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Wife wants an open relationship. It's becoming more then that.

posted Tue 3, May 2016 at 9:40am

My wife of 7 years wants to have an open relationship moving forward. She is currently sexually active with someone else and there is no plans to slow down. She wants me to do the same and as a man...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships

Is he too independent or am I too codependent?

posted Tue 3, May 2016 at 3:24am

Here's the basics; As of about 3 months ago I got into a relationship with my boyfriend. He's 21 and I'm 26. We're both full time students. When we first got together we really hit it off. Howev...

Tags: Boyfriend,independent,codependent,insecure,relationship
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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

Ex is doing amazingly in life while I flounder, what can I do?

posted Mon 2, May 2016 at 6:19pm

Six months ago my boyfriend of five years (we lived together for three) broke up with me. He said it was because he was starting a new phase of his life, and he wanted to do it on his own and be hi...

Tags: relationship,break up
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Life transitions

"Distance" is breaking our hearts.

posted Mon 2, May 2016 at 10:40am

So me and my girlfriend have been together for 3 months now. We live half hour away so the best we get is meet up once a week because evenings we have sport and exams and when we meet up the day go...

Tags: Advice,LDR,distance,help,miss,love
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Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Mental Illness and Love.

posted Mon 2, May 2016 at 8:21am

I've been in an on/off relationship with my partner for 2 years. I love him and can genuinely see me spending the rest of my life with him given some changes be made. We have come a long way, but i...

Tags: Mental Illness,Depression,Rollercoaster,Staying Or Leaving,Decision,Love
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am I being paranoid about my gf ?

posted Sat 30, Apr 2016 at 11:31pm

my gf and I hadn't had sex for over a month found out she was depressed. got meds and things were looking better so I assumed the sex would pick up it didn't. she got invited to her friends to slee...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

I really need help in deciphering if I should move on or wait for the love of my life to be single.

posted Sat 30, Apr 2016 at 5:33pm

I really need help in deciphering if I should move on or wait for the love of my life to be single. I want to keep this short as possible because most people don't like reading and I need peopl...

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Will it come back?

posted Sat 30, Apr 2016 at 1:19pm

I've been a single mum for my little girl who is nearly 2 since I fell pregnant but 4 months ago I met a great guy and everything seemed to be wonderful. We got on great, there was good chemistry, ...

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

Have I crossed the line or is he just done with me?

posted Sat 30, Apr 2016 at 10:20am

So about 3 weeks ago me and my boyfriend got into an argument (that I initiated) about why we never hang out and spend time together anymore. He claims it to be because he's too tired, is working ...

Tags: Arguments,ignoring,men,women,boyfriend,girlfriend,cheating,living together,hate,love
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Scared to try and make amends

posted Sat 30, Apr 2016 at 4:22am

My boyfriend and I have been together for two years, and have been living together secretly for about one year. I say secretly because he and my family do not get along. It's all started about a ye...

Tags: Parents,boyfriend,livingtogether
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Money, Work, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

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problems with guy please help?

posted Fri 2, Oct 2009 at 6:18pm

ok so i have been talking to a guy who i met online for about 8 months now but he is quite a lot older than me i am 17 and he is 31 and has been single for 6 years , and i dont think he is a playe...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner

Can I trust her

posted Sun 4, Oct 2009 at 1:35am

This is a two fold problem . Our relation is up and down, My Fiance of 19 months always expresses her self by swearing. Last week we wen out to a Casino with friends and every second word was fowl,...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

Fallen out of love

posted Sun 4, Oct 2009 at 2:54pm

What do you do when after being with somebody for 29 years and you find out over a period of time that you don't really have anything in common anymore, that you have drifted apart so much your pa...

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Money, Getting on Better with my Partner

Am I being unreasonable

posted Sun 4, Oct 2009 at 7:15pm

I met my new boyfriend a month 5 weeks ago in a club back home in the North-East after an hour of him staring at me and going red he finally plucked up the courage to ask me out on a date, we have ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

a bit scared about the future...

posted Sun 4, Oct 2009 at 11:23pm

Usually when i read articles about relationship issues - i read recomendations like u should be more tolerant to each other, be more caring and explain to your partner how much you love this person...

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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

So confussed

posted Mon 5, Oct 2009 at 10:09am

Please help, have no idea who to turn to for some unbiased advice. Been with my partner for 10 years, we have a child together. It has been a very fragile relationship for the majority of that t...

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Making a Commitment

i'm worried my boyfriend is cheating on me :(

posted Mon 5, Oct 2009 at 10:25am

So I did something I thought I'd never do. I've met someone on an online gay dating site, I never thought I would but I did. I spoke to him online for a good month and a bit before i got the con...

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Affairs and Jealousy

I just dont know!!

posted Mon 5, Oct 2009 at 3:10pm

Well I just dont know where to begin. I have been dating my boyfriend for the last 9 months and two weeks ago my tenancy was up on my house and we had discussed us moving in together. He had asked...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

I don't know what to do! (My boyfriend and his family)

posted Tue 6, Oct 2009 at 2:01pm

I'm struggling with my boyfriend at the moment. He's very close to his parents and older sister (he's 25) His mum has has just been diagnosed with cancer and is starting chemo - it's 100% curable b...

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Money, Friends & Family, Making a Commitment

When do you say enough is enough ?

posted Thu 8, Oct 2009 at 3:43pm

I am a mid 40's bloke, married for 20 years, two kids at school, who is living in a marriage where my wife does not display any real affection or is prepared to share any intimacy with me. This is...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Having a Child with Additional Needs, 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

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

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

Seperated and heartbroken

posted Sat 7, Nov 2015 at 8:12pm

Looking for some advice as i just don't know what to do. Me and my Wife have been together for 8 years, Married for 4. When we 1st met we were so much in love, constantly kissing and hugging, we co...

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Money, Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

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

Really long term relationship with major issues

posted Sun 8, Jun 2014 at 4:13pm

My heart goes out to all of you whose posts I read about problems in relationships of a few years or even a few months. Looking at it from the long perspective (over 40 years) I wish you all co...

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

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