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Control issues between parents and children

posted Sat 29, Nov 2014 at 5:05am

My husband and I have 4 children between us: I have 3 and he has 1. My sons and stepson are grown up and live out of the home. My daughter has been raised by my husband since she was 5. My husband ...

Tags: children,chores,frustration,respect,annoyed,fighting,being ignored,controlling
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Becoming a Parent, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships

Living with best friend who won't speak to me anymore

posted Fri 28, Nov 2014 at 12:28pm

About 6 years ago I met a guy online, I'll name him Joe here, and we started dating. After about a year we found out that we did not work as a couple, but we have remained very good friends since. ...

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Friends & Family, Communications in relationships

insecurity and controlling issues

posted Fri 28, Nov 2014 at 10:10am

I have been with my boyfriend for 3 and a half years and for most of the time, we are extremely happy together. My boyfriend is studying for a degree that requires a lot of his time and effort, w...

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

Is it him or me ?

posted Fri 28, Nov 2014 at 2:29am

Thanksgiving Day I woke up with a rash all over my body due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics I was taking. I went to a 24 clinic, they gave me steroids and valium. My husband was asleep whe...

Tags: me or him,relationships,feelings,dinner,Thanksgiving,help,hurt feelings,not feeling good
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Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Am I selfish or does he perhaps just not love me?

posted Thu 27, Nov 2014 at 7:31pm

Been together with my spouse 5 years - blended family, we are both middle-aged. In the beginning, he was emailing his ex about getting back together. That didn't happen (i.e., they did not get ba...

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

Should I end it?

posted Thu 27, Nov 2014 at 2:55pm

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and a half. We started dating when we barely knew each other & broke up a few months later because he was in love with someone else. We got back tog...

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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, Sex and Affairs

Back to square one

posted Thu 27, Nov 2014 at 1:12pm

In short we have been together 8 yrs, married 3. Two children 6 and 4. Shortly after our marriage things became one sided, things were said but never acknowledged. We drifted, I wandered and had an...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Should I end things now or try to push through?

posted Thu 27, Nov 2014 at 10:03am

Apologies for the rambles of this post, if you stick through it all and can give me advice I'll be so glad. I'm currently in the most serious relationship I've ever been in at about 6 months now. O...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions

Relationships and porn!

posted Wed 26, Nov 2014 at 10:56pm

My boyfriend and I have 3 about to be 4 kids together and have been together almost 3 years. Most of our relationship he has cheated on me. I finally forgave him because when I found out, I had jus...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Sex and Affairs

Should I invite my boyfriend to Thanksgiving?

posted Wed 26, Nov 2014 at 9:04pm

My boyfriend and I have been together for 7 months. I'll save the tiresome details, but about a month ago things became very tense between us because of personal issues not related to the relations...

Tags: holidays
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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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I like another guy.... Help!

posted Fri 5, Oct 2012 at 8:41pm

I have a boyfriend, of almost 2 years. We are serious, and want to be together forever. I love him. W'eve been going through some rocky roads lately, so it feels like we have grown apart a little. ...

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Work, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

So, so confused??

posted Sat 6, Oct 2012 at 8:25pm

Okay, not sure what to do or put, I might just need to get it all out, but, here goes... I'm 24, I'd been with my boyfriend for over 4 years, we split 3 weeks ago. We have a ten month old baby a...

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Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together

Cheating Partner resulted in Child - Next Step

posted Sat 6, Oct 2012 at 10:44pm

Hello everyone and thanks for looking at my post. A while ago I posted on here about the fact that my partner had told me that he had been having an affair for the past 8 months with a girl (sh...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Boyfriend, friend, friend with benefits?

posted Wed 10, Oct 2012 at 1:57am

Sooo i'm extremely confused right now. Me and my partner have been on and off since February and for the past 8 weeks we havent actually been official and he wont put a name in the relationship bec...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Girlfriend has left me and I'm broken

posted Mon 8, Oct 2012 at 4:56pm

I'm 28 and my girlfriend is 18, we have been together for 4 months and things were going great, last week she was talking about going on holiday with me, what she was getting me for Christmas etc a...

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I'm in love with my boyfriend but I have a huge crush...

posted Sun 7, Oct 2012 at 9:03pm

Please help me... I need support... I've been with my Boyfriend for 5 years now, we love each other and I couldn't picture a life without him. It would kill me to decide not to see him again, we re...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

need to move on

posted Thu 11, Oct 2012 at 8:52pm

A year of so ago i started an affair with my friend shes married,we scaled it down but remained friends,we tried to finish it loads of times and not do anything with eachother when we are together,...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Choosing between Partner or Lover

posted Fri 12, Oct 2012 at 7:59pm

I have been in a relationship for 13 years, not married, no children, but own a home together, have joint accounts, etc... I recently started seeing someone else about 4 months ago. I met him at ...

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

Is my boyfriend helping his ex beyond his means?

posted Wed 10, Oct 2012 at 9:05pm

I have been with my boyfriend for four year. We have no children together but he has an seven year old daughter and a five year old son with his ex. Now my problem is that he seems to think that ...

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

My husband never thought his mom had a dark side

posted Tue 16, Oct 2012 at 5:54am

I gave up everything to move to my husband's country. We have been in a relationship for 3 years before getting married. I had no clue how obsessed his mom was over him. I had a beautiful life b...

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Finding Time for Each Other

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