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A grandfather with four children wonders whether to move 150 miles to be near his grandchild. Mariella Frostrup suggests flexible thinking – and new goals
The Dilemma Our 39-year-old daughter and her husband had a much- hoped-and-tried-for child last year. They live 150 miles from us, so we have only limited contact with our granddaughter. Our son is 29, in a relationship and lives not far from us. He says they dont want children. My other daughter is 32, lives locally, and has been single all her adult life, but would like to find a partner and start a family. We see both these children regularly. Our fourth child is married, lives in Australia and will stay there. Recently, our eldest daughter asked us to move near them so that we could play an active role in our grandchilds life. We are in our early 60s, retired, and could easily move financially. We would love to play a big part in our grandchilds life, but it would take us away from the others, who might give us grandchildren one day. Should we live our lives in the here and now or wait for what might or might never be?Read more →
Pop singer Kyla La Grange says we shouldn’t slut-shame Miley Cyrus – and explains why she wants to quit showbiz for the Home OfficeRead more →
Four weddings and a funeral. And that was all it took. $245,700,823 (£146,923,932) at the global box office and a couple of Oscar nominations later, a genre was born. The BritWedCom. Ever since Hugh Grant stammered his swear words out, the British film industry has tried relentlessly, unashamedly, like a randy best man with the prettiest bridesmaid, to make sparks fly again.Read more →
This eye-watering exploration of sex, lust, love and age was perhaps sordid voyeurism but also a sensitive portrayal of human desire, says Ceri RadfordRead more →
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