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Is it worth it?

posted Mon 1, Sep 2014 at 2:56pm

I'm 31 years old and I'm a guy and my girlfriend of 4 1/2 months is 25. I have 3 daughters, 2 of them live with me full-time. My girlfriend loves kids and was perfectly fine with my situation. My...

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Work, Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Shouldn't we all be important?

posted Mon 1, Sep 2014 at 9:17am

My fiancé believes that we should love the children more that we do each other. When I said that I love him as much as I do my kids he told me that it's a terrible thing. I think a family should al...

Tags: Time,kids,parents,each other,sex,feelings
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Bringing up Children Together

In a serious relationship, old co-worker is interested in me, need advice!!!

posted Mon 1, Sep 2014 at 3:21am

Hi everyone, I'm in a serious relationship with my partner of 3 years and we have a 7 month old son. I love him very much and he's a great dad to our son. We fight about money and other things li...

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Where to go from here?

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 10:07pm

I met this girl about 6-8 months ago. And for 3/4 of the time I have got on perfectly fine and their was lots of people who kept telling me and her to date ect and stuff at work. Since I asked her ...

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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

Been in a relationship with my best friend for 5 years. We are thinking of breaking up?

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 4:56pm

Hi, don't normally do these kind of things but have no one to talk to about these things. I have a very close relationship with my best friend. We have been "together" for around 5 years. It's per...

Tags: breakup,love,relationship,separate,gay,in love,future,advice,family,friend,best friend,children,help
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Friends & Family, Making a Commitment, Life transitions

So confused about my relationship

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 2:50pm

Hi, I had sex with my gf yesterday, she is 21 and Im 25. i made her to sit on top of me and i dint guide my penis towards her opening with my hands. It went inside her vagina just like that and i ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

is my wife right for being mad at me for doing occasional favor for family because she thinks those are unreasonable requests from my family?

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 3:56am

Hi, My wife just got awfully mad because I agreed to babysit my sister's kids on sunday afternoon (4-9pm) while she and her husband are going out to a birthday party. This is the 2nd or 3r...

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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Why wouldn't he sleep with me

posted Sun 31, Aug 2014 at 12:13am

After reading through blogs and sites, not finding the answer I'm looking for, I ask the question myself. My little story: Two and half years ago I met him on holidays, 1 year distance relations...

Tags: sex,relationship,libido
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Sex and Affairs

Individual Self-Help Truisms vs Relationship Truisms

posted Sat 30, Aug 2014 at 6:09pm

EDIT: I'm not sure why it's posting anonymous. I am not clickong on anonymous post. my username is aurelios1201 and my fname is aurelio. Hello, New to forum. Nice site. :) I was wonderin...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

I Know this guy is real whom i have met online but i don't think he is faithful

posted Sat 30, Aug 2014 at 3:19pm

okay so the thing is that my long distant boyfriend who is from the another country, whom i met in a depression website, 10 months ago, i have decided to tell about him to my parents and when i did...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Friends & Family, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

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I cant lose her after 17 years

posted Mon 26, Oct 2009 at 2:05pm

I love my wife more then anything in the world however i think i have blown it. I am in the armed forces and have been for nearly 19 years, my wife and i have been married for 17 years, we have thr...

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

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

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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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