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Qatar Airways plane forced to land after wife discovers husband’s affair midflight

Woman reportedly made such a ruckus after discovery that plane had no other choice but to make unscheduled landing A Qatar Airways plane has been forced to land midflight after a woman who used her sleeping husbands thumb to unlock his smartphone discovered he was having an affair. The couple and their child were flying […]

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A letter to My brother, who was dead for 13years without me realising

The letter you always wanted to write You are my only sibling. I know I didnt always fully understand you, but I always looked up to you and I thought you were clever and amazing. Well, at least I did up until that time you refused to come and see our very elderly dad when […]

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Kasey Edwards: I love being married, but am I the exception?

The author asks happy couples the secret of their success and is shocked by what she finds out I was never going to get married. After bearing witness to my parents three decades of misery, I was not stupid enough to do it myself. When my father left my mother for a younger woman, I […]

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Is marriage improving your health?

In theory being married is better for than you than being single, but theres a twist, says Ben Ambridge Is your marriage healthy? Many studies have found that married people are healthier than unmarried ones, and the longer you have been married, the healthier you are. But it depends on gender and age. To find […]

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Im angry that my partner is not invited to my cousins wedding

Mariella Frostrup says a woman irritated her boyfried has been excluded from a family wedding must accept that decision or decline the invitation The dilemma My cousin and I were extremely close growing up as neither of us had brothers or sisters. We spent summer holidays together and went away abroad together with our families, […]

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I dont like doing this, my father frowned, fixing my hair. But he did it anyway

Growing up in a white family, Georgina Lawton faced a long and sometimes arduous journey of discovery about her racial identity. Here, she reveals how she learned to stop fighting her curly hair My skin is too dark to show a blush, but I came pretty close a few years ago when, as a University of Warwick undergraduate, […]

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Mohamed El Bachiri: Terrorists killed my wife: this is my jihad for love

Mohamed El Bachiris wife, Loubna, died in a suicide attack in Brussels last year. He talks to Emma Beddington about his manifesto for peace and bringing up three sons on his own On 22 March 2016, Loubna Lafquiri left her home in Khalid El Bakraoui detonated an explosive device as the train they were travelling on […]

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Im unsure about the fiancee my parents found me | Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup tells a Muslim man that if they are both willing to make it work they stand as much chance of success as those who marry for love The dilemma I am a 27-year-old man and a practising Muslim. I currently live in Germany. I am very liberal, and I respect the freedom and […]

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How the Trans-Siberian railway became the love train

Ann OLoughlin set off across the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago, looking for adventure and a chance to practise her Russian. Instead, she met a fascinating stranger in a leather jacket in the next carriage The glasnost and Gorbachev. I had stocked up on notebooks and pens to write a journal of my travels, […]

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The Gypsy wedding that changed my life

John Lees mother was a Gypsy but his father was not a pairing so forbidden he was raised by his grandparents. He was snubbed by his community until he was made an unusal proposal The event that had the most effect on my life happened the moment Iwas conceived. My family were Romany Gypsies but my father […]

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