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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

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

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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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Old age affair for my partners grandparents

posted Wed 13, Mar 2013 at 5:24pm

It will probably sound insensitive of me to write this post but I'm asking whether my attitude makes sense to other people, it undoubtedly doesn't to my boyfriend. Ok, My boyfriend's grandfather...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Making a Commitment

What do I do move in or move on?

posted Tue 12, Mar 2013 at 10:40pm

My boyfriend of three years has a lot of good qualities that I love him for. He is also very loving to my six year old son. (who's father has passed away last year) there is one main issue that thr...

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Making a Commitment

All my self-worth is gone and I can't take anymore.

posted Thu 14, Mar 2013 at 11:30am

I'll try not to ramble on too much but I really don't know what to do anymore. This is literally my last port of call before I lose the last piece of sanity I'm clinging to. To summarise, my fia...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Boyfriend, parents and housework.. help!

posted Tue 5, Mar 2013 at 7:22pm

This might be quite a common problem girlfriends may incur with a man that still lives at home with his parents, and i have heard of problems similar to mine but i believe this case to be worse tha...

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Housework, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Keeps walking out

posted Sat 16, Mar 2013 at 7:50pm

Hi, my partner of 2 and half years, keeps walking out, every time we have a argument. It leaves me feeling scared and worried that she is not going to come back one day. I wish I knew how to handl...

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How do i boost my mans confidence

posted Mon 18, Mar 2013 at 5:31pm

My partner says he loves me, and I know he does. I love him too. He seems to have an issue with sex. He doesn't initiate it at all, I have to ask for it. He has eczema and I know this has dente...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

My cousins and I

posted Wed 20, Mar 2013 at 4:39am

Hi, Would really appreciate some advice. I have 2 cousins that I hardly ever talk to, only when it's occasions like when the family gather for Christmas or some Birthdays, and I really want t...

Tags: family cousins relationship
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Friends & Family

My partners changed

posted Tue 19, Mar 2013 at 7:04pm

My partner and I have been together for just over four years. We have had our ups and downs, but we have got through our problems and came out stronger. Last week he turned round and said to me ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

He Lies about small things, but i have trust issues!

posted Mon 18, Mar 2013 at 10:50pm

I have major trust issues from previous relationships and the fact that hes lying to me an too my face when he knows i can tell! My partner says hes quit smoking all but 2 a week while he's at work...

Tags: Lying,smoking
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together

I'm lost for trying so hard...

posted Mon 18, Mar 2013 at 10:39am

Tags:He can't talk to his female friends in front of me (he only has female friends). I encourage him to talk to them in front of me but he still says he can't do it... We met on a dating site,and ...

Tags: Relationship problems
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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

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