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Rappler's latest stories on relationships


[Two Pronged] Still attached to memories of my first

Jul 12, 2020 - 9:00 PM

'I mean, ex na siya eh, normal lang po ba yung may nararamdaman pa ring attachment sa kanya?'

[Two Pronged] Did I settle down too early?

Jul 05, 2020 - 9:00 PM

'I often ruminate on how it might have been if I didn't settle at a young age and explore other relationships.'

China's LGBT couples 'wed' online as gay marriage push stalls

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Despite a shake-up of China's marriage law last month – and a groundswell of support for same-sex unions in the socially conservative country – demands to make gay marriage legal have not been met

PUSHING FOR GAY MARRIAGE. This photo taken on June 14, 2017 shows Ren Weilian (L) and Zhu Tiantian trying on their Chinese imperial-themed wedding outfits in preparation for an informal wedding ceremony on a 5-day ship cruise, in a hotel in Shanghai. File photo by AFP

Astrology Q&A: 'How do I learn to forgive?'

Jun 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'How can I move on from this friendship break-up?'

[Two Pronged] Why do I feel guilty after leaving my abusive husband?

Jun 28, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'Certainly, years of abuse can lead to a distorted view of the world and therapy will help regain a better adjusted view.'

Detours from home: In quarantine, will (online) date

Jun 23, 2020 - 1:43 PM

I joined the beehive and got out with honey

[Two Pronged] After an affair

Jun 21, 2020 - 9:53 PM

After celebrating 25 years of marriage, Amy discovers her husband cheated

Detours from home: Mending the silence of old friendships

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:56 AM

Such a simple act as a video call reveals a hidden world of hope

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: BDSM is not just about sex

Jun 17, 2020 - 8:00 PM

What's the real deal behind BDSM? How does it go beyond chains and whips and leather?

[Two Pronged] Second thoughts and LDRs

Jun 14, 2020 - 9:57 PM

What do you do when you're in an LDR and your partner doesn't seem enthused over your future?

Astrology Q&A: 'Am I allergic to love?'

Jun 08, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'I think I'm allergic to commitment but I wasn't always this way. What's wrong with me?'

[Two Pronged] When this lockdown ends, will my relationship end too?

Jun 07, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Quarantine has made her think: does she actually wanna stay with her boyfriend of 4 years?

Detours from home: To save our relationship, we started a podcast

May 28, 2020 - 2:55 PM

How to win over an argument – together

Sex workers' hands tied under coronavirus lockdowns

May 28, 2020 - 11:36 AM

'If someone gets sick in my dungeon, you know I am not insured for that,' says professional dominatrix Madame Caramel

DUNGEON. A view of one of the rooms at the Hoxton Dungeon suite, a BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism) apartment in central London on May 23, 2020. Photo by Elizaveta Malykhina/AFP

[Two Pronged] How to let go of long-distance love

May 24, 2020 - 9:00 PM

'While I still feel very sad over the idea of cutting the connection, I also want to move on and love again.'

Love in lockdown: Dating for the single and quarantined

May 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Is this truly the worst time to be single?

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Sex under lockdown

May 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Whatever stage you are in this pandemic-prompted sexual journey, we’re refreshing the safe sex playbook with coronavirus updates to keep the lockdown sex hot – and safe

[Two Pronged] An on-and-off relationship with my girlfriend – who's pregnant by another man

May 17, 2020 - 7:30 PM

'I stopped talking to her, ignored her, tried accepting that we would never be. I failed. I couldn’t stand not talking to her,' writes A

[OPINION] Digital dating under lockdown: Can tech really fix dating?

May 16, 2020 - 5:00 PM

'Is it possible to find love online? How are singles supposed to navigate through this new era of dating? Can social media fix dating?'

[Two Pronged] Losing my libido during lockdown

May 10, 2020 - 5:00 PM

What happens when lockdown seems to affect one's sexual appetite?

Love during lockdown: Singles in U.S. reinvent dating

May 05, 2020 - 6:02 PM

Finding love during a pandemic is challenging, but millions of single Americans are finding ways – from video speed dating, dating apps, to 'socially-distanced outings'

[Two Pronged] In love with my married boss... and my boyfriend

May 03, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Torn between two (wrong) lovers?

[Two Pronged] I'm attracted to older women. Is that OK?

Apr 26, 2020 - 9:09 PM

Our columnists assure 27-year-old Jon that there's absolutely nothing wrong with his attraction to women much older than him

We are not alone. This pandemic teaches us the importance of shared moments

Apr 23, 2020 - 7:26 PM

Meaningful connections with our loved ones help us get through this crisis

[Two Pronged] Does my ex-girlfriend want me back?

