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Insecure about me being independent

posted Thu 18, Sep 2014 at 11:08am

My boyfriend of 6 months is my opposite in many ways. He prefers solitude as he grew up fairly isolated. I grew up in a large family and always had friends over and a very noisy household. I unders...

Tags: Relationship with your opposite,understanding differences,critical,acting out,insecurity,damaged self worth
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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Forum friends or beginning of an affair

posted Thu 18, Sep 2014 at 12:40am

My partner is on a certain forum all the time and been chatting online with people who have got same interests as him. One particular member contacted him to his private message box, and she is int...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

How do I take the first step?

posted Thu 18, Sep 2014 at 12:14am

Hi, I have been in love with a girl for about 5 years,but I find it difficult to talk to her about my feelings. Since then, she moved off to Uni, and I have not spoken to her properly for about 2 ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

My boyfriend says he's in love with me but we only have sex 1 or 2 times every month...

posted Wed 17, Sep 2014 at 6:07pm

HI...So I’m so stumped over this...This has never happened to me before...I am a 29 yr. old female and he is a 35 yr. old male... We have been together a yr. and one month...Yes I know it hasn't be...

Tags: sex,no sex,porn,insecure,not loved,oral sex,love
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Sex and Affairs

Is it time for us to breakup?

posted Wed 17, Sep 2014 at 1:38pm

Me and my partner have lived together for thee and a half years and during this time me have gone through a lot of stuff but we’ve never talked about breaking up. Recently we moved from England to ...

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Finished with my fwb

posted Wed 17, Sep 2014 at 9:27am

Hi everyone, My name is * and I've just joined this forum hoping to get some outside advice. I met this guy just over two years ago we hit it off pretty much right away, both got on great th...

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Making a Commitment

Sexless married life

posted Wed 17, Sep 2014 at 6:55am

Hi... I am 29 year old attractive lady..i have been married from last 2 and half years..My husband is not at all interested in physical relationship.We had sex not more then 10 times in 2 half yea...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I feel so unwanted

posted Wed 17, Sep 2014 at 12:12am

I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me. My boyfriend and I have known each other since we were very young and have dated a few time before. But around the holidays we recently got back in ...

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Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

How to deal with unjustified jealousy.

posted Tue 16, Sep 2014 at 8:26pm

I'm 27, I'm in the first real relationship of my life (by that I mean I've dated but never had someone I would call my boyfriend before) and we've been together only a few months and known each oth...

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

New Husband is hiding debit

posted Tue 16, Sep 2014 at 2:25am

Been married for 2 weeks and I found out my new husband has about $34,000.00 in consumer debit. Before we got engaged he told me he had $13,000.00 in debt and I know while we were engaged and he sa...

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Money, 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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Can we salvage this? Long post, sorry!

posted Sun 4, Nov 2012 at 9:56pm

Thank you to anyone who reads the following and would like to weigh-in on how you would react to the situation! I met someone nearly fours years ago who was attractive, sweet, and conservative. ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Cold feet or is it really over?

posted Sun 4, Nov 2012 at 10:42am

I have been dating my boyfriend for 18 months now, and he was meant to be moving in this week officially, although he's been living with me unofficially since August. Things have been great betwe...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

My boyfriend says his feelings for me have changed

posted Wed 7, Nov 2012 at 9:50am

We met last December and both had an immediate and strong attraction. I had not been in a relationship for 6 years and for him it was 2 years. There was almost a sense of relief at finding each oth...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I slept with someone and He left me for another girl Not sure if to believe him and give us both a second chance.

posted Wed 7, Nov 2012 at 8:33pm

Well it starts when me and this guy i met, J.(name removed by moderator to protect anonymity) he was shy around me and very akward. it took us about a month to actualy get together because he would...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Messed up love triangle

posted Sat 10, Nov 2012 at 8:49pm

I'm in a complicated relationship at the moment. For the past four years I'd been in a long distance relationship, we were engaged for one of those four years. Then in August we split up, mostly be...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

My husband has fallen out of love with me

posted Sun 11, Nov 2012 at 6:07pm

I’ve been married for 13 years and we have two daughters. I have felt for a few months (since about July maybe) that something hasn’t been “quite right”. And sure enough my husband told me about 3 ...

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

How can I get through to him?!!!!

posted Tue 6, Nov 2012 at 9:57pm

This is a long story but here's the condensed version. My partner of 8 yrs has been lying and being deceiptful to me from the very beginning of our relationship-sending his ex wife an anniversary ...

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

Is he being a bit over the top or is it just me? and how can we get some privacy?

posted Tue 13, Nov 2012 at 9:18am

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 4 months now and he is always asking me to stay at his but the things is his parents have such strict rules. I mean I don't mind the whole we can't sleep ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family

just love or in love??

posted Mon 12, Nov 2012 at 9:58pm

I was with my ex boyfriend for 6 years and lived with him for 3. I started dating him when i was 15. We broke up in feb of this year. It was my choice. I felt as though something was missing and i ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

Please help :(

posted Thu 15, Nov 2012 at 10:59am

A year ago next week, I met the most amazing person. He was just what I wanted and needed after my previous break up six months beforehand. However, I went into this relationship with some 'baggage...

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