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Female 41, in a loving but sexless long term relationship, had a fling - do i end it now and how?

posted Thu 21, Aug 2014 at 2:53pm

I am 41 and have been with my partner 53, for about 14 years. There has been no actual (penetrative) sex for about 5 years now - just a very occasional comforting mutual masturbation orgasm or I w...

Tags: lack of sex,long term relationships,affair,female midlife crisis,communication difficulties
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Internet dates

posted Thu 21, Aug 2014 at 1:11pm

My partner and I have been in a relationship for 16 months. We have reunited 3 weeks ago after a break of 10"weeks. During this time my partner met with other women whom were on an internet dating ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

should i leave or should i stay

posted Thu 21, Aug 2014 at 7:37am

been with my boyfriend for two years both very young and i love him very dearly. he recently said to me that he loves me, he loves spending time with me and that he wants to enjoy what we have no...

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

Do i be honest, or skip the truth?

posted Wed 20, Aug 2014 at 7:50pm

I broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years at the end of May, it was a dramatic break up and took everything out of me to come to the decision.. To cut a long story short, the break up happened as he ...

Tags: lies,liar,truth,deception,relationship,ex,partner,sex,romance,love,hate
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

should i mention this or should i play the long game

posted Wed 20, Aug 2014 at 12:54pm

im 20 and my boyfriend has just turned 22. we love each other very much and always have a fabulous time together when we see each other, which atm is only once or twice a week. we have been togethe...

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

Exhausted by having to be a mind reader :'(.

posted Wed 20, Aug 2014 at 11:56am

I am really struggling at the moment. I have recently told my boyfriend I don't agree with him chatting to a girl he "knows" they aren't good friends or anything... and he listened to me. I ended u...

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Immature I know..

posted Wed 20, Aug 2014 at 9:11am

Hi, I feel like I need some advice. About three months ago I found my high school sweetheart on facebook. It's been about 11 years since I last saw him or had contact with him and I thought it wou...

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

why wont he leave?

posted Tue 19, Aug 2014 at 10:28pm

I have been off and on with this man for 20 years, and he won't get a job, when he does help out around the house he makes a worse mess, he yells at my neighbors, .I lived in an apartment once and ...

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Friends & Family, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

New marriage

posted Tue 19, Aug 2014 at 9:33pm

Hello, I have just married a wonderful women two months ago. My second marriage, we are in early forties. Right from our first date, she's never been very sexually interested or flirty wit...

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Trust

posted Tue 19, Aug 2014 at 8:20pm

I've been with my boyfriend for 9 months. Everything was great in the beginning and then he slowly started to accuse me of cheating on him and always had me chasing him around whenever we got into ...

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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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i dont know what else to do...should i just give up?

posted Fri 3, Aug 2012 at 4:53am

Back story...me and the lady I'm dating have been best friends for 4 years...as in seeing each other almost every day that entire time...we have been dating for the last year...lived together for t...

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Making a Commitment

Cheating victim. 7 months down the line and still can't get over it

posted Tue 7, Aug 2012 at 1:32am

Cheating Victim.. 7 long months and no recovery (semi-long) Alright so I met the perfect girl about two years ago who ended up being my first love and first serious relationship. She became my gir...

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Affairs and Jealousy

do i end a 5 year relationship because of fancying someone else?

posted Sun 5, Aug 2012 at 8:18pm

i am 23 and have been with my boyfriend for 5 years. I have recently felt a bit bored with our relationship and have become attracted to somebody else. My partner is willing to try and change thing...

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

Trust Issues

posted Wed 8, Aug 2012 at 2:24pm

So Here is my problem. Me and my girlfriend have been dating for 10 months and she just recently left me. In the beginning of our relationship I still wasn't over my previous ex and we started da...

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Right or wrong?

posted Sun 12, Aug 2012 at 2:06pm

I left my partner of 5 years 2 months ago. I had been under a lot of pressure from both friends and family to end things with him because I was deeply unhappy in the relationship and he wasn't givi...

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In need of some advise please

posted Sat 11, Aug 2012 at 12:33am

I'll try and keep this as brief as I can and I am grateful for any support. my partner left me and my son a week ago. I am devastated and not dealing with it well. Not eating, sleeping and I am cry...

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Will I ever be enough

posted Mon 13, Aug 2012 at 5:59pm

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 2 and a half years, nearly 4 years ago he lost his fiancée in a car accident. We met at work before she passed away and then he was flirty and also unfait...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

Advice for my engagement and future with my fiance

posted Sun 12, Aug 2012 at 11:29pm

I am a 29 year old woman who is working and engaged to a great man. The thing is,, out of the 3 years we've been together, he was unemployed for the half,that is 1.5 years. He is made redundant at...

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Money, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Does he need space or is something wrong?

posted Wed 15, Aug 2012 at 9:53pm

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2 1/2 years. We spent the first year and a half in a long distance relationship. However, a year ago I moved to the city where he lives. During our time...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

How to Fix Broken Relationships (BF & Mother)

posted Thu 16, Aug 2012 at 7:36am

Disclaimer: I know everything in this situation could have been avoided and that it was my entire fault. I just came here for answers on how to fix things between my BF and my parents (mostly mothe...

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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner

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