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Love & beyond

How romance novels keep us in the grip of idealized love and sex

“He seized her in his muscular arms, and slowly bent his lips to hers.” As obviously fictional and idealized as that sounds, romantic novels have a surprisingly strong impact on millions of women worldwide. Women still in grip of idealized love and sex Modern women are still heavily influenced by the

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Parenting & divorce

The dark side of divorce: Parental alienation

The children of divorcing or separating parents are often caught in the middle. But what’s worse is when one parent tries to turn the child against the other, through bad-mouthing, lying or even withholding contact. Sound familiar? That behavior — deliberately trying to sabotage a child’s relationship with the other

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