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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

Torn in between two!

posted Thu 23, Oct 2014 at 3:19am

Im an 18 year old female who has been in a relationship for the past 2 years and 8 months. The last year of our relationship has been long distance until two days ago when he returned from school.H...

Tags: triangle,love,decision,long,help,boyfriend,affair
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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Life transitions

PLEASE HELP!

posted Wed 22, Oct 2014 at 5:08pm

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 f...

Tags: boyfriend,girlfriend,age gap,love,lies,cheat
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Common issue?? Sex life,reward if found!

posted Wed 22, Oct 2014 at 1:15am

Hi there just looking for some advise,stories,scenario's etc... Me & my Girlfriend have been together since we were 16 (now 20/21) and staying at her mum's for the previous 2 years together,everyt...

Tags: teen,sex,couple,sex drive,libido
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Sex and Affairs

Wife's sex drive has changed

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 10:07pm

My wife and i had great sex life and anything went but now have a 7 month old baby so understandably her sex drive has changed. We still do have sex but she basically lets me get on with it so i do...

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Sex and Affairs

Should I wait it out....

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 9:59pm

2 years ago I started having an affair. I made the decision to leave my family for the other man. He filled in what I was missing in my relationship with my husband. We were together for 6 months h...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Not sure what to think

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 7:20pm

I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years. We have had many ups and downs from the start, but we get along fine. We live together and get on well, have a laugh, share similar tastes in music/films ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Should I forgive my ex or not?

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 1:23pm

Hello, I hope you don’t mind, when the story gets a bit long.  Prologue: It all began with the fact that me and my friend both liked the same girl. I am usually very choosy, when it comes t...

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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

False hope?

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 11:48am

Hi, I'm 27 and my boyfriend is 29 and works in the armed forces, we met online 1 1/2 years ago have connected so well, though we saw each very occasionally due to him been based 3 hours away from w...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Need some advice on what to do

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 11:02am

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 2 years now. We don't live together. Cmon we're just two teens. He's a nice guy. Usually blur at times but he shows u affection no matter what. He's a pla...

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

She broke up because she is afraid of falling in love and get hurt in the future

posted Sun 27, Jan 2013 at 6:26pm

Hi everybody, first of all, i would like to apologize for my english because im spaniard :P I will be very thankful if someone can give me some advice, i will explain you my situation: Im fro...

Tags: love,fears,stoicism,break
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

Getting an ex back?

posted Sun 27, Jan 2013 at 1:41am

Hi, I'm trying to get my ex girlfriend back and here's the story. So me and her went out for 4 months until I said something stupid and broke up with her. But later I realized my mistake and as...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

help, please.. near breaking point.

posted Sun 27, Jan 2013 at 10:23pm

im 18, and have been with my boyfriend since i was 16, i got pregnant not long after we met, and we had a gorgeous unplanned baby boy when i was 17, hes now a year and a half old. mine and my boyf...

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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, Bringing up Children Together

Am i crazy!!!

posted Mon 28, Jan 2013 at 11:34pm

Known my partner for years we both know each others ex's and our children have grown up together so you would think all would be rosy in our relationship. Far from it!When we first got together 6 y...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

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