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Made a huge mistake

posted Thu 20, Nov 2014 at 6:27pm

Where do i start. About 2 weeks ago I called things off with my girlfriend of 4yrs. I called it off because at the time, I believed that she couldn't be bothered to tidy up after herself. Help cook...

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

Break or Breakup?

posted Thu 20, Nov 2014 at 2:39pm

Hello all, My girlfriend and I have been going out for 4 years or more and we are both 27. About a year and half ago her father feel critically ill which resulted in many ups and downs this caused...

Tags: Break,Breakup,Breakup,what to do
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

How to go round it ????

posted Thu 20, Nov 2014 at 1:20pm

I am 22 I had this thing with a las I got her preg she lost the child I went away for work come by a week later now she got engaged to her ex but when I speak to her she moans and fights about stuf...

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Work, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Sex and Affairs

What would you do?!

posted Thu 20, Nov 2014 at 3:35am

My boyfriend knows how I feel about him going to strip clubs, and he goes anyways but don't tell me he's going. He will tell me he's going to a friends house but I find out later that he's at the s...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

how often does the average couple have sex?

posted Thu 20, Nov 2014 at 3:29am

ive heard some people say they have sex with their s/o multiple times a day, but its hard to know whats the truth & what people just say to make themselves look better, lol. how often does the ...

Tags: sex
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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Summer romance or something real that didn't get chance to blossom more?

posted Thu 20, Nov 2014 at 2:01am

This is probably a bit of a weird situation, and may not seem very major or important, but it is really bringing me down, and means something to me. I have recently come back from working away f...

Tags: love,romance,summer romance,passion,romance,heartache
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Fed up

posted Wed 19, Nov 2014 at 8:19pm

I married my husband at 22, having been with him since the age of 17. He made me feel loved protected and cared for and we have had many happy years together. My life changed after the birth of our...

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Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Trust issues

posted Wed 19, Nov 2014 at 8:17pm

Hi, I would like to hear some advise or opinion about a situation with a man - thank you. Basically, I met a men at a conference (we are in the same profession) and we stayed in contact. He h...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Advice please

posted Wed 19, Nov 2014 at 3:14pm

I'm 47, my OH is 35 and we have a 2yo son. My OH works away 4wks out of 5. We are going to Ireland for Xmas and staying at his fathers (who is a divorcee) I have been told that my OH sister (36) wh...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Communications in relationships

boy friends family

posted Tue 18, Nov 2014 at 10:44pm

I have been living with my boy friend for a year now he was separated from his wife when we met he has two grown up children I am very confused at his families reaction to me or should I say lack o...

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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

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

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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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