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Jealous of my partners ex's after many years

posted Sat 26, Jul 2014 at 3:48am

Hi and thankyou for reading this. Im new to this site and Im hoping to get some advice for a matter which has recently been eating me up and causing many problems between my partner and I. I ha...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Is my relationship ending? I am so confused. (Bit of an essay sorry!)

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 10:39pm

I am 21 and have been with my boyfriend for almost 4 years, we've gone through school/university together, travelled together and have always had a very healthy relationship, i still love him but t...

Tags: Confused,new job,university,long term,long distance,living apart,different friends,new experiences,growing apart,stress,feeling distant
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Work, Friends & Family, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Boyfriend hurt by ex and is scared of commitment... but we act serious?

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 4:47pm

My boyfriend of 3 months was cheated on and broken up with by his ex, who he says is extremely manipulative and a liar. She has been sending him flirty messages and saying how she "appreciates him"...

Tags: relationship,commitment,boyfriend,dating,love,hurt,betrayal
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Jealousy/Insecurities

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 11:32am

I'm a 32/F and my partner is 35/M. We actually met when I was 17 and I was dating a friend of his. To be honest, I had a crush on him from the moment I met him, but back then he was a player. After...

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

Feels like PRISON

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 12:45am

ok so, my husband and I have been married 8yrs overall relationship 10 years.. we split up for almost a year because of we just couldnt seem to get along, he would yell at me, try to control my eve...

Tags: prison,abuse,emotional,trapped,help,advice,kids,drama,manipulation,threats,marriage,tired,frustrated
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Money, Work, Affairs and Jealousy, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

She never finds time for me

posted Fri 25, Jul 2014 at 12:25am

So we are both at school, she's in the year above me which makes it hard as it is because she's in sixth form and I'm not; so there's boys in her year which flirt with her. She goes on exchanges an...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Please help! :-(

posted Thu 24, Jul 2014 at 11:38pm

Hi I've been in a relationship with my bf for 5 and a half months. He is 27 and I'm 30 nearly 31. We met online and to be honest I didn't meet up with any major intentions. However he made me feel ...

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

Being secretive

posted Thu 24, Jul 2014 at 2:26pm

I've been with my partner for 2 yrs. over the last few mouths she has been behaving very secretive. In the early stage of our relationship she was constantly on her mobile phone or her laptop but t...

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

confused

posted Thu 24, Jul 2014 at 7:52am

So I have been with my Boyfriend for almost 2 years we have a baby together and I am not sure if he still loves me.we live together with his two brothers and always takes their side over mine and t...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

What would you personally do? HELP (relationship/pregnancy question)?

posted Wed 23, Jul 2014 at 10:24pm

Basically I have been in a relationship with a girl for a year but we have known each other for 5+ years (being friends). Because we have known each other for so long it feels like we have been tog...

Tags: pregnancy problems
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Becoming a Parent, Bringing up Children Together

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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

I'm lost!

posted Mon 26, Oct 2009 at 7:15pm

I'm really having a hard time right now... My live-in boyfriend and I have hit a rough patch. One of the biggest things for me right now is the fact that he is not regularly working. He's a jewel...

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Work, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner

At my witts end, please help : (

posted Tue 27, Oct 2009 at 11:55am

ADVICE NEEDED PLEASE I used to date this guy, was at a low time in my life and not been in a relationship really for 12 years, when I finally had the guts to go out in town, I met this guy on t...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

Advice needed regarding partner who cannot let go of previous marriage

posted Tue 27, Oct 2009 at 3:51pm

I have been with partner for several yrs and now living together. we met whilst my partner was married, he eventually left. after 6 months, he returned to her for 3 weeks to try and work it out but...

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Friends & Family, Making a Commitment

Wife doesn't love me anymore

posted Tue 27, Oct 2009 at 5:14pm

My wife needs time to think because she thinks she doesn't love me anymore. I'm so unhappy. It all started to go wrong when her father died earlier this year of a heart attack and she became really...

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

Help on a specific subject

posted Wed 28, Oct 2009 at 2:43pm

Hi there, I need to create a post but don't know really where, my situation does not really fit in... Basically, I have been in a relationship with my partner for a year now and things are fine ...

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Making a Commitment

Have reposted again as am desperate for advice

posted Sat 31, Oct 2009 at 9:31am

I have been with partner for several yrs and now and we living together. we met whilst my partner was married, he left his wife after 6 months, although turbulent as he returned to her for 3 weeks ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family

Pre marriage worries

posted Mon 2, Nov 2009 at 2:39pm

Ive been with my partner now for 4 years and its had both its good and bad times. Were meant to be getting married next year but just recently Ive been having huge doubts about whether im ready for...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

need help

posted Mon 2, Nov 2009 at 7:42pm

hi i am new to here but am willing to try anything to save my marriage! my wife and i have been married for 7 years and have never prviously had any problems with our relationship. but for the las...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Stress generally with married life and life in general

posted Wed 4, Nov 2009 at 8:42am

I have been suffering from what you might call "foot in mouth" disease for the last 11 years I have been with my other half. I can't seem to get it right, I always pick the wrong time to have "cha...

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Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, 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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