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People choose spouses with similar DNA

People tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to scientists who reported the results of a study exploring the genetic resemblance of married couples.

Break-up survival kit

Getting dumped must be one of the worst experiences out there. Here's how you can get through it step by step.

Why marriages fail

The latest divorce rate in South Africa shows a significant increase in failed marriages – Health24 readers tell all . . .

Holiday companions from hell

Go on holiday with freeloading Fred or boozing Billy and you'll wish you rather stayed at home. So who do you recognise in the descriptions below?

Who are SA's biggest cheaters?

Would you consider it cheating if your partner was sending flirtatious texts to someone else? Apparently thousands of South Africans using their cellphones to cheat, don't see a problem with it!

Liberated women give lazy men the boot

In countries like Australia, women still get the short end of the stick and 'Sheilas' often struggle to find a husband who is willing to help out around the house.

Brain link to true love

Scientists at University College London believe they’ve found the parts of the brain linked to true love.

Cheating online: what SA's up to!

Would you consider it cheating if your partner sent flirtatious texts to someone else? Find out what South Africans think of online infidelity.

Divorce more likely when wives get sick

In a study, divorce rates did not increase when husbands were in poor health, but the divorce rate was 6 percent higher in marriages where wives were sick.

Heart health on Valentine's Day

It's St Valentine's Day and what better time to think of your heart health? The Heart Foundation of Southern Africa compiled the following tips.

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Holiday romances

So you're on holiday and there's a hunk on the horizon. Why not? But just keep your eyes wide open.

Are you addicted to your relationship?

In a relationship it can be difficult to differentiate healthy concern from obsessive behaviour. Identifying co-dependency can be difficult but addressing it will help to get your relationship back on track.

Jealousy may drive people to drink

Researchers say that people whose feelings of self-worth depend on the success of their relationships are at greater risk of abusing alcohol when they are jealous.

Beware of STD dating sites

There are numerous niche online dating sites for people who have an STI (sexually transmitted infection), which sounds reasonable at first glance. But be warned, these sites are run by unscrupulous people who are only after your data.

Missing your ex?

Find yourself tempted to call up your ex? You are not alone. Check out what CyberShrink has to say about this.

How to handle conflict around sex

Conflict around intimacy isn’t always easy to resolve, and talking about sex can be difficult. Psychotherapist Dr Tanya Robinson offers advice.

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