn Doreian "It's men like him who breed optimism about the future," Anne Summers on her long-term partner Chip Rolley.
Wedding photo etiquette
Ben Mathis-Lilley What Ben Mathis-Lilley finds unnerving about posed PDA photographs.
Joanne Brookfield A man with a much younger woman raises few eyebrows, but reverse the situation and everyone's got an opinion.
Tracey Spicer Making time to connect with those around us can lead to a much richer life.
New dating app
Meet the gatekeeper to groiss sexual innuendo.
Candice Chung Online matchmakers argue we are all attracted to a 'type'. But is it a good idea to go down that path?
Logical, but awkward.
The desire trap
Jane Mulkerrins Intimacy can be a passion killer, says Ether Perel, the bestselling author and relationship counsellor.
Ceridwen Dovey Planned over mojitos, Ceridwen Dovey's registry office wedding didn't seem real until the last minute.
ALICE WILLIAMS It's counterintuitive, but can too much familliarity be bad for intimacy?
Erin Munro Dear strangers, singleness isn't a problem to be solved.
Louis C.K vs 'fat girls'
PAUL CHAI What we can all learn from the latest episode of Louie.
PAUL CHAI If my marriage fails it will be due to “irreconcilable geography”.
The successful dumpee manifesto
Alyson Portlock Want to rise like a phoenix after being dumped? Here's what not to do. Starting with the mentionitis.
KATE FRIDKIS If you ever feel like saying , "You have to find yourself to find love". Don't.
There are more options besides lashing out or retreating in silence.
Holly Allen Why don't we all sleep alone?
Marrie Lobel It's time to expose reality by shattering outdated perceptions of women who enjoy an active sex life.
LAUREN SMELCHER SAMS Why it's time to ditch the old-fashioned concept of 'dating within our league'?
PIP DOYLE There has to be a smouldering slow burn in the background that stokes this fire, right?
CLEMENTINE FORD If there's one thing you should never teach teenage girls, it's this.
Anatomy of an affair
Hanna Rosin Spouses in happy marriages have affairs. So what are we all looking for?
SARAH MACDONALD Sarah Macdonald on how to climb back up the sexual cliff.
Sharon Jayson The phrase "conscious uncoupling" -- referring to the split announced on Tuesday by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin after more than 10 years of marriage and two children -- has academics and social scientists buzzing.
JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN Let's break down the heteronormative guide to everlasting love, shall we?
Effie Mann 'We Met On The Internet' is photographic evidence.
Sophie Cousins Here's why we shouldn't be too quick to judge.
Jessica Grose No, living together before marriage does not lead to divorce.
COSIMA MARRINER This US author believes it's time society gave up on preconceptions of women's desire.
The matchmaking trap
KASEY EDWARDS Think that blind date your friend set you up on had your best interests at heart? Think again.
Unplug for love
Thea O'connor Friday is the National Day of Unplugging when families, parents and couples are encouraged to unplug and reconnect.
COSIMA MARRINER Men think about their bank balances or their health when deciding when to retire while women quit work when they need to care for their spouse or want to spend more time with their families, research shows.
ALICE WILLIAMS If you watch sitcoms or beer ads, you’ll be used to seeing this kind of behaviour written off with a shake of the head and a ‘women be crazy’, but it's much deeper than that.
ALICE WILLIAMS Difficult relatives are easy to manage when they’re in your extended family, but what if the issue lies closer to home?
JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN Every single woman knows that a fake boyfriend is always there for you in times of social awkwardness.