It's a common dilemma for those whose partners have died — dealing with the internal conflict and external pressure, real and imagined, from friends and family.
Real-world etiquette doesn't transfer easily to the digital realm. So is it time for a new social contract for online messaging to prevent friends leaving your messages on read?
Howard Williams and his partner Jen took their teenage children to Europe for the dream holiday this year. Only it wasn't such a dream.
Be honest: when you listen to somebody, are you thinking about you and how you'll formulate the wittiest, most intelligent or most logical reply? Or are you actually hearing what the other person is trying to say, asks Gary Nunn.
How soon should you tell a date about a hidden chronic illness or mental health issue? Should it be on your Tinder profile, or is it a conversation for further down the track? Kylie Maslen knows how hard it can be.
Have you ever been around people who spend more time looking at their phone than they do at you? Then you know what it feels like to be "phubbed" — and you're probably guilty of doing it yourself.
More than one in six of us report feeling lonely in any given year, and a staggering 1.5 million people have been lonely for a decade or more. And that brings health risks and even the chance of an earlier death, researchers say.
For the first time, Emma Watkins— better known as the Yellow Wiggle— talks about how her health scare caused her to reassess her marriage to fellow Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie.
Nick and Joanna Atkins met, married and honeymooned on an outback road. Ten years later it's their home and workplace. "When we met, I kind of knew it had to be a forever commitment or nothing at all," Joanna says.
Alexandra Tweten joined online dating sites looking for a decent guy, but also found a world of abuse and harassment. Now she's fighting back.