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My wife is a control freak and it's pushing me away...

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 10:03pm

I apologize in advance. This may get lengthy.. So just over a year ago I moved to the states. Long story short my wife and I have known each other for about 12 years. Talked on and off. We've al...

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Money, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

boyfriend cheated but I still want him

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:54pm

So I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years. It took him almost 1 year to win me over. I didn't love him at first but now I do deeply. and I know clearly he has loved me deeply too. We have had am...

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boyfriend is with someone else but still loves me

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:25pm

So I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years. It took him almost 1 year to win me over. I didn't love him at first but now I do deeply. and I know clearly he has loved me deeply too. We have had am...

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Letting go

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 12:46pm

I am a married woman with 6 children . My husband is a great dad and husband, But not as affectionate or caring as I would Like. After a 2 year friendship with a 22 Year old , friend of the f...

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i dunno if i want to continue with the relationship

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:10am

i am in relationship with my partner for about 5 years now. we are not married nor do we are living together nor do we have kids. we were planning to get married next year and we are unofficially e...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

My spouse does not show me any affection or intmacy

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 2:51am

I lived with my wife for over 30 years with very little to no intimacy. People say why don't you leave her but she is a good person, good mother and a good friend. She just has a lot of trouble wit...

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

is it wrong to want more?

posted Wed 17, Dec 2014 at 8:16pm

I've been with my partner for just over 4 years, we have a child together but 3 times every year he gets distant and I find out he's been talking to other girls wanting sex. The last time he did it...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Is it right to try and get back in contact?

posted Wed 17, Dec 2014 at 10:52am

OK, I was in a relationship for 5 years but it ended badly about 6 months ago-she cheated on me and then when I found out, wouldn't discuss it and just threw me out- She just wont talk to me and af...

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Life transitions

its not all bad

posted Tue 16, Dec 2014 at 11:48pm

So im kind of with this guy iv been with properly for nearly 5 years and things have fizzled to the point where we are kind of friends now so we have an agreement where i can see but not have sex w...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Mother vs Wife???

posted Mon 15, Dec 2014 at 7:15pm

I'm not even sure where the fault lies with this one to be honest. We're a blended family, wife has a son, I have a daughter and we have an 8 month old girl together. My wife has battled depres...

Tags: Mother,wife,marriage,jealousy,blended,arguments
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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families

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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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would you be bothered if your girlfriend is still friends with her ex on facebook?

posted Sun 22, Apr 2012 at 5:12pm

Hi everyone, you might have seen this question before. but I guess that every situation is unique :) My girlfriend is still friends with her ex. they broke up about 1.5 years ago. she said the...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Older guy younger women

posted Mon 9, Apr 2012 at 3:26pm

I have been asked on a date by a younger women, I am 45 she is 24 she has made it clear she is interested in a relationship but I am worried about how my family would feel especially my two daughte...

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Friends & Family, Making a Commitment

Please help!! I want a family, but my partner doesn't.

posted Thu 26, Apr 2012 at 1:51pm

We've been together over four years now and I love him. Problem is I am 36 and get broody and really want to have a baby, but he doesn't want any children... EVER. I keep trying to bring it up wit...

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Becoming a Parent, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together

Emotional Betrayal

posted Fri 27, Apr 2012 at 3:50pm

I have been with my boyfriend for six years; this week I proposed to him and unforunately did not get the response I was expecting... he said he didn't know, and asked me why I'd proposed to him....

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Affairs and Jealousy

7 months into marriage and I feel trapped

posted Thu 26, Apr 2012 at 1:01pm

This is my first post I didn’t really know where else to go, I’ve been with my husband for nearly 8 years and we’ve lived together for 7. We did split for about a month in 2008 due to the fact that...

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

An issue with the girl I like.

posted Mon 30, Apr 2012 at 3:06am

Well I can't really say this any better, I really like my best friends ex girlfriend, and I don't know how to handle the situation, me and her are very good friends, And we end up talking for hours...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family

Waiting until marriage for sex?

posted Wed 2, May 2012 at 11:50pm

I really want to wait until marriage to have sex with my boyfriend. But I'm always really horny when I'm around him. We've messed around like him fingering me and me giving him a hand job but we've...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Broken trust - arguement after arguement - How to trust again?

posted Wed 2, May 2012 at 8:08pm

I have been with my boyfriend for nearly 2 and a half years now, it started out lovely, as it does when its all new and exciting... When you don't really KNOW the person. After about a year tog...

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

I know i need to go, but I can't bring myself to go..

posted Fri 4, May 2012 at 4:05pm

Well, I've been in this relationship for a little over two years now. Theres been a lot of wrong doing in these two years, a lot of cheating. My boyfriend cheated on me with one girl for a year and...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Bringing up Children Together

My boyfriend has epilepsy and doesn't want us to be together.

posted Sat 5, May 2012 at 11:45am

My boyfriend has just told me that he doesn't think we are right for each other. I was very confused because I didn't know why he was saying this. He told me that we hadn't been talking about the s...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

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