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Friendship seemed to be heading to romance when "BAM"

posted Fri 1, Aug 2014 at 3:03am

I'm 54, divorced with a teen son, and been living with a woman for 9 years. We are no longer romantically attach and basically stay together to share expenses. About 4 or 5 years ago I met a wom...

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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Sex and Affairs

I don't trust his female friend. Am I crazy?

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 11:21pm

Hi guys. I'm new here... I can't discuss this with anyone in my life, so *really* I hope you can help me wrap my head around this problem. Lately, I've been stressed by a new addition in my boyf...

Tags: trust,cheating,friend of opposite sex
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Affairs and Jealousy, Friends & Family, Communications in relationships

Breaking up

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 9:36pm

I am a 31 year old female and I've been with my male partner for 7 years. We've been living together for 2 years. Recently we've been drifting apart, we never seem to spend any time together and ha...

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at a lost with the love of my life

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 9:13pm

I am a thirty one years old male, my woman is thirty three, we share a home and split the rent which on my part is not that much. I am on ssi with a neurological disease and she carries the load wi...

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Money, Work, Housework, Becoming a Parent, Finding Time for Each Other, Affairs and Jealousy, Having a Child with Additional Needs, Friends & Family, Getting on Better with my Partner, Bringing up Children Together, Mixed Families, Life transitions, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective, Living Apart Together, Sex and Affairs

Confused

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 4:30pm

Our relationship have been of 1.3 months. Last day we were talking on phone about various topics. He usually loves to boast off to me on how all girls are lined up for him. I don't mind these antic...

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

Sexless Relationshp

posted Thu 31, Jul 2014 at 3:19pm

We are a disabled couple and have been thoether for nearly five years. I am a visually impaired male and my partner is physically disabled (female). I feel that we are not having regular sex and w...

Tags: Sex
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Finding Time for Each Other

My ex boyfriend was a compulsive liar but I blame myself and want him back?

posted Wed 30, Jul 2014 at 4:04pm

We first started dating in Jan 2014 and we soon were an item everything was perfect. Troubles started the following month when I discovered he had used Omegle to contact another girl who lived in...

Tags: liar
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Affairs and Jealousy

Overreaction or deserved Response??

posted Wed 30, Jul 2014 at 11:33am

My partner was upset by the fact that a friend of ours, more mine, passed on some important news to other friends that wasn't there's to pass on. I was about to meet said friend later that week and...

Tags: argument,overreaction
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Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships, A Psychologist's Perspective

DeadBeat Boyfriend or Girlfriend with Impossible Expectations

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 7:18pm

*LONG POST!* I am a 24 year-old university graduate with a full time job that has given me full medical, dental, and partial vision benefits, life/death insurance, a retirement savings plan, an...

Tags: deadbeat,boyfriend,girlfriend,expectations,compromise,unhappy,unequal,marriage material
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Money, Work, Getting on Better with my Partner, Communications in relationships

Girlfriend flirting with mates

posted Tue 29, Jul 2014 at 6:59pm

My girlfriend of 3 years has started flirting with my mates and now they are constantly texting each other and meeting up without me my friends don't invite me out no more but always ask my girlfri...

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Life transitions

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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

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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