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REAL COUPLES WANTED FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL BRAND CAMPAIGN

posted Wed 28, Jan 2015 at 3:47pm

A major brand is looking for open and honest couples who are confident and comfortable talking about their relationship issues for an exciting new project. Are you and your partner looking for tip...

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

Should I leave?

posted Wed 28, Jan 2015 at 12:35pm

I have recently started a new relationship. I have known the guy well for several years as friends, and we lived together as room mates. We got together about 2 months ago and decided to give i...

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

New Love, Old Love

posted Wed 28, Jan 2015 at 4:12am

I am 20 years old, and been in a relationship for 2 years now. In the past several months, my romantic love for my partner has diminished, and I seem to value the friendship more than anything. Whi...

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Does he still love me the same and can we get our relationship back?

posted Tue 27, Jan 2015 at 11:17am

I have been in the most wonderful relationship for the last year with the most amazing guy. As well as being madly in love we became the best of friends. Everything about our relationship was great...

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

I love him but I have hard time trusting him

posted Tue 27, Jan 2015 at 3:14am

Hey I'm a married woman and mother living in Sweden. When i was pregnant with my first child ; my husband that i trusted had plenty of conversations with others women on internet and all of them ...

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

Parents, boyfriend? but what about me?

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 8:22pm

Hi, Ive been in n out of this relationship for now 2.5 years. But now it feels stable for the last 1o months. It started off in second year college and things came to a point where the relations...

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is it me?

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 12:11pm

Hi everyone. I'm worried I might be making a mountain out of a mole hill or doing that horrible self destruct thing. Yet on the other hand how can I tell if i'm being mistreated. I recently...

Tags: too soon,lack of emotion,reserved,am i being used?,respect
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

My boyfriend of 2 years decided to break it.

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 9:39am

Hi everyone, I'm in a sad situation. So I've been with my boyfriend for over 2 years now, so I know all of his family (am he has lots) e he officially knows all of mine. We started as friends 5 ye...

Tags: 2 year boyfriend,he left me,I still love him
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships

Intimacy & Trust: How do I get past this?

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 3:27am

I was previously married for 12 years but have been separated now for 3 years. I met my current partner a year after being separated and we moved in together about 6 months after. It was a decision...

Tags: Affair,Cheating
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Affairs and Jealousy

not sure how to handle my feelings

posted Sun 25, Jan 2015 at 8:53pm

I'm trying to figure out exactly how to express my feelings to my recent boyfriend. We have hung out/dated just as a friend with benefits relationship for the past year on and off. I had just gotte...

Tags: boyfriend,am I ready for relationship,unsure feelings
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

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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

IS IT TOO LATE? PLEAASEE RESPOND =( URGENT HELP

posted Wed 14, Oct 2009 at 1:14pm

BEFORE I START I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT BEFORE YOU START READING THIS I REALISE MY WRONGS AND I WANT TO APOLOGISE IF I OFFEND ANYONE WITH MY SITUATION. I ALREADY FEEL EMBARRASSED AS IT IS. THANK YOU...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

Am I missing something?

posted Wed 14, Oct 2009 at 10:20pm

I wonder if I can get some advice...simply put, I don't know whether to stay or go...I have been in a relationship for 21yrs with the same man. I do love him and have loved him since we met...he i...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

I don't know what to do....

posted Tue 20, Oct 2009 at 7:47am

I'm in my second marriage, we've been together for 10 years and married for 5 of those. Making love in the early days was OK but over the last 3 or 4 years it has gradually ceased altogether. I h...

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

My girlfriend keeps pushing me away

posted Wed 21, Oct 2009 at 10:15am

I have been with my girlfriend for 4 years and we have a good, loving relationship. Up until about 7 - 8 months ago we have had a good sex life but things have been changing. We kiss and cuddle and...

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

I am just tired of it all

posted Mon 26, Oct 2009 at 12:51pm

I have been with my boyfriend for nearly 8 yrs and, althought I do love him, I don't think I am in love with him anymore...I am afraid that I am more in love with the idea of who we could be than w...

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

I cant lose her after 17 years

posted Mon 26, Oct 2009 at 2:05pm

I love my wife more then anything in the world however i think i have blown it. I am in the armed forces and have been for nearly 19 years, my wife and i have been married for 17 years, we have thr...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, 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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