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My ex boyfriend was a compulsive liar but I blame myself and want him back?

posted Wed 30, Jul 2014 at 4:04pm

We first started dating in Jan 2014 and we soon were an item everything was perfect. Troubles started the following month when I discovered he had used Omegle to contact another girl who lived in...

Tags: liar
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Affairs and Jealousy

Overreaction or deserved Response??

posted Wed 30, Jul 2014 at 11:33am

My partner was upset by the fact that a friend of ours, more mine, passed on some important news to other friends that wasn't there's to pass on. I was about to meet said friend later that week and...

Tags: argument,overreaction
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

DeadBeat Boyfriend or Girlfriend with Impossible Expectations

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 7:18pm

*LONG POST!* I am a 24 year-old university graduate with a full time job that has given me full medical, dental, and partial vision benefits, life/death insurance, a retirement savings plan, an...

Tags: deadbeat,boyfriend,girlfriend,expectations,compromise,unhappy,unequal,marriage material
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Money, Work, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Girlfriend flirting with mates

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 6:59pm

My girlfriend of 3 years has started flirting with my mates and now they are constantly texting each other and meeting up without me my friends don't invite me out no more but always ask my girlfri...

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Life transitions

can I have some advice I really want this guy back

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 4:20pm

I met this guy through a best mate of mine we where messaging each other and we all went on a night out a week after me and this guy kissed. Over the next week he texted me loads and even put posts...

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Making a Commitment

What do I do?

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 9:38am

Ok long post alert... So I have been with my partner for 2 years (although we were dating 4 years ago in May 2010 and were very much besotted straight away but I had a job lined up in Australia...

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Becoming a Parent, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Her dodgy past, what do you think?

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 9:22am

Hi. Just looking for some advice. I have been with my wife for 18 months. Married for 3. I knew she was a little wild in her younger years (she is 40 I'm 35) Raves and drugs etc. She has tw...

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Becoming a Parent, Getting on Better with my Partner

Mind is a Mess.. Impartial Advice Would be Greatly Received!

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Hi all, It's my first time posting here.. I just needed to speak to people that didn't know me or my partner for some impartial advice before my head explodes! I know my post is a little long, b...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Can you stay friends??

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 4:55am

Me and my Ex partner have recently spilt, and we ended on good terms. We have stayed very close as friends, nothing more, he still calls and texts me and tells me what his daily/weekly plans are an...

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

please help! :(

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 12:11am

I am 21 years old, and have been with my boyfriend for over 3 years now. We are childhood friends and have always been close. We started dating when we were in our last year of high school, and I a...

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Making a Commitment

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So confussed

posted Mon 5, Oct 2009 at 10:09am

Please help, have no idea who to turn to for some unbiased advice. Been with my partner for 10 years, we have a child together. It has been a very fragile relationship for the majority of that t...

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Making a Commitment

i'm worried my boyfriend is cheating on me :(

posted Mon 5, Oct 2009 at 10:25am

So I did something I thought I'd never do. I've met someone on an online gay dating site, I never thought I would but I did. I spoke to him online for a good month and a bit before i got the con...

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Affairs and Jealousy

I just dont know!!

posted Mon 5, Oct 2009 at 3:10pm

Well I just dont know where to begin. I have been dating my boyfriend for the last 9 months and two weeks ago my tenancy was up on my house and we had discussed us moving in together. He had asked...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

I don't know what to do! (My boyfriend and his family)

posted Tue 6, Oct 2009 at 2:01pm

I'm struggling with my boyfriend at the moment. He's very close to his parents and older sister (he's 25) His mum has has just been diagnosed with cancer and is starting chemo - it's 100% curable b...

