Tag: advice

HP People
Ask Dr Sivri – Have I got OCD?

Dear Dr Sivri, I’m a middle-aged man, divorced and now in a happy new relationship. However my partner recently told me she thinks I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). To be honest, I’d not heard of OCD before and had no idea what she was going on about, but she says my obsession with […]

Tips on picking the right childcare for working parents

Finding pre-school childcare can be one of the most daunting things for a parent. There are so many elements to consider. We asked Letife Mehmet (pictured above), an OFSTED-registered childminder with nearly 20 years of experience in childcare, for some pointers on what parents should look out for and what to ask when they are […]

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When only a lawyer will do: a quick guide to securing a good commercial tenant

In the age of the internet, many people are tempted to rely on template documents to do the job of experts [‘uzmanlar’]. It may be cheaper, but it doesn’t always pay to exclude the professionals, who can not only advise, but also devise bespoke documentation right for your specific circumstances. T-VINE turns to Yildiz Betez, […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Yonca abla: My husband is too controlling

Dear Yonca abla, I’m 29 and have been with my husband for seven years, five of these as a married couple. He’s six years older than me and we met at a social function via my cousin. Everything was great in the beginning. I’d not had a serious relationship before, and he swept me off […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Pemba abla: how can I tell them?

Dear Abla,  I am a 22-year-old male. I’ve just moved back home after studying away at university for the past four years and it’s doing my head in. The problem is I’m gay and my family doesn’t know. From the outside, I am the archetypal macho Turk: I go to the gym and pump iron, […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Yonca abla: Cheat or tell the truth?

Dear Yonca abla,  I married young – 19 years old – to a lovely man that I and my parents adored. We’ve been together 18 years and have three gorgeous children who are now aged 16, 14 and 10. My husband has always done right by me and our family, yet over the past few […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Yonca abla: Mother-in-law is making life unbearable

Dear Yonca abla,  My mother-in-law has moved in with us. She lost her husband a few years back and was feeling vulnerable living on her own. She also has various health problems. My husband has two other siblings: one is married to an English lady and relations are a bit strained there. The other – […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Yonca abla: Is she too young to holiday alone?

Dear Yonca abla,  I’ve been having furious arguments with my youngest. She is 18-years-old and if she passes her exams, could be starting life at university in September. I thought I was being progressive letting her go away from home to study, but now, as if that wasn’t enough, she wants to go on holiday […]

Yonca Abla
Ask Yonca abla: Does she need bigger boobs?

Dear Yonca abla, One of my closest girlfriends is keen to have a boob job. She has a gorgeous figure, is slim and beautiful, but feels her breasts are too small and is keen to get them enlarged. Ultimately it is up to her to do what she wants with her body, but I’m thinking […]