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I want my girlfriend back

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 4:51pm

Hi i was with a girl for a short time but during this time we had a great time and she helped me through some very tough times, just ove 2 weeks ago she split with me saying she didnt have the feel...

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Social Detachments

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 4:16pm

My new relationship is going well, except for social situations. My partner seems to disconnect both physically and emotionally when ever we are in a group. For example, when offered a seat, she al...

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Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Want my bf to come back

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 3:17pm

I was in a long distance relationship. We never saw each other but used to chat and talk day and night. Our parents were also aware. Basically we tried to know each other well for marriage. We fell...

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Sex and Affairs

Everything I thought I knew is wrong.

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 2:56pm

I have known my boyfriend for 6 years. He was my brother's roommate in college. It really was a notebook type of romance, where so many years have gone by and there was always a tension between ...

Tags: sex,intimacy,communication,relationships,long distance,sexual trauma
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Re-posting... AGE GAP... please help

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 10:58am

Okay people- be prepared for a long post! I already know what most of you will say- get out!!! But it is so much easier said than done, when you are in love with someone. I am a 23 year old ...

Tags: love,age gap,marriage,confused,help
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

How can i get him to do more or am i imagining i do more?

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 10:19am

Ok so it's a hot topic between us, i feel like i do everything n' he does nothing. The situation: I work a 9-5pm mon-fri job, Partner works 12hr shifts (on and off shore)can be 7 days straight. L...

Tags: partner,housework,fights,stressed,help
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Housework, Communications in relationships

She goes from zero to angry Real Quick w/ no warning, we never resolve conflict

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 8:16am

Hi, I'm 32, so is she. Been together for about 1.5 year now. I have literally no issues with her or the relationship, other than the way she treats me when shes angry. She gets very angry, v...

Tags: anger,angry wife,communication
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Bringing up Children Together, Living Apart Together

Starting out on the wrong foot

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 6:47am

I have met the girl of my dreams but things haven't got off to the best of starts. And that's all down to my disgusting behaviour. Well my partner used to have a relationship from hell, domestic vi...

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Intimacy is completely gone.

posted Thu 23, Oct 2014 at 9:21pm

My wife and I have been married for nearly five years now. Despite my job taking me away from her for days or even weeks at a time, we enjoyed a very good sex life. However, that dried up startin...

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

Starting to be concerned about age gap..

posted Thu 23, Oct 2014 at 4:28pm

Hello, My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years almost. He's 17 years older than I am (I'm 22). On a mental level, the difference isn't palpable and we get along great, we have a wonder...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, 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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don;t know what to do

posted Tue 11, Dec 2012 at 3:31am

my fiancee just left for Kuwait a week ago and decide to tell me he got a girl pregnant around the same time i was pregnant now the kid should be 4months our daughter is 5 months we suppose to be g...

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Affairs and Jealousy

How important is the spark?

posted Thu 13, Dec 2012 at 9:15pm

I am 29 years old and about to turn 30. I feel like I am possibly chasing an impossible dream of meeting the perfect person for me and am worried that I will get older and never meet anyone that I...

Tags: spark,relationship,perfect,perfection,girl,boy,man,woman
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

My girlfriends child can do no wrong

posted Wed 12, Dec 2012 at 4:36pm

I am 35 and have been in a relationship with a woman who is 38 for 3 years, she has been separated for four. She has two children: one now 18 the other now 13. I have no children of my own. We re...

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Becoming a Parent, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families

Getting back with the ex?

posted Fri 14, Dec 2012 at 1:30pm

This is a slightly complicated situation, so I'll try to make it as simple as possible. I was with my boyfriend for nearly two years. It was a perfect relationship. We talked about moving in t...

Tags: Ex boyfriend,dating,getting back together,long distance relationship
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Current relationship and an old ex

posted Mon 17, Dec 2012 at 1:11am

Hey everyone Well I'm confused with my current situation and just looking for some where to write down my thoughts and maybe get some useful advice a long the way. I have 2 problems, first is t...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Humiliated by my ex.. Can I trust another man??

posted Mon 17, Dec 2012 at 8:31pm

My boyfriend (now ex) were together two years, we lived in Spain together for 6 months and recently moved back to the uk. We found a lovely house to rent and I moved my stuff in on Thursday. On Fri...

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Affairs and Jealousy

I threw up in front of him and he broke up with me.

posted Wed 19, Dec 2012 at 3:33pm

I was seeing this amazing guy for 3 months. We were incredibly happy, really close and excited about our future together. We met online, and while he hasn't logged into his profile since the day...

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

Advice needed.

posted Sat 22, Dec 2012 at 10:24pm

I wonder if anybody can relate to this.I have moved from pakistan to Germany 9 yrs ago.the first few years were hardest.new language,unfriendly people,back to back pregnancies and breast feeding.we...

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Cheating?

posted Sat 29, Dec 2012 at 12:05am

Been reading up on the effects of cheating, They say 'When a couple doesn't engage in activities that were at once fun and fulfilling' it can lead to cheating. This happened to me after 3 years, i ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

I don't know what to do as we are growing apart

posted Sat 29, Dec 2012 at 8:55pm

I have been seeing my girlfriend for a year now, we had dated before, though due to moving to tertiary things had changed or rather it just vanished. We got back once again, everything was fine as ...

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

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