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Control issues between parents and children

posted Sat 29, Nov 2014 at 5:05am

My husband and I have 4 children between us: I have 3 and he has 1. My sons and stepson are grown up and live out of the home. My daughter has been raised by my husband since she was 5. My husband ...

Tags: children,chores,frustration,respect,annoyed,fighting,being ignored,controlling
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Becoming a Parent, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships

Living with best friend who won't speak to me anymore

posted Fri 28, Nov 2014 at 12:28pm

About 6 years ago I met a guy online, I'll name him Joe here, and we started dating. After about a year we found out that we did not work as a couple, but we have remained very good friends since. ...

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Friends & Family, Communications in relationships

insecurity and controlling issues

posted Fri 28, Nov 2014 at 10:10am

I have been with my boyfriend for 3 and a half years and for most of the time, we are extremely happy together. My boyfriend is studying for a degree that requires a lot of his time and effort, w...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Is it him or me ?

posted Fri 28, Nov 2014 at 2:29am

Thanksgiving Day I woke up with a rash all over my body due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics I was taking. I went to a 24 clinic, they gave me steroids and valium. My husband was asleep whe...

Tags: me or him,relationships,feelings,dinner,Thanksgiving,help,hurt feelings,not feeling good
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Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Am I selfish or does he perhaps just not love me?

posted Thu 27, Nov 2014 at 7:31pm

Been together with my spouse 5 years - blended family, we are both middle-aged. In the beginning, he was emailing his ex about getting back together. That didn't happen (i.e., they did not get ba...

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

Should I end it?

posted Thu 27, Nov 2014 at 2:55pm

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and a half. We started dating when we barely knew each other & broke up a few months later because he was in love with someone else. We got back tog...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Sex and Affairs

Back to square one

posted Thu 27, Nov 2014 at 1:12pm

In short we have been together 8 yrs, married 3. Two children 6 and 4. Shortly after our marriage things became one sided, things were said but never acknowledged. We drifted, I wandered and had an...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Should I end things now or try to push through?

posted Thu 27, Nov 2014 at 10:03am

Apologies for the rambles of this post, if you stick through it all and can give me advice I'll be so glad. I'm currently in the most serious relationship I've ever been in at about 6 months now. O...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions

Relationships and porn!

posted Wed 26, Nov 2014 at 10:56pm

My boyfriend and I have 3 about to be 4 kids together and have been together almost 3 years. Most of our relationship he has cheated on me. I finally forgave him because when I found out, I had jus...

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

Should I invite my boyfriend to Thanksgiving?

posted Wed 26, Nov 2014 at 9:04pm

My boyfriend and I have been together for 7 months. I'll save the tiresome details, but about a month ago things became very tense between us because of personal issues not related to the relations...

Tags: holidays
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Friends & Family

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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

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

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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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