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on the verge of getting seperated

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 6:09pm

Me and my husband have been married for 6 years. Ours is an arranged marriage and have not been in love with each other. He has been unhappy about getting married to me during the first year of mar...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Communications in relationships

i love my partner but cant carry on like this anymore

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 5:51pm

So my boyfriend is 40 and I am 26. We have been together 2 years and have a baby together.I also have 2 kids from a previous relationship. He is depressed but refuses to go to the doctor,I just don...

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

Which one is 'the one'?

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 10:01am

To cut a really long story short, I have been with my partner for 8 years and in the past three (yes three!) I have had irregular (but they continue to exist) feelings of uncertainty when it comes ...

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Making a Commitment, Life transitions

new baby new area new life not sure!

posted Sun 29, Mar 2015 at 12:14am

Hi Iv never done anything like this before. I Google everythings it's a bit of a joke but iv never actually wrote on one of these forums before. Scary really! 😳 so be nice. Anyway my situation ...

Tags: Advice,child,moved to new area,homesick,out of love,are we meant to be,different people,pregnant,baby,where is the love,relationship help
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Becoming a Parent, Bringing up Children Together, Life transitions, Communications in relationships

Caught watching porn

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 10:44pm

Hi everyone, I realize that this is pretty common topic, but I'm in a bit of a different situation (or at least I feel like I am). I've been in a committed relationship for five years (not marrie...

Tags: porn,acceptance,angry,cheating,intimacy,feeling of betrayal,sneaky behavior,insecurity,feeling unattractive,dismissing needs
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Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Making a Commitment, Videos, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

RELATIONSHIP AND WANKING.

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 10:24pm

Ive been reading some posts, articles etc. about wanking in a relationship. After that I am very disappointed about opinions. Looks like lots people clap in their hands hearing about wanking, wel...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Word from the street, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Sex and Affairs

Girlfriend mad at me for comment I made earlier today. What should I do?

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 9:56pm

My girlfriend and I have been together for almost 2.5 years now. Recently she brought up the topic of traveling as she likes to trave. She travelled to Japan and Hawaii now. Recently she went to...

Tags: girlfriend,mad,money,spoiling
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Confused about everything.

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 4:09pm

Hello! My relationship with my girlfriend has been bothering me for about half year. We are together for about 2 years or more. I'm really in love with her, and she says she also loves me a lot. B...

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Housework, Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Making a Commitment, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together

am I trippin???

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 1:08pm

Long story short I met and fell head over heels madly in love with this woman. She's amazing we get along great, she feels the same way I do. Here's my problem/question.......when we met and starte...

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Communications in relationships

I Don't Respect His Job

posted Sat 28, Mar 2015 at 7:12am

When I first met my partner over three years ago he was studying to become a music teacher. Perhaps not the poster child for a high flying career but a respectable job none the less. Over the la...

Tags: Work,job,career,computers
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Money, Work, Finding Time for Each Other, Getting on Better with my Partner

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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

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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