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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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relationship coming to end...can it be salvaged ? or im i doing the right thing to run !

posted Tue 15, Jan 2013 at 10:20pm

We have been together coming up to two years, we are now near a break up, due to money again! I suggested a joint account once children come along, he said no just a joint savings account but that ...

Tags: money,children,finance,support
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Money, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together

Communication problems

posted Wed 16, Jan 2013 at 10:14pm

I have been with my boyfriend 18 months and we have communication problems since the start. When we argue we spend days without talking to each other just for silly arguments.I always try to sort t...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Need Advice

posted Thu 17, Jan 2013 at 9:12pm

Ihave been married for 30 years, and i know that most of you will probably say that sex, intamcy etc all go out the window. I met my husband when I was 15 and thought he would be the love of ny li...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Anxiety about moving out and leaving my mother

posted Tue 22, Jan 2013 at 4:21pm

I'm nearly 25, and have been with my partner for several years. We have very recently had an offer accepted on a house which is about a 20 minute drive away from where I live now, which is with my ...

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Friends & Family

Struggling to Cope

posted Sat 12, Jan 2013 at 10:29pm

Hey guys. I'm 18 and my girlfriend of 2 and 1/3 years broke up with me on the 27th of December. It's safe to say I was devastated, it came as a total shock, there were next to no signs it was going...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

I(23/f) am having relationship issues with my boyfriend(28/m)

posted Fri 18, Jan 2013 at 1:39pm

submitted 1 hour ago by francepan I've been in a relationship with my colleague for about three months so far. But during these 3 months, things haven't been smooth for us. There have be...

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Work, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Scared that my girlfriend may be slipping away

posted Mon 21, Jan 2013 at 7:09pm

Me and my girlfriend have been together for nearly two years now and the relationship has been amazing, we've had our ups and downs but who doesn't? She's at university and lives 100 odd miles away...

Tags: Confused,Jobs,Commitment
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Work, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

I miss my ex. Will we ever have a chance together?

posted Tue 22, Jan 2013 at 2:18pm

Okay, so my ex and I had a long distance relationship for about 9months. Hes 26 and im 20. We were great together. He was sweet, reminded me how beautiful i was everyday. He told me i was the only ...

Tags: Love
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Making a Commitment

Please help me

posted Fri 25, Jan 2013 at 4:24pm

Hi, Firstly thank you for reading this, im really stuggling at the moment with my partner. I am 25 and he is 28, we have been together for nearly 7 years, we have always had an up and down relat...

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'Love' has turned to close friendship

posted Fri 18, Jan 2013 at 6:44pm

Hi, I met a great guy last year; he swept me off my feet. Flowers, romance, wonderful words etc. We got on really well immediately and felt a very strong connection and understanding. However, with...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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