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Monday, December 9, 2019

The art of listening has been lost in these polarised times

The BBC’s Listening Project turns seven this month. It offers a window into a gentler, more compassionate Britain

How we live together: the ‘life wives’

We’re on the same wavelength – it’s like she can read my mindZahra Jones, 40

Many women fleeing domestic abuse face poverty, report finds

Respondents in England say partners use economic abuse as method of controlVictims of domestic abuse face the choice...

Domestic abuse survivors and children sleeping rough, survey finds

Women unable to get refuge place also having to sofa-surf or stay with abuserSurvivors of domestic abuse and...

My son has special needs. Should I tell him I’m not his biological father?

Secrets in families are rarely a good idea, says Annalisa BarbieriI have a son, aged 22: J. He...

Blind date: ‘He probably thinks I’m looking for an Irish passport’

Emily, 26, charity worker, and Barry, 24, maths teacherBarry on EmilyWhat were...

Be honest, be kind: five lessons from an amicable divorce

Consciously uncoupling is possible: choose your battles, build a support network and learn to play the long game

A feminist’s guide to raising boys

Before I became a mother, I thought my feminism was a battle fought and won. But having three sons has challenged everything...

I have become far too close to my best friend

I know our friendship is too one-sided, but I cannot bear the thought of being without her. How do I maintain a...

How we met: ‘I proposed in the toilet queue at a festival – she...

The first of a new series. Charlie Clark was mourning his father’s death when a friend took him to a gig. ‘I...

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