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Girlfriend Does Not Understand My Grief

posted Fri 6, Mar 2015 at 7:53am

Mostly, I'm looking for others who have experienced the same thing I'm going through. I've scoured the internet but my search results just don't seem to turn up much. I feel alone in my plight. ...

Tags: grieving,girlfriend not supporting
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Saying it first

posted Thu 5, Mar 2015 at 7:23pm

Hi, this is my first post. I'd be thankful for your advice. I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for a year and 2 months, we are both in our early 30s. Our problem is saying I love you...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Building trust despite his past relationships

posted Thu 5, Mar 2015 at 4:34pm

I am looking for some advice, some ideas as to how to help my husband and I. His ex-wife of 6 years cheated on him something awful, and did it by constantly hiding her phone and chatting with men o...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

nagging him about sex

posted Thu 5, Mar 2015 at 4:22pm

Hi I've been dating my partner now for 10months and we recently moved in with each other in mid January. I just feel as though we are not close intimately anymore and it's such a big effort on h...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance

Unsure

posted Thu 5, Mar 2015 at 4:04pm

I am a 31 year old divorced stay at home mother of 3. My children are 7,5 & 3. I am in a relationship now with a 36 year old divorced father of 2 teenage daughters. We are currently planning our No...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Mixed Families

To tell or not to tell...

posted Wed 4, Mar 2015 at 5:07pm

Hi there, 2 years ago, one of my best friends told me that he was in love with me and that he had been for years. At the time, i had been with my boyfriend 4 years. Although I had been completel...

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Unfair treatment

posted Wed 4, Mar 2015 at 4:22pm

Hi - first time post. My partner always seems to me berate me I don't do things with her. For example, I got to the football every other weekend or so to see my friends and have a cathc-up (like...

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

Messed up...

posted Wed 4, Mar 2015 at 12:31pm

i have been with my current boyfriend for over a year, and despite his attempts to get closer, and my attempts to let him closer, i always resist him... he came from a previous relationship where h...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

He Is Thinking of Breaking Up - PLEASE HELP

posted Wed 4, Mar 2015 at 12:09pm

Okay, here goes... Been with my partner only a few months (not long, I know). We are very much in love/have very strong feelings. We have overcome a lot of issues thus far (the main being his fam...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Trust issues, problem with online flirting

posted Wed 4, Mar 2015 at 10:19am

Hey, My boyfriend and me have been together for 10 months now, so not a very long time, but our connection is incredibly strong. He makes me laugh all the time, we can be so silly together but we...

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Affairs and Jealousy, 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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My boyfriend says his feelings for me have changed

posted Wed 7, Nov 2012 at 9:50am

We met last December and both had an immediate and strong attraction. I had not been in a relationship for 6 years and for him it was 2 years. There was almost a sense of relief at finding each oth...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I slept with someone and He left me for another girl Not sure if to believe him and give us both a second chance.

posted Wed 7, Nov 2012 at 8:33pm

Well it starts when me and this guy i met, J.(name removed by moderator to protect anonymity) he was shy around me and very akward. it took us about a month to actualy get together because he would...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Messed up love triangle

posted Sat 10, Nov 2012 at 8:49pm

I'm in a complicated relationship at the moment. For the past four years I'd been in a long distance relationship, we were engaged for one of those four years. Then in August we split up, mostly be...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

My husband has fallen out of love with me

posted Sun 11, Nov 2012 at 6:07pm

I’ve been married for 13 years and we have two daughters. I have felt for a few months (since about July maybe) that something hasn’t been “quite right”. And sure enough my husband told me about 3 ...

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

How can I get through to him?!!!!

posted Tue 6, Nov 2012 at 9:57pm

This is a long story but here's the condensed version. My partner of 8 yrs has been lying and being deceiptful to me from the very beginning of our relationship-sending his ex wife an anniversary ...

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

Is he being a bit over the top or is it just me? and how can we get some privacy?

posted Tue 13, Nov 2012 at 9:18am

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 4 months now and he is always asking me to stay at his but the things is his parents have such strict rules. I mean I don't mind the whole we can't sleep ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family

just love or in love??

posted Mon 12, Nov 2012 at 9:58pm

I was with my ex boyfriend for 6 years and lived with him for 3. I started dating him when i was 15. We broke up in feb of this year. It was my choice. I felt as though something was missing and i ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

Please help :(

posted Thu 15, Nov 2012 at 10:59am

A year ago next week, I met the most amazing person. He was just what I wanted and needed after my previous break up six months beforehand. However, I went into this relationship with some 'baggage...

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I feel trapped, and I thought I was good at this relationship stuff...

posted Fri 16, Nov 2012 at 1:26am

Hello, I think I'm writing here just to get all this off my chest. Iv been in a relationship for roughly 10 months now, and I know it may not seem like a long time, but I have just had enough o...

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I don't know whether to take him back :S

posted Mon 19, Nov 2012 at 6:53pm

A few weeks ago I left my boyfriend of 4 years. He is saying he is sorry and has realised what he did was wrong and has said he will change, but the problem is I really don't feel that I can forgi...

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