Ben Simmons: Basic income could increase divorce, and that’s a good thing
CommonSpace columnist Jenny Constable wonders how the innocent days of childhood friendship become such complicated affairs for adults
I DIDN'T always find it hard to make male friends. In fact, my oldest friend is actually a guy - my longest serving pal and first 'best friend' when I was wee. So close we were, that I still have the photos of our two-year-old selves, sporting soapy beards and peering over the rim of the shared bathtub our parents had shoved us in to save time.
CommonSpace columnist Jenny Constable says the Hollywood image of a 'dream girl' is messing up relationships
AS a follower of films, fiction and dating, there’s one particular trend that has been on the rise in recent years; a toxic phenomenon that has become evermore prevalent in the dating world; the illusive figure of the manic pixie dream girl.
But what is this creature, I hear you ask. Brought to us in films like 500 Days of Summer and Ruby Sparks, the pixie dream girl is typically the female lead and love interest of most modern romances.
CommonSpace sex and relationships columnist Jenny Constable explores the sensitive topic of dealing with sex after sexual abuse
WITH more being done to support women reporting their abusers after being attacked, abuse in relationships has moved from being a toxic elephant in the room to being a recognised societal problem in need of addressing.
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