relationships advice - updates

Rappler's latest stories on relationships advice


[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.'

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.'

[Two Pronged] After an affair

Jun 21, 2020 - 9:53 PM

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

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?

[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.'

[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

[Two Pronged] Losing my libido during lockdown

May 10, 2020 - 5:00 PM

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

[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

[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?

[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.'

[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

[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

[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

[Two Pronged] My husband doesn't want to have sex with me

Feb 09, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'I feel so lonely and I hope both of you can help us.'

[Two Pronged] Wanting more from a 'casual relationship'

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Donna starts a casual relationship – with someone who is apparently already married. But now she wants more.

[Two Pronged] A barkada that pries too much

Jan 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

What happens if your friends ask too much about your relationship?

[Two Pronged] 'Erectile dysfunction' is ruining my relationship

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:30 AM

What factors go into a person's inability to perform in bed?

[Two Pronged] My parents expected a more expensive Christmas gift

Jan 05, 2020 - 9:32 PM

What's 'parentified' and why is it bad?

[Two Pronged] My husband's affair, low libido, and aging

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Should Dora believe her husband when he says his low libido can be attributed to his aging or is it something more?

[Two Pronged] I'm separated and he's married

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Fe is with a married man. Should she continue the relationship?

[Two Pronged] I was caught two-timing; now he won't talk to me

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Maribel left Gary for Vico but kept Gary close by. Now that Vico knows, Maribel's been blocked. What's she to do?

[Two Pronged] Struggles with my boss

Dec 08, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'I have a hard time brushing things off easily. Especially, if the minor 'offenses' get repeated over and over again.'

[Two Pronged] Do my urges mean I'm a sex addict?

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'The problem is, I don't easily get satisfied. It feels like I'm looking for something I'm not sure of.'

[Two Pronged] My parents want to lay the financial burden solely on me

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:57 AM

'My wings have been clipped by the distresses of my family'

[Two Pronged] Cheated on my boyfriend, and now my boss won't marry me

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:23 PM

She's cheated on her boyfriend with her boss – and despite another boss' prodding, the boss won't marry her

[Two Pronged] Should I pick my ex-husband or my boyfriend?

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'My heart says my hubby but my mind say my present boyfriend'

[Two Pronged] Should you apologize over ghosting?

Oct 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Myrna's ghosted hookups in the past. Should she say sorry?

[Two Pronged] He won't use a condom during sex

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'He says that it doesn't feel as good and not as intimate'

[Two Pronged] Is first-time sex always this painful?

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:15 PM

'At this point, I don’t see why people love sex'

[Two Pronged] I'm still close to my son's ex. Is that OK?

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:41 PM

'My youngest daughter says she herself wouldn't like me to continue being friendly with her ex-boyfriend, so maybe my son's feelings are similar'

[Two Pronged] Does my boyfriend have post-orgasmic illness syndrome?

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:36 PM

'Sometimes, he asks if we can abstain from sex for a while because he hates the feeling of getting sick after we make love'

[Two Pronged] Why am I attracted to older, married men?

Sep 08, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'Now I am 44 years old and still single'

[Two Pronged] A brotherly kind of love

Sep 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'We no longer see each other as just brothers but more of a couple'

[Two Pronged] Why do I need to know my wife's sexual history?

Aug 18, 2019 - 4:40 PM

'My wife is not upset when I ask these questions, and neither am I. But I want to know why.'

[Two Pronged] Bigger isn't always better

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Size sometimes matters – and in the case of Brian, for all the wrong reasons

[Two Pronged] My wife and her flirty bodyguard

Aug 04, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'I gave her an ultimatum that if she contacts her former bodyguard again, I will create a scandal and opt for an annulment'

[Two Pronged] My husband, the bigamist

Jul 28, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Beth discovers her husband has actually been married before

[Two Pronged] Putting in more effort in a relationship

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:36 PM

'It’s as if I see little to no effort from him'

[Two Pronged] He no longer messages first – what does that mean?

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:47 AM

'Should I continue not messaging him first, or should I go ahead and continue being sweet to him even if he no longer initiates?'

[Two pronged] Premature ejaculation, an open marriage, and my new girlfriend

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:04 PM

'Why do I have premature ejaculation with my wife but not with my girlfriend?'

[Two Pronged] I want to move back to the Philippines; my wife isn't sure

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Should he stay or should he go?

[Two Pronged] Perfect marriage – save for the sex (or the lack thereof)

Jun 23, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'It’s his mind not in sync with wanting it'

[Two Pronged] Me, my girlfriend, and being 'big enough'

Jun 16, 2019 - 3:23 PM

'She betrayed me. She should have defended me. Plus she lied.'