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New Husband is hiding debit

posted Tue 16, Sep 2014 at 2:25am

Been married for 2 weeks and I found out my new husband has about $34,000.00 in consumer debit. Before we got engaged he told me he had $13,000.00 in debt and I know while we were engaged and he sa...

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Money, Communications in relationships

Unsure & Unhappy

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 11:42pm

I've just been signed off work for two weeks with "acute stress reaction", although I have another appointment at the end of that to work out whether or not I ought to be treated for depression. I ...

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

Am I making right decision??

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 10:46pm

I am engaged to a great guy who I love to death, he has taken on my son as his own. My problem is we barely have sex! We only have sex when I initiate it and that is once a month if that! At firs...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment

'Break'

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 8:19pm

I wasn't able to go into detail in my question due to the word limit (I didn't realize I could use this). My girlfriend and I have been together for three and a half years now, we are both coming 2...

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Making a Commitment

Not sure what me and my ex are

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 7:46pm

I started going out with my ex in December of 2012. She's my first girlfriend and I became very attached to her. I saw her as much as I could and we were very happy, we were in love and went on hol...

Tags: relationships,university,long,distance
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Finding Time for Each Other, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Long Distance and Long Term

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 7:23pm

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 5 years and are now sophomores in college. We go to different schools, half way across the country from each other. He’s in Philly and I’m in Indiana. He bas...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

What do I do, where do I start?

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 7:13pm

I have ongoing issues with the landlord (my aunt's ex boyfriend) who has caused alot of distress for me by threatening me in which I threatened to report him for harassment but this is more to do w...

Tags: family
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Friends & Family

Had an affair but can't leave partner

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 6:32pm

Have been in a relationship for 7 years with 2 kids, the youngest born just a couple of months ago. He's a good man and an excellent father and although we got off onto a rough start (he had broken...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Bringing up Children Together, Communications in relationships

Not feeling it.. Confused

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 6:05pm

Hey! Hoping you can help, I'm new to the forum but hoping for some positive advice rather than judgemental as I'm genuinely confused. My partner and I have been together for close to 4 years. & ...

Tags: Relationship,worries,baby,house,mum
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Becoming a Parent, Bringing up Children Together, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Making the right decision

posted Mon 15, Sep 2014 at 3:53pm

I apologize in advance for the length! A little background - My boyfriend and I have been together close to 2 years, have known each other about 4 years. I have a son from my previous marriage -...

Tags: truth,lies,online friends
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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

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

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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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