Monika Hartmann

Are long-distance relationships doomed to fail?

Long-distance relationships are generally perceived to be hard or perhaps even impossible, and it’s been suggested that they almost inevitably fail. This is quite a bleak perspective for all those starting university while in a relationship, or those having found love on campus and planning to go on a year...
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Posted Jul. 27, 2022

Jake Daniels: “I’m ready to come out and be myself”

Blackpool FC forward Jake Daniels recently came out publicly as homosexual in what has been described as a ‘watershed moment’ for the sport. In a statement published on Blackpool’s website, Daniels said: “I’ve known my whole life that I’m gay, and I now feel that I’m ready to come out...
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Posted Jul. 3, 2022

Is European travel at risk?

Monika Hartmann examines the safety of travel to Europe in the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, weighing up the evidence on both sides of the discussion.
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Posted May. 20, 2022

A Quarter Life Crisis at Twenty years old

At sweet 16, you’re allowed to drink and drive (though not at the same time), at 17 you’re the dancing queen, and at 18 you’re an adult. But what about turning 20, which has no legal implications, but still feels like a milestone for many young people? Do you wake...
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Posted May. 6, 2022