Katie Piper talks to Kaye about how the support of friends and family has helped her to stay positive.
CELEBRITY GUEST: LOUISA LYTTON
Louisa first appeared on our screens as Ruby Allen, best friend to Stacey Slater in Eastenders. At just 15 years old Louisa tackled dramatic storylines and impressed with her acting abilities. After leaving Eastenders, Louisa proved that she was also a talented dancer coming 4th in Strictly Come Dancing. Louisa is now taking on the stage and performing in the U.K. tour of the ‘Vagina Monologues’ starting in late September.
EXPERT: PAULA HALL – SEXUAL & RELATIONSHIP PSYCHOTHERAPIST
TOPIC 1: OH DO PUT A SOCK IN IT! IT MIGHT JUST PEP UP YOUR MARRIAGE
A new study found that, far from keeping a marriage together, talking too much about feelings and problems can drive a wedge between a couple.
A chatterbox journalist decided to give her husband the silent treatment for a week.
TOPIC 2: WHY FATHERS ARE UNFAITHFUL
Becoming a dad causes a testosterone drop that makes men less likely to stray. But it may not just be a sense of duty that drives new dads to swap evenings in the pub for quiet nights at home.
A study has found that when men become fathers, their bodies suppress production of the sex hormone, making them more interested in parenting than mating.
TOPIC 3: WHY GETTING HITCHED IS GOOD FOR YOU
Research suggests a happy marriage not only bolsters the chances of surviving deadly diseases but could even add years to your life.
The latest discovery by scientists shows being happily married could be as good for the heart as quitting smoking, losing weight or reducing blood pressure.
Today Kirsty is looking into the issue of squatting. With proposals to criminalise it, concerns have arisen that this could increase homelessness and put pressure on the police and council housing departments. People also worry that the proposals could further damage the health of people already suffering from mental health problems and drug addiction. The government is making the plans in response to complaints from MPs, businesses and members of the public about squatting and several high profile cases reported in the media. The consultation period closes on 5 October 2011.
CASE STUDY – GABBY AND RIVKAH KOPPEL
A faulty gene means Gaby Koppel carries a high risk of female cancers. Taking no chances, she's had her breasts and ovaries removed. She feels lucky that she didn’t discover this gene until she had the three children she wanted and they were grown up. However, with the chance that her two daughters also have the gene, she now has to help them with the choices they face.
PAULA HALL – SEX & RELATIONSHIP PSYCHOTHERAPIST
SEX & RELATIONSHIP PHONE-IN
Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist Paula Hall takes viewers’ calls and giving advice on all things to do with relationships.
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