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Really confused.

posted Mon 20, Apr 2015 at 7:39pm

I was really close friends with a guy but we are complete opposites. One main difference being he was into casual dating while I'm the serious one man woman sorts. I liked him and thought he was se...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Still haunted by the past.

posted Mon 20, Apr 2015 at 6:38pm

Hi I've been with my partner for 13 months now. We had such an amazing beginning and both were ready to start a new relationship with no hidden exes or major issues. Unfortunately after 5 wee...

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Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

What to do next,confused and hurt!

posted Mon 20, Apr 2015 at 9:19am

A week ago my partner decided to end the relationship on the basis of how he feels. He said he doesnt feel the same anymore,after we talked he got quite emotional and agreed we would talk after two...

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Communications in relationships

what is the right thing to do?

posted Sun 19, Apr 2015 at 7:42am

I have been with my boyfriend for seven years. We were pretty young when we started dating. Since then, we chose our carriers, moved to different cities...and are now living very different lives. W...

Tags: long distance relationship,break up,confused,getting married
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Making a Commitment, Living Apart Together

Should I be concerned about my partner's photo collection?

posted Sun 19, Apr 2015 at 4:00am

Myself and my partner are quite open with one another and we were discussing porn earlier on. I told him it doesn't really do much for me as I prefer to use my imagination and he said "maybe I shou...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

I am unsure of what to do.

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 8:15pm

I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years now, but recently I have become distressed over whether or not I should stay with him. We are both 20 years old and have dated since high school. He has tr...

Tags: break up,relationship advice,advice,long term relationship
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Really, really lost. My fiancée called off the marriage and wants to move out.

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 4:27pm

I worry that this is going to be much too long for a lot of people but I can't help but to seek advice. The current situation: My fiancée and I are approaching our four-year anniversary of bein...

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

My aunt dating my ex and suddenly my life changes

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 4:24pm

My aunt (only 10 years older than me) began dating my ex (21 years ago-is when we dated), and while that seems like such a long time, it still bothers my husband. It bothers me that my husband feel...

Tags: Family,husband,aunt,ex,mom,hurt feelings
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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

IS IT ME?

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 4:23pm

my boyfriend and I have been dating for about 8 months. At first he would touch me n rub me kiss n all that good stuff we had sex about 3/4 times a week, but now I get nothing.we don't live togethe...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Not sure what to do next..

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 1:34pm

My boyfriend and I have been living together for almost 2 years. With my 2 daughters, ages 10 and 11 from my previous marriage. I have many communication issues. I shut down and seem to never talk ...

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Friends & Family, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

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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 it worth saving?

posted Thu 21, Jun 2012 at 11:46am

I have been with my husband for 24 years married for 10, i have recently found out he has been having a relationship with a girl half our age, barmaid at our local, he said he would finish it and t...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Just friends?

posted Fri 22, Jun 2012 at 10:31pm

My girlfriend and I have been together for nearly 3 years now and I cant say its been an easy 3 years. She had agoraphobia (fear of going outside her home) before we met and after six months or so ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Trust issues

posted Sat 23, Jun 2012 at 11:40am

In the past I had an affair with this woman. In short nine years later I am on my own and she has recently got engaged. Throughout the interveneving years we keep on coming back to each other but I...

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Affairs and Jealousy

3 years relationship

posted Tue 26, Jun 2012 at 3:37pm

So i met the love of my life when i was 15 years old. Everything was perfect, back then. We started off as good friends who fell in love. It was love at first sight for me, he fell in love with me ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Follow my head or my heart?

posted Tue 26, Jun 2012 at 5:31pm

I don't know what to do, I've been going out with this guy for 9 months (living together for 7 of these months) and I love him. He is very attractive, funny, our sex life is amazing and we have so ...

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My Fiancé wants me to be more feminine!

posted Mon 25, Jun 2012 at 11:47am

My Fiancé and I have been together 4 years and are getting married next year, I have never been the most feminine but I don't consider myself to be 'manish' or anything. im just low maintenance! I ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

Confused and lied to

posted Thu 28, Jun 2012 at 11:50am

Hi all. I've been with my partner for three and a half years. This April, he proposed and we have since been planning our wedding. In the first 18 months of our relationship, I was a green eye...

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Money, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

What to do about a sexually hypocritical sister?

posted Mon 25, Jun 2012 at 12:12am

I come from a conservative family. My sister, ten years my senior, lives at home with my family and I. Recently she discovered she has ovarian cysts and needs to take birth control pills and pregna...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family

Self Sabotage ... What the Hell?

posted Fri 29, Jun 2012 at 4:52pm

I'm so very lost, and I was hoping someone could give me some thoughtful advice as to what I should be thinking right now ... So I've been dating this guy for a couple months. He's incredibly s...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

Commitment Fear?

posted Mon 2, Jul 2012 at 3:42pm

My boyfriend and I decided to purchase a house about 3 months ago. As the closing date has been looming, he has been getting increasingly more distant and we have been having more disagreements. ...

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Making a Commitment

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