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is it me?

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 12:11pm

Hi everyone. I'm worried I might be making a mountain out of a mole hill or doing that horrible self destruct thing. Yet on the other hand how can I tell if i'm being mistreated. I recently...

Tags: too soon,lack of emotion,reserved,am i being used?,respect
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

My boyfriend of 2 years decided to break it.

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 9:39am

Hi everyone, I'm in a sad situation. So I've been with my boyfriend for over 2 years now, so I know all of his family (am he has lots) e he officially knows all of mine. We started as friends 5 ye...

Tags: 2 year boyfriend,he left me,I still love him
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships

Intimacy & Trust: How do I get past this?

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 3:27am

I was previously married for 12 years but have been separated now for 3 years. I met my current partner a year after being separated and we moved in together about 6 months after. It was a decision...

Tags: Affair,Cheating
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Affairs and Jealousy

not sure how to handle my feelings

posted Sun 25, Jan 2015 at 8:53pm

I'm trying to figure out exactly how to express my feelings to my recent boyfriend. We have hung out/dated just as a friend with benefits relationship for the past year on and off. I had just gotte...

Tags: boyfriend,am I ready for relationship,unsure feelings
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Long Distance- Help

posted Sun 25, Jan 2015 at 2:11pm

so really all it is, is that I've been with my boyfriend for about a year now and were happy and all but we live so far from each other and we rarely get to see each other and I don't cheat and nei...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Insecurities are building up

posted Sun 25, Jan 2015 at 11:48am

It will be my boyfriends and I's 2 year anniversary in March, and about 7 months ago, I found out my partner had lied to me about doing cocaine. He knows my views towards drugs like that, and i did...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Not sure if its worth the effort anymore. Where do I stand?

posted Sat 24, Jan 2015 at 7:15am

My gf and I have been together almost 4yrs. When we started we were very intimate with each other and weren't afraid of PDAs. We have had some communication issues which strained our relationship f...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Ex-Boyfriend Problems. Please help

posted Sat 24, Jan 2015 at 4:53am

So my ex boyfriend broke up with me last year in July, for the second time because I am an atheist and he is a Christian. But we've continued to be friends and we've continued talking with each oth...

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Communications in relationships

The 30 year old surrounded by happy relationships, weddings & baby showers...

posted Sat 24, Jan 2015 at 2:03am

Okay. So here it goes... I am in a 3 year relationship with a great guy (yeah I know terrible right). He is loving, caring, stable, family orientated, outdoorsy, kind, calm, hansom man who wa...

Tags: Relationship advise
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

I'm such a mess!

posted Fri 23, Jan 2015 at 7:25pm

I've been with my partner for almost 5 years. We don't live together. This is complicated I don't know how much or how little to say! You'll think I'm an idiot... He works in a little diner,owned ...

Tags: boyfriend,work,family issues,deceit,love,communication,trust
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Money, Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

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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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A year on

posted Wed 15, Feb 2012 at 6:06pm

Firstly, Sorry for the long post ad hope you make it to the end as i really need the input of others.. I've been with my boyfriend for 8 years now. In the 7th year of our relationship things wer...

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

I'm married but confused about my sexuality

posted Sun 19, Feb 2012 at 12:45pm

I'm 26years old woman, married for 1year. I was always confused about my sexuality. I had relationships with women, also dated men but never found myself interested in men for a long period. I foun...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Can't stop thinking about my ex

posted Wed 22, Feb 2012 at 3:20am

5 years ago i had a year long relationship with a girl i felt was the one I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I loved her to pieces but due to going to different unis she felt like she c...

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

Need some advice

posted Fri 2, Mar 2012 at 9:25pm

I'm feeling quite confused at the moment about the status of my relationship and it's making me feel a bit depressed. I've been dating my girlfriend for just shy of six months and over the last cou...

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

Uncontrollable jealousy

posted Sat 3, Mar 2012 at 2:29am

I have been with my boyfriend for nearly 8 months now and neither of us have been in a relationship before each other. I think we have a very strong friendship bond and also are both quite sexually...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Student Boyfriend.. Lots of work on, is down and now wants time apart :(

posted Mon 5, Mar 2012 at 1:48pm

So.. To start the story, me and my boyfriend have been together for just over a year. We met whilst he was on his placement year, he is 22, im 20 and we are each others first ever relationship and ...

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

Is it just me or is it normal.

posted Sun 11, Mar 2012 at 8:23pm

After taking a committment test on here the other day it made me think and just wanted other peoples views on this. I've been with my partner for nearly six years. I moved in with my partner 2 1/...

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Money, Making a Commitment

My partners depression is making me insecure

posted Mon 19, Mar 2012 at 12:06pm

hi, I would apreciate some advice, my partner and i have been together a couple of years now and at the beginning of the year he was diognosed with depression and put on anti depressants. befor...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

Should I continue my new relationships or end it?

posted Mon 19, Mar 2012 at 8:02pm

I have been going out with a guy who is 21 for 1 year(20 when we first met), we have recently moved intogether. I am a single mother of 26, with two kids 4 and 6 year old girls. When I asked my par...

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Emotional Affair Aftermath

posted Mon 19, Mar 2012 at 1:26pm

I have been with my partner for 15 months. He is 22 and I am 30. I have 2 children from a previous relationship. We are very strongly connected as a couple and are able to talk through our feelings...

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Affairs and Jealousy

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