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Is it worth it?

posted Mon 1, Sep 2014 at 2:56pm

I'm 31 years old and I'm a guy and my girlfriend of 4 1/2 months is 25. I have 3 daughters, 2 of them live with me full-time. My girlfriend loves kids and was perfectly fine with my situation. My...

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Work, Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Shouldn't we all be important?

posted Mon 1, Sep 2014 at 9:17am

My fiancé believes that we should love the children more that we do each other. When I said that I love him as much as I do my kids he told me that it's a terrible thing. I think a family should al...

Tags: Time,kids,parents,each other,sex,feelings
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Bringing up Children Together

In a serious relationship, old co-worker is interested in me, need advice!!!

posted Mon 1, Sep 2014 at 3:21am

Hi everyone, I'm in a serious relationship with my partner of 3 years and we have a 7 month old son. I love him very much and he's a great dad to our son. We fight about money and other things li...

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Where to go from here?

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 10:07pm

I met this girl about 6-8 months ago. And for 3/4 of the time I have got on perfectly fine and their was lots of people who kept telling me and her to date ect and stuff at work. Since I asked her ...

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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

Been in a relationship with my best friend for 5 years. We are thinking of breaking up?

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 4:56pm

Hi, don't normally do these kind of things but have no one to talk to about these things. I have a very close relationship with my best friend. We have been "together" for around 5 years. It's per...

Tags: breakup,love,relationship,separate,gay,in love,future,advice,family,friend,best friend,children,help
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Friends & Family, Making a Commitment, Life transitions

So confused about my relationship

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 2:50pm

Hi, I had sex with my gf yesterday, she is 21 and Im 25. i made her to sit on top of me and i dint guide my penis towards her opening with my hands. It went inside her vagina just like that and i ...

Tags: relationship
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Sex/Intimacy and romance

is my wife right for being mad at me for doing occasional favor for family because she thinks those are unreasonable requests from my family?

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 3:56am

Hi, My wife just got awfully mad because I agreed to babysit my sister's kids on sunday afternoon (4-9pm) while she and her husband are going out to a birthday party. This is the 2nd or 3r...

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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Why wouldn't he sleep with me

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 12:13am

After reading through blogs and sites, not finding the answer I'm looking for, I ask the question myself. My little story: Two and half years ago I met him on holidays, 1 year distance relations...

Tags: sex,relationship,libido
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Sex and Affairs

Individual Self-Help Truisms vs Relationship Truisms

posted Sat 30, Aug 2014 at 6:09pm

EDIT: I'm not sure why it's posting anonymous. I am not clickong on anonymous post. my username is aurelios1201 and my fname is aurelio. Hello, New to forum. Nice site. :) I was wonderin...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

I Know this guy is real whom i have met online but i don't think he is faithful

posted Sat 30, Aug 2014 at 3:19pm

okay so the thing is that my long distant boyfriend who is from the another country, whom i met in a depression website, 10 months ago, i have decided to tell about him to my parents and when i did...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

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Jealousy issues with bf

posted Tue 1, Nov 2011 at 6:45pm

Ive been with my bf for almost 9 years, and although i've always been a jealous person i feel like its now getting out of hand. Just some background info... Years ago I found out he was having an i...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Is He Leading Me On? I Really Care About Him ...

posted Fri 25, Nov 2011 at 12:15am

Hi all, I'm in need of some relationship advice. I'm feeling really blue about this. So here it is: I've known this wonderful guy for over a year, and was previously with another guy but knew hi...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

help - we just cant talk without arguing

posted Wed 24, Sep 2008 at 1:12pm

My fella and I have been together for 8 years and have children together. Over the past 4 years we have be gradually been drifting apart with issues from work , neighbours from hell and me not sle...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Shoul I Leave Him?

posted Tue 1, Nov 2011 at 10:09am

Hi Guys Im Kinda New To This Site... Okay So Im 16 And Going out with a guy who is 25 ( Yes 9 Years InBetween Us.) 3 Days Ago Was His Birthday, so as usual he picked me up from school with his car...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I met another guy during a break up, but now my bf and I are back together, help!

