Stephen Fry (57) and the man he recently married, Elliott Spencer (27). Photographs: Niki Nikolova/Filmmagic

Age-gap relationships are and always have been controversial, but if you are limiting the pool you choose a mate from by age, you could be losing o(...)

Love lost: with nearly one in 10 marriages here ending in separation or divorce, Ireland has the lowest rate of divorce in Europe and the third lowest in the world, after Mexico and Chile. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It’s 20 years since Ireland voted for divorce. An Irish Times series, Divorced Ireland, explores the effects of that vote on Irish life, then and s(...)

When you have reached that difficult moment of emotional crisis where you’ve decided to reach out to a psychology professional, you will probably l(...)

Joe Brady with the Lucan Gospel Singers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nobody heard him, the dead man,But still he lay moaning:I was much further out than you thoughtAnd not waving but drowning. ‘We think we have to prese(...)

’Your concentration drops and your motivation goes’: Terry O’Connor, who is unemployed, with his dog, Lewis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
Men overboard

‘Deep down, it hurts. I try to stay one step ahead of depression. During the day I’m busy, but night-times are hard,” says Derek, a 39-year-old who lo(...)

Smile as you dial: Nev Wilshire, the hands-on-manager, with Kayleigh, one of the staff, in the fly-on-the-wall series The Call Centre. Photograph: BBC

Does your work make you happy? Are your colleagues content? Does it matter a whit? Employment experts from around Europe who converged in Dublin this (...)

Control issues can sometimes lead to one spouse bullying the other into relinquishing complete access to their phone, laptop or tablet, and that can be a form of domestic abuse. Photograph: Getty Images

Q I have done something my husband says is unforgiveable. He is barely speaking to me, and the distance between us has never been greater.I had seen h(...)

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Q My daughter, her husband and baby are coming back home from abroad to live. I am delighted and (...)