My boyfriend is super-shy. Could a spell help him open up to me? Sophie, 25, London
You can’t make him say or do anything he doesn’t want to, but you can encourage him to relax and open his heart. Take an ice cube mould and almost fill with water. Add in one drop of almond and one drop of vanilla extract, then fill to the top. Almond and vanilla are associated with love and compassion. Serve him his favourite tipple, then drop in two cubes, to represent you as a couple. As the ice melts, so should his nervousness!