Interpersonal Relationships

Learn to stay detached from unhealthy behaviour

Louisa is a devoted wife and mother of two, remaining committed to her family even as their home life is slowly being poisoned by her husband's alcoholism.

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

Growing pains for parents

Often the most challenging part of becoming a parent can be what other parents don't, or won't, tell you. Oliver Roberts, co-author of newly released e-book The Partner-Parent Principle, says parents talk at mind-numbing length about the gains a child has brought to their lives.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Emotional blocks in adults can be traced to childhood rejection

Nathan, a 27-year-old lawyer, is considered the rising star of his firm. 'People assume I must be extremely happy because I'm successful.' But Jasmine, his long-term girlfriend, is increasingly unhappy with him, he says. She complains that he is distant and doesn't show his emotions except when drunk.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

In the right direction

When it comes to selecting a date to move into a property, not only is the year of birth of the main occupants taken into account, so is the direction in which the property lies.

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Be aware of downsides to Net

Many people consider the internet an absolute necessity. They use it to do everything, from reading the news and getting in touch with friends, to playing games and shopping.

There are many advantages to the internet, but I believe it can do more harm than good.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Three steps to success

TNT Distinguished Sales Award winner Edmond Hui Ka-kit has three golden rules for success - enthusiasm, courage and rapport. The account manager in business development and operational functions said an excellent salesperson was enthusiastic and had a positive mindset.

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

What's your top romantic movie?

Sonam Shahani, 15

Top tunes: Pop

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Friend a focus of hate?

City University carried out a survey that suggests Hongkongers are good at hating at home, school and at work and should improve their interpersonal skills. What are your thoughts?

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Breaking up

Language points

1. We're history: Means that the relationship no longer exists. It is in the past tense.

Example: 'I'm not working at the bank anymore. That's history.'

2. In deep: Means that the relationship was viewed as serious; seriously in love

Example: They were in deep with each other before splitting up.

30 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


Love @ First Site: How to find a relationship online

by Susan Broom and Marc Zakian (Icon Books, $96)

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Parental guidance

REMEMBER THE MOMENT when you met your true love? Did your heart leap? Perhaps you had a sense that your search for a soul mate was over or that this special person was your other half. Or maybe you felt as if you'd known this person all your life.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Websites that keep romantic interests private

If you are in a relationship and want to spice it up, you have three choices this Valentine's Day: you can tickle your sweetheart with a feather, you can take him or her somewhere romantic such as Venice, or you can cheat.

13 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

How to win over peers and influence the boss

THE JOURNEY TOWARDS your first full-time job can often seem solitary. To begin with, there are hours of preparation for examinations and interviews. Then there are job applications to send and forms to be filled out.

So it can be a bit of a surprise when you join work and realise career progress depends as much on your relationships with others as on your talent and commitment.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

What is the secret to a good relationship?

Derek Chung, 16

7 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

How to mend a broken heart

Forget roses, chocolates or candle-lit dinners for two on Valentine's Day. Is there anybody nursing a broken romance? Still smarting over being dumped but at the same time wanting to let your ex-partner know how well you're living now?

14 Feb 2000 - 12:00am