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PLEASE HELP!

posted Wed 22, Oct 2014 at 5:08pm

Okay people- be prepared for a long post! I already know what most of you will say- get out!!! But it is so much easier said than done, when you are in love with someone. I am a 23 year old f...

Tags: boyfriend,girlfriend,age gap,love,lies,cheat
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Common issue?? Sex life,reward if found!

posted Wed 22, Oct 2014 at 1:15am

Hi there just looking for some advise,stories,scenario's etc... Me & my Girlfriend have been together since we were 16 (now 20/21) and staying at her mum's for the previous 2 years together,everyt...

Tags: teen,sex,couple,sex drive,libido
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Sex and Affairs

Wife's sex drive has changed

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 10:07pm

My wife and i had great sex life and anything went but now have a 7 month old baby so understandably her sex drive has changed. We still do have sex but she basically lets me get on with it so i do...

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Sex and Affairs

Should I wait it out....

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 9:59pm

2 years ago I started having an affair. I made the decision to leave my family for the other man. He filled in what I was missing in my relationship with my husband. We were together for 6 months h...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Not sure what to think

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 7:20pm

I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years. We have had many ups and downs from the start, but we get along fine. We live together and get on well, have a laugh, share similar tastes in music/films ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Should I forgive my ex or not?

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 1:23pm

Hello, I hope you don’t mind, when the story gets a bit long.  Prologue: It all began with the fact that me and my friend both liked the same girl. I am usually very choosy, when it comes t...

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

False hope?

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 11:48am

Hi, I'm 27 and my boyfriend is 29 and works in the armed forces, we met online 1 1/2 years ago have connected so well, though we saw each very occasionally due to him been based 3 hours away from w...

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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

Need some advice on what to do

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 11:02am

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 2 years now. We don't live together. Cmon we're just two teens. He's a nice guy. Usually blur at times but he shows u affection no matter what. He's a pla...

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

Long term relationship breaking down

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 8:18am

Hi there, i really need some advice. Im 30 and I've been with my partner who is 29, now Fiancée for over 10 years and living together for over 5. Our relationship has had a few up and down's like ...

Tags: long term problems,relationship breakdown,depression
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

i am a horrible woman who doesnt deserve happiness

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 8:03am

I will try and keep this as brief as possible. I am a 29 year old woman, been with male partner for 11 years, married for 4 years and have an 11 month old daughter. When my daughter was 4 months ol...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

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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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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

Please Help, Complicated Relationship! can it work?

posted Sun 17, Jun 2012 at 5:41pm

Hi, I have just ended a relationship of 2 years and I'm not sure I have done the right thing. To cut a long story short our relationship is complicated because we are both divorcees and both hav...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together

is it worth saving?

posted Thu 21, Jun 2012 at 11:46am

I have been with my husband for 24 years married for 10, i have recently found out he has been having a relationship with a girl half our age, barmaid at our local, he said he would finish it and t...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Just friends?

posted Fri 22, Jun 2012 at 10:31pm

My girlfriend and I have been together for nearly 3 years now and I cant say its been an easy 3 years. She had agoraphobia (fear of going outside her home) before we met and after six months or so ...

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

Trust issues

posted Sat 23, Jun 2012 at 11:40am

In the past I had an affair with this woman. In short nine years later I am on my own and she has recently got engaged. Throughout the interveneving years we keep on coming back to each other but I...

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Affairs and Jealousy

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