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Is He a Scared To Commit?

posted Sat 25, Oct 2014 at 12:49pm

I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years (known each other for 7 years). I live in London and he lives in Newcastle. For the past few years we have been planning our future together; working towar...

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Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions

Worth waiting around or should I just be brave and move on

posted Sat 25, Oct 2014 at 11:46am

I have been with my boyfriend for five years. I'm 26 and he is 29. He currently lives with his mum and younger brother who is 28. I live with my mum and 7 brothers and 3 sisters. I currently sleep ...

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Becoming a Parent, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Mixed Families, Life transitions, Living Apart Together

Distance and commitment

posted Sat 25, Oct 2014 at 7:23am

My partner and I have been together for five years - five great years. He's from New Zealand and I'm from France. We met in France. I had a temp job in a company where he was doing some casual w...

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Making a Commitment

I want my girlfriend back

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 4:51pm

Hi i was with a girl for a short time but during this time we had a great time and she helped me through some very tough times, just ove 2 weeks ago she split with me saying she didnt have the feel...

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Social Detachments

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 4:16pm

My new relationship is going well, except for social situations. My partner seems to disconnect both physically and emotionally when ever we are in a group. For example, when offered a seat, she al...

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Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

Want my bf to come back

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 3:17pm

I was in a long distance relationship. We never saw each other but used to chat and talk day and night. Our parents were also aware. Basically we tried to know each other well for marriage. We fell...

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Sex and Affairs

Everything I thought I knew is wrong.

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 2:56pm

I have known my boyfriend for 6 years. He was my brother's roommate in college. It really was a notebook type of romance, where so many years have gone by and there was always a tension between ...

Tags: sex,intimacy,communication,relationships,long distance,sexual trauma
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Re-posting... AGE GAP... please help

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 10:58am

Okay people- be prepared for a long post! I already know what most of you will say- get out!!! But it is so much easier said than done, when you are in love with someone. I am a 23 year old ...

Tags: love,age gap,marriage,confused,help
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, Sex and Affairs

How can i get him to do more or am i imagining i do more?

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 10:19am

Ok so it's a hot topic between us, i feel like i do everything n' he does nothing. The situation: I work a 9-5pm mon-fri job, Partner works 12hr shifts (on and off shore)can be 7 days straight. L...

Tags: partner,housework,fights,stressed,help
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Housework, Communications in relationships

She goes from zero to angry Real Quick w/ no warning, we never resolve conflict

posted Fri 24, Oct 2014 at 8:16am

Hi, I'm 32, so is she. Been together for about 1.5 year now. I have literally no issues with her or the relationship, other than the way she treats me when shes angry. She gets very angry, v...

Tags: anger,angry wife,communication
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Bringing up Children Together, Living Apart Together

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Sh!t or get off the pot. Is there something wrong or am I just crazy?

posted Mon 21, Nov 2011 at 6:47am

I need help. My girlfriend and I have been dating for 6 years. We live together and spend most of our free time together. Lately I haven't been feeling quite right about our relationship. I'm i...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

My controlling relationship is bringing me down

posted Thu 1, Dec 2011 at 8:11pm

Hi, I have been with my partner for over 2 years now but just over a year ago I made a mistake and was unfaithful to him whilst he was abroad. I feel disgusted with what happened and would never ev...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner

how do I improve my sex life?

posted Thu 8, Dec 2011 at 9:38pm

Hi i am 21 year old girl and my boyfriend is 22 we have been together for 7 months now. Our sex life was good at first but its kinda getting bored for my boyfriend in my opinion. I am not very exci...

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

time for a change?

posted Thu 15, Dec 2011 at 1:09pm

OK, what I'm about to write will probably make me look like a terrible/useless/indecisive person, but I really would appreciate some insights. Several years ago I asked out my current partner. W...

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

lost and confused.

posted Thu 15, Dec 2011 at 12:12pm

Hi folks, i stumbled over this site and was hoping to bend your cyber ears with my complicated relationship..any input would be more than welcome. Right here goes... im a 33 year old guy wh...

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

Lesbian heartbreak

posted Tue 27, Dec 2011 at 11:26pm

We have been together for 10 years mostly happy and content and get on fantastically... I have 3 kids now 27 24 and19 none living at home. My partner has 2 now 36 and 24 none living at home. Our ma...

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My sex life is just so boring

posted Tue 3, Jan 2012 at 9:50pm

We have been together for around 15 years and have 1 child who is 7 years old. My wife has always been shy in the bedroom but only recently she has guided me more into what she likes. This has be...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance

Am I being selfish?

posted Mon 2, Jan 2012 at 6:39am

I've been with my husband for nearly 9 years. We have been married 1 1/2 years. He's the first (and only) boyfriend I ever had and things used to be great. Unfortunately, in recent years I can't h...

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

Do Relationship Breaks Work?

posted Thu 5, Jan 2012 at 7:55pm

I've posted on here a few times about my relationship and have had some great advice, but now it's really come to the crunch and we've pretty much split. To quickly summarise, I've been with my ...

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Getting on Better with my Partner

Please help !!!!

posted Mon 9, Jan 2012 at 5:25pm

My boyfriend for 3years is the best you could ever have i know that. I would not undermine how caring, loving and alluring he is regardless of how i feel right now. He always wants the best for m...

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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 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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