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Can you be mates with an Ex?

posted Sat 26, Jul 2014 at 9:41am

My ex cheated on me, never slept with this girl, only kissed her which is enough I know. He then broke up with me. Since then I have found out he has been taking her on dates to all the places he u...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Is she playing games

posted Sat 26, Jul 2014 at 5:47am

My girlfriend and I broke up (4th time and all very similar and dramatic) after being together for over a year and a half. My ex is very insecure and has told me on many occasions that she was alw...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Is she playing games

posted Sat 26, Jul 2014 at 5:46am

My girlfriend and I broke up (4th time and all very similar and dramatic) after being together for over a year and a half. My ex is very insecure and has told me on many occasions that she was alw...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Jealous of my partners ex's after many years

posted Sat 26, Jul 2014 at 3:48am

Hi and thankyou for reading this. Im new to this site and Im hoping to get some advice for a matter which has recently been eating me up and causing many problems between my partner and I. I ha...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Is my relationship ending? I am so confused. (Bit of an essay sorry!)

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 10:39pm

I am 21 and have been with my boyfriend for almost 4 years, we've gone through school/university together, travelled together and have always had a very healthy relationship, i still love him but t...

Tags: Confused,new job,university,long term,long distance,living apart,different friends,new experiences,growing apart,stress,feeling distant
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Work, Friends & Family, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Boyfriend hurt by ex and is scared of commitment... but we act serious?

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 4:47pm

My boyfriend of 3 months was cheated on and broken up with by his ex, who he says is extremely manipulative and a liar. She has been sending him flirty messages and saying how she "appreciates him"...

Tags: relationship,commitment,boyfriend,dating,love,hurt,betrayal
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Jealousy/Insecurities

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 11:32am

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Feels like PRISON

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 12:45am

ok so, my husband and I have been married 8yrs overall relationship 10 years.. we split up for almost a year because of we just couldnt seem to get along, he would yell at me, try to control my eve...

Tags: prison,abuse,emotional,trapped,help,advice,kids,drama,manipulation,threats,marriage,tired,frustrated
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Money, Work, Affairs and Jealousy, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

She never finds time for me

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 12:25am

So we are both at school, she's in the year above me which makes it hard as it is because she's in sixth form and I'm not; so there's boys in her year which flirt with her. She goes on exchanges an...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Please help! :-(

posted Thu 24, Jul 2014 at 11:38pm

Hi I've been in a relationship with my bf for 5 and a half months. He is 27 and I'm 30 nearly 31. We met online and to be honest I didn't meet up with any major intentions. However he made me feel ...

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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

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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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Dont know where to start.

posted Mon 22, Jul 2013 at 3:25pm

My husband and I have been together since high school. 6yrs, we married last year and will be coming up on our first anniversary in september. We have a 2yr old son and just purchased our first hom...

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

Decline in Intamacy

posted Wed 24, Jul 2013 at 4:52pm

So I have been with my partner for over 6 years, and we have recently moved in together, we got together young hence the time taken to move in together Before we moved in together Infact for th...

Tags: oral sex,relationships,intamacy,lack of sex,he wont do it,going down,lack of intamacy
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

I am married women slept with other women. I am confused.

posted Sun 28, Jul 2013 at 10:11am

I am 32 yr old married women.Last month i went for office trip along with my colleague(another married women) to other city.We went to hotel after our work.At night time while watching TV she touch...

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

Worried

posted Sun 28, Jul 2013 at 6:48pm

Hi everyone, I am in need of a little advice. I have been with my husband for 3 years (married this January) an things have been really good. I have never felt like this about anyone, which i...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Are the issues fixable?

posted Sun 28, Jul 2013 at 1:13pm

Hi, I have recently separated (temporarily) with my partner of 7 years. We have been married for 5 years and have no children. I am 31 and they are 28. We are both female. Recently I have slumpe...

Tags: Sex,intimacy,relationships
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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I can't take anymore. ..

posted Thu 1, Aug 2013 at 9:45am

I have been with my other half for just over 2years, its been very rocky I have had a lot of things thrown at me. Cheating with his ex, violence, hell from his family these are just a few. We have ...

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Making a Commitment

bf cannot have sexual intercourse due to ED and has no desire for sex

posted Tue 30, Jul 2013 at 6:16am

My bf of 7 months is very affectionate, kind and caring towards me. He will give me 3rd base sex because he knows I need it and he doesn't want to lose me. I have a high sex drive. In the beginnin...

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While we were separated she slept with other guys. Can I overcome this?

posted Fri 2, Aug 2013 at 8:15pm

Hi there, Well, me and my gf we've been together 2 years now. But we were separated for 4 months, then we decided to come back together. Well, I lover her, she says she loves very much, and ...

Tags: sex,jealousy,moving on,love
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

confused about feelings for husband

posted Wed 31, Jul 2013 at 12:44pm

I have been with my husband for 13 years now, married for 11 years. We have two lovely girls, a nice house and he is a good man. I work part time but equally contribute to everything financially. T...

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

I have a really high sex drive - but my boyfriend doesn't care for sex

posted Wed 31, Jul 2013 at 11:47pm

My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. In the beginning, we would have sex at least once a day, we experimented all of the time and would dirty talk etc. I even remember him saying...

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

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