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Relationship issues

posted Sat 13, Feb 2016 at 6:57pm

Hi everyone, I've decided to reach out as I'm at a crossroads and don't know what to do. I'm in a long term relationship with a man that I love but we are currently doing long distance. I met him o...

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Money, Work, 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, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Reconciliation after divorce/midlife crisis

posted Sat 13, Feb 2016 at 4:58pm

Hi I am new to this forum, and to forums in general, but am in need of some advice. Here is my story. I was married for 22 year, of which about 15 of them were happy. The happy years were great- ev...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Sex and Affairs

Was I In The Wrong?

posted Sat 13, Feb 2016 at 11:58am

I've been with H for one year. We see each other maybe twice a week on average, he always comes to my house, we watch a dvd, have sex, sleep and then that's about it until the next time. On the who...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Marriage or no?

posted Sat 13, Feb 2016 at 2:40am

I've been with my guy for almost 6yrs & we've lived together for 3yrs. He's very ready to get married. I'm not the most domestic girl nor am I anywhere near being a traditional wife, but I know tha...

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Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

is it me?

posted Fri 12, Feb 2016 at 11:11pm

i've been with my girlfriend 7yrs now,having just had an anniversary.we used to go places together like gigs etc.although in the last 6months she has kept going to 3 gigs secret from me.when i ask ...

Tags: is it just me
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Getting on Better with my Partner

This is a long post, but I'd really appreciate some outside thoughts on the whole thing.

posted Fri 12, Feb 2016 at 10:56pm

I have been with my long distance girlfriend for almost a year. We live about 1800 miles (California to Texas) apart, so we rarely get to see each other. In the time we have been together, she has...

Tags: Relationship advice,suspicious relationship,distrust,doubt
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Relationship crisis

posted Fri 12, Feb 2016 at 10:21pm

Hi, I've been in a very loving relationship for more than 8 years with my wife. We love each other very much and we were very satisfied. We just had a newborn daughter. However, a few days ago ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Sex and Affairs

I feel trapped!

posted Fri 12, Feb 2016 at 9:22pm

Hello, My name is Aaron and my partner is called James. We have been together for over a year, the longest serious relationship I've been in that's for sure. We moved into our rented house abou...

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

Aspie struggling to interprit Signals

posted Fri 12, Feb 2016 at 7:02pm

So i should start this off by saying i have Aspergers. I find it difficult to actually read other peoples emotions and usually need to be explicitly told. I also never use subtext in my speech beca...

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

How to trust again

posted Fri 12, Feb 2016 at 6:59pm

Hello I have been with my partner for 5 years and we have lived together for 18 months, 4 of which in a house we have bought together. I have 2 children who live with us and my partner has a daught...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, 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

I have a boyfriend but can't stop thinking about someone else. Help.

posted Fri 6, Feb 2009 at 8:32pm

Hi there. I have been with my boyfriend on and off for almost 6 years. He is my first love and i care greatly for him. The problem is someone ive known for many years also, we have always had a spa...

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

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

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

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

My boyfriend cannot have sex and has low libido

posted Tue 25, Jun 2013 at 5:30am

My partner and I have been together for 6 months. He told me truthfully at the beginning of our relationship that he has several factors that seem to affect his ability to have sex. He had brain ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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

my wife doesnt show affection

posted Sun 9, Feb 2014 at 12:18pm

We are married with 1 child 9 years old, been together for 18 years, im 44 and she is 38, I have always instigated sex and over the years I have realised that its always me doing the trying all the...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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Problems with My Girlfriend's 20 Year old Son

posted Thu 10, May 2012 at 8:35pm

Hi, I'm 22 years old, and am currently living with my 43 year old girlfriend and her 20 year old son. I've been living with her for 2, nearly 3 years now. From what I've seen so far, her son has no...

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Becoming a Parent, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Bringing up Children Together

Husband always flirting

posted Sat 12, May 2012 at 1:37pm

This is getting to the desperate stage as I am seriously thinking to leave my husband over this behaviour. He has had two affairs with work colleagues but insists that he wants to be with me so I ...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Don't know what to do!!!!

posted Wed 23, May 2012 at 8:40pm

i am 37 my partner is 32, we have a 3 yr old girl and we have been together for just over 6 yrs. We get on great together and enjoy each others company, recently my partners behaviour seemed differ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together

Should I stay?

posted Tue 19, Jun 2012 at 12:12am

I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for over 3 and a half years now. We have had our moments but always manage to get back on track. A few months ago i decided to end our relationship a...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

No advice for singles?

posted Tue 26, Jun 2012 at 10:57pm

This website seems like a fantastic resource for those who may be struggling with relationship issues; especially when alternative therapy can be expensive. I'm impressed at the varied resources av...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

Girlfriend "needs to be alone".

posted Mon 9, Jul 2012 at 11:46am

Been in a relationship for about a year and a half and when I saw my girlfriend the other day she seemed a bit off so I asked what was wrong. She said she needed to be alone for a while and doesn't...

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

Any advice Please.

posted Wed 11, Jul 2012 at 4:26pm

I have been with my partner for 4 years, we are getting married next year but are still experiencing problems. He has always suffered with alcohol problems, which I have supported him through. I...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance

Confused

posted Tue 31, Jul 2012 at 2:10am

After a lot of devasting upsets with my family and my partners, he randomly turned round and told me he doesn't know if he loves me any more and he is confused, however, he as remained the same aff...

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Worries

posted Wed 26, Sep 2012 at 5:20am

Idk what to do we have 21/2 months left until my fiencee lives for one year and all we do is argue about mostly nothing. We've been together for 3years and we can't mange one full convocation witho...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

How to help us thrive

posted Mon 22, Oct 2012 at 8:43am

I am in a gay r/ship and have been with my current partner just over a year with a one month gap. We are living together. The problem is we're so different in how we deal with things on a r/ship le...

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

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