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First long term relationship taking a turn for the worse

posted Wed 29, Jul 2015 at 3:14am

Hey, sorry if this is posted in the wrong section as this is my first post; im sorry if its a long one but i really dont have anyone to talk to. So, the man im dating is my first long term ( go...

Tags: difficult boyfriend
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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

I am at a loss on what to do or say

posted Tue 28, Jul 2015 at 9:41pm

My 25 year old son is getting married this Oct. His future bride is 24. They have been together for 7 years. We all use to get along. Until their wedding shower. It was a beautiful day. I...

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Friends & Family

Break or break up!? Help. Please!

posted Tue 28, Jul 2015 at 6:32pm

What should I do? It's just over 2 years I've been with my girlfriend & I recently told her I didn't feel the same anymore. I have felt this for a little while & I don't know why. Now it's getting ...

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Not sure if I should end it

posted Tue 28, Jul 2015 at 4:50pm

Me and my partner have been together for 2 and a half years and I have lived with him and his family 3 and a half hours away from my family. I have decided to move back to be near to my family b...

Tags: confused,should i end it,out of love
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, A Psychologist's Perspective

Neglection & no understanding.. Frustrated! Should I end it for good?

posted Tue 28, Jul 2015 at 10:05am

I'm 25 & my partner is 27 We're trying to work on our relationship since we had our first baby who is 4 months old now. We have been together for a year and a half. I don't feel fully satisf...

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Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Love or lust? Or neither?

posted Tue 28, Jul 2015 at 7:13am

Hi! I would really like to ask for some advice, since I have no one to turn to. About 7 years ago, I was in a relationship with a guy (let`s call him Alex). Alex was fun, great in bed, loved me, ...

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

I'm not sure if I'm just wasting my time

posted Mon 27, Jul 2015 at 10:48pm

I was cheated on and left utterly devastated by my last relationship. I didn't think I wanted anything serious for a while since my belief in love was pretty much non-existent. However nine months ...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

He keeps hiding me

posted Mon 27, Jul 2015 at 7:05pm

I need to leave him but like him at the same time. I know the issue is with me. I should go. But the pain of leaving may be longer than the insults of staying. He doesn't want his daughter to kn...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

I think this is controlling, have others had this issue? Sorry it is long...

posted Mon 27, Jul 2015 at 4:08pm

I have been married for over 9 years and in the beginning we were always together, never spent a lot of time a part, but this seemed pretty normal to me, as with any new relationship. I realized th...

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

Hurting :( My boyfriend never wants to have sex with me anymore :(

posted Mon 27, Jul 2015 at 3:50pm

I have been together with my boyfriend for four months. Everything was perfect and we had a great sexual connection and chemistry. We would jump each other all the time. We would see each other oft...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

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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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