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Money, Friends & Family, Making a Commitment

When do you say enough is enough ?

posted Thu 8, Oct 2009 at 3:43pm

I am a mid 40's bloke, married for 20 years, two kids at school, who is living in a marriage where my wife does not display any real affection or is prepared to share any intimacy with me. This is...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Getting on Better with my Partner

Please help. Its breaking me

posted Fri 9, Oct 2009 at 8:48am

My partner and I have been together now for five years. For the first two years or so things were great. She then got pregnant in 2005 and we were both excited. Anyway, without going too much int...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

help sought for a friend

posted Sun 11, Oct 2009 at 9:07am

My friend and her boyfriend bought a house together last year after a few years together. She's got one child and he's got 2 children. She could not sell her house at the time, so is renting it out...

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Money, Friends & Family

When the flirting gets serious

posted Sun 11, Oct 2009 at 6:19pm

We met last Wednesday 30th September after contacting on a dating website and have four dates since then. We've been texting each other everynight (he starts the texts and he works nights). The la...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Husbands betrayal

posted Sun 11, Oct 2009 at 7:08pm

We have been married for 43 years. The first 10 years were difficult as he was so jealous of me. He never showed these traits before we married, so his possessiveness was a shock to me. We had thre...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Need immediate help, please!

posted Mon 12, Oct 2009 at 1:53pm

Hello! I must start from the beginning as I truly belive the problems with my relationship come from different places. I am 20 years old. I met my fiance when I was 17 in 6th form and we started g...

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

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Having an affair but can't leave marriage

posted Sat 31, Jan 2009 at 9:57am

I really need someone to put my life back on track, to turn me back into the mother and wife I once was... a year ago, all that matters to me was my family whom I took pride in and would do a lot f...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy

Trying to right my wrong but so unhappy

posted Mon 2, Dec 2013 at 4:45pm

Hi my marriage became very one sided and I ended up being a single mum whilst married. Friends and family told my husband how things were but his answer was " she's well trained " and " she's alrig...

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Affairs and Jealousy

What do I do now?

posted Wed 21, Apr 2010 at 4:17pm

I have just recently split up with my husband of 10 years, we have been together for 13 years in total. We are very lucky and have 2 wonderful children together. Throughout our married life we re...

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Affairs and Jealousy

7 months on and don't feel any better after betrayal....

posted Mon 16, Mar 2009 at 10:07am

.....if anything I feel worse as the more I think about it, the more deception I see! My husband had been seeing a friend of mine behind my back for months and he was also e-mailing a woman off ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Is sexual attraction and friendship enough?

posted Sat 15, Sep 2012 at 1:17pm

Hi everybody, ive been on here before in search of advice....im back again lol So im 23 male, and have been seeing/sleeping with a girl who i have alot of history with, we go back along way lots...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

after all the posting, i just had to make my own thread... on-topic but not seeking advice

posted Wed 2, Jul 2014 at 8:25pm

This whole posting thing can be like a nightmare... this may get long... feel free to zip out at any point. I'm male 57 Synopsis: a little over a year ago a friendship with a co-worker went bey...

Tags: relationships,friendships
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Friends & Family, Word from the street

My boyfriend doesn't initiate or want sex.

posted Wed 11, Mar 2009 at 6:19pm

I've been with my boyfriend for almost 7 months now. We love each other and get on amazingly well. However...he doesn't initiate sex with me. In the day he can be all over me, hugging and kissing m...

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

Newbie help please?

posted Mon 9, Jun 2014 at 10:50am

Not sure if anyone can advise but here goes. Brief history, married 34 years, 4 grown up kids, financially ok and seemingly happy. Wife had an affair 20 years ago but worked through it and stayed t...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Found my boyfriend wanking

posted Mon 8, Dec 2008 at 10:18pm

<p>Help - I don;t know what to do.&nbsp; I just found my boyfriend wanking over a girl online.&nbsp; He was using his webcam and it eas obvious they were both at it.</p> <p>Please help, I feel so ...

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Affairs and Jealousy

My Wife's secret affair with her boss!!

posted Mon 10, Aug 2009 at 11:46am

Hi all..Ive just discovered my wife is having a sexual relationship with with her Ex boss, this has torn my world apart completely. When she started working for this company 5 years ago she was war...

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Affairs and Jealousy

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