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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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Help please, i do not know what to do any more?

posted Tue 3, Aug 2010 at 2:20pm

my partner and i, are in a long distance relationship and we have been going out for over a year now. over this year, he has made me change things about myself because he was getting upset and stre...

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

Was i right or wrong to keep cancer tests secret as it probably broke my marriage.

posted Tue 3, Aug 2010 at 7:36pm

Oh god how true is the saying "you never realise how much you love someone till they're gone." If i could turn back time (there's another) but i can't, but what i can do is fight for her. I can't b...

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Having a Child with Additional Needs, Getting on Better with my Partner

Help please ...

posted Fri 6, Aug 2010 at 3:14pm

My wife and I are very close and love each other our but relationship lacks any physical or sexual contact . We have discussed the issue and spoken about it at length and she says she does no...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I need advice

posted Sun 8, Aug 2010 at 8:39am

There is so much to this long story, I am not sure where to begin.....my husband and I married 7 years ago, after quite a short romance I fell pregnant with our first child. My husband has always ...

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

Do i leave him or not?!

posted Sun 8, Aug 2010 at 1:32pm

(My boyfriend and i have been "officially" together since December, we were seeing each other since septemberish time. Basically us getting together was founded on lies from him. I had my suspicion...

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Affairs and Jealousy

advice!! my marriage is stale and were only two years in...

posted Tue 10, Aug 2010 at 7:28am

I guess I'll start at the beginning my husband and I met and hit off right off the bat. after the night we met we at least spent some time with each other everyday and its still that way. He was al...

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

How can I make my husband give me love and affection?

posted Wed 11, Aug 2010 at 2:33pm

Hi, I have been married for 19months, no children yet and my husband shows me no love what so ever. I obvisually love him and want to make it work but it drives me insane and making me a very needy...

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Sex/Intimacy and romance

I dont fancy my husband and we dont talk anymore

posted Wed 11, Aug 2010 at 9:35pm

My husband is a good man, great father, but I just dont fancy him - I had a goal to be married before I was 30 and I made it, just about. He's honest, reliable, and at a time we'd have earned simi...

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

Online Love Scam!

posted Sat 14, Aug 2010 at 11:55pm

Basically I found out not so long ago that my bf had been messaging other females on the evil social networking 'facebook'. He had accidentally left his computer to sign him in automatically when I...

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Affairs and Jealousy

Relationship taking it slow with the ex...?

posted Mon 16, Aug 2010 at 2:05pm

Good afternoon, new to the site, wondering what you think, I feel positive about it but just need some other direction/advice really would be much appreciated. When I left my ex back in May 2010...

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Finding Time for Each Other, Sex/Intimacy and romance, 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

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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