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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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not sad or hurt anymore just angry

posted Wed 27, May 2015 at 8:31pm

I have been with the father of my two sons for about eight years more on than off....our relationship started off as just friends then became more but we both had other people we were seeing after ...

Tags: unloved,unwanted,selfish,confused,needs help
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Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

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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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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

working things out with unborn baby's dad

posted Tue 3, Jul 2012 at 8:33pm

Deleting

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Becoming a Parent

partner wants to go on holiday with her mum and me

posted Mon 2, Jul 2012 at 10:52pm

Hi I dont seem to be getting anywhere on this one. My partner thinks Im being horrible for not wanting her mum to come away with us...I have suggested she comes away with us the odd weekend or she...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

A 21st Century Marriage.

posted Sat 7, Jul 2012 at 2:27pm

I'll get straight to the point, I'm a 26 year old man, Married to a 27 Year old woman. We have been married for just over a year and for about 2 years our sex life has dwindled from daily to 3/4 ti...

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

Feelings of resentment towards partner

posted Sun 8, Jul 2012 at 11:41am

We have an older child, a younger one with special needs who saddly passed away earlier this year and another one on the way. Our child was diagnosed with a lifelimiting ilness and had lots of comp...

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Work, Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

forgive and forget

posted Tue 10, Jul 2012 at 3:23pm

ive been with my boyfriend for 2 years and before that we were friends. im 22 and he is 30 the gap has never bothered either of us and i understand that he would have probly dated before me. i aske...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

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