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Overreaction or deserved Response??

posted Wed 30, Jul 2014 at 11:33am

My partner was upset by the fact that a friend of ours, more mine, passed on some important news to other friends that wasn't there's to pass on. I was about to meet said friend later that week and...

Tags: argument,overreaction
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

DeadBeat Boyfriend or Girlfriend with Impossible Expectations

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 7:18pm

*LONG POST!* I am a 24 year-old university graduate with a full time job that has given me full medical, dental, and partial vision benefits, life/death insurance, a retirement savings plan, an...

Tags: deadbeat,boyfriend,girlfriend,expectations,compromise,unhappy,unequal,marriage material
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Money, Work, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Girlfriend flirting with mates

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 6:59pm

My girlfriend of 3 years has started flirting with my mates and now they are constantly texting each other and meeting up without me my friends don't invite me out no more but always ask my girlfri...

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Life transitions

can I have some advice I really want this guy back

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 4:20pm

I met this guy through a best mate of mine we where messaging each other and we all went on a night out a week after me and this guy kissed. Over the next week he texted me loads and even put posts...

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Making a Commitment

What do I do?

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 9:38am

Ok long post alert... So I have been with my partner for 2 years (although we were dating 4 years ago in May 2010 and were very much besotted straight away but I had a job lined up in Australia...

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Becoming a Parent, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Her dodgy past, what do you think?

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 9:22am

Hi. Just looking for some advice. I have been with my wife for 18 months. Married for 3. I knew she was a little wild in her younger years (she is 40 I'm 35) Raves and drugs etc. She has tw...

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Becoming a Parent, Getting on Better with my Partner

Mind is a Mess.. Impartial Advice Would be Greatly Received!

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Hi all, It's my first time posting here.. I just needed to speak to people that didn't know me or my partner for some impartial advice before my head explodes! I know my post is a little long, b...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Can you stay friends??

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 4:55am

Me and my Ex partner have recently spilt, and we ended on good terms. We have stayed very close as friends, nothing more, he still calls and texts me and tells me what his daily/weekly plans are an...

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

please help! :(

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 12:11am

I am 21 years old, and have been with my boyfriend for over 3 years now. We are childhood friends and have always been close. We started dating when we were in our last year of high school, and I a...

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Making a Commitment

Will my husband come back to me after a separation

posted Mon 28, Jul 2014 at 10:06pm

Hi all, I'm in a terrible dilemma. We've been married for 20 years with 2 teenage children. I've recently found out that my husband has been having an affair with my friend. They have been seei...

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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

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

IS IT TIME TO WALK AWAY?

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

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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

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

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

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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