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I don't feel wanted

posted Thu 11, Feb 2016 at 5:10pm

Hello everyone. My boyfriend and I have been together for a little of 1 1/2 year. We live together and we have a 9 month old daughter. Things have been very tense lately. I've excepted some of the ...

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Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Dilemma

posted Thu 11, Feb 2016 at 4:25pm

Good evening all, Just wanted some advice on this burning issue. Recently, my wife apologised to me saying I should forgive her for all the times she has cheated on me. I did. However she wen...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Is Perfectionism affecting your relationship?

posted Thu 11, Feb 2016 at 4:06pm

Hi there, The Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital are currently trialling a new online-guided self-help form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is aimed to help ...

Tags: perfectionism,relationship,anxiety,stress,help
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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

In a lesbian relationship... No sex in 2 years! Help...

posted Thu 11, Feb 2016 at 12:18pm

I have been with my wife for 4 years been married 2 years this year and we haven't slept together since before we got married! It confuses me as I'm a really sexual person but my partner obviously ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Intimate touching while asleep..

posted Thu 11, Feb 2016 at 8:55am

A bit about me- me and my partner have been together 7years we have 3 children including a newborn who's 8weeks, anyways I'm taking pain killers at night-time for some complications from the birth,...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Broken Trust

posted Wed 10, Feb 2016 at 11:37pm

Okay first time poster and pretty nervous. I'm really sorry for the flood of text. I'm a lesbian and I've been dating my girlfriend for a little over a year. Everything moved pretty quickly and we ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships

Help with a recent separation

posted Wed 10, Feb 2016 at 6:49pm

Hi. I split from my partner of 6 years just over 2 weeks ago. We were set to get married in august. I had issues with anxiety and depression and dealt with them the wrong way using drink in privat...

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Living Apart Together

solved

posted Wed 10, Feb 2016 at 1:17pm

solved

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Setting boundaries

posted Wed 10, Feb 2016 at 4:01am

My boyfriend and I have been together for 8 years and we have a 6 year old together. We do not live together. I have a 14 year old son from my one and only marriage. I kept my wedding photos in a b...

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

What would you do?

posted Tue 9, Feb 2016 at 11:27pm

Been seeing this girl for a little over a month. Been talking everyday since. We go out to dinner,stay the night at each others houses, etc. Both are 21. Called me her baby, her guy twin, and talke...

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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

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

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

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

I have a boyfriend but can't stop thinking about someone else. Help.

posted Fri 6, Feb 2009 at 8:32pm

Hi there. I have been with my boyfriend on and off for almost 6 years. He is my first love and i care greatly for him. The problem is someone ive known for many years also, we have always had a spa...

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

My boyfriend cannot have sex and has low libido

posted Tue 25, Jun 2013 at 5:30am

My partner and I have been together for 6 months. He told me truthfully at the beginning of our relationship that he has several factors that seem to affect his ability to have sex. He had brain ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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

my wife doesnt show affection

posted Sun 9, Feb 2014 at 12:18pm

We are married with 1 child 9 years old, been together for 18 years, im 44 and she is 38, I have always instigated sex and over the years I have realised that its always me doing the trying all the...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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Heartbroken

posted Tue 1, Jun 2010 at 10:10am

Hi, I really hope someone will be able to help me. I have been with my husband for 12.5 years since we were 16 and 17. We have been married for 7 months and we have a house together. Last wee...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

staying friends after an affair

posted Fri 11, Jun 2010 at 8:09am

I had an affair with another married person. We flirted and it quickly moved to seeing each other more frequently. We kissed and touched, but never had sex. There is definetly a mutual desire. ...

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Affairs and Jealousy

jealousy

posted Fri 11, Jun 2010 at 11:30am

hi i'm newto this site and have been with my partner for 12 years now, and well since the beggining of the releationship i have had a jealous nature and even now still togther after all these years...

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Affairs and Jealousy

How do i accept stuff i cannot change?

posted Thu 17, Jun 2010 at 3:39pm

My partner of 10 years has a daughter he idolises. She is a very young unmarried mother of 3 in a relationship with the father of her last child. She has never worked and her partner has just start...

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Money, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

left holding the baby...

posted Tue 29, Jun 2010 at 12:34am

Hi there, I'm new to this but ive been going out of my mind recently and it feels good to get it out there and hopefully get some feedback. I'm 20 years old and i have recently split with my partne...

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Money, Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Friends & Family

Attraction

posted Thu 1, Jul 2010 at 10:18am

There was this married guy who complimented me, I accepted it as a compliment and forgot about it. A couple of years later, we met again and again he complimented me, but this time it was somethin...

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Affairs and Jealousy

i dont understand

posted Sat 3, Jul 2010 at 3:56pm

so i posted my problem here before.. things were doing fine for the last few days, until this morning! we had small talk, about this is just taking a break, not breaking up, he said he misse...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

ways to communicate?

posted Sun 4, Jul 2010 at 4:03pm

I’ve been seeing a guy as friends with benefits on and off for the last 3 years. Unfortunately because of complications beyond our control a relationship has never been an option – and we’ve tried...

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

Torn

posted Fri 9, Jul 2010 at 12:39pm

My partner and I have been together 18 years, have 3 kids and where happy up until last xmas when he had an affair. I left with the children and was gutted but after his constant texts and calls ...

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Affairs and Jealousy

I need to get away...

posted Mon 26, Jul 2010 at 6:10am

Im a father of one and living with a partner that cannot move on from her previous relationship which bared 2 children. I feel so trapped and alone. I gave up my life to be with my partner and now...

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Becoming a Parent, Getting on Better with my Partner

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