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PLEASE HELP!

posted Wed 22, Oct 2014 at 5:08pm

Okay people- be prepared for a long post! I already know what most of you will say- get out!!! But it is so much easier said than done, when you are in love with someone. I am a 23 year old f...

Tags: boyfriend,girlfriend,age gap,love,lies,cheat
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Common issue?? Sex life,reward if found!

posted Wed 22, Oct 2014 at 1:15am

Hi there just looking for some advise,stories,scenario's etc... Me & my Girlfriend have been together since we were 16 (now 20/21) and staying at her mum's for the previous 2 years together,everyt...

Tags: teen,sex,couple,sex drive,libido
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Sex and Affairs

Wife's sex drive has changed

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 10:07pm

My wife and i had great sex life and anything went but now have a 7 month old baby so understandably her sex drive has changed. We still do have sex but she basically lets me get on with it so i do...

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Sex and Affairs

Should I wait it out....

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 9:59pm

2 years ago I started having an affair. I made the decision to leave my family for the other man. He filled in what I was missing in my relationship with my husband. We were together for 6 months h...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Not sure what to think

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 7:20pm

I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years. We have had many ups and downs from the start, but we get along fine. We live together and get on well, have a laugh, share similar tastes in music/films ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Should I forgive my ex or not?

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 1:23pm

Hello, I hope you don’t mind, when the story gets a bit long.  Prologue: It all began with the fact that me and my friend both liked the same girl. I am usually very choosy, when it comes t...

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

False hope?

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 11:48am

Hi, I'm 27 and my boyfriend is 29 and works in the armed forces, we met online 1 1/2 years ago have connected so well, though we saw each very occasionally due to him been based 3 hours away from w...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Need some advice on what to do

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 11:02am

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 2 years now. We don't live together. Cmon we're just two teens. He's a nice guy. Usually blur at times but he shows u affection no matter what. He's a pla...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Long term relationship breaking down

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 8:18am

Hi there, i really need some advice. Im 30 and I've been with my partner who is 29, now Fiancée for over 10 years and living together for over 5. Our relationship has had a few up and down's like ...

Tags: long term problems,relationship breakdown,depression
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

i am a horrible woman who doesnt deserve happiness

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 8:03am

I will try and keep this as brief as possible. I am a 29 year old woman, been with male partner for 11 years, married for 4 years and have an 11 month old daughter. When my daughter was 4 months ol...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

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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

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

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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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