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I feel my partner may have been lying to me from the start.

posted Fri 29, May 2015 at 11:17pm

I met him 11 months ago and we were both very independent. I have a 24 year old son who lives with me and his 15 year old daughter moved in with him just after we met. He hasn't told her about us a...

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Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Why Marry?

posted Fri 29, May 2015 at 6:01pm

If a couple is not religious and neither person wants children, what benefit is marriage? Increasingly friends and family are asking when myself and my boyfriend will get married. We are extrem...

Tags: marriage,love,commitment,marry,relationship
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Making a Commitment

affairs and confusion

posted Fri 29, May 2015 at 2:57pm

I don't really know where to start, I've been with my partner 6 years we've lived together for almost 5 and have two children 3 and almost 2. last year my got given 8 months to live and I went into...

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My dad's drinking is affecting my relationship with my partner

posted Fri 29, May 2015 at 10:52am

A little bit of background...................growing up my dad was a drinker, not a violent one and still a good dad but I always felt second best to a pint of beer. So now aged 36 I am in a rel...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

My Wife Wants To Buy A Car But.....

posted Fri 29, May 2015 at 12:45am

We cannot afford to take on a car payment with our financial situation. We have two car payments going right now, and one of the cars will be paid off in less than 2 years. My wife wants to trade i...

Tags: finances,money,mutial respect
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Money, Work, Communications in relationships

Partner wants kids at a very bad moment of my life. What to do? Very depressed!

posted Thu 28, May 2015 at 8:56pm

Hello, I am new to this forum. I hope you can help me with advice. I am in a relationship for 11 years and since 3 years ago my partner and I are having many issues. We started our relationship...

Tags: depression,problems with partner,parents sickness,baby
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Tips for final breakup

posted Thu 28, May 2015 at 1:52pm

Me and my best friend were kind of brother and sister. He is 2 yrs younger than me.We are of same height. He then kissed me one-day and next day he starting touching my breast and smooching. And...

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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, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Me and Ex broke up what should I do?

posted Thu 28, May 2015 at 1:18pm

Me and my ex broke up a month ago over a stupid petty argument. We have been together on and off for 5 years and I was in love with him no matter what he has done. A couple of weeks ago he was acti...

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Bringing up Children Together, Communications in relationships

I'm in love with my best friend and he still has feelings for me but he has a girlfriend?

posted Thu 28, May 2015 at 3:52am

So let me start off by saying that his girlfriend is actually a girl that I was close friends with, but started going after him after I told her How I felt about him. They just met and have been go...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Communications in relationships

Depression in my relationship

posted Thu 28, May 2015 at 2:52am

Me and my partner were together for 2 years, we have travelled the world together many times and were madly in love. He comes from a rich, very close family.. He has always tried to live up to thei...

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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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Problem with Trust and Jealousy

posted Fri 10, Jan 2014 at 9:03pm

My boyfriend will never leave his phone near me, even when he goes to the toilet, he will bring his phone with him. He also makes sure to sign out of his Facebook and e-mail on both iPad and laptop...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

Feeling Neglected

posted Thu 7, Jun 2012 at 12:54pm

Basically I am feeling really neglected by my boyfriend and I'm not sure whether I should cut my losses now, or whether there is anything I can do to change this situation because I do love him. I ...

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

Is it me or him?

posted Sat 16, Jun 2012 at 5:56pm

Hi this is the first time I've ever looked at something like this let alone written on it but I need some advice and I really don't know what to do. I am a 24 year old girl and my boyfriend is ...

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

feeling trapped

posted Sun 17, Jun 2012 at 8:28am

I'm 24 my partner whom is 23 and I have been together for 3 years. This has not been a smooth sailing relationship as I have constantly defended her and gone against my parents for her. We've lived...

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Money, Work, Affairs and Jealousy, Mixed Families

Nowhere left to turn and unsure what to do!!

posted Sun 17, Jun 2012 at 3:12am

Hi all Firstly thank you to anyone taking the time to read my post, I hope I don't drag this out too much and that someone may be able to offer even the slightest bit of advice for what is a prett...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

help im confused!!

posted Mon 18, Jun 2012 at 10:02pm

I met this man about 7 weeks ago and a whirlwind of feelings for each other and decided that we should start a relationship after 2 weeks. We were very happy and he kept telling me he thought i was...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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

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