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3 years later - did I make the right decision?

posted Mon 8, Feb 2016 at 10:41pm

I made my first post on this site here: http://thecoupleconnection.net/posts/new-relationship-and-a-bit-confused about a girl I had started dating and wanted to get serious with, turns out things ...

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Making a Commitment

FREAKED OUT! I found out my WIFE had 80 sexual partners and I need your help.

posted Mon 8, Feb 2016 at 7:38pm

Here are the facts. 1) We have been faithful to each other for over 15 years even recently asking each other to come clean if there was any skeletons in the closet. I do believe my wife has bee...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Sex and Affairs

Your opinion- signs

posted Mon 8, Feb 2016 at 3:19pm

So I am interested in seeing what other's opinion are on this matter. Scenario: I have been in relationship for 6 years. We lived together but due to events this is now not possible. We live t...

Tags: Am I reading into signs to much
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Making a Commitment, A Psychologist's Perspective

how to deal

posted Mon 8, Feb 2016 at 7:51am

So, I've been with my boyfriend for about 11 years and we actually started dating at the fragile age of 15. We grew up together, formed a bond that I've never had with anyone else, and completely k...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

Not sure how to deal with a stubborn boyfriend.

posted Mon 8, Feb 2016 at 2:48am

Hey! My boyfriend of three years does love me, but he is stubborn and has his hang ups. For example, he will say that he wants me to come around, but when I arrive he refuses to come and let me in,...

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

Advice?

posted Mon 8, Feb 2016 at 2:23am

SORRY FOR THE LENGTH OF TEXT, Scroll down for more of a TL:DR type version of the story. Backstory: My boyfriend and I have known each other for 10 years (since we were teenagers, and are n...

Tags: compatible best friend disappointment
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Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, Living Apart Together

Can we save our marriage?

posted Sun 7, Feb 2016 at 8:12pm

I have been married for 20 years, we have a 19 year old son. Over the years we've been arguing more and more and my husband has been getting less affectionate. We now haven't had sex in 3 years, mo...

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Meeting the Parents

posted Sun 7, Feb 2016 at 6:26pm

Me and my new partner have a huge age gap, I'm a younger female and I live with my aunt and my cousin during the week and spend every other weekend with my parents and the other with my partner (no...

Tags: Age gap,parents
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Friends & Family, Life transitions

Does he really love me?

posted Sun 7, Feb 2016 at 3:10pm

Me and my boyfriend have been dating for the past few months. And it's not been the greatest for me. I've loved him for two years, we were friends first. He recently told me he was falling for me a...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment

I am about to get engaged but have feelings for my ex.

posted Sun 7, Feb 2016 at 9:25am

It was almost 1.5 years ago when I met this girl and I thought she was perfect for me. We became best of friends and soon I asked her out. The first few months were amazing and we were madly in lov...

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Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Life transitions, A Psychologist's Perspective

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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

Can someone tell me its worth it, please?

posted Sun 15, Jan 2012 at 12:43pm

Long story short a guy hasn't really treated great me at the start of the relationship; he lied to me about seeing his ex. Nothing happened but I'm just insecure with them being friends and worried...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Getting on Better with my Partner, 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

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

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