Apr 19, 2020 - 10:00 PM

'She talks to me. She tells me that I’m one of the people she could trust.'

[Two Pronged] My friend's secretive boyfriend

Apr 12, 2020 - 9:16 PM

Her friend's boyfriend is secretive – but also keeps asking for cybersex and nudes. Is he being honest?

How to keep your family safe during a pandemic

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:36 PM

Knowing the right thing to do can help save lives

Love in lockdown: Making an unplanned LDR work during a quarantine

Apr 07, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Love in the time of corona – how can couples cope in a sudden long-distance relationship? Here are a few psychologist-approved tips to help you go the distance

Love in lockdown: Tech for long distance relationships

Apr 05, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Staying connected is important – whether it's a romantic or platonic relationship

Let’s leave these toxic traits behind when we welcome sports back

Apr 01, 2020 - 4:28 PM

'Despite losing the thrill of sports, it opened the opportunity for me to clear some headspace on what I don’t miss about it'

[Two Pronged] From Tinder hookup to... something more?

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:51 PM

From Tinder, to sexting, to... can this relationship progress further?

[Two Pronged] 35, single, with erectile dysfunction

Mar 22, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'I have no vices. I do not smoke and if ever I have a drink, it is seldom and not too much.'

Is it time to break-up? Here are 5 signs

Mar 22, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Should you stay or should you go? Rappler talks to a relationship psychologist to find out when it is time to finally break-up

7 safety tips for your family at home

Mar 19, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Avoid the spread of virus by following these simple steps

[Two Pronged] My friend is chasing after the worst guy

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'I told her that she needs help, to go to a psychiatrist but she just laughs it off, and tells me that all she needs is someone to listen to her and never stop telling her to avoid the guy.'

[Two Pronged] My sexless marriage is taking its toll

Mar 08, 2020 - 1:00 PM

After an operation for cervical cancer, 'Luke' and his wife somehow stopped having sex

Why people post ‘couple photos’ as their social media profile picture

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:14 PM

For some, it's a way to ward off things that could potentially harm their relationship including ex-partners, and romantic rivals who could attempt to steal their current sweethearts

[Two Pronged] My married friend now has feelings for me

Feb 23, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Our writer meets with someone from a Facebook group... and now he's falling for her

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: It's okay to have more than one lover

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:00 PM

We speak with a couple that practices polyamory. How complex is their arrangement? Does jealousy rear its ugly head?

Singer Kehlani drops post-Valentine's Day break-up track

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:52 AM

Kehlani's latest track 'Valentine's Day (Shameful)' details an apparent break-up with rapper YG, who allegedly cheated on her

#HustleEveryday: How to deal with an office breakup

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:17 AM

The company will move on with their operations regardless of your relationship status

[Two Pronged] My loving husband doesn't celebrate anniversaries, birthdays

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM

He ticks all the boxes – except that he doesn't want to celebrate life's milestones

The love formula that says 5:1 = forever

Feb 16, 2020 - 11:00 AM

What if there was a formula to predict with about 90% accuracy whether your relationship will continue or break up?

10 showbiz couples who make us believe in love

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Truly, sana all

'Time heals all wounds': Hontiveros gives love advice on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2020 - 3:21 PM

From giving cheaters a chance to finding "The One," Senator Risa Hontiveros answers questions about love and relationships

LOVE ADVICE. Senator Risa Hontiveros answers questions relating to love and relationships in a Facebook video. Screengrab from Senator Risa Hontiveros' Facebook page

[OPINION] Love is not all you need

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:34 PM

'The problem with idolizing love is that it causes us to develop unrealistic expectations.... Etong mga unrealistic na expectations, 'yan ang makakapatay sa atin.'

Love, sweat love: Fun sports for couples

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Here are some sports and workouts that keep these couples in love

#HustleEveryday: Should office romances be kept a secret?

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Your office relationship shouldn’t be announced to everyone, but it shouldn’t be a top-level secret either

[OPINYON] Feb-ibig

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Ngayong linggong ito muling ipapaalala sa ating mahal ang magmahal, na magastos ang manifestation ng pag-ibig, lalo iyong may ebidensyang kailangang mai-share sa social media

Here’s where you can enjoy a romantic meal for under P1,500

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM

No date ideas yet? Check out these yummy restos to dine and wine in for under P1,500 – recommended dishes included!