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Bought a house together nearly a year ago now it feels like love has gone.

posted Tue 7, Jul 2015 at 11:22pm

I wanted to get an independent opinion on this. I have got friends and family I talk to but its difficult for them to be objective. I've been with my partner over 4 years. I am in my 30s and he...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Having to spend time away from my partner

posted Tue 7, Jul 2015 at 5:03pm

We've been together over a 2 years now, and I'm still head over heels in love with her. We both need to be with our families at the moment due to serious family illnesses. We've just been through a...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Mixed Families, Living Apart Together

Broken up out of the blue

posted Tue 7, Jul 2015 at 3:08pm

So my boyfriend of 6 months broke up with me out of the blue 2 days ago Sunday (on our 6 month anniversary) There was barely any indication that he felt troubled in our relationship, only had on...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Understanding self in relationship + possible escort use

posted Tue 7, Jul 2015 at 2:42pm

Hi everyone, ne on here, thought i'd give it a try since feeling a bit too vulnerable to speak to friends at the moment. I have been unsatisfied in my 2 year relationship for the best part of th...

Tags: self,separation,escort,lying,confusion,clinging
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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Sex and Affairs

Dumb behavior/Overreaction

posted Tue 7, Jul 2015 at 2:09pm

My girlfriend's son was out of town for a month visiting family. He's 17 and looking at colleges as well. So his first day back, that evening while his mother was making dinner, he and his mother...

Tags: Overreaction
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Communications in relationships

Living with my Ex! Help!

posted Tue 7, Jul 2015 at 1:24pm

A guy I'd been in a long distance relationship for quite some time with, was encouraging me to move closer for months. I quit my two jobs, and uprooted my life for him. The day before I arrived, he...

Tags: Living with my ex,ex,date,awkward,help
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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

My boyfriend is asking me to give him time to sort out his gambling problem

posted Tue 7, Jul 2015 at 1:19pm

What should I do. ..

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Controlled and want my husband to see what he is treating me like

posted Tue 7, Jul 2015 at 12:32am

I have been in my marriage for 14 years, it the begging I was just the kind of person that would follow want my husband would said. He was not horrible to me but I just thought I was being an under...

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Work, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Need some help

posted Mon 6, Jul 2015 at 9:27pm

I've been with a guy I met online for 5 months now and we are now living together, At the start of the relationship he said he would never hurt me, I'm the one etc which is normal to say to someone...

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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, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

Weird relation with this guy friend, now we're in a cold: what to think or do ?

posted Mon 6, Jul 2015 at 8:14am

This guy and I met a year and a half a go, became friends and really clicked. He even courted me at first, was very sweet and caring, he'd compliment me, walk me to my bus stop each evening, was fl...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family

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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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Is this my fault?

posted Fri 19, Aug 2011 at 2:48pm

My last partner was a lot older than me, but soon after we started seeing each other I found out the he was seeing 3 other girls. One of which he was going to walk up the isle without anyone of us ...

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Money, Becoming a Parent, Affairs and Jealousy

Here we go again

posted Sun 21, Aug 2011 at 8:15pm

I think I am just posting on here so I can make sense of what is happening as I find writing things down helpful but to get some advice would probably help. Before I start, I should say that my hu...

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Work

Hello! Fairly new here, just didn't know where else to turn.

posted Sat 10, Sep 2011 at 8:42am

Hello, I have a reoccurring issue.. with myself I suppose. Now I don't usually go out and tell the internet about my life issues.. hell, I don't tell ANYONE. (This is about to get long xD) An...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

i want more respect

posted Wed 18, Jan 2012 at 4:58pm

im at the end of my tether. i am 8 months pregnant and living abroad with my husband. i have no family or close friends around me. we have had problems in one way or another for so long and it ha...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Still trying to get over an ex

posted Wed 25, Jan 2012 at 10:19pm

Basically i was with my ex for a year or so in 2009 and then after a year, he turned round and said he wasn't interested since then we've been off and on in contact, seeing eachother etc.. Up until...

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Affairs and Jealousy

So upset

posted Tue 31, Jan 2012 at 3:45pm

I've been with my Fiance for nearly four years and been engaged for three. He was meant to move in with me, he lives 200 miles away. This didn't happen because his farther died and even when his re...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

How can I trust again?

posted Wed 25, Jan 2012 at 12:09pm

I've been with my boyfriend for about a year now. I LOVE him with all my heart. Things have started to get pretty serious now and he says he thinks that im the one for him. He's had a lot of previo...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

(Advice Needed) Is It Possible To Be Too Stressed For A Relationship?

posted Wed 1, Feb 2012 at 1:20pm

Hi guys. My girlfriend of 3 years just broke up with me after a nasty argument. She forgave me for it but she said that she doesn't want a boyfriend because ever since she started studying this int...

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A difficult situation

posted Sun 5, Feb 2012 at 12:00am

New member here, About 5 months ago I started university, I'm a mature student studying on a course were the majority of people are 30+. Shortly after starting (about a month) I met a girl in...

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Making a Commitment

in need of advice

posted Sun 5, Feb 2012 at 9:07pm

been with my partner 8 years and love him to bits have 2 boys with him and 2 from before after each child i get postnatal depresion and push him away my last partner was very volient anyway the las...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together

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