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Not sure anymore

posted Mon 2, Mar 2015 at 12:37am

My fiancé and I have been together for almost five years and I can say pretty confidently that it has never been a smooth ride. We are quite different with different upbringings, but that has also ...

Tags: Drama,fights,fiancé
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships

Feeling controlled and manipulated

posted Sun 1, Mar 2015 at 11:14pm

I need help with DIY tasks, my boyfriend is particularly good at this. There are tasks he chooses not to get involved with though and I cannot afford professionals so I try and do these tasks myse...

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Communications in relationships

Emotional Affairs: Constantly in search for a deeper connection

posted Sun 1, Mar 2015 at 7:35pm

I have been married for nearly 10 years. Some of those years have been happy. My husband was diagnosed with a virus in 2009 and has suffered with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) ever since which mea...

Tags: emotional affair,sex,trust,isolation,loneliness,marriage,work spouse,work husband,colleague,texting,illness,connection
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Work, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Unsure partner

posted Sun 1, Mar 2015 at 6:26pm

Hey guys I am new here, I just wanted a little advice on my current situation. My partner and I had been together a little under 2 years, (I am 26, He 31) but we recently decided to take some time ...

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Partner wants to go travelling.

posted Sun 1, Mar 2015 at 11:11am

I have been with my partner for the last 6 and a half years and we have lived together for the last 5 years. We bought our first house together 2 years ago and have been in the process of decorati...

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Work, Making a Commitment, Life transitions

Need some advice, is it just me?

posted Sun 1, Mar 2015 at 7:48am

So my girlfriend that I have been with for about a year and a half whom I live with decided she was going to have her mom come over and stay with us for about a week. We've been having some other i...

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Money, Housework, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships

My boyfriend quit smoking cigarettes and now acts like he wants nothing to do with me...

posted Sat 28, Feb 2015 at 11:37pm

My boyfriend and I have been together 4years and live together. He quit smoking cigarettes and is now acting like he wants nothing to do with me. He is going on two weeks now with out having one ...

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Need advice please.

posted Sat 28, Feb 2015 at 5:30pm

I've been living with a woman 18 years my junior for close to 6 years. We have a beautiful 4?year old boy together. I have to girls from a previous marriage. After I got divorced it took me a whi...

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Work, Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Bringing up Children Together, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

marriage at crossroads

posted Sat 28, Feb 2015 at 4:49pm

Hello, I really need your advice. I've been married for nearly 7 years. We have two kids (3 yrs and 6 mths) we both love very much. Our marriage never was full of harmony but there definitely was a...

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How to officially break up with a narcissist?

posted Sat 28, Feb 2015 at 4:35pm

I have been with this guy for 2 and a half years & we have broken up once. He's been trying to make his way back into my life. During our two years, he has successfully made me think I'm crazy a...

Tags: narcissist,breakup,manipulation
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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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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

I think I'm falling for someone else....

posted Wed 15, Aug 2012 at 5:32am

I've been dating my current boyfriend for almost 2 years now. We've had a great relationship that has had a few ups and downs, but I've never questioned our willingness to fight for it. Recently I'...

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Please help me understand if I really should move on….(sorry this is so long)

posted Wed 15, Aug 2012 at 6:04pm

When we met me and my ‘ex’ , were both quite unhappy. We slowly became friends and hung out then started going out. Even though I thought he really liked me he was always so hot and cold (he seeme...

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