Children are very perceptive, and they will pick up on anxiety even if you try to hide it. Photograph: iStock

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My husband secretly watched his former partners having sex when he caught them at home. Photograph: iStock

My relationship with my husband has always been very honest. We tell each other everything, life goals, joys and fears. I was single and he was in the(...)

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 Louise Bruton: “There’s a huge lack of specialised mental health services that are inclusive of disabled people.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

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CBT is  about understanding that how we think and feel is not automatic or involuntary, nor governed by the unconscious or genetics, but is a process that can be radically changed should we have the will to do so. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Q I’ve recently realised that I was abused as a child by a brother. I had little or no memory of this, but in an argument with another brother he s(...)