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Am I in the wrong?

posted Thu 30, Oct 2014 at 11:45am

I am in the first relationship with someone since my marriage ended after 16 years. I have been with this women for 6 months and I truly care for her. When we started dating she had light brown...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Why can't i be attracted to the man i love?

posted Thu 30, Oct 2014 at 10:48am

My boyfriend and I have been together 10 years now. I know he loves me as much as anyone could. I love him too but we do have a problem… I have never really been able to physically show him how ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Finance

posted Thu 30, Oct 2014 at 2:22am

Hello. I need a word of advice regarding bill pay sharing. I lived with my bf for a year and paid half the rent, even though the place where he wanted to rent was expensive for me. I managed i...

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Money

needing urgent help / advice

posted Wed 29, Oct 2014 at 5:55pm

I am at my wits end and really need to know where to go for help. this is a bit of a long one im afraid...but really would appreciate input on my problem. I got married to my childhood sweeth...

Tags: leaving indecisive problems internet dating commitment suicidal
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Making a Commitment

Am I in the wrong for not uninviting people?

posted Wed 29, Oct 2014 at 2:06pm

It's my birthday coming up soon, and I have recently got back with my boyfriend after breaking up for 5 months. However, I invited people to my party before we got together, and I invited some boys...

Tags: birthday,teen,disrespectful,guilty
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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Loads of people are blocking me on Facebook

posted Wed 29, Oct 2014 at 12:47am

I am so upset, I keep having tons of people block me on Facebook and I don't know why!! Its all these people from my church group and this other church group I go to and its like all of them hate...

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Please please help.

posted Mon 27, Oct 2014 at 7:11pm

My boyfriend and I have been together now for two years. He was perfect for me I decided this when I first laid my eyes on him. BUT six months in to our relationship he told me that he had a daught...

Tags: help,ex,partners,children
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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Is wanting touch this bad normal?

posted Mon 27, Oct 2014 at 5:33pm

First off, I'm not a super touchy feely person but not by choice. I grew up in a family where it didn't happen a lot. But as I've gone through a few relationships I've realized I really like to b...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Word from the street, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Should I break up? So confused.

posted Mon 27, Oct 2014 at 4:12pm

I don't want to go into too much detail, but basically, my boyfriend and I have been sort of breaking up, since Thursday night. There are a lot of external pressures, which is why I originally wa...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

She's changed, but I don't know why, and can't ask her about it. Help!

posted Mon 27, Oct 2014 at 7:22am

I am a successful 45yo and I've been in an amazing relationship with an amazing woman for about a year and a half now. For the first year and a quarter, we had the perfect relationship, in my opin...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, 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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19 years of marriage...Am I being stupid.

posted Mon 7, Jan 2013 at 2:56pm

Hi everyone, I am new to this and I really hope that I can get some good advice, as I have no idea how to deal with the situation I finds myself in. My husband and I had been having problems in ou...

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

Is my marriage over?

posted Tue 8, Jan 2013 at 5:46pm

Hi - first post. My husand and I have been married for 20 years and we have been having problems probably for over 5+ years. It started after the birth of my third son when my labido hit rock bot...

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Money, Work, Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together

Sacrifice or Quit

posted Tue 8, Jan 2013 at 12:07am

I have split up with my partner of 3 years a couple of months ago, however we are still at the talking stage and she is still living in the place we rented together. I think it is fair to say the ...

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Work, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Scared jealousy will ruin marriage.

posted Fri 11, Jan 2013 at 4:34am

Here's my story, We've been a couple for 10 years, lived with each other for 9 and been married for 2. Since we met I had smoked cannabis pretty every day, and spent way too much time on the...

Tags: jealousy
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Affairs and Jealousy

lying why cant i stop

posted Fri 11, Jan 2013 at 7:07pm

why cant i stop lying, my wife is so honest and up front and i always know where i stand with her but i cant stop lying, but i only do it to stop people getting hurt. our relationship is at breakin...

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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner

confused and in need of advice

posted Thu 3, Jan 2013 at 11:57am

Hi all, This is my first time posting and I am desperately in need of your thoughts or advice. I have been with my partner for 5 and a half years and we have lived together for most of that t...

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please help

posted Sat 12, Jan 2013 at 7:13am

Ok...i know this may sound bad but I'm very serious n need someones help. I have been with my bf for almost 6 months now. We've talked for bout 3 years over phone n computer...well here's my pro...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

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

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