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Lost my way

posted Fri 4, Sep 2015 at 10:46pm

Please bear with me, it's a complicated story. I was married for some years and to start off with things were fine, it wasn't until six months into the marriage that things started to go wrong, it ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Living Apart Together

Starving for affection

posted Fri 4, Sep 2015 at 3:37pm

My wife of 32 years displays no affection. I don't expect smothering, clinging affection. Just an occasional touch, hug, kiss, or anything that would let me know that she cares or desires me. Li...

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

I think my partner is disgusted by my body

posted Fri 4, Sep 2015 at 3:33pm

I am 23 and my partner is 33 we met about 8 months ago and I really would describe it as love at first sight. The first few months were so good we ended up spending all our time together to the ext...

Tags: Sex,hurt,communication,depression
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

My girlfriend's ex-husband just died - and she's distraught. What's my role?

posted Fri 4, Sep 2015 at 2:51pm

My girlfriend's ex-husband died this week and she's extremely upset. Which is understandable, but it's a weird situation and I don't know what to do. Let me explain... * was married for ten ye...

Tags: ex-husband death
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Affairs and Jealousy, Life transitions, A Psychologist's Perspective

Oh boy

posted Fri 4, Sep 2015 at 1:44pm

My boyfriend and I live together and have been in a relationship for 4 years. We met at work. He quit his job there and says he cant find a job because he is a felon. I used to try to help him find...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Can I fix my mistake? Is it even worth it?

posted Fri 4, Sep 2015 at 6:57am

Hi, my names Tegan and I'm in desperate need of some help before this whole situation destroys me. I fell in love with this guy when I was 16, we dated for 3 years and he was my first love, my firs...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

I need desperate help with my anger issues (Please offer advice)

posted Fri 4, Sep 2015 at 1:15am

Hey guys, I know therapy will be a suggestion some of you may come up with but at the minute therapy isn't free for me to obtain and I'm a student so I can't afford to pay for any. I'm 20 yea...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Future or Not?

posted Thu 3, Sep 2015 at 9:12pm

Thoughts on a 10 years divorced 50+ man who says he will never remarry, even if he is deeply in love, because it is nonsense if you don't plan on having kids.

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Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

am I settling?

posted Thu 3, Sep 2015 at 8:41pm

I have been divorced for 5 years. As a single mom I do not get opportunities to meet men so I went to b online dating. * and I met on pof. He works out and has told me if I gained weight that he .w...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Why does he treat her like i should be treated??

posted Thu 3, Sep 2015 at 2:29pm

Me and my bf (31)have been together for 5 years i have a 7 year old from previous relationship and a 10 week old with partner. Im the typical wifey who cooks cleans washes looks after kids pays bil...

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Housework, 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

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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

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

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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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