30 May 1974: Woman’s Own hopes it will encourage more men to put their worries on paper instead of sustaining a painful and harmful cover-up

Woman’s Own has started a problem page for men only. A gimmick? An imaginative new service? Keeping up with the times? Angela Willans (“Mary Grant,” the magazine’s “Can I help you?” lady) is too sincerely concerned about people to go in for gimmicks, and too modest to claim a breakthrough. She says that about 10 per cent of Woman’s Own’s 500 problems a week has always come from men and that the new page has not made any notable difference. But she hopes it will encourage more men to put their worries on paper. And so do I.

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