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what is the right thing to do?

posted Sun 19, Apr 2015 at 7:42am

I have been with my boyfriend for seven years. We were pretty young when we started dating. Since then, we chose our carriers, moved to different cities...and are now living very different lives. W...

Tags: long distance relationship,break up,confused,getting married
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Making a Commitment, Living Apart Together

Should I be concerned about my partner's photo collection?

posted Sun 19, Apr 2015 at 4:00am

Myself and my partner are quite open with one another and we were discussing porn earlier on. I told him it doesn't really do much for me as I prefer to use my imagination and he said "maybe I shou...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

I am unsure of what to do.

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 8:15pm

I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years now, but recently I have become distressed over whether or not I should stay with him. We are both 20 years old and have dated since high school. He has tr...

Tags: break up,relationship advice,advice,long term relationship
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Really, really lost. My fiancée called off the marriage and wants to move out.

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 4:27pm

I worry that this is going to be much too long for a lot of people but I can't help but to seek advice. The current situation: My fiancée and I are approaching our four-year anniversary of bein...

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

My aunt dating my ex and suddenly my life changes

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 4:24pm

My aunt (only 10 years older than me) began dating my ex (21 years ago-is when we dated), and while that seems like such a long time, it still bothers my husband. It bothers me that my husband feel...

Tags: Family,husband,aunt,ex,mom,hurt feelings
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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

IS IT ME?

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 4:23pm

my boyfriend and I have been dating for about 8 months. At first he would touch me n rub me kiss n all that good stuff we had sex about 3/4 times a week, but now I get nothing.we don't live togethe...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Not sure what to do next..

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 1:34pm

My boyfriend and I have been living together for almost 2 years. With my 2 daughters, ages 10 and 11 from my previous marriage. I have many communication issues. I shut down and seem to never talk ...

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Friends & Family, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Should I still be with him?

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 12:53pm

I'm 17 and have been with my boyfriend for a year. We have great chemistry and love spending time together etc,. However, I can get annoyed at him quite easily.. I'm a very jealous person and can b...

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

Should I feel guilty?

posted Sat 18, Apr 2015 at 5:38am

Let me start with a little background. My husband and I have been married for a year. We have known each other for since high school. And dated for four years. I love him very much and we don't fig...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Dead end

posted Fri 17, Apr 2015 at 11:29pm

I am 55 yrs. old, been married to the same guy since falling pregnant at 16 in 1976 (39yrs) I feel as though I am viewed and treated as basically a mess he found himself in and is stuck with. I h...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

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what should i do

posted Thu 1, Oct 2009 at 10:25pm

for the past 3 weekend my girl has said she dosent know whether she loves me or not. and this weekend i think shes being really serious. but the way she has been talking to me is as if she want...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Is this the end?

posted Fri 2, Oct 2009 at 11:26am

My husband recently started a new job which takes him away from home for a couple of weeks at a time. After his first trip he came home and we just could not connect anymore. I was overly attentiv...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

he lied to me....

posted Fri 2, Oct 2009 at 12:47pm

i have been with my bf for just over a year now, the first six months of our relationship we were having an affair, both our relationships had brokendown and what started out as support and friends...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Advice please?

posted Fri 2, Oct 2009 at 3:06pm

Hi there, i am a young mum of 19 and i have a 5 month little girl, i have been with her dad for almost 2 years but he wont get serious and isnt really interested in our daughter as she was a mistak...

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Becoming a Parent, Making a Commitment

Has he fallen out of Love with me?

posted Fri 2, Oct 2009 at 4:38pm

I've been with my boyfriend for about 2years and 2months, and i love him, so so much. But the past 6 months has been up and down all the time,but recently it's been a nightmare! He said to me 3 mon...

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

problems with guy please help?

posted Fri 2, Oct 2009 at 6:18pm

ok so i have been talking to a guy who i met online for about 8 months now but he is quite a lot older than me i am 17 and he is 31 and has been single for 6 years , and i dont think he is a playe...

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

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

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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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