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In house Pussy

posted Tue 30, Jun 2015 at 5:39am

I need opinions: I believe my current boyfriend has good intentions but he is so rude with his words, condescending, doesn't bite his tongue for anyone. stubborn, combative, at times manipulativ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

depressed about sex

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 11:23pm

I need some help please, my boyfriend and I have been together for just under 2 years, although we are already having issues with our sex life. When we first started dating the sex was amazing, we ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, A Psychologist's Perspective

Dating a commitment phobic, substance abuser.

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 7:34pm

My partner and I met at work 4 years ago, he is now 37 and I am 24. Over the years we spent a lot of time chatting at work and over the weekends, through this we came to know eachother quite well. ...

Tags: Relationship,substance abuse,commitment issues,commitment phobe
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Good relations gone sour

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 5:27pm

This concerns the relationship I share with my mother in law. Me and my husband have been married for 2 years now with a 9 month old daughter who is dear to both of us. Ours was a love marriage and...

Tags: Mil,relationship advice,in laws
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Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Worried about our relationship in face of cancer diagnosis

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 3:06pm

Please help me sort out my feelings about my relationship with my boyfriend, my relationship with his cancer, and how the two might be interplaying. My boyfriend is 28, I am 30. He was diagnosed...

Tags: cancer; insecurity; love
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Dilemma

posted Mon 29, Jun 2015 at 7:03am

I've been with my fiancé for 15 mths. We both have illnesses and mental health problems. The thing is my fiance lately has been having issues with ppl gossiping about her for no reason where we liv...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Living Apart Together

How did my date go?

posted Sun 28, Jun 2015 at 9:34pm

Okay Here’s the situation: I met this girl at a Concert thanks to our mutual friends. We started talking. Later on a friend of her’s asked me, if I could hold an eye on that girl, because she had...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Sex and Affairs

Holding on to bad things?

posted Sun 28, Jun 2015 at 9:12pm

Hi, I'll try and make this as short as possible. I met my boyfriend a while back. We had a great relationship to begin with. Only fault was that a lot of people would make comments about 'me bein...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships

Should i talk to him?

posted Sun 28, Jun 2015 at 5:48pm

He is my junior and he works for me. We have only met once. But we have talked virtually everyday for 2 months now. He shows himself off as somebody who is quite accomplished, actually we have neve...

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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Confused!

posted Sun 28, Jun 2015 at 5:23pm

Hi All I am new to this forum and want your help.I do have friends who I speak to about this, but I am "worried" they may just tell me what I want to hear. I have been dating a guy for just o...

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Making a Commitment

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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

Need immediate help, please!

posted Mon 12, Oct 2009 at 1:53pm

Hello! I must start from the beginning as I truly belive the problems with my relationship come from different places. I am 20 years old. I met my fiance when I was 17 in 6th form and we started g...

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

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

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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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