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(Very long post!) We discussed 'numbers' (previous partners) and lies were told

posted Fri 29, Aug 2014 at 9:14am

Hi all, I'm in desperate need of advice and fear I'm heading towards a state of depression. I'm a 26 year old guy from UK and my dearly loved girlfriend is 24. She lives in the UK (soon to live ...

Tags: sex,partners,numbers,jealousy
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

She's my best friend and I love her so much, but I want to leave?

posted Fri 29, Aug 2014 at 5:46am

This might be long, sorry in advance. For starters, I'm bisexual. My girlfriend and I have been dating for almost 2 years now. We started dating the year after we graduated high school, and it's co...

Tags: bisexual,college,indecisive,worry,perfect relationship,best friends,stay together,break up
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Clear my mind

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 8:10pm

Hey everybody. This is my story: I have been 'dating' a guy for 5 months now and he has me all smitten!! We are not official as wanted to get to know each other before anything serious. He is m...

Tags: dating,confused,serious,fallen
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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Confused and getting depressed about LDR

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 5:50pm

I have been with my GF for nearly 8 years 5 of which have been long distance. I am 27 and this is the first long relationship I have had. we recently had an argument over future plans that has left...

Tags: long distance
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fears of burning out ( long post)

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 4:21pm

Hi guys I was hoping someone could give their opinion on the matter or even share their personal eperiences because I'm lost. My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 months and the way things wor...

Tags: moving too fast,falling in love,first relationships
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She is my friend, my grilfriends friend and I slept with her.

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 4:08pm

Here is my problem, i can t talk about this to my friends because of the awkwardness of the situation. My GF is away for holidays and I m staying in her flat to look after her cat. Her best frie...

Tags: Sleeping,friend,girlfriend,cheating,awkward;help,night,erotic,sexual,attraction,friendship
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Sex and Affairs

This Guy I "Dated" Briefly Keeps Popping Back Up in My Life, IDK How 2 Handle It

posted Thu 28, Aug 2014 at 5:31am

So sorry about the length but please take the time to read this all. I have known this guy for as long as I've known my current bf. I chose MY bf because I felt like we were so much alike and he ma...

Tags: boyfriends,confused,dating,long-distance
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Husband doesn't seem to love me

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 11:31pm

Hi all, We've been together over 10 years and married for 2and a half years. We have a child just under 1. I have found maternity leave hard at times as we've no family anywhere near and no frien...

Tags: Marriage problems
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Help

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 10:14pm

Hi everyone I really need some advise! I have been seeing this guy older than me (in his 40s and single) for about 2 years. We met at work which as you can image could be quite difficult at times,...

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Work, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Could it have been cheating??

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 6:26am

Heres the story- My girlfriend or so i think have been together for almost 6 years now, and living together for 5, I am 27-shes is 28. The first 3 years were great then it turned almost in to a ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

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Can I trust her

posted Sun 4, Oct 2009 at 1:35am

This is a two fold problem . Our relation is up and down, My Fiance of 19 months always expresses her self by swearing. Last week we wen out to a Casino with friends and every second word was fowl,...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Fallen out of love

posted Sun 4, Oct 2009 at 2:54pm

What do you do when after being with somebody for 29 years and you find out over a period of time that you don't really have anything in common anymore, that you have drifted apart so much your pa...

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Money, Getting on Better with my Partner

Am I being unreasonable

posted Sun 4, Oct 2009 at 7:15pm

I met my new boyfriend a month 5 weeks ago in a club back home in the North-East after an hour of him staring at me and going red he finally plucked up the courage to ask me out on a date, we have ...

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

a bit scared about the future...

posted Sun 4, Oct 2009 at 11:23pm

Usually when i read articles about relationship issues - i read recomendations like u should be more tolerant to each other, be more caring and explain to your partner how much you love this person...

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

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

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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

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

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

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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