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Should I keep waiting?

posted Sat 20, Dec 2014 at 7:55am

My guy gave me the "I need space" talk months ago and continues to confuse me more and more. We were best friends before we got involved. To be fair, he was upfront that he was (and I quote) "terri...

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Work, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

My wife is a control freak and it's pushing me away...

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 10:03pm

I apologize in advance. This may get lengthy.. So just over a year ago I moved to the states. Long story short my wife and I have known each other for about 12 years. Talked on and off. We've al...

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Money, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

boyfriend cheated but I still want him

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:54pm

So I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years. It took him almost 1 year to win me over. I didn't love him at first but now I do deeply. and I know clearly he has loved me deeply too. We have had am...

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boyfriend is with someone else but still loves me

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:25pm

So I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years. It took him almost 1 year to win me over. I didn't love him at first but now I do deeply. and I know clearly he has loved me deeply too. We have had am...

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Letting go

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 12:46pm

I am a married woman with 6 children . My husband is a great dad and husband, But not as affectionate or caring as I would Like. After a 2 year friendship with a 22 Year old , friend of the f...

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i dunno if i want to continue with the relationship

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 8:10am

i am in relationship with my partner for about 5 years now. we are not married nor do we are living together nor do we have kids. we were planning to get married next year and we are unofficially e...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

My spouse does not show me any affection or intmacy

posted Thu 18, Dec 2014 at 2:51am

I lived with my wife for over 30 years with very little to no intimacy. People say why don't you leave her but she is a good person, good mother and a good friend. She just has a lot of trouble wit...

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

is it wrong to want more?

posted Wed 17, Dec 2014 at 8:16pm

I've been with my partner for just over 4 years, we have a child together but 3 times every year he gets distant and I find out he's been talking to other girls wanting sex. The last time he did it...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Is it right to try and get back in contact?

posted Wed 17, Dec 2014 at 10:52am

OK, I was in a relationship for 5 years but it ended badly about 6 months ago-she cheated on me and then when I found out, wouldn't discuss it and just threw me out- She just wont talk to me and af...

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Life transitions

its not all bad

posted Tue 16, Dec 2014 at 11:48pm

So im kind of with this guy iv been with properly for nearly 5 years and things have fizzled to the point where we are kind of friends now so we have an agreement where i can see but not have sex w...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

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need help

posted Mon 2, Nov 2009 at 7:42pm

hi i am new to here but am willing to try anything to save my marriage! my wife and i have been married for 7 years and have never prviously had any problems with our relationship. but for the las...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Stress generally with married life and life in general

posted Wed 4, Nov 2009 at 8:42am

I have been suffering from what you might call "foot in mouth" disease for the last 11 years I have been with my other half. I can't seem to get it right, I always pick the wrong time to have "cha...

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Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner

my husband always puts his family first.....~I can't take it anymore

posted Wed 4, Nov 2009 at 5:50pm

I am at my wits end, I really need some guidance as I have exhausted all of my own resources to no avail. I married my husband 2 years ago and we now have an 8 month old daughter. Our relationship ...

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Friends & Family

PLEASE help, got no replies last time and I so need advice x

posted Fri 6, Nov 2009 at 10:51am

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 th...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Cheated on - follow up to Boyfriends loss of interest in sex

posted Sat 7, Nov 2009 at 8:33pm

Update. Last night I found out the guy I loved, who supposedly loved me has been having sex with someone he found on the internet off a dating website for about a fortnight. So basically instead of...

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Affairs and Jealousy

He doesn't know that I know about the other woman

posted Sun 8, Nov 2009 at 6:41am

I found out my husband has been emailing/ texting/ chattng and talking to another woman! The thing is he doesn't know that I know. We've been married for 3 years. We had just got back from a weeken...

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Affairs and Jealousy

I dont know which way to turn ??

posted Sun 15, Nov 2009 at 7:31pm

I have been with my now wife for nearly 5 years and when I met her I felt she was the one. We had a fantastic relationship and went out regularly built a great life together, had a nice house holid...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

I think i made a mistake with someone at work

posted Wed 18, Nov 2009 at 9:17am

Ok ive got a bit of a problem and its really bothering me. I been good friends with someone at work for about a year, and at work we got the same group of friends and usually do things together. Ab...

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Making a Commitment

Broken Hearted and need advice

posted Fri 20, Nov 2009 at 1:51am

Hi, I am 26 yrs old and deeply in love with my son's father.We have had a very rough year as far as our relationship goes. He believes that I cheated on him and he is doing all he can to hurt me an...

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

Please help

posted Fri 20, Nov 2009 at 11:38pm

Hello, I have been with my wife for 12 very happy years (married for 8) we have two lovely boys 3 and 5. I can honestly say that my family means everything to me and to sum it up is my life. I ha...

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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

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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