‘My husband’s phone is the third person in our marriage’

Dear A&E, I’m feeling rejected and jealous… of my husband’s phone. It’s the third party in our otherwise happy marriage. He is always on it – at night in bed, at breakfast, when we’re out running errands, at parties. I’ve... Read more

‘My boarding school bully has started working with me – and pretends she didn’t make my life hell’

Dear A&E,  I’m a 45-year-old woman and I’ve found myself working in the same company as my boarding school bully.  She pretends nothing happened and actually makes a show of the fact that we were at school together, which makes... Read more

‘My husband is refusing to cut off his man bun. How can I make him see that it’s ridiculous?’

Dear A&E,  My husband – whom I absolutely love – has grown a ridiculous man bun. I don’t know what he’s trying to prove or who he’s trying to be but, as far as I’m concerned, he’s a professional man,... Read more

‘My neighbour stalked me for two years’

As I left my client’s office, I froze. My neighbour, Tim*, was standing on the other side of the street, staring at me, for the second time that week. A coincidence, some might say, but I knew otherwise. Tim, 28,... Read more

‘My husband and I can’t agree on how much to spend on Christmas presents’

Dear A&E,  I come from quite a ‘conservative at Christmas’ family, where we give one meaningful gift, but Christmas at my in-laws’ is a present-fest: they spend a fortune on my children.  It’s causing friction at home, because I think... Read more

My husband wants a hair transplant – is he having a midlife crisis?

Listen, Rattled, here’s the rub: you journey through life together for 28 years and suddenly your partner develops new preoccupations. Are these changes symptoms of a deeper dissatisfaction or are they just what they are, in and of themselves? You... Read more