Design for Life: I gave up work to care for my family, now I feel invisible
This week, clinical psychologist Malie Coyne advises a reader who helps and supports her whole family, but no longer feels present in her own life
Design for Life: Am I wrong to be paranoid about my boyfriend’s exes?
This week, therapist Fiona Brennan advises a reader who has misgivings about her partner remaining friends with some of his former girlfriends
Love thyself: The long, hard road to body acceptance
Plenty of people have put on a few extra pounds during the interminable lockdown, but life is simply too short to feel bad about such things
Design For Life: Should I tell my employer about my bipolar disorder?
This week, chartered occupational psychologist Louize Carroll advises a reader who is unsure whether their mental health issues could affect their standing at work
Design for Life: How do I stop gambling money I don’t have?
This week, Dr Sabina Brennan advises a reader on how to get out of a secret gambling habit could lead him into serious debt
Design for Life: How do I face my fears about society reopening?
This week, psychotherapist Siobhán Murray advises a reader in her 70s on how to re-engage with friends, family and all the activities that have been on hold during the pandemic
Design for Life: Why is our teenage son always arguing with us?
This week, clinical hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan advises a couple on how to talk to their hostile 16-year-old son
Design for Life: How do I stop my daughter having body image issues?
This week, clinical psychotherapist Dr Malie Coyne advises a parent on dealing with the unrealistic expectations of her child who has been exposed to misleading imagery on Instagram
Design for Life: Our teenage son shows increasing signs of OCD
Louize Carroll offers a reader advice on how to help her 16-year-old son who appears to be becoming more anxious and engaging in repetitive behaviours
Mind Full: Why ‘should’ is one of the most dangerous words
In an extract from his new memoir, the radio presenter, comedian and meditation teacher Dermot Whelan looks back on his old habits and why they eventually set him on a path towards meditation
Design for Life: My partner wants to be more adventurous in bed
This week, Dr Caroline West advises a reader and her partner to talk to each other about what they want from their sex life
Design For Life: Can I stop my daughter turning into a mean girl?
This week, psychologist Aisling Leonard-Curtin advises a reader who is worried that her child may be lacking in empathy
Design for Life: My ex uses our children to encroach on my space
This week, a reader asks psychotherapist Siobhan Murray for advice about how to free herself from the oppressive influence of her estranged husband
Design for Life: I’ve become forgetful since I had Covid
Dr Sabina Brennan has advice for a reader who is distressed by recurring episodes of brain fog since contracting Covid some months ago
Design for Life: How do I find the confidence to pursue a meaningful career?
This week a reader who has minor dyslexia asks how they can put their skills to the best use
Design For Life: How can I make my daughter feel less self-conscious?
This week psychotherapist Samantha Carbon advises a parent whose child has experienced weight gain