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help me

posted Sat 28, Feb 2015 at 2:09am

hi, I have been with the same guy for the last 2 and a half years. I met him when i was 13 and he was just turning 15. I was completely obsessed with him for a year and a half before he finally ask...

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Life transitions

The Other Woman

posted Fri 27, Feb 2015 at 3:29pm

I feel guilty for even writing that sentence but I've been the other woman for nearly 2 years now. I had no idea for the first six months, he referred to me as his girlfriend etc and I began to fal...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Sex and Affairs


posted Fri 27, Feb 2015 at 9:39am

I have this girl I met one night , after I met her I didn't correspond with her for like two to three days then she called me and asked about me and why I didn't check on her , I wasn't around then...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Is he drifting away?

posted Thu 26, Feb 2015 at 5:59am

Hello everyone, My boyfriend and I are in our early twenties and have been dating for a year. This is my first serious boyfriend and in the beginning things were going great. He was the one cha...

Tags: Drifting,away,boyfriend,communication,finding,time
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships

New boyfriend, rocky road

posted Wed 25, Feb 2015 at 9:13pm

Sooo I'm kind of in a pickle. I've been with my boyfriend for almost a month. It's been a really rocky road though. The day after he asked me to be his girlfriend he lost his job... Not to mention ...

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All alone in Paris

posted Wed 25, Feb 2015 at 6:40pm

hi myself and my partner set off for the airport this morning but I didn't realise my passport was still in the hotel. so we got to the airport and I realised and was upset. I couldn't travel, so ...

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Confused and not sure what to do?

posted Wed 25, Feb 2015 at 3:19pm

Background, we have been together for 16 months, we share same interests and have a great relationship or so I thought! We have lived together for 14 months, and both work . I’m 51 and just st...

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Life transitions


posted Tue 24, Feb 2015 at 5:56pm

About 5 years ago I had started dating this man 17 yrs older than I. He seemed mature, funny, and calm. We met on line and dated for about 3 months gleefully. I told him I would not Marry unles...

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Can't Cope

posted Tue 24, Feb 2015 at 3:00pm

Hi, Its been nearly 7 weeks since my ex broke it off with me. I am torn apart. There was next to no closure. I have received one text from him which was nice and said he would speak soon but whe...

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Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Older man

posted Tue 24, Feb 2015 at 12:31pm

Hi. Several months ago I met a man while away on business for 8 weeks. We were working together. He is 33, I'm 25. We were both in long term relationships but there was an instant attraction and we...

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Please help

posted Fri 20, Nov 2009 at 11:38pm

Hello, I have been with my wife for 12 very happy years (married for 8) we have two lovely boys 3 and 5. I can honestly say that my family means everything to me and to sum it up is my life. I ha...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

drank to much then hit me

posted Sat 21, Nov 2009 at 2:33pm

hi firstly any comments would be lovely im in a pickle im goin to clip note as i would be hear all night Baisicly my other half drinks alot 2 to 4 cans everynight even if he has been the pub he w...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

What can I do

posted Mon 23, Nov 2009 at 9:06am

I am a 38 year old woman and been with my partner for 5 and a half years, we have a daughter who is 4. We have tried over the last 18 months to have another baby but it has ended in 4 miscarriages...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

i dont know what to do with my girlfriend and porn

posted Mon 23, Nov 2009 at 9:48pm

I've been seeing my girlfriend for about two years now, in the past couple of weeks we have been discussing porn. I've shown her the stuff that i watch and we've watched it together, however she ...

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

I like this girl i haven't long met and she likes me back but.....

posted Tue 24, Nov 2009 at 9:53pm

hiya, (my name is tom) if u have the time could anyone be patient enough to read this it is pretty long. sry just say a few things so u can understand:- i'm 16yrs old and i just started full-...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

not sure where to turn?

posted Wed 25, Nov 2009 at 9:27am

hi there guys, just joined today and was asking myself the question yesterday that I so need someone else's persepctive on this otherwise I feel I will go mad here. I have been with my partner o...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

feel like im in limbo

posted Wed 25, Nov 2009 at 1:01pm

Hello, im new here and just wanted to ask for advice on a situation i have. I have been married just 6 weeks and my husband has been having 'chats' with a female friend. She herself is married and ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Please Help Me I'm So Messed Up!

posted Thu 26, Nov 2009 at 12:05pm

This is the first time since I found out that I have posted on a website, but it has got to the stage where I can't go on any longer without help. I am 35 years old, married for the second time ...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner


posted Fri 27, Nov 2009 at 1:16am

Me and my partner met on a chat site over 3 years ago and I was his 1st serious relationship and he was my second. Two years prior I had just come out of a violent relationship and had a son with h...

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Making a Commitment

please help, urgent, not much time

posted Mon 30, Nov 2009 at 2:19am

ive been with my girlfriend for 7 months, nearly 8. we met on bebo, by pure accident. we have always loved each other, and our relationship is very deep. we have never met, but talked on the phone,...

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Affairs and Jealousy, 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 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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