SHESAID resident psychologist Kim Chartres answers your most awkward and confronting questions.
Anyone who has ever been in a long-term relationship will tell you that they often lose their spark. Couples find themselves doing the same things over and over again. They eat the same foods, visit the same...
“Learning to love yourself, It is the greatest love of all” – Whitney Houston, Greatest Love of All Learning to love yourself as the imperfect being you are sometimes ain’t easy to do,...
Raise your hand if you’re a single lady! Being single has never been better. You can be selfish, spend unlimited time your friends, less time grooming and more time in comfy clothes....
I’d like to tell you a story. It’s a true story. A love story with a tragic ending. It’s the story of Dianne who was found dead in her home and that of her partner...
I’m sure we’d all save ourselves a lot of arguments if women just understood men a little more and vice-a-versa. Seriously, the opposite sex can be so frustrating! What we need to remember...
Life as a single lass can be sexy, wondrous and fun, but occasionally you’re going to meet, date and get naked with people who will insult your beautiful, perfectly imperfect mind, body...
You’ve been dreaming of your happily ever after ever since you watched Cinderella as a little girl, but despite your marriage, it always seems just out of reach. From sex to household...
Most of us can say sorry to our boss when we’re running late or to a friend for not returning their call. However, it can be a difficult task to say sorry when...
Nursing a broken heart is awful stuff. It’s one of life’s most unpleasant experiences. There’s usually a lot of hurt, pain and sorrow involved. Plus there’s the possibility of all that anger...
Are you staying in a loveless and unhappy marriage, or worse still, a violent one because you feel like you’ve got no rights? RELATED: How The Art Of Forgiveness Can Save Your...
Have you ever seriously dated a man and then – poof – just like magic, he literally disappeared?! Welcome to the Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Man – a puzzling, astonishing, and...
I used to run a play group and it was incredible the conversations I overheard while the children played and their mums sipped coffee. One thing I vividly remember being mentioned was that many...
True confessions: I adore vampire-themed fantasy romances/horrors such as The Twilight Saga and True Blood; but I’ve got no time, energy or love for emotional vampires in real life. RELATED: Battling The...
Whose dating life resembles that of a Hollywood movie? Anyone? Didn’t think so. While we all love the over dramatized rom coms and Nicolas Sparks novels, they aren’t a realistic depiction of...
There is so much written about love, sex and marriage, but just how much do we actually know about it all? Love is not a tangible thing, but we certainly know when...
Is the glorification of “busy” killing your close relationships? RELATED: Communication Skills For Healthy Relationships Are you always too busy to meet up with your dearest friends? Or, is your partner always using the...
There’s no greatness in lateness; when does it become plain disrespect and discourtesy? RELATED: Pros And Cons Of Working From Home It’s been said that “punctuality is the soul of business” and...
Every long-term relationship is hard work. Yes even the ones which look easy! Unless you’re ready to make real sacrifices, compromise and commit it just isn’t going to work. So how do...
The beloved Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory might be onto something with that relationship agreement of his. So I’ve come up with one most people in a relationship would probably agree with...
“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” – An extract from Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann. Jealousy...
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about love and romance right? So what if your partner chooses to ignore the intention of the day? Is it something to get upset or angry...
You’ve been happily single, but sexually starved for what feels like forever – then, bam! You meet a partner who ignites your passion, excites your mind and, even better, he’s just as...
Generations ago couples “courted” and got to know each other well before they hit the sack. They might have fooled around a bit but the fear of pregnancy kept most women’s legs...
Ladies, it’s time to open the X-files. Shudder! RELATED: Sex And The Single Girl: Casual Sex 101 Passionate feelings such as love and hate are inextricably linked; for this reason, I do...