Real lives: We all need some buddy to lean on

Real lives: We all need some buddy to lean on When you’re going through a life-changing experience, it helps to have someone who knows exactly how you’re feeling. Anna Moore meets eight women who found a special buddy THE TRAVEL BUDDIES When Hazel Bell’s daughter Kate announced that she was getting married in Las Vegas, Hazel, 56, a widow from Grimsby, looked online for a travelling companion

Few talk about the terrible toll marital breakdown can take on men"s health. But here, one father reveals: "The stress of divorce almost…

Few talk about the terrible toll marital breakdown can take on men's health. But here, one father reveals: 'The stress of divorce almost killed me' | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 21 November 2012 One minute I was standing in a hotel foyer holding a cup of coffee, the next a crushing pain spread across my chest as I dropped my drink and fell to the floor

Single comedienne Janeane Garofalo may face heavy tax bill after discovering she has actually been married for the past 20 years

Single comedienne Janeane Garofalo may face heavy tax bill after discovering she has actually been married for the past 20 years By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:29 GMT, 14 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:30 GMT, 14 November 2012 Janeane Garofalo could face a heavy tax bill after discovering that she has unknowingly been married for the past 20 years. The 48-year-old stand-up comedienne, actress, liberal political activist and writer told the New York Post that she and her then boyfriend of one year, Rob Cohen, had wed in Vegas 'as a joke' in 1991 – but didn't imagine it would be formally recognized. Now, however, legal experts warn there could be a serious financial fallout.

The VERY racy past of the lacy Knicker Queen flying in to save M&S: A romance with Princess Diana”s biographer, a messy divorce and IVF triplets……

The VERY racy past of the lacy Knicker Queen flying in to save M&S: A romance with Princess Diana's biographer, a messy divorce and IVF triplets… the secrets of Janie Schaffer | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 12 November 2012 Women used to have two options for their smalls drawer: the belly-warming Bridget Jones bloomer or the vulgar cheesewire G-string

I was seven when my parents divorced and 11 when my mother died of an overdose: My sad, scary childhood, by Peaches Geldof

I was seven when my parents divorced and 11 when my mother died of an overdose: My sad, scary childhood, by Peaches Geldof | UPDATED: 13:45 GMT, 3 November 2012 At seven, her idyllic childhood was torn apart when her parents divorced. /11/02/article-2227102-15D06FD7000005DC-968_634x1026.jpg” width=”634″ height=”1026″ alt=”'Rebirth': Peaches Geldof reveals all in the interview saying her son Astala has transformed her life” class=”blkBorder” /> 'Rebirth': Peaches Geldof reveals all in the interview saying her son Astala has transformed her life And while she admitted turning to drink and drugs as a teenager, she said the memory of her mother always stopped her spiralling out of control. In the interview, Miss Geldof said: ‘My parents had gone through a very public, bitter divorce and I was very much old enough to see what was going on.

Ultra glamorous lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone would be happy to live alone with cats

Newly single lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone is already being chased by toyboys but says she would be happy to live alone with cats | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 26 October 2012 Lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone has revealed that she has a string of toyboy admirers but would be happy to end up on her own – with ten cats. The multi-millionaire said she is happy to be single following her divorce from husband Michael earlier this year and the later breakdown of her relationship with Dubai-based businessman Karl French.

More than half of Brits are too embarrassed to talk about sex – and women are worse than men

Sex, death and money revealed as topics of conversation most loathed by Brits Over half of British adults find sex the most awkward topic to discuss with partners and friends Death (29%) and money (22%) rated second and third most uncomfortable conversation subjects Those surveyed say they'd rather talk about 'anything else' than sex Women less keen than men to talk about sex, death and money | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 5 October 2012 With the rules that govern modern society relaxing by the day, you'd be forgiven for thinking the stereotypical strait-laced Brit was gone for good. Not so, according to a new study, which revealed that sex, death and money are the three conversation topics guaranteed to have Brits break out in a cold sweat. Asked to rate the most uncomfortable conversation topics, more than half of those questioned said they find sex the most difficult to discuss with partners and friends.

Myleene Klass swaps couture for a peplum dress from her own range as she leaves Classical Brit Awards

Three times a charm: Myleene Klass swaps couture for a peplum dress from her own range as she leaves Classical Brit Awards | UPDATED: 09:03 GMT, 3 October 2012 As host of the Classical Brit Awards, Myleene Klass has access to range of designer couture. But when it came to leaving the ceremony on Tuesday night, the TV presenter opted for a dress from her own collection. The former Hear'Say singer, 34, had hosted the ceremony for the fifth time in a row and opted for a silver and black Rafael Lopez gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline for her red carpet arrival

I was desperate to divorce my husband! As it"s revealed three million Britons have stepped back from the brink, one wife makes a confession

I was desperate to divorce my husband! As it's revealed three million Britons have stepped back from the brink, one wife makes a confession | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 25 September 2012 Anyone who’s been married for any length of time will understand that it is often the evenings when you least expect a row to erupt that turn out to put a bomb under your relationship. For me, the moment I realised Keith and I were in serious trouble started with nothing more controversial than a takeaway and a night on the sofa in front of the television. I can’t even remember what it was that kick-started the argument, but before we both knew it, I had uttered something unforgiveable enough for him to throw his fish and chips across the room before storming out of the house and slamming the door with impressive ferocity.