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Osher Gunsberg: "There’s something super wonderful about falling in love with a woman that has a kid"

Being a stepdad is not without it’s challenges for all of us, because it’s a new family unit for everyone to get used to. But I was unfazed by it. I met Audrey when I’d just turned 40 and the reality of being a single man in your forties is you’re going to date women with children. And I would recom

How My Divorce Made Me Stronger, Wiser And Calmer

Alex Laguna’s divorce almost destroyed him and tore his family apart. But the process of piecing things back together gave him the life tools to become a better man.

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The Weird Upside For Single Dads Dating In Covid-19

So you’re a single dad who’s finally staggered out of the smoking wreckage of your long-term relationship. Suffice to say, it hasn’t been pretty. You’ve endured gut-wrenching upheaval, a close shave with bankruptcy, plus the realisation that you suddenly have no furniture (hello IKEA!). Somehow you
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5 Things Every Dad Must Know Before Their Partner Gives Birth

Whether you’re becoming a first-time dad or your growing brood is set to hit double figures, every man will feel that lurch of trepidation as they head for the delivery room. Human biology decrees that your partner must endure all the heavy-lifting when it comes to giving birth. That can often leave
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“It Really Tests Your Relationship”: What It’s Really Like To Go Through IVF

One in 25 Australian babies are now born via IVF. But while success rates are climbing, it’s far from an easy ride. Under 18 per cent of all IVF cycles result in a live birth and the process can take a heavy toll on couples both emotionally and financially. Here, Darrell Brown, a cinematographer and
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Study: It Can Take Your Wife 547 Days To Feel Sexy Again After a Baby. Here's What To Do...

New dads don’t enjoy much action. “It can be quite a shock,” says Jacqueline Hellyer. “For women as well as men.” Hellyer, a leading sex therapist and relationship coach, is talking about what happens to your love life after a baby arrives. According to one poll, it takes a new mum an average of 18
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Ask An Expert: How To Break Out of Relationship Gridlock

THE QUESTION “During lockdown, my wife has turned into a health and fitness fascist. At first, I thought it was great that she’d started exercising again. But she’s now taken things to an extreme. Aside from daily workouts, she’s also ditched booze and gone carb and gluten-free. I’m hardly a couch-p
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“Mum and Dad Are Splitting Up” – How to Handle the Toughest Conversation You’ll Ever Have

When Ben Dillon-Smith and his ex-wife split up, he had to break the news to his five-year-old son. Here’s how he did it and what he learned along the way. “The toughest conversation you’re ever going to have is telling your child that Mum and Dad are separating, their home is going to be sold and we
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Relationship Stress Under Lockdown? Here's Your 4-Step Emergency Rescue Plan

THE QUESTION: “My marriage is falling apart under lockdown. I run a small business that I spent years building up and that’s now on the brink of collapse. So I’m really stressed and I’m trying to do anything to salvage this situation. The upshot is that my partner who also works, has bee
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This Relationship Coach Shares His Top Dating Tips for Single Dads

Returning to the dating game as a single dad is confronting. Chances are, you’re woefully out of practice so your confidence isn’t exactly sky-high. You may still be reeling from the aftershocks of the relationship with the mother of your child. Plus your time is massively compromised because… well
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Future-proof Your Marriage – Insider Tips From A Divorce Lawyer

Buckle up. We’re now entering peak season for divorces. “There is always a pick-up of new clients, come February and March time, from relationships that have broken down in January or around the Christmas period,” says Daniel Myers, a family lawyer at R.B. Flinders in Melbourne. For married couples,
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Ask TFH: Arguments With My Wife Often Get Ugly. How Do I Communicate Better?

Dear TFH, I’ve been married for 14 years with three kids. My relationship with my wife is generally good. But our disagreements often spiral way out of proportion due to my lack of communication skills. I speak like a caveman and my wife is more switched on and thoughtful. Do you know any good reso
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How To Avoid Becoming The Grumpy Dad

Your Spotify account is now hijacked by The Wiggles. You’ve become involuntarily celibate. Your three-year old has just got another pea stuck up his nose… Yes, fatherhood is wondrous and life-affirming and so on and so forth. But it can also prove a daily challenge. The bad news is that most men wil
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How To Fix A Sexless Marriage: "My Wife & I Have Turned Into Housemates..."

THE QUESTION: I love my wife, but somehow we’ve turned from lovers into housemates. Ever since our second kid arrived – we’ve got a four year old and a two year old – we’ve lost any sort of sexual spark. I was optimistic that being together all the time in lockdown migh
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