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I’m fit and intelligent but can’t get a date. Should I give up?

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The question I’ve had some short relationships, been on many dates, and had one long-term relationship (a while ago now) where I was dumped on the day before we planned to get married. I put a lot of effort into onlin...

Why am I so floored by the death of my first, long ago, love?

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The questions Just over 20 jare terug, I fell truly and madly for a girl, N. We circled around each other for a summer, but never got together. We did acknowledge our attraction, but were both due to start university. ...

I slated my ex on social media. Why am I so full of hate?

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The question I am in my 50s with children who all left home recently. I have been in a relationship with a patient and kind man – but it hasn’t always been easy, mostly because of my insecurities. We went away and I s...

My wife will have me home after an affair, but I long for more

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The question I had a very intense two-year affair with someone who, like me, had long been married. Eighteen months in, I left my wife, feeling sure my affair partner was the love of my life, and in the hope it might ...

If I stopped teaching, I worry people would think less of me

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The question You said in a previous column that “a person is not their job”, which really resonated with me, because why do we define people by what they do? I’m wondering whether this is limiting my life. Whenever we...

I’ve stopped seeing a married man. Was I unfair to end it?

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The question I’m 47 jaar oud. Vyf jaar gelede, I got involved with a married man with two kids. The relationship was intense, hyper-sexual and obsessive. I felt uneasy and tried to end it many times, but was always ea...

Gaan aan, I dare you: Philippa Perry’s advice for a fulfilling new year

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At the beginning of lockdown, so I wouldn’t be alone all day, I went to hang out with my husband at his art studio. I started playing with clay again, something I hadn’t done much since leaving art school decades befo...

I have fun with my girlfriend, but she has no prospects

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The question I’m a 24-year-old guy studying for my masters while working part-time for a management consultancy and I’m also a qualified associate accountant. I recently met a woman on a dating app after being single ...

Ask Philippa: meet the Observer’s brilliant new agony aunt

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John Dunton founded the Athenian Mercury in the 1690s. A paper that consisted of readers’ questions and the answers. His idea was that readers could send in dilemmas to be answered by a panel of experts, the Athenian ...

Philippa Perry: ‘Love of my life? Grayson’s nice, but have you met my cat, Kevin?’

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Born in Cheshire, Philippa Perry, 63, trained as a psychotherapist. In 2012, she published How To Stay Sane; haar 2019 bestseller, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did), ...