Relationships

Relationships
moving to Paris

The Love-Hate Bug: 8 Things to Grin and Bear Moving to Paris

Moving to Paris may be a dream come true, but there are bumps along the way to becoming a true Parisienne. Lizzie Harwood breaks it down for you.
move again

Trailing Wives: Torn Jane Doesn’t Want to Move Again  

Family therapist Kristin Louise Duncombe offers advice to a former trailing spouse who is not ready to give up her thriving career to move again.
french woman returns home

Bienvenue en France! French Woman Returns Home Feeling Like an Expat

After a decade in the US, a French woman returns home to face the challenges and beauty of rediscovering her roots in France.
unwanted advice

The Motherhood Diaries: Facing Unwanted Advice or Worse, Scolding

The usually reserved French love to tell new mothers what to do. Motherhood diarist Joanne Archibald offers helpful strategies when facing unwanted advice.
married to a Frenchman

Paris Plunge: From Romance to Marriage in One Year

One year after moving to Paris, a newlywed reflects on her whirlwind romance and the rewards and challenges of being an expat married to a Frenchman.
marriage counseling needed

What Should “Jane” Do: When Sneaky Husband Refuses Marriage Counseling?

How do you mend a struggling marriage when one spouse refuses therapy? Family and marriage counselor Kristin Louise Duncombe addresses this and other relationship issues.

7 Tips to Flirting and Seducing Like the French

The French are kings and queens of the art of seduction when it comes to flirting. Follow these golden rules and let the fun begin!
parent letting go of child

Motherhood Diaries: When Letting Go of Your Child is Hard to Do

Recently, my daughter had her first ever rentrée –an initiation to a ritual every mom faces. My 14-month-old simply started going to a childminder, and while Alice is taking the rentrée in her stride it doesn’t mean that I am. I’m experiencing a host of classic feelings.
relationships

What Should “Jane” Do After the French Mistress Dies?

Rebuilding a marriage after an affair is hard enough... but what if the mistress suddenly dies? Kristin Louise Duncombe, psychotherapist and author of two books, addresses questions on marriage and relationships, from the challenges of being a "trailing spouse" to infidelity, in her new column for INSPIRELLE.
sexy foods- strawberry and cream

50 Shades of Sexy Food to Get You in the Mood

It’s usually not something that people tend to ask me during a consultation (!) but it’s often a question I’m asked around a dinner table, once the wine has kicked in nicely and the conversation is free flowing - ‘What foods help to increase sex drive’ – cue snigger, snigger.