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# Relationships

All time
# Harassment
Facebook is bringing in new measures to crack down on revenge porn
The social media platform can now prevent intimate images from being shared on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram.
# dear fifi
Dear Fifi: I snooped in my new beau's glove box... and I didn't like what I found
The first advice column from’s new resident agony aunt, Dear Fifi.
# old loves
10 celebrity couples you probably forgot were a thing
They get around, these Hollywood types.
# Quiz
Can We Guess If You're Single?
We’re gonna try.
# not over it
10 celebrity splits I'm still not completely over
Let me explain.
# buried with my people
The 20 milestones in every new Irish relationship
Love is a many splendoured thing! Love lifts us up where we belong! Love is… awkward as hell.
# catana comics
These ridiculously cute comics about being in a long-term relationship are going viral
Over 73,000 people are now following the sweet adventures of Catana and John on Instagram.
# a woman scorned
A woman got revenge on her cheating boyfriend by plastering these posters all over town
“If she is so good in bed you can stay there!” Better than Jeremy Kyle, this.
# bearing witness
‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'
The brother of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend gives his perspective.
# bearing witness
'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’
Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a survivor, and from a partner.
# bearing witness
'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'
Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.
# oh crumbs
'Breadcrumbing' is the grim new dating tactic that'll make you want to join a convent
Oh, what now?!
# flying solo
Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?
Times have moved on from research in the 1990s which found society less understanding.
# thirty not hurty
Turning 30? Our guide to owning it
Life lessons for your fourth decade.
# all change
Break-ups, career moves and kids - the science of making a BIG change
Moments of crisis or contentment – managing life changes can be done.
# word from the wise
'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there
Retired people on why you shouldn’t worry ‘until worry worries you’.
# Facepalm
People are sharing their exes' stupidest moments, and it's an absolute gift
Foolishness, everywhere.
# Change generation
Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?
Can workplace bonds cut it in the real world?
"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"
Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.
# cover clamp
This genius invention will stop your other half hogging the blanket, FINALLY
*Handel’s Hallelujah chorus begins to play*
The Debate Room: To wed, or not to wed, that is the question
One couple explains why marriage is important to them and another on why they won’t be taking the plunge.
# Change generation
BFFs? Probably not - why we shed friends in our late 20s
Psychologist Niamh Fitzpatrick explains why some friendships have a best-by date.
# take her hoodie
Men are sick of having their hoodies robbed by their girlfriends, so they're fighting back
Introducing #TakeHerHoodie.
# Stereotypes
Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'
Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.
# letting the ride down
Tinder shminder: Millennials are actually having less sex than at any point since the 1930s
It’s being blamed on a range of issue like attitudes and pornography.
# Hitched
RTÉ is running a televised pre-marriage course (without the priests) and want you to apply
The series is billed as a pre-marriage course without the priests, although it is open to couples of all types, including those who are not engaged.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the wait time for a divorce be cut to two years?
The Dáil is likely to debate legislation on the issue when it is back in session in the autumn.
# the couple that drinks together
Getting locked with your other half is the secret to a long relationship, says science
As if we needed another excuse.
# these hoes
This teen's demanding relationship contract is going viral
No hoes.
# true romance
9 times kids proved they understand love better than all of us
The little Lotharios.
# farts allowed
16 things all long-term couples know to be true
In it for the long haul.
# stoned in love
Artist Tracey Emin has married a rock
She said that it’s “very impressive and I like it a lot”.
No family are like the Waltons. Some families are a nightmare
When family relationships break down it can be a shock for all involved because mostly they genuinely don’t know why.
# taco taco taco
This man made a brilliant collage of his wife's most random texts
“I’m eating your sausage.”
# you're too close
This gal designed a t-shirt for her boyfriend to ward off other ladies
“If you are reading this, you are too close.”
Just started dating? Here are some ways to casually mark Valentine’s Day
You’ve only started dating, so what are the Valentine’s Day ‘rules’?
# ex oh ex oh
10 of the most *fire* breakup texts ever sent
A study of the art form.
'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together'
At the beginning he was nice, making sure I got home safely and on time for curfew, but things changed, writes an anonymous contributor.
# laser bed
This guy went to extremes to prevent his wife hogging the bed
What a charmer.
# textual healing
10 texts all long-term Irish couples have sent to each other
If you’re looking for romance, you’ve come to the wrong place.