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mixed relationship troubles.....

posted Mon 24, Nov 2014 at 9:55am

Hi all, guess I'm just here looking for some insight. I'm with my boyfriend of 7 years who is a different culture and religion. His family have always welcomed and accepted me and my family have no...

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Friends & Family, Making a Commitment, Mixed Families, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

I took my relationship for granted

posted Sun 23, Nov 2014 at 10:18pm

Hello, I am looking for advice on how to change myself so I can save my marriage. Some background: We've been married over 5 years and dated for over 5 years prior to gettimg married. Whil...

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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Engaged and in a sexless relationship

posted Sun 23, Nov 2014 at 6:41pm

I am 26 years old, engaged to a 40 year old man that I have been with for over 5 years. He is very much my perfect man, gorgeous, kind, successful, caring and supportive, cooks and cleans, love...

Tags: #sexlessrelationship #engagedandconfused #fiance
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Mother Issues...

posted Sat 22, Nov 2014 at 2:12am

I've been married to my wife for over 2 years now, we have a great relationship and now we are expecting. Long story short, my mother(56) whom I love dearly, has definitely changed the minute my wi...

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Friends & Family, Communications in relationships

Wife has very low libido, how can I meet my needs?

posted Sat 22, Nov 2014 at 1:17am

Hello. I have been married for over 5 years, my wife and I are both 25 yrs old. My libido currently makes me feel like I want to have sex every 2 or 3 days. My wife only feels like having sex...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

girlfriend pregnant other baby daddy using child to manipulate mother.

posted Fri 21, Nov 2014 at 11:17pm

So to be honest I don't even know where to begin. I'm 27 she is 20. We met on an online dating site. Our first date was at a national forest we went for a walk and things turned out well. we starte...

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lack of intimacy

posted Fri 21, Nov 2014 at 12:22pm

I am a 50 year old lady in a relationship for 7 seven years with my 55 year old partner. We dont live together. Right from the beginning the sex was infrequent but I felt that it gave us chance to...

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

Is there anything I can do? Please help!

posted Fri 21, Nov 2014 at 9:30am

Hi, I am a 16 year old guy and my (ex?) girlfriend is 19. We've been dating a little over 13 months and we were crazy for each other a few months before we started dating. However, about a month or...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

I hate my boyfriend watching porn

posted Fri 21, Nov 2014 at 6:39am

I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for over a year. About 5 months into our relationship I discovered he had a fake profile on a social networking site and he used this to message other...

Tags: Porn,Internet,Boyfriend problems,Insexure,Trust,Lies
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Affairs and Jealousy

Desperate

posted Fri 21, Nov 2014 at 2:00am

In May my girlfriend of 51/2 yrs told me she was seeing someone else and was going away for weekend with him I pleaded with Her she would change her plans and said it was something she had to do an...

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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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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

Is it possible to get the spark back? 6+ year relationship and feeling uninterested

posted Thu 21, Mar 2013 at 7:32am

I have no one I can talk to this about, so I'm posting it here. I have been with my partner for just over 6 years. I've been with him since I was 18, in my first year of college. He's a few year...

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

How do I get him to understand how I feel without him feeling unsupported

posted Thu 21, Mar 2013 at 11:27am

Hi All, Me and my partner have been together on and off for 11 years. We have a 14 week old boy and a 5 year old girl. A month before our son was born, my partner told me he was opening a new bu...

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Work, Housework, Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Bringing up Children Together

Need some advice

posted Thu 21, Mar 2013 at 8:18pm

Today I was feeling especially frisky and sexual. I texted my boyfriend around lunch time and said such and suggested a quickie. I waited for a response.....and nothing. In the meantime I checked m...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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