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Telling a dark secret to him

posted Wed 23, Jul 2014 at 2:41am

I have known him for a long time (6 years) and we have liked each other for some time in between which turned to more loving side this past year. We get along great but something aways prevented us...

Tags: secrets,abuse,family,marriage,childhood,emotional issues,college
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Friends & Family, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

married boyfriend

posted Tue 22, Jul 2014 at 8:06pm


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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

desperately need advice

posted Tue 22, Jul 2014 at 7:44pm

first i want to say i want to make my relationship work. so i need any advice on how to. my boyfriend and i have been together 3 years. we have 1 daughter together and i have 1 daughter from a pre...

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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Communications in relationships

Lost & confused

posted Tue 22, Jul 2014 at 4:09pm

I've been with my partner for 1.5 years. We moved in together at the start of the year & got engaged 3 months ago. I found out that he had told a work colleague that we had a dull sex life & he ad...

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Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

Don't know what to do anymore

posted Tue 22, Jul 2014 at 11:30am

I'm a 29yr old and my husband and I had been married for almost 5yrs and we dated for 4yrs before we got married. I caught him cheating several times and everytime I comfront him about it he tends...

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Sex and Affairs


posted Tue 22, Jul 2014 at 8:30am


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Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

Am I really ready for this?

posted Tue 22, Jul 2014 at 3:38am


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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Sex and Affairs

Is this the beginning of a lifetime of abuse? Or is this a once off due to his short fuse?

posted Tue 22, Jul 2014 at 1:47am

My boyfriend and I have been arguing almost on a daily basis for a few weeks. I am 23 he is 20yrs old..we have been living together for over 2 years. Our most recent arguments were caused b...

Tags: abuse,violence,arguments
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Another bombshell

posted Mon 21, Jul 2014 at 7:38pm

My husband had an affair. We've been married 24 years. When I first approached him, he denied an affair. I made a lot of changes that he wanted mostly sexually. For the next 6 months, I thought our...

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Sex and Affairs

Falling apart

posted Mon 21, Jul 2014 at 12:31pm

Hi, i am new to this site but need help. I found out in March that my husband of 8 years (12 years together) had been having an affair. My world fell apart. I struggled to get over it and made so m...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Life transitions, Living Apart Together

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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

Should I give up?

posted Tue 8, Dec 2009 at 4:53pm

I have been with my husband 17 years (married for 13). To cut a long story short, my husband does not appear to be physically interested in me anymore. Not had a physical relationship for 3 years....

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

living in relationship hell....advice please?

posted Wed 9, Dec 2009 at 9:18pm

Me and my partner have been 'together' for 3 years and we have 'my' daughter from a previous relatioship and a son together, who is 4 months. We have been arguing almost constantly since i fell pr...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Moving On, a year after...

posted Fri 11, Dec 2009 at 11:01pm

I was involved with a married man for 2 and a half years. Cutting a very long story short we ended up splitting up. I know short term this was the best decision as we both had emotional issues with...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Is my marriage over?

posted Mon 14, Dec 2009 at 5:09pm

Hello, I have been married for less than six months and I feel that my marriage is over. The main issue, is that my husband seems to take me for granted. Now I know that is easily done consider...

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Housework, Getting on Better with my Partner

I'm live in fear and I can't seem to make a change

posted Mon 14, Dec 2009 at 7:58pm

I've been with my partner for 12 years, never married and we have two sons, 8 and 5. My partner has always been controlling and my family warned me to beware long before I had children with him. I ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

I'm in trouble.

posted Tue 15, Dec 2009 at 1:52pm

Hey all I don't know what to do, as a lot of people seem to be in the same place... my boyf and i bought a house together a year ago. We've been together 2 1/2 years and before that we were togeth...

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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

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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