posted Mon 21, Nov 2011 at 5:37pm

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and 5 months now. The majority of that time we have lived together also. We've had ups and downs that have led us to break up several times (his fa...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

confused

posted Thu 8, Dec 2011 at 2:31pm

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 4 and a half years, we are both only 20 so started dating when we were 16. 10 days before we got together my boyfriend broke up with me and we had been to...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

Boyfreind caught masturbating in bed while I'm asleep

posted Mon 23, May 2011 at 11:40am

Hi new to this! But just wondering. Iv been with my boyfreind for 6months now and we live in our own flat. Everythings great etc and Yesterday we had sex during The day, and I fell asleep in bed ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

webcam

posted Sat 28, Jan 2012 at 10:12am

I have been in a relationship with my partner for a year and moved in with him 3 months ago. I have just discovered that he is a member on a swinging website and that he masturbates online over a w...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

Is it him or me???

posted Tue 13, Mar 2012 at 10:51pm

I've been with my partner for over 7 years and we have a young baby now and I'm back at work, I went back only weeks after her birth and I'm trying to juggle home work and baby. We have exchanged ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Partner has fallen out of love with me

posted Wed 11, Apr 2012 at 12:30am

I was with my partner for 3 and a half years. We split up 3 weeks ago. Things weren't going well for a while and I could feel that we were going to break up but it just doesn't feel real at the mom...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

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Unsure if i am a commitment phobe,or just haven't met the right man

posted Sun 28, Apr 2013 at 7:41pm

I am 35 and have been single for 5 years after a 14yr relationship break up which i have a 7yr old son. I am an open and honest person and have a joy for life.I have been dating on and off since ...

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Making a Commitment

He's my boyfriend but i feel a bit like the other women!

posted Wed 29, May 2013 at 9:14pm

A bit of background: My boyfriends family are great - he has a 3 brothers,2 of who met there gfs at 14 and 16 I think and there still together & a twin sister who's been with her boyfriend for a y...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family

Where to begin?

posted Wed 29, May 2013 at 3:16am

I'm in a confusing place in my relationship right now. My girlfriend and I have been living together for a year and a half now. We each moved across the country to be with each other after dating...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

lack of affection

posted Wed 29, May 2013 at 12:46am

feel very silly writing this but hoping for some advise. Im with the girl of my dreams after likeing her for 16 years, we finally got together, and everything was electric. I am a very passionate...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together

Problem with Trust and Jealousy

posted Fri 10, Jan 2014 at 9:03pm

My boyfriend will never leave his phone near me, even when he goes to the toilet, he will bring his phone with him. He also makes sure to sign out of his Facebook and e-mail on both iPad and laptop...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

Feeling Neglected

posted Thu 7, Jun 2012 at 12:54pm

Basically I am feeling really neglected by my boyfriend and I'm not sure whether I should cut my losses now, or whether there is anything I can do to change this situation because I do love him. I ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Is it me or him?

posted Sat 16, Jun 2012 at 5:56pm

Hi this is the first time I've ever looked at something like this let alone written on it but I need some advice and I really don't know what to do. I am a 24 year old girl and my boyfriend is ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

feeling trapped

posted Sun 17, Jun 2012 at 8:28am

I'm 24 my partner whom is 23 and I have been together for 3 years. This has not been a smooth sailing relationship as I have constantly defended her and gone against my parents for her. We've lived...

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Money, Work, Affairs and Jealousy, Mixed Families

Nowhere left to turn and unsure what to do!!

posted Sun 17, Jun 2012 at 3:12am

Hi all Firstly thank you to anyone taking the time to read my post, I hope I don't drag this out too much and that someone may be able to offer even the slightest bit of advice for what is a prett...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

help im confused!!

posted Mon 18, Jun 2012 at 10:02pm

I met this man about 7 weeks ago and a whirlwind of feelings for each other and decided that we should start a relationship after 2 weeks. We were very happy and he kept telling me he thought i was...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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