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Parents, boyfriend? but what about me?

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 8:22pm

Hi, Ive been in n out of this relationship for now 2.5 years. But now it feels stable for the last 1o months. It started off in second year college and things came to a point where the relations...

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is it me?

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 12:11pm

Hi everyone. I'm worried I might be making a mountain out of a mole hill or doing that horrible self destruct thing. Yet on the other hand how can I tell if i'm being mistreated. I recently...

Tags: too soon,lack of emotion,reserved,am i being used?,respect
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

My boyfriend of 2 years decided to break it.

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 9:39am

Hi everyone, I'm in a sad situation. So I've been with my boyfriend for over 2 years now, so I know all of his family (am he has lots) e he officially knows all of mine. We started as friends 5 ye...

Tags: 2 year boyfriend,he left me,I still love him
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships

Intimacy & Trust: How do I get past this?

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 3:27am

I was previously married for 12 years but have been separated now for 3 years. I met my current partner a year after being separated and we moved in together about 6 months after. It was a decision...

Tags: Affair,Cheating
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Affairs and Jealousy

not sure how to handle my feelings

posted Sun 25, Jan 2015 at 8:53pm

I'm trying to figure out exactly how to express my feelings to my recent boyfriend. We have hung out/dated just as a friend with benefits relationship for the past year on and off. I had just gotte...

Tags: boyfriend,am I ready for relationship,unsure feelings
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Long Distance- Help

posted Sun 25, Jan 2015 at 2:11pm

so really all it is, is that I've been with my boyfriend for about a year now and were happy and all but we live so far from each other and we rarely get to see each other and I don't cheat and nei...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Insecurities are building up

posted Sun 25, Jan 2015 at 11:48am

It will be my boyfriends and I's 2 year anniversary in March, and about 7 months ago, I found out my partner had lied to me about doing cocaine. He knows my views towards drugs like that, and i did...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Not sure if its worth the effort anymore. Where do I stand?

posted Sat 24, Jan 2015 at 7:15am

My gf and I have been together almost 4yrs. When we started we were very intimate with each other and weren't afraid of PDAs. We have had some communication issues which strained our relationship f...

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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, Sex and Affairs

Ex-Boyfriend Problems. Please help

posted Sat 24, Jan 2015 at 4:53am

So my ex boyfriend broke up with me last year in July, for the second time because I am an atheist and he is a Christian. But we've continued to be friends and we've continued talking with each oth...

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Communications in relationships

The 30 year old surrounded by happy relationships, weddings & baby showers...

posted Sat 24, Jan 2015 at 2:03am

Okay. So here it goes... I am in a 3 year relationship with a great guy (yeah I know terrible right). He is loving, caring, stable, family orientated, outdoorsy, kind, calm, hansom man who wa...

Tags: Relationship advise
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

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Advice needed regarding partner who cannot let go of previous marriage

posted Tue 27, Oct 2009 at 3:51pm

I have been with partner for several yrs and now living together. we met whilst my partner was married, he eventually left. after 6 months, he returned to her for 3 weeks to try and work it out but...

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Friends & Family, Making a Commitment

Wife doesn't love me anymore

posted Tue 27, Oct 2009 at 5:14pm

My wife needs time to think because she thinks she doesn't love me anymore. I'm so unhappy. It all started to go wrong when her father died earlier this year of a heart attack and she became really...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

Help on a specific subject

posted Wed 28, Oct 2009 at 2:43pm

Hi there, I need to create a post but don't know really where, my situation does not really fit in... Basically, I have been in a relationship with my partner for a year now and things are fine ...

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Making a Commitment

Have reposted again as am desperate for advice

posted Sat 31, Oct 2009 at 9:31am

I have been with partner for several yrs and now and we living together. we met whilst my partner was married, he left his wife after 6 months, although turbulent as he returned to her for 3 weeks ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family

Pre marriage worries

posted Mon 2, Nov 2009 at 2:39pm

Ive been with my partner now for 4 years and its had both its good and bad times. Were meant to be getting married next year but just recently Ive been having huge doubts about whether im ready for...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

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

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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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