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My partner and my best friend hate each other

posted Fri 22, Aug 2014 at 12:13pm

My partner and I are about to celebrate our 7 year anniversary of the day we first became a couple, and are both really excited about it. Our relationship is great, close, loving - she's my world a...

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Friends & Family

Female 41, in a loving but sexless long term relationship, had a fling - do i end it now and how?

posted Thu 21, Aug 2014 at 2:53pm

I am 41 and have been with my partner 53, for about 14 years. There has been no actual (penetrative) sex for about 5 years now - just a very occasional comforting mutual masturbation orgasm or I w...

Tags: lack of sex,long term relationships,affair,female midlife crisis,communication difficulties
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Internet dates

posted Thu 21, Aug 2014 at 1:11pm

My partner and I have been in a relationship for 16 months. We have reunited 3 weeks ago after a break of 10"weeks. During this time my partner met with other women whom were on an internet dating ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

should i leave or should i stay

posted Thu 21, Aug 2014 at 7:37am

been with my boyfriend for two years both very young and i love him very dearly. he recently said to me that he loves me, he loves spending time with me and that he wants to enjoy what we have no...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Do i be honest, or skip the truth?

posted Wed 20, Aug 2014 at 7:50pm

I broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years at the end of May, it was a dramatic break up and took everything out of me to come to the decision.. To cut a long story short, the break up happened as he ...

Tags: lies,liar,truth,deception,relationship,ex,partner,sex,romance,love,hate
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

should i mention this or should i play the long game

posted Wed 20, Aug 2014 at 12:54pm

im 20 and my boyfriend has just turned 22. we love each other very much and always have a fabulous time together when we see each other, which atm is only once or twice a week. we have been togethe...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Exhausted by having to be a mind reader :'(.

posted Wed 20, Aug 2014 at 11:56am

I am really struggling at the moment. I have recently told my boyfriend I don't agree with him chatting to a girl he "knows" they aren't good friends or anything... and he listened to me. I ended u...

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Immature I know..

posted Wed 20, Aug 2014 at 9:11am

Hi, I feel like I need some advice. About three months ago I found my high school sweetheart on facebook. It's been about 11 years since I last saw him or had contact with him and I thought it wou...

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

why wont he leave?

posted Tue 19, Aug 2014 at 10:28pm

I have been off and on with this man for 20 years, and he won't get a job, when he does help out around the house he makes a worse mess, he yells at my neighbors, .I lived in an apartment once and ...

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Friends & Family, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

New marriage

posted Tue 19, Aug 2014 at 9:33pm

Hello, I have just married a wonderful women two months ago. My second marriage, we are in early forties. Right from our first date, she's never been very sexually interested or flirty wit...

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I'm lost!

posted Mon 26, Oct 2009 at 7:15pm

I'm really having a hard time right now... My live-in boyfriend and I have hit a rough patch. One of the biggest things for me right now is the fact that he is not regularly working. He's a jewel...

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Work, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner

At my witts end, please help : (

posted Tue 27, Oct 2009 at 11:55am

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 t...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment

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

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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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