‘You’re not overthinking. Because overthinking usually involves over-analysis, and analysis is what is lacking from your thought process right now. What you’re doing is obsessing.’

Dear Roe, My boyfriend and I broke up a few months ago. We were a terrible couple – we should never have been together – but I can’t stop thinking ab(...)

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sad at the thought that he won’t have the life I assumed he would”. Photograph: Getty

Dear Roe, My 20-year-old son came out to my husband and I as gay a couple of weeks ago, and we’re finding it difficult to navigate. We love our (...)

Dear Roe, I’m a 33-year-old gay man, and I’ve been dating a man for three months. It started off casually, but now I really like him. He’s funny and (...)

Dear Roe, In a few of your columns, you recommend using online dating sites and apps. I’m a 28-year-old straight woman and have been using apps on an(...)

‘I have consistently dreamt of him and hate the thought of sleeping as I get upset that it is all only a dream.’

Dear Roe, I am madly in love with a man who has dumped me. Our biggest issue was the distance between his home county (Down), and mine (Limerick). Ho(...)

Just go: some modes of leaving are selfish, but leaving itself is not. Photograph: E+/Getty

Dear Roe, I’m 25 years old and started a relationship with a guy who I liked and loved four years ago. But over the years my feelings for him have ch(...)

Dear Roe, I am in an amazing relationship and I am so happy to have found someone I can truly be myself with. Our sex life is great; I rarely orgasm (...)

From left, Sr Aurea Dias, Sr Sharon Fagan, Sr Julie Watson, Sr Neneth Robledo and Sr Anne McDermott.

The Presentation Sisters have elected of Sr Julie Watson as their new congregational leader. From Cork, Sr Julie spent 24 years in Pakistan where sh(...)

Relationships go through sexual dry spells, and many people go through periods of not feeling crazily attracted to their partner, and in these times, loving each other as individuals, not just as sexual partners, is what’s going to sustain you.

Dear Roe, Let me preface this by saying I know this question doesn’t make me look great, but I do genuinely want to figure out a way to address this (...)

“The man I’m in love with  told me he doesn’t feel the same and wants to keep it casual.” Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’m a 24-year-old woman, and I’ve been in a friends-with-benefits relationship with a man for about six months. At the start it was pretty (...)

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