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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

Being secretive

posted Thu 24, Jul 2014 at 2:26pm

I've been with my partner for 2 yrs. over the last few mouths she has been behaving very secretive. In the early stage of our relationship she was constantly on her mobile phone or her laptop but t...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, 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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Help three months until wedding

posted Tue 3, Sep 2013 at 7:32pm

Hi I am hoping for some advice any help much appreciated! I am due to get married in three months to my fiancée who adores me, we have been together for nearly three years I am 30 he is 36. We have...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Patience is a virtue, right?

posted Tue 6, Aug 2013 at 7:08pm

I've been married for 24 years and we lived together for 2 years before that. I'm 49 and my husband is 62 and drinks daily. In January of 2012 I began having an affair with a 45 year old man who do...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Someone with a broken heart

posted Sun 8, Sep 2013 at 11:53pm

Hello: I am 26 years old and I was dating with a guy who has my same age. He was my co-worked and come to my country to give us a training, he came back lamost 4 months ago. We were dating form Fe...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family

One-Sided Relationship

posted Mon 9, Sep 2013 at 11:30pm

I've been with my boyfriend for over a year or so, and I love him to death. But he has since been really apathetic and mean towards me for the last couple of months. We still kiss a lot, and we are...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

My partner is taking pictures of my privates as I sleep.....

posted Tue 10, Sep 2013 at 12:59pm

My partner and I have just reached our 10 yr anniversary. we have 2 children. A couple of months ago, I woke to find my partner trying to sneakily take a photo on his phone, of my private parts. I ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

troubling?

posted Tue 10, Sep 2013 at 9:50pm

I have made a split with my 5 months relationship with boyfriend who lives in Derbyshire (I'm in Norfolk) He has expressed his need for freedom..to spend time with female friends. He was in a u...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Advice Needed

posted Mon 2, Sep 2013 at 8:20pm

I have been dating my old HS boyfriend who I have know since I was 13, thought he was the one I was going to marry…we both parted our separated ways. We both married and divorced. Twenty years lat...

Tags: Strange Man Behavior
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Money, Making a Commitment

guilt

posted Mon 9, Sep 2013 at 5:24pm

I (30 male) was a virgin until a few months ago since I was unable to find a girl who liked me (not that I did not try). Then one day out of sexual frustration, while on a business trip abroad, I s...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

My boyfriend won't have sex with me and it's ruining our relationship, please help!

posted Mon 9, Sep 2013 at 1:19am

I've been with my boyfriend a year and a half now and we're about to start living together but he won't have sex with me and I don't know what to do. When we first started going out we would have s...

Tags: sex,help,libido,relationship,breakup,sexual,depressed,upset
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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Does anyone else feel the same?

posted Thu 12, Sep 2013 at 8:06pm

Hi, I am 48 and my husband is 49, I have posted on here before and have found it helpful. I think I am approaching the menopause as I haven't had any monthly stuff for several months now... I forg...

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