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emotionally abusive?

posted Sun 30, Aug 2015 at 4:15pm

Hi, I'm a boy of 18 years. My boyfriend is 21 years old, and I have been with him for a year and eight months. When we first started dating, my boyfriend was literally a dream guy. He was polite an...

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

Trusting

posted Sun 30, Aug 2015 at 4:05pm

Hello, hope everyone is having a good Sunday! I was wondering if anyone has any tips for dealing with trust issues. In almost all of my relationships I have had an inability to trust fully, som...

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Confused by girl's actions.

posted Sun 30, Aug 2015 at 4:02pm

I frequent a restaurant. I know all the servers there. There is a server there who knows me and who I think likes me but I'm confused by her actions. She looks at me. Smiles at me. But she clearly ...

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Communications in relationships

2 years together he tells me he was sleeping with another girl during our first month...

posted Sun 30, Aug 2015 at 10:41am

I remember at the beginning he was receiving texts from this 18-y-o, "C" (I was 22 at the time), he told me about them, she was asking him if he was really happy with me, because she liked him and ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Love Dilemma

posted Sun 30, Aug 2015 at 7:53am

Hi I am completing my higher studies right now. I have had this guy best friend since I was 14 years old. Eventually we fell in love. The problem is that we don't want to date right now because we ...

Tags: Love,confusion,friendship
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Making a Commitment

Is my past marriage affecting my new relationship?

posted Sat 29, Aug 2015 at 2:19pm

I was married for 15 years, had 2 boys and was happy for 13 of them, the last 2 years of my marriage were filled with uncovering all the lies that my then husband had told me, such as remortgaging ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Not sure what to do next

posted Sat 29, Aug 2015 at 9:15am

Hi im 47 yeaes old and have been with my boyfriend for four months. When we met he told me hed been on his own about a year after a 5 year marriage. He said she was a liar and had multiple affairs ...

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Sex and Affairs

could somebody plz help me out.!??

posted Sat 29, Aug 2015 at 12:14am

OK I've been with my kids dad for 5 yrs on && off.! He has always cheated...he have recently broke up with a girl he was with for about 7 months..he left me for her. Now he is back with us.! He don...

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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, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

I can't shake the feeling that my man is cheating (Please read)

posted Fri 28, Aug 2015 at 6:54pm

Hello guys, Thank you for taking the time to read this post (If you do that is!) I've been with my partner for 5 years nearly. I'm 21 years old so we've been together since we were very young. ...

Tags: cheating,suspicions
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Work, Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

It was good at the start, now I'm trying to hang in there.

posted Fri 28, Aug 2015 at 5:40pm

I have been with my first female relationship for 3 years. The start was great & amazing to the point we I have fell in love with her. Throughout the years, it's been tough & challenging, we have o...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Living Apart Together

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Can an email friend be a threat to our relationship?

posted Thu 1, Oct 2009 at 2:18pm

My wife has a male friend who she corresponds with using email. She had kept this a secret from me but told me recently. I am grateful that she found someone to give her the confidence and support ...

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Affairs and Jealousy

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

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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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