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Should we just give up!?

posted Wed 7, Dec 2016 at 12:20pm

Hello. This may be a long one, so please bare with me. So me and my partner have been together now for 3 years. We split up or as we call "had a break" a few months back and well only got ba...

Tags: Love,relationship
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Money, Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

Too much to ask??!!

posted Sun 4, Dec 2016 at 3:10am

Hello, I have written many posts on here and here is another one. Is it too much to ask for a wife to want to spend time with her DH with the kids together, as a family? My DH is very self cente...

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

My boyfriend is pushing me away

posted Thu 1, Dec 2016 at 12:58am

I am currently off work on long term sick and my boyfriend has been supporting us which I am incredibly grateful for. Recently the fact that he is the sole earner and I have no money coming in is ...

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Money, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

My boyfriend makes me feel like im not important, what should I do.

posted Wed 30, Nov 2016 at 8:29pm

My boyfriend is aware that I was sexually abuse when i was little that lasted about 6 years straight with different people in my family. To this point, I feel like I have not been able to cope with...

Tags: Family issues,intimacy,bipolar,PTSD,boyfriend,marriage,babies
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Difficult situation with friend

posted Wed 30, Nov 2016 at 5:31pm

Due to flooding I moved to a different flat a five minute walk away and then my boyfriend moved in with me. My friend who lives in the flat above at my old address isn't happy because building work...

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Friends & Family

Will he ever propose

posted Mon 28, Nov 2016 at 1:55am

Hi there, my partner and I have been together almost 5 years and we have a child together. I am 8 years older than him..I'm 43 and he's 35. I was married for 20 years and he has never been married....

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Making a Commitment, A Psychologist's Perspective

does size matter

posted Sun 27, Nov 2016 at 2:55pm

My partner and I are having a few problems with sex, he doesn't want it much and I decided to tell him it needs to change, he does know it's a problem and we have talked before, my real question i...

Tags: size
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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

What do I do about my non-intimate husband.

posted Sat 26, Nov 2016 at 4:03am

I need some advice, I have been with my husband for 18 years. Since we were 16 years old. We are on our mid 30's now and I feel like we have a lack of intimacy. I have a higher sex drive than him. ...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Communications in relationships

Spending Christmas with his family

posted Fri 25, Nov 2016 at 6:50pm

Hi, we've been together for 2 years now. We are both final year university students and are living together. My family is far away (I haven't been home for more than 1.5 years) and I haven't been...

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Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

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Girlfriend has Affection Issues

posted Wed 16, Nov 2011 at 6:53pm

Hi... Sorry, but this is a big one: My girlfriend, from what I know of, has had some very bad relationships in the past where they have either cheated or just walked out on her without any expla...

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

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

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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

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

my wife doesnt show affection

posted Sun 9, Feb 2014 at 12:18pm

We are married with 1 child 9 years old, been together for 18 years, im 44 and she is 38, I have always instigated sex and over the years I have realised that its always me doing the trying all the...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

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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