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Wife's sex drive has changed

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 10:07pm

My wife and i had great sex life and anything went but now have a 7 month old baby so understandably her sex drive has changed. We still do have sex but she basically lets me get on with it so i do...

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Sex and Affairs

Should I wait it out....

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 9:59pm

2 years ago I started having an affair. I made the decision to leave my family for the other man. He filled in what I was missing in my relationship with my husband. We were together for 6 months h...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Not sure what to think

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 7:20pm

I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years. We have had many ups and downs from the start, but we get along fine. We live together and get on well, have a laugh, share similar tastes in music/films ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

Should I forgive my ex or not?

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 1:23pm

Hello, I hope you don’t mind, when the story gets a bit long.  Prologue: It all began with the fact that me and my friend both liked the same girl. I am usually very choosy, when it comes t...

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

False hope?

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 11:48am

Hi, I'm 27 and my boyfriend is 29 and works in the armed forces, we met online 1 1/2 years ago have connected so well, though we saw each very occasionally due to him been based 3 hours away from w...

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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

Need some advice on what to do

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 11:02am

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 2 years now. We don't live together. Cmon we're just two teens. He's a nice guy. Usually blur at times but he shows u affection no matter what. He's a pla...

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

Long term relationship breaking down

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 8:18am

Hi there, i really need some advice. Im 30 and I've been with my partner who is 29, now Fiancée for over 10 years and living together for over 5. Our relationship has had a few up and down's like ...

Tags: long term problems,relationship breakdown,depression
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner

i am a horrible woman who doesnt deserve happiness

posted Tue 21, Oct 2014 at 8:03am

I will try and keep this as brief as possible. I am a 29 year old woman, been with male partner for 11 years, married for 4 years and have an 11 month old daughter. When my daughter was 4 months ol...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Does he love me or is he in denial?

posted Mon 20, Oct 2014 at 11:38pm

I have been with my boyfriend for a year and we get on brilliantly. We got together just 3 months after his ex told him she was pregnant. They were not in a relationship and my boyfriend hasn't h...

Tags: denial,baby
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Becoming a Parent, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

some honest opinions please

posted Mon 20, Oct 2014 at 11:12pm

my partner and i are best of friends, until it comes to sex,He has hang ups that he has had all his life, he gets bored, its like, its the thrill of the chase he loves, and now, he just doesn't lo...

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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

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

why won't he meet my family and friends?

posted Mon 30, Nov 2009 at 4:18pm

Hi - don't know if anyone else has been in this situation and can advise? I have been with my boyfriend for 14 months, we met at work and still work together. We were friends for about 6 months...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Friends & Family

love

posted Thu 3, Dec 2009 at 10:28am

Hi, really not sure how to start this conversation but I met my boyfriend 3 years ago and hes a great guy. Completely different to wot ive had b4. I have 3 children from 2 different marriages the ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Advice am i being stupid

posted Thu 3, Dec 2009 at 11:43am

Hello everyone, like all the posts on here i am after some advice. I have been with my partner for 7 years and we have a little girl who is 2. We met on a chat site. 5 months ago he had an af...

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Affairs and Jealousy

How can I stop these feelings?

posted Sat 5, Dec 2009 at 2:36pm

My husband and I have been together for 21 years. It's always been a close knit relationship and everythings been great. Hubby had a career change and now works with mainly women. Felt slightly ins...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner

relationship problems....pregnancy

posted Sat 5, Dec 2009 at 2:39pm

Hi guys. My partner and I found out a few weeks ago that we are expecting. She is now 13 weeks gone and has suddenly decided that she is never going to be happy with me and has left. When we found...

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Making a Commitment

Should I stay or should I go?

posted Sun 6, Dec 2009 at 2:39am

I am in a dilemma as to whether I should leave my husband or stay for the sake of keeping the family together. I have been with my partner for 22 years, married for 17. We have 4 marvellous chi...

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

Is there a difference between a girlfriend and partner behaviour?

posted Sun 6, Dec 2009 at 9:35pm

I really would like someone to tell me whether I am unreasonable or not. So here is my way of finding an independent opinion, away from friends and family. I was married for two decades before I...

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Housework, Getting on Better with my Partner

in limbo

posted Mon 7, Dec 2009 at 1:11pm

Hi, im new here. im having problems with my relationship that are making me feel i want to run away, i wont right now, ive always been a bit of a fighter with these things and im not quit ready to...

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Housework, Becoming a Parent, Affairs and Jealousy

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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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