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Life Matters

A selection of thoughtful articles that confront common problems and issues that we all experience.

How to break Up

18 Oct | 2016

There is no one way to get over a relationship breakup, but you can navigate it so that breakup doesn’t break you.

a variety of items you take on holiday

Don’t Leave Home Without…

24 Aug | 2016

We’ve gone internationalé for this issue of War Cry, so we’ve come up with some top travel hacks. Don’t leave home without checking these out.

How can I be closer to my brother?

2 Aug | 2016

How can I build a closer relationship to my brother? We come from a loving family, but don’t have much in common and have never been close.

Can I break up with a friend?

15 Apr | 2016

I’m in a friendship I find draining, and I really want to put some distance between us, but can I ‘break up’ with a friend?

A guilt-free Christmas

23 Dec | 2015

Guilt and Christmas go together like a six-pack of mince pies and a tummy ache … can you have one without the other? Yes! Here’s how to enjoy family, food and festivities this Christmas, without the guilt.

Christmas Shopping in One Day

9 Dec | 2015

Your Mission: to get all your Christmas shopping done in one day. You’re going to lick that Christmas list, like Tom Cruise licked that tall glass building in Mission Impossible.

Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills

Put up or shut up

19 Nov | 2015

Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills didn’t want the job. Until a meeting with then Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and a passion to change the lives of children eventually drove him to apply.

The 'buy one sell one' challenge

20 Oct | 2015

For those of us for whom fashion is a need, not a want, here are three easy steps for squeezing your budget (and yourself into that outfit).

a frustrated couple

Will she change her ways?

20 Oct | 2015

Dear Q&A, I’ve been married 15 years and my wife still won’t close the cupboard doors. How can I get her to change?