Did your relationship with your adult child change when they became a parent?

When do your kids stop being children? Some would say it’s when they have babies of their own that your relationship shifts and takes on a whole new shape. I didn’t give much thought to my relationship with my mother back in the last century. We...

Work life – how to avoid stagnating in your role

If you’ve been in the same job for a while, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. You’ve been there, done it and got the T-shirt. You’re no longer excited or energised by your role and find yourself simply going through the motions. For some people, a...

From M&S to S&M – hit me with your kinky stick!

Is it normal to be sexually adventurous when you’re old enough to know better, or is it – as Paul O’Grady once said – just the last desperate kick of a dying horse? Not so long ago, I was discussing sexual fantasies with my then partner. One...

Single and too fabulous to settle

Melanie Daly lives and breathes feisty, late-40something fabulousness, and she’s not the slightest bit worried about being single. “The very best thing about living alone is never being dragged down by anyone else’s baggage,” Melanie says. “I rent...

I’ve loved being a freelancer, but now I’ve got serious retirement envy…

Alison Dewar investigates the pros and cons of self-employment and ‘working for the man’, looking at whether a hefty wage and secure pension scheme is really worth such a high price tag on our happiness and wellbeing “Sorry, lots going on, just...

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