Kate Leaver, Metro

Kate Leaver


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Recent articles by Kate:

Lean On Me: Is it possible to stay friends with my ex?

Lean On Me is a weekly agony aunt style column for Metro.co.uk in which author Kate Leaver gives advice on friendship woes. → Read More

Lean On Me: My friend keeps trolling me on Instagram. Should I block her?

I know you probably worry that you’re being hypersensitive, or that this is somehow a trivial matter because it concerns Instagram, but please know that you’re right to feel weird and hurt by it. → Read More

Lean On Me: Should I tell my friends I want our holiday to be boyfriend-free?

I love my boyfriend, Helena, but I would be on a plane in a moment’s notice, big floppy hat on head, if my friends suggested a trip for just us. → Read More

Lean On Me: My friend’s boyfriend hit on me (and my mum). Do I tell her?

A tale as old as time: Man jeopardises perfectly lovely lady friendship with unforgivable creepiness. → Read More

Lean On Me: Should I tell my friend I think her boyfriend is wrong for her?

Welcome to Lean On Me – a weekly agony aunt style column from Metro.co.uk where Kate Leaver answers your friendship woes. Dear Kate, One of my best friends is going... → Read More

Lean On Me: How can I stop my friends bitching about each other?

Welcome to Lean On Me – a weekly agony aunt style column from Metro.co.uk where Kate Leaver answers your friendship woes. Dear Kate, I meet up monthly with my mates... → Read More

Lean On Me: Female friendships are transformative, beautiful, life-saving and must be nurtured

We're launching a weekly column to help with your friendship problems - agony aunt style. → Read More

Having a work wife doesn't just make you happier, it makes you better at your job.

In this extract from her book The Friendship cure, author Kate Leaver explains the important role work wives/husbands play in employee satisfaction. → Read More

‘I find it a testament to our warmth as human beings’: Here’s why I stay friends with all my exes

It seems strange to cut all ties with someone I said 'I love you' to. → Read More

Adopting a dog is great for your relationship – here’s why

The first kiss with someone you're beginning to adore is powerfully lovely. The first date, delightful. The first time you fight and make-up; that awkward, blushing conversation about what's going... → Read More

These women are nailing newsletters right now (here’s how you can, too)

Newsletters are everywhere right now. They may not be new but they just be the must-have accessory for a human being with public opinions. And - delightfully - a lot... → Read More

Being sexually assaulted can have long term physical effects

We're learning more about their long-term physical effects of traumas like sexual assaults. → Read More

Are TV and social media scaring younger generations away from having children?

TV and social media have become brutally honest about the challenges of raising children. Is it putting people off having kids? → Read More

Kate Winslet – and maths – agree that Jack could have fit on that Titanic door

It is truly the question of our times: could Jack have shared that floating door with Rose in Titanic? We finally have an answer. → Read More

How women are using apps to fight loneliness in the big city

Loneliness is the great modern public health epidemic, but could friendship apps help us reconnect? → Read More

When can you trust your gut? 8 rules to follow according to a social psychologist

You know what a gut instinct feels like. It's part physical - an actual surge in your belly - part something else. Our gut tells us, among other things, who to... → Read More

The objectively correct ranking of One Direction’s solo music (and why Liam’s Strip That Down is the worst)

The One Direction WhatsApp thread must’ve been buzzing with notifications in the past few days (don’t try and tell me there isn’t one, that would be cruel). As Niall Horan... → Read More

Ariana Grande fans are grieving together and their strength is beautiful

This week’s tragedy has only made Arianator devotion stronger. → Read More

Live blog from a depressive episode: Here’s what it’s really like to suffer from depression

I’ve never tried to write candidly about depression while I’m in the throes of it – until now. → Read More

Britney Spears Is Still Trapped by the Stigma of Her Breakdown

Ten years and five albums after she shaved her head, people won't stop judging Britney by her mental health. → Read More