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Need Advice - Stay or Leave?

posted Tue 31, Mar 2015 at 9:42am

This post will most likely turn out to be very long. I'm not the type that trolls forums. However through out my life using forums to find answers has always been my go to. It seems that af...

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Sex and Affairs

Help Ive might of lost my best friend/lover. Problem we live two separate lives

posted Mon 30, Mar 2015 at 3:45pm

I'm in a relationship but have been seeing someone who also is in one too. We both have reasons that keep us from being together but we enjoy each others company and conversation so much. The probl...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Communication SHOULD be the key, should it not??

posted Mon 30, Mar 2015 at 3:30am

My boyfriend and I came into the relationship just one year ago, and fell hard for each other. We've been living together for about 8 months now and he says he wants to be with me but he has this...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Is it worth my time?

posted Mon 30, Mar 2015 at 12:13am

Hi everyone, I'm new to the site and am seeking advice on what I should do or where things might be going for me. So myself I am 24 and my fiance is 29 and we have now been together for 6 years and...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

double standards? is he being unreasonable or am i in the wrong.

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 10:15pm

Hello I'm concois writing this that there are two sides to every relationship. My partner and I have been together almost 4 years. From the beginning I always felt like he had an issue with me s...

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Friends & Family

how long should I wait

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 7:13pm

I've been with my boyfriend for 2.5 years. We've lived together for almost 2 years. We get on great, really great. My issue is that he hasn't introduced me to his family yet and he expects me to wa...

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Friends & Family, Making a Commitment, Videos

on the verge of getting seperated

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 6:09pm

Me and my husband have been married for 6 years. Ours is an arranged marriage and have not been in love with each other. He has been unhappy about getting married to me during the first year of mar...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Communications in relationships

i love my partner but cant carry on like this anymore

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 5:51pm

So my boyfriend is 40 and I am 26. We have been together 2 years and have a baby together.I also have 2 kids from a previous relationship. He is depressed but refuses to go to the doctor,I just don...

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

Which one is 'the one'?

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 10:01am

To cut a really long story short, I have been with my partner for 8 years and in the past three (yes three!) I have had irregular (but they continue to exist) feelings of uncertainty when it comes ...

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Making a Commitment, Life transitions

new baby new area new life not sure!

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 12:14am

Hi Iv never done anything like this before. I Google everythings it's a bit of a joke but iv never actually wrote on one of these forums before. Scary really! 😳 so be nice. Anyway my situation ...

Tags: Advice,child,moved to new area,homesick,out of love,are we meant to be,different people,pregnant,baby,where is the love,relationship help
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Becoming a Parent, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

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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

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

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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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