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Emotional Abuse or not I cannot tell anymore.

posted Tue 30, Jun 2015 at 3:03pm

To make a very long story short. I cheated on my husband last summer and he found out about it last fall when the other person tried to start it again after I stopped it. We have been thru therap...

Tags: depression,anxiety,abuse,relationship,marriage
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Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Once you are already in a relationship you no longer "need" to spend time together?

posted Tue 30, Jun 2015 at 10:45am

I've been in a relationship for 2 years. 6 months ago we decided to move back to his home country (Italy) We have been living together for 1 full year. I have brought it to his attention before whe...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, A Psychologist's Perspective

In house Pussy

posted Tue 30, Jun 2015 at 5:39am

I need opinions: I believe my current boyfriend has good intentions but he is so rude with his words, condescending, doesn't bite his tongue for anyone. stubborn, combative, at times manipulativ...

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

depressed about sex

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 11:23pm

I need some help please, my boyfriend and I have been together for just under 2 years, although we are already having issues with our sex life. When we first started dating the sex was amazing, we ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, A Psychologist's Perspective

Dating a commitment phobic, substance abuser.

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 7:34pm

My partner and I met at work 4 years ago, he is now 37 and I am 24. Over the years we spent a lot of time chatting at work and over the weekends, through this we came to know eachother quite well. ...

Tags: Relationship,substance abuse,commitment issues,commitment phobe
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Good relations gone sour

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 5:27pm

This concerns the relationship I share with my mother in law. Me and my husband have been married for 2 years now with a 9 month old daughter who is dear to both of us. Ours was a love marriage and...

Tags: Mil,relationship advice,in laws
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Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Worried about our relationship in face of cancer diagnosis

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 3:06pm

Please help me sort out my feelings about my relationship with my boyfriend, my relationship with his cancer, and how the two might be interplaying. My boyfriend is 28, I am 30. He was diagnosed...

Tags: cancer; insecurity; love
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Dilemma

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 7:03am

I've been with my fiancé for 15 mths. We both have illnesses and mental health problems. The thing is my fiance lately has been having issues with ppl gossiping about her for no reason where we liv...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Living Apart Together

How did my date go?

posted Sun 28, Jun 2015 at 9:34pm

Okay Here’s the situation: I met this girl at a Concert thanks to our mutual friends. We started talking. Later on a friend of her’s asked me, if I could hold an eye on that girl, because she had...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Sex and Affairs

Holding on to bad things?

posted Sun 28, Jun 2015 at 9:12pm

Hi, I'll try and make this as short as possible. I met my boyfriend a while back. We had a great relationship to begin with. Only fault was that a lot of people would make comments about 'me bein...

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Affairs and Jealousy, 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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Really don't know what to do anymore

posted Fri 17, Aug 2012 at 3:01pm

Hi everyone. I could really do with some advice and I hope that you can help in some way. I'm at my wits end. I've been with my OH for just under 9 years. We are in our early 30's, own our own h...

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

Boyfriend of Four years is now searching "Sex Finder" Sites

posted Tue 14, Aug 2012 at 11:07pm

MY boyfriend and I have been dating for four years. In the past, I found him searching a "sex friend" site on his phone. I confronted him, and through a little backtracking I found that he had n...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

I don't know what to do?

posted Wed 15, Aug 2012 at 4:58pm

I went away to visit my mum and dad for a few days with my son. My husband was busy with work and a new promotion. However, I noticed receipts for meals for 2 people and I know I shouldn't have but...

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Affairs and Jealousy

How to approach the lack of sex issue

posted Sat 18, Aug 2012 at 8:11am

My wife and I no longer have regular sex (once every 1-2 months at best). It has been gradually going this way since she fell pregnant with our 1st child 4 years ago and has gradually gotten worse....

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Is he embarrassed?

posted Sat 18, Aug 2012 at 3:22pm

So I met this boy and I didn't think much of it but he seemed pretty keen, we have been texting quite a bit with him seeming to carry the conversation. We were talking and he said about how he is s...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

Advice appreciated

posted Mon 20, Aug 2012 at 8:01pm

Hi there's My story is an odd one where I can't stop punishing myself. Here goes a year ago I moved to NZ from England for a change and to start a fresh life 2 weeks after moving from England ...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Just need some advice, not sure what to do.

posted Tue 21, Aug 2012 at 5:08am

I've been with my boyfriend for a little over 2 1/2 years. We have a fairly healthy relationship, we don't live together but see each other on a weekly/bi-weekly basis. I love being with him, we do...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

what do I mean by taking a break? What should I tell him :-(

posted Thu 23, Aug 2012 at 12:50pm

I posted on here a few weeks back about breaking off a long distance relationship of 4 years. I eventually spoke to my boyfriend about my concerns, but in the end told him I needed a break. He ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

What happend to us??

posted Sat 25, Aug 2012 at 8:04am

I have been dating my fiance, Steve*, for what will be 4 years in October. I have a son from a previous relationship and one son with Steve*. Our relationship grew very quick. Within two months of ...

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

I just don't have a clue what he's thinking anymore

posted Sat 25, Aug 2012 at 7:53pm

This will probably be a bit long, so I apologise in advance. I started dating this guy (I shall call him Harvey) last year, about 18 months ago. He is my first boyfriend and the first guy I've e...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

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