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Avoiding sex, but worried my husband will cheat.

posted Sun 2, Aug 2015 at 5:42pm

My husband and I have been trying for children on and off for about four years now give or take. In those four years I've had six miscarriages. The last one was January of this year. Since the...

Tags: sex,marriage,intimacy,relationship,affection,miscarriage
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Becoming a Parent, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

How do I deal with my ex- please help :(

posted Sun 2, Aug 2015 at 5:51am

So it all started when my ex and I met a year ago. We were pretty close friends for a while, but then X fell inlove with me. I didnt want to hurt his feeling so I got together with him (which was o...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, A Psychologist's Perspective

11 year relationship over!!

posted Sat 1, Aug 2015 at 2:39pm

My girlfriend of 11 years split up with me just over a week ago however we didn't see each other for the last 2 weeks. I'm British indian and she was British irish. We got together when I was 19 an...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Mixed Families, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Too Young?

posted Sat 1, Aug 2015 at 3:39am

I'm an eighteen year old young lady. I'm transitioning my life into college and the adult world, but I've been dating my twenty year old boyfriend for a year and some now. I'm afraid to admit this,...

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Life transitions, Living Apart Together

past relationship

posted Sat 1, Aug 2015 at 1:21am

My current boyfriend and I dated when we were teenagers but broke up. We've dated other people but my last relationship before our reconiciliation was with and older guy. I always did prefer older ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

My future husband has a child and I can't deal with it

posted Fri 31, Jul 2015 at 8:09pm

Hi there. Sorry for my English .I never thought I could ever bring myself in such a difficult situation. I'm living with my boyfriend for a year now. He is divorced from his ex wife ,they had a chi...

Tags: relationship,stepchild
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Becoming a Parent, Getting on Better with my Partner, Mixed Families

Trying to cope with his affair

posted Fri 31, Jul 2015 at 5:31pm

Me and my boyfriend dated for 4 years, got engaged, and I broke it off a few months later because I felt he was not willing to work on small issues, such as communication and problems I have had wi...

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Sex and Affairs

Need advice Please!!

posted Fri 31, Jul 2015 at 4:52am

My online boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for 2 and a half years now, but in between we've had some break ups. The first time we broke up because of him, he said that our age difference...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

need some advice

posted Thu 30, Jul 2015 at 8:06am

I have been with my boyfriend for a year now, everything was great in the first 6 months, and then he put on an increasing amount of weight and felt uncomfortable with himself, we stopped having se...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Feel like a fool

posted Thu 30, Jul 2015 at 2:12am

Soo..any of you have an issue with intimacy. I do..serious issue with me. For a long time I thought he had low testosterone. I finally got him to go get it checked and the dr said it was normal. We...

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Most Helpful

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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

i'm worried my boyfriend is cheating on me :(

posted Mon 5, Oct 2009 at 10:25am

So I did something I thought I'd never do. I've met someone on an online gay dating site, I never thought I would but I did. I spoke to him online for a good month and a bit before i got the con...

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Affairs and Jealousy

I just dont know!!

posted Mon 5, Oct 2009 at 3:10pm

Well I just dont know where to begin. I have been dating my boyfriend for the last 9 months and two weeks ago my tenancy was up on my house and we had discussed us moving in together. He had asked...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

I don't know what to do! (My boyfriend and his family)

posted Tue 6, Oct 2009 at 2:01pm

I'm struggling with my boyfriend at the moment. He's very close to his parents and older sister (he's 25) His mum has has just been diagnosed with cancer and is starting chemo - it's 100% curable b...

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Money, Friends & Family, Making a Commitment

When do you say enough is enough ?

posted Thu 8, Oct 2009 at 3:43pm

I am a mid 40's bloke, married for 20 years, two kids at school, who is living in a marriage where my wife does not display any real affection or is prepared to share any intimacy with me. This is...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Getting on Better with my Partner

Please help. Its breaking me

posted Fri 9, Oct 2009 at 8:48am

My partner and I have been together now for five years. For the first two years or so things were great. She then got pregnant in 2005 and we were both excited. Anyway, without going too much int...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

help sought for a friend

posted Sun 11, Oct 2009 at 9:07am

My friend and her boyfriend bought a house together last year after a few years together. She's got one child and he's got 2 children. She could not sell her house at the time, so is renting it out...

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Money, Friends & Family

When the flirting gets serious

posted Sun 11, Oct 2009 at 6:19pm

We met last Wednesday 30th September after contacting on a dating website and have four dates since then. We've been texting each other everynight (he starts the texts and he works nights). The la...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Husbands betrayal

posted Sun 11, Oct 2009 at 7:08pm

We have been married for 43 years. The first 10 years were difficult as he was so jealous of me. He never showed these traits before we married, so his possessiveness was a shock to me. We had thre...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Most Commented

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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